Photographer travels 42 HOURS across three continents to get her friend a $5 Coles mud pie for her birthday
- A photographer traveled 42 hours across three continents with Cole’s mud cake
- Imogen Blow, 25, wanted to surprise her best friend who lives in the UK for her birthday
- She documented her journey from Perth to London while carrying iconic cake
A photographer has revealed how she traveled 42 hours across three continents to surprise her best friend with a Coles mud cake for her birthday.
Imogen Blow, 25, documented her journey from Perth to London as she took the iconic $4.80 chocolate cake through customs, three airports, two 10-hour flights, four trains and even to the toilet when she needed to go.
After a long journey, Imogen was finally reunited with her boyfriend Tori who lived in the UK after the couple hadn’t seen each other for six months.
Much to their delight, the cake arrived in one piece.
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Photographer Imogen Blow (pictured) has revealed how she traveled 42 hours across three continents to surprise her best friend with a Coles mud pie for her birthday
After a long journey, Imogen was finally reunited with her boyfriend Tori (pictured with the mud cake) who lived in the UK after the couple hadn’t seen each other for six months
The trip took place in 2018 – but the video of the traveling mud cake resurfaced earlier this week after Imogen posted it on TikTok.
The video shows the cake going by car to the airport, going through customs before being stuffed behind a suitcase in the luggage lockers during a flight.
The scenes show Imogen holding the cake through the Abu Dhabi airport before taking the next flight to London.
The cake traveled through four trains before surprising the birthday girl in a park.
After the friends hugged, Imogen can be heard saying “happy birthday,” to which Tori replied, “Oh my gosh, is this a Woolies mud cake? You are an angel.’
After the trip, Imogen said carrying the cake “took more effort than I thought. Traveling with such a delicate item.’
The 25-year-old documented her journey from Perth to London as she took the iconic $4.80 chocolate cake through customs, three airports, two 10-hour flights, four trains and even to the toilet when she needed to go.
Her video has since been viewed more than 89,000 times, and many have laughed at how her friend mistook Coles’ mud cake for Woolworths.
“Imagine getting it half way around the world and she clearly likes the Woolies, not Coles,” one joked.
Another said, ‘You’ve done all that and you’ve got the Coles, not Woolies,’ while one added, ‘Even your friend knows Woolies is better.’
Many asked her how she got the cake through customs, to which she replied, “I just walked by, they didn’t mind.”
While others wondered how she got the cake out of the country.
“You can leave Australia with just about anything. They’re really strict with travelers bringing things in,” explains Imogen.
Imogen jokingly said she was “sorry” she didn’t get a Woolworths mud cake, adding: “I can’t believe I screwed up like this.”
The video shows Tori eating the cake after traveling three continents to get to her
Her TikTok video comes nearly three years after she first posted the footage to her YouTube channel.
‘Two flights over 10 hours, four trains and it’s still the best mud cake on the planet. Can confirm it is the only Coles mud cake to have seen the light of the Northern Hemisphere,” she wrote at the time.
One person asked her why she took the cake to the toilet to which she replied: “Airport security has been increased, leaving suitcases outside alone could result in mass security as they think it could be a bomb.” .
‘Unfortunately, this is no different for cakes these days. Leaving pies outside could result in the bomb disposal service being called and I being arrested. That or someone eats it,’ she said with a laugh.