Gorgeous Grocery Store Cake Hacks

Transform a basic grocery store cake into a stunning dessert. We're sharing six creative cake hacks for gorgeous cakes that begin with a grocery store cake. They're perfect for weddings, parties, or just whenever you need a little pick-me-up.

Grocery store cakes get a makeover with our easy cake hacks using flowers, fruit, sprinkles, and more. With these stunning cake toppers, no one has to know the cake is store-bought.

Fresh Flowers

The most elegant grocery store cake we've ever seen! To get the look, top cake with fresh flowers like daisies or mums (but do not eat the flowers). Stick to one color pallete for a cohesive look. Finish the cake with fresh basil leaves. 

Cookie Cutters

This cake is so easy to customize. Simply place cookie cutters on the cake and fill with colorful sprinkles. Shake gently to distribute the sugar, and carefully remove the cookie cutter. Try using letter-shape cookie cutters for a fun message! 

Chocolate Ganache

This cake proves everything's better with chocolate. Get the look by scraping off the top decorative border. Spread the cake with chocolate ganache and let it drip down the sides. 

Get the Chocolate Ganache recipe.

Pirouette Cookies

Chocolate-filled pirouette cookies give this cake a beautiful border. To get the look, scrape off the bottom decorative border and press cookies into sides. Finish with a wide ribbon. 


Could this cake be any cuter? To create, scrape off all decorative borders and press colorful sprinkles into the cake. Shake gently to remove excess sprinkles. 

Fresh Fruit

The key to this cake is the fresh fruit topper. Toss fresh berries with simple syrup for a high-shine look and extra-sweet flavor. Garnish with fresh mint or basil.

Get the Simple Syrup recipe.

Our Best Cake Decorating Ideas

Colorful candies and tart lemons take a basic cake from blah to brava. See each adorable cake decorating technique (cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shows off candy flowers and lemon butterflies) in action!


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