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How to turn a Coles mud cake into a fault-line birthday cake

Home baker makes a VERY trendy professional-style cake using $4 desserts from Coles – and the result is striking

  • A mum has shown off her incredible first attempt at a fault-line mud cake hack
  • The mum used three white chocolate mud cakes from Coles as a base
  • She then decorated the cake with gold leaf and strawberries from her garden

A home baker has shown off the trendy incredible strawberries and cream ‘fault-line’ birthday cake she created from three of Coles’ $4.80 mud cakes.

The mum was pleased with her sensational effort but revealed she wouldn’t make another one using the same method after one tiny detail threatened to ruin her efforts.

The tall striking white cake featured a tear-away section made with gold leaf and sliced strawberries – the latter causing a few issues due to the freshness. 

A home baker has shown off the trendy incredible strawberries and cream ‘fault-line’ birthday cake she created from three of Coles’ $4.80 mud cakes 

‘Wouldn’t recommend using the cut strawberries in the crack again unless eating straight away as there was a lot of juice that dripped down,’ she wrote in a post featuring the pictures of the beautiful cake.

‘Was a good experiment though.’

The mum used three white chocolate supermarket mud cakes, fresh strawberries and mint as well as her own buttercream icing.

It was her first attempt at a fault-line cake. 

Hundreds of cake-hackers from the supermarket cake hack group liked the post with dozens leaving comments.

‘That’s so beautiful, I would happily pay for that,’ one woman said, giving the ultimate compliment.

Others suggested the cake decorator pat the strawberries down with paper towel before trying it next time. 

The busy mum said she ‘crumb coated’ the cakes with buttercream first before letting the first layer of icing set in the fridge.

The mum was pleased with he sensational effort but revealed she wouldn't make another one the same - after one tiny detail threatened to ruin her efforts

The mum was pleased with he sensational effort but revealed she wouldn’t make another one the same – after one tiny detail threatened to ruin her efforts

How can I make this buttercream icing? 

INGREDIENTS

 500g soft butter

6  cups icing sugar

 6Tbs milk

Vanilla essence 

METHOD 

Beat the butter using the whipping attachment on your stand mixer if you have one, until it is light and creamy.

Add the vanilla essence and a third of the icing sugar and milk, whip the mixture until it is light and fluffy. 

Alternate adding icing sugar and milk whipping the mixture well before adding the next lot of icing sugar and milk. 

She then added a thin layer of buttercream to stick the strawberries to.

She then added thick layers of buttercream above and below the strawberries before letting the cake set in the fridge again.

‘I added some gold leaf around the strawberries in the middle. Then I used some edible gold paint to paint the edges of the cracks,’ she said.

The fresh strawberries and mint on top of the cake came from her own garden.

She then added a Happy Birthday cake topper to complete the epic creation. 

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