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When Her Wedding Cake Didn't Show Up, This Bride's Friends Saved The Day

With a little help from a supermarket cake.

This is Jade Neil, a beauty salon owner from Townsville, Queensland.

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She recently posted on the Woolworths Facebook page about how she used Woolies mud cake – that humble staple of many Australian birthday parties – as her wedding cake.

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Jade, who got married to her partner Rohan last year, had originally ordered a $500 three-tier wedding cake from a local business, only to discover it hadn't arrived on her wedding day.

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"My venue let me know at 6:30pm when I arrived back from photos," Jade told BuzzFeed. "[The cake business] claimed to my venue that they didn't have any record of me to begin with.

"I was furious, because a few weeks prior to the wedding I found out I was expecting, so champagne was off the menu and cake was my next exciting option. I also wanted to save the top tier for our wedding anniversary."

What Jade didn’t know was that her sister-in-law Candice and family friend May had found out about the cake debacle, and rushed to Woolies to get some mud cakes and ready-made icing.


In between their entrées and main courses, the pair decorated the cake using fresh flowers and some hessian from the table settings.

Jade said she was amazed by what they had done.

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"They did amazing. I love Woolies mud cake, but what Aussie doesn't?" Jade said. "There were hardly any leftovers."

After she posted her story to the Woolies Facebook page, the supermarket responded by offering Jade a "small wedding gift".

And other people began sharing their own jacked-up Woolies mud cakes in the comments.

As for Jade, she said she's been "blown away" by the response to her story.

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She eventually got a refund for the cake that never showed up, and while she didn't get a top tier to save for her anniversary, she said, "on the plus side I can get a fresh anniversary cake every year from Woolworths."