MUD CAKES SAVE DAY Woolies best help wedding go ahead
A WOOLWORTHS mud cake has saved a Townsville couple’s wedding from disaster.
And now the story has gone viral around the world after being posted on social media.
Jade Neil spent two years preparing for her big day and thought everything was perfect. But when she arrived at the reception on October 7 last year and found there was no cake she was mortified.
She quickly rang the cake company and was told they had no record of her cake.
Mrs Neil produced evidence showing she had in fact booked but the company responded it could not provide a cake in time for the reception.
She admitted she turned into “bridezilla” while on the phone with the company. “I was angry but there was nothing they could do,” she said.
Resigned to the fact she would have no wedding cake, Mrs Neil went ahead with the reception. But her sister- in- law Candice West and friend May Chew had other plans.
They had ducked off to Woolies with a cunning scheme – to quickly produce a decorative wedding cake using three mud cakes, Betty Crocker icing and fresh flowers.
Mrs Neil said she later discovered they had charged through the Townsville CBD Woolworths yelling, “Everyone get out of the way, we have a wedding cake to make.”
Mrs Neil said she was shocked when they produced the professional- looking cake.
“I was blown away when they brought it in,” she said.
“And there was barely any left at the end.”
Only last week she was shown behind- the- scenes photos of how they made the cake.
She shared her story on the Woolworths Facebook page on Friday where it went viral, receiving tens of thousands of likes and comments.
Mrs Neil said she shocked by the reaction.
“I have a friend that messaged me from Canada who said the story had made it to the United States,” she said.
“I was like, holy moly, what, will I end on Ellen DeGeneres next?”
She said people likely related to the story because of the positive outcome.
“There’s so much doom and gloom these days, people often don’t get to the chance to talk about good stories,” she said.
She has been inundated with messages from people saying they loved the story and it had made their day.
“The best things are the posts showing what other people have done with mud cakes. Things I would have never dreamed of like a unicorn cake,” Mrs Neil said.
She had planned to freeze her wedding cake and eat a slice with her husband Rohan Neil on their anniversary.
“On the plus side now we can go to Woolies and get a Woolies mud cake at any time of the year,” she said. was
GRATEFUL BRIDE: Jade Neil with children Roman, 3 months, and Scarlette, 8; and the makeshift cake ( inset) that saved her wedding.