15 Easy Ways to Upgrade a Store Bought Cake

Did you know you can upgrade a store-bought cake from drab to fab in less time than it takes to bake one? When you’re not in the mood to deal with the mess of baking, a store bought cake is a great cake hack to have in your arsenal. It lets you focus on the art of style. But just because you're working smarter, not harder, doesn't mean you want your guests to know. These cake decorating hacks will ensure your honored guests will be none the wiser.

Fluff up your store-bought cake with more frosting by mixing extra frosting together with some powdered sugar using an electric mixer. Thanks to the sugar, the frosting will spread more easily and help your decorations stick.

If you’re feeling fancy, cut some numbers out of wax paper, and gently place them on top of your cake. Add sprinkles all over the surface, and the negative space will show your numbers.

Add a fresh coat of frosting to stick the landing, and decorate with your favorite candy pieces. We’re partial to Twix around the sides of the cake for maximum crunch potential.

Fruit is the fairy godmother of cakes. It takes a plain cake and gives it the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. Plus, you have plenty of options to choose from. Kiwis, strawberries, bananas, and oranges are as vibrant are they are tasty.

You can use dry cereal to decorate your store bought cake. Slather on some fresh icing and pop those dry cereal pieces on in any formation that feels funky fresh.

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