Weddings

The supermarket cake that saved this wedding day

When the wedding cake didn't arrive for the big day, the bride's quick-thinking sister-in-law decorated a supermarket cake - and what a result.

A supermarket cake might not be a bride's first choice for her big day, but when disaster strikes and the cake you ordered never arrives, it becomes a case of needs must.

Proving just how versatile a supermarket cake can actually be, a mud cake from Woolworths in Australia (New Zealand's Woolworths chain was renamed Countdown) saved Australian bride Jade Neil's wedding day after hers didn't turn up.

The Townsville beautician had spent two years planning the wedding of her dreams but in the true tradition of a good wedding, where something is bound to go wrong, Jade's cake went missing the day of her 7 October wedding last year.

Jade told the Townsville Bulletin that after the cake company had said they had no record of her order, she was ready to resign herself to the fact her wedding would be a cakeless one.

However, her quick-thinking sister-in-law and friend came to the rescue, using three Woolworths mud cakes, Betty Crocker icing and fresh flowers to create a surprisingly chic and fantastically cheap wedding cake.

Jade, her husband Rohan and her daughter on their wedding day.
Jade, her husband Rohan and her daughter on their wedding day.

“I was blown away when they brought it in,” Jade said.

“And there was barely any left at the end.”Jade was so impressed with the wedding cake she posted on the Woolworths Facebook page, explaining the amazing situation.

The post has since gone viral, seeing Jade featured on the Australian morning TV show, Sunrise, and even making its way over to UK news sites.