Burger and Chips Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Burger and Chips
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 14
Decorating time: 4hrs Approx
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1. Burger and Chips - 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.


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2. Burger and Chips - Icing the Buns

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


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3. Burger and Chips - Lettuce

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


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4. Burger and Chips - 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.


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5. Burger and Chips - Onions and Burger

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.


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6. Burger and Chips - Icing the Board and Chips

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.


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7. Burger and Chips - Airbrushing the Bun

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.


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8. Burger and Chips - Airbrushing the Chips

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


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9. Burger and Chips - 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.


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10. Burger and Chips - Airbrushing the Burger

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


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11. Burger and Chips - 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.


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12. Burger and Chips - 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.


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13. Burger and Chips - 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.


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14. Burger and Chips - 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.


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 savoury!

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

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  
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