DIY

This Grocery Store Cake Hack Is Borderline Genius

Make your party a little prettier — without spending all your money.

Grocery store cakes are typically inexpensive and pretty delicious, but their designs can be a little dubious.

But this tutorial from A Practical Wedding shows how to make a store-bought sheet cake more Pinterest-worthy.

1. Scrape off any 3D frosting items (like balloons or flowers).

You can leave the sprinkles and decorative squiggles.

2. Cover the spot where the 3D decorations were with one to two large real flowers (preferably organic/pesticide-free and most definitely not poisonous).

Peonies and roses are two beautiful options. You could also splurge a little and buy realistic-looking sugar flowers from a baker or baking supply store.

3. Wrap the perimeter of the cake with a wide decorative ribbon.

4. Behold your extreme cakeover.

The original tutorial suggests making this for a budget wedding, but it would really work for everything from a bridal shower to a birthday gathering to an office party.

If the bright colors aren’t your thing, you could just order a plain white sheet cake from the grocery store bakery. Then dust it with edible silver and gold glitter before adding pastel flowers and a metallic ribbon.

If you want to create a more elegant look, go with round grocery store cakes and put them on pretty cake stands.

Get more details here.

The upgraded cake looks so celebratory and fun.

And at about $40 for the cake and supplies, it won’t break your party budget.

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