Paid PostPosted on 11 June 20196 Genius Ideas To Fancy Up Your Woolies Mud CakeGet even fancier by testing these decorating hacks using Woolies' new, choc-orange mud cakes.by WoolworthsBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink How do you make an icon even more legendary? By personalising it, of course! But before you start decorating, make sure you prep the perfect base. All our unique Woolies cake hacks begin with a three-cake tower, with the cakes stacked and iced using a basic buttercream mixture. 1. Give your icing some texture. Elisa Pietrantonio / BuzzFeed To give your cake some '70s vibes, all you need is a grass-tipped piping nozzle, different coloured icing, and some patience! Pipe stretches of icing into long, furry batches, starting at the base and working your way up the cake. 2. Paint your decorations. Elisa Pietrantonio / BuzzFeed Why frost your cake when you can paint it? All you need for this is chocolate melts and some baking paper.In separate bowls, melt white, milk and dark chocolate buttons, and paint them in long strokes onto baking paper. Wait for the chocolate to completely cool before arranging the decorations on the front of the cake. 3. Frost an aesthetic fault line. Natalia Krslovic / BuzzFeed To make your cake look like it's cracked in the middle, use a piping bag to draw a fault line around the cake in buttercream. After you've smoothed out the line, gently press hundreds and thousands onto it to create the "fault line". Once finished, use a palette knife to ice around the fault line, creating the illusion of a thicker ridge.If you like, you can also highlight the contrast between the fault line and the ridges by lining them with chocolate buttons. 4. Include a surprise centre. Natalia Krslovic / BuzzFeed Have you seen piñata cakes exploding all over Pinterest? These cakes are actually easier to make than you'd think. Using a round cookie cutter, cut holes into the centre of three Woolies mud cakes before you stack them. Next, fill the hole using a tonne of sprinkles and chocolate buttons, before re-inserting one of the cake cut-outs. Finally, cover with frosting and decorate. 5. Use different cake flavours to go ombre. Natalia Krslovic / BuzzFeed Using chocolate, caramel and vanilla flavours, layer the cakes on top of one another, from darkest to lightest.Next, cover the sides of the cake with chocolate, caramel and vanilla icing. Use an icing scraper to smooth the icing out, blending the colours together.If you want to be even fancier, finish it off with a white-choc ganache drip. 6. Design a wreath using other treats. Elisa Pietrantonio / BuzzFeed For a more classic design, create a wreath on top of your cake using whatever treats you have in the pantry.Make a chocolate drip using melted chocolate buttons, which will allow your treats to stick to the top. Then, use candied fruit, chocolate truffles and shards of toffee to create your circular wreath design. Pro tip: work quickly on this one, because once the drip cools, it's game over! Try the limited edition Woolies choc-orange mud cake, available at Woolworths stores across the country from 3 June 2019.