BIRTHDAYS can be expensive when you have kids – and one mum decided to get creative with saving money on the cake.
The savvy parent shared how she ditched splashing out for an expensive cake and made a DIY doughnuts caterpillar instead.
She showed how she bought three packs of doughnuts and stacked them together to make a caterpillar shape.
She then added fondant for the eyes, and Matchmakers for the legs.
Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, mum explained: “Budget birthday cake.
“3 x packs of doughnuts £1.35 each.
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“1 x pack of matchmakers £1.50.
“I already had some spare fondant for the eyes and antennas).”
On the plate, she added "Molly is 5" in fondant letters.
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The fun caterpillar cake looked delicious and was cheaper than buying the popular Colin the Caterpillar cake from M&S, which can set you back up to £9.
The mum’s post has racked up 17,000 likes, and people praised her budget-friendly idea.
One person wrote: “ I don’t do cake so this is perfect!”
Another added: “good little idea this.”
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