Blackberry Store-Bought Cake Hack | Wish Farms
Upgrade your store bought cake with this berry easy hack from Wish Farms

Blackberry Store-Bought Cake Hack

30 min


  • Fresh Wish Farms Blackberries
  • 2 Store-bought 5 inch round vanilla cakes
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Sweet Blackberry sauce (we used both seeded and strained)
  • 1 sprig Fresh mint
  • Additional icing (can be store bought or homemade, optional)


  • Wash Wish Farms Blackberries with cool water and pat dry, set aside.
  • Scrape any undesired decorations from both of the store bought cakes. Save any plain vanilla icing to use when re-assembling the cake layers.
  • Place your first cake on a flat surface, using some of the salvaged icing from the original cake (or fresh additional icing), create a well for the blackberry sauce by piping a bead of icing around the edge of the top of the cake.
  • Spread about 2 – 3 tablespoons of the blackberry sauce (you can use strained or seeded) in the center and stack the second cake on top. The bead of icing should keep this sauce from pouring out between the two layers.
  • Using a knife and some icing, smooth out the exterior of the stacked cake to create a seamless look. We kept the icing layer thin, to mimic a naked cake aesthetic.
  • Once your cake is re-frosted, add a tablespoon or two of the strained blackberry sauce to the top of the cake. Using a toothpick, make some swirling motions to marble the icing and blackberry sauce.
  • Add whole blackberries and mint to garnish. Enjoy!