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Here's a great last minute gift idea for mother's day, a hostess gift, or even for your own house party
If you're like me you don't always plan ahead for gifts and are stuck with, dare I say it, re-gifting... *gasp*.. Admit it guys, we've all done it. Everyone's had to pull out something from the closet (unused, of course!) for a last-minute gift, at one point or another. Well, today I'm teaching you a little trick and you're never gonna have last minute present trouble! Mother's Day is right around the corner and this pretty grocery store cake hack will make a wonderful personalized gift :)

Posted by Fariha H. from Houston, Texas, United States • Published See Fariha H.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to decorate a floral cake. Last Minute Grocery Store Cake Hack - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use a knife to remove the stuff on the cake you buy, smooth out the top with a butter knife, and either leave the rest of the frosting as is or you can do what I did - make rustic peaks and ridges using my butter knife. Again, no experience needed there, this was my first time making those fun strokes, I almost didn't wanna stop!

  • How to decorate a floral cake. Last Minute Grocery Store Cake Hack - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once your frosting is smoothed out at the top, take your fresh flowers and arrange them however you like, just press them down a little so they hold. I tried it two ways, first I covered the top with whole flowers and then decided to do a different look as well. I started with one rose in the center and then arranged petals around it to look like one big flower with scattered leaves in between gaps. Have fun with this part! There are sooo many pretty looks out there you could try. I wish my local store had pink peonies, that's what I initially wanted to use :(

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