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This Grocery Store Cake Hack Is Borderline Genius

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Allison Andres allisonandres.com / Via apracticalwedding.com

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

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