At Morello Life we are all about making our lives (and yours) easier and so when a cheeky cake cheat came our way who are we to resist! We love a raspberry and buttercream Madeira Sponge as much as the next person but when the sun is out and friends are over, baking is about the last thing you feel like doing. That’s why a Decorate your own cake is the perfect option. We chose the Waitrose’s sponge cake as not only does it look great but it also tastes divine too. It comes pre-iced so all you really need to do is add your own topping. Voila!

We’ve gone all patriotic with the impending royal wedding with the Union Jack flag made from raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. To help keep the fruit a little more stable we used some squeezy white icing which you can easily pick up at the supermarket.  The icing also helps to plan out your design and keep it on track.

When you’ve finished you can give the pre-made icing a little nudge with the knife to look a bit more homemade but whether you fess up about the cake cheat is up to you – we promise not to tell!


  • If using fruit try to decorate this last minute as fruit with high water content (e.g. strawberries) can drip and discolour the icing.
  • This is a great kids birthday cake option too which saves time, money and a whole lot of effort. Plus the decoration options are endless.