Burger and Chips Cake by Paul Bradford

Skill Level: Intermediate
Decorating Time: 4hrs Approx
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Burger and Chips - Pro Lesson

Burger and Chips Cake – Pro Lesson

In this lesson Paul and David discuss the various ways to best display this type of cake if its for a shop window and they also talk about showing it off in a photo. An important aspect of this cake is the cost of ingredients, so David looks at the business model to help you properly price a design like this.

Overview

Burger and Chips Cake

For those of you that love a nice burger or know somebody that does… that’s all of you then…this is a the novelty cake for you! Learn how to get a realistic burger and chips cake that will confuse its audience as to whether or not they are eating something sweet or savory!

Cakes that look like popular savory food have been a popular request for a long time, so we thought it was time to get involved!

Burger and Chips - Lesson 1 - The Bun

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 1 – The Bun

Normally, Paul shows you how to get a very neat and clean finish to the carved cake and ganache but this time, a more natural and rustic effect is suitable.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 2 - Icing the Buns

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 2 – Icing the Cake

In this lesson Paul take you through a slightly different technique for icing theses cakes to give a more realistic feel to the buns.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 3 - Lettuce

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 3 – Lettuce

Here, Paul shows you how to make thin and crispy lettuce to go into the bun.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 4 - Tomato and Gherkins

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 4 – Tomato and Gherkins

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to get a very simple tomato and gherkin. Only part of them will show on the cake, so there’s no need to spend too much time on these details but they add so much to the cake.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 5 - Onions and Burger

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 5 – Burger and Onions

There are a few different ways to create the burger and Paul talks about those varied techniques during the lesson. The option that Paul goes for is probably the quickest and easiest but it may not be the cheapest, it’s all about finding the best way to meet your or your clients brief.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 6 - Icing the Board and Chips

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 6 – Chips and ICing the Board

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to ice a board…again…but this time with a wooden effect, along with making the big puffy chips or fries.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 7 - Airbrushing the Bun

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 7 – Airbrushing the Buns

Its time to get the air brush out and have some fun! Building the colours up with layers, Paul shows you how to get a nice golden brown burger bun effect.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 8 - Airbrushing the Chips

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 8 – Airbrushing the Chips

In this lesson Paul shows you how to get a golden brown effect on the chips using the airbrush.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 9 - Airbrushing the Lettuce and Gherkins

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 9 – Airbrushing the Lettuce and Gherkins

Here, Paul  uses the air brush to add dashes of color to the rest of the garnishing for the burger.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 10 - Airbrushing the Burger

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 10 – Airbrushing the Burger

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to get a nice moist looking burger using the airbrush.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 11 - Stacking the Burger

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 11 – Stacking the Burger

This really is one of those cakes that come together in the final stages and in this lesson, you can see Paul arrange all the individual elements of the cake to bring the burger to life.

Burger and Chips - Lesson 12 - Sesame Seeds

Burger and Chips Cake – Lesson 12 – Sesame Seeds

Just to add a finishing touch, Paul adds some sesame seeds to the top of the bun and blends them in using the airbrush.

Burger and Chips - Other Ideas

Burger and Chips Cake – Other Ideas

As soon as you make a sweet thing like a cake look savory, it brings smiles all round. In this lesson, Paul discusses some adaptations that will give a completely new design, but retaining the concept.

  • Airbrush
  • Wood texture mat
  • Paint brush
  • Palette knife
  • Serrated knife
  • sharp knife
  • PME Tools
  • Pritt Stick
  • Smoothers
  • Pastry brush
  • 10” Square cake
  • 600g Ganche
  • 12” Round cake drum
  • 2x 6” Round cake cards
  • 900g Ivory sugarpaste
  • 800g Brown sugarpaste
  • 800g Pale teddy brown sugarpaste
  • 500g marzipan
  • 400g holy/ivy flowerpaste
  • 60g Red flowerpaste
  • 60g Ivory flowerpaste
  • Sesame seeds
  • PME Glaze
  • Red ribbon (15mm thick)
  • Airbrush Paints: Brown, yellow, gold and red