This is the $4.40 Coles cake hack that is breaking the internet
The results are amazing!
October 31 2018
A $4.40 Coles mud cake has become one of the most hacked products of the year, sparking a dedicated Facebook page and hundreds of fans around Australia. It also has it's own hashtag on Instagram, #colescakehack
The chocolate cake is used a base for all manner of creative decorating, ranging from unicorns and mermaids to penguins and superheroes.
Newcastle mother Jodi Bell created the Facebook page back in March 2018, when she wanted ideas for her daughter’s birthday cake.
“The page is a place people can come and find ideas and tips on how to make a hack in their own home,” she told Better Homes and Gardens.
Unicorn cakes are the most popular, but “people have made wedding cakes, birthday cakes and engagement cakes,” she said.
The cakes are inexpensive to make. According to Jodi, a unicorn cake would cost $25 to make, while a professional cake would cost upwards of $100.
“I won’t pay a couple of hundred of dollars for cake when I can give it a go myself,” says Jodi.
Top 7 cake hack tips
Pop the cake in the freezer before decorating as it makes it easier to ice.
Do a crumb coat first. Then pop it back in freezer before icing.
If you’re using the Betty Crocker icing, whip it first.
Use a sauce bottle to create drips down the side of the cake.
Use a 30cm plastic ruler instead of an expensive cake decorating tool.
Make sure the buttercream isn’t too runny because the cakes can slide.
Leave yourself at least a few hours to assemble the cake - if not the day before. It always takes longer than you think.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
Rebecca Lowrey Boyd is a former magazine editor and the founder of Wee Birdy, one of The Sunday Times’ Top 50 Blogs in the World. A design nerd and bird enthusiast, she can usually be found poring over Pinterest, knee-deep in Bunnings or sticky-beaking at modernist homes in Sydney’s bushburbia.