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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Banana cake, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, modelling chocolate.

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What are you most proud of? The lettuce.... it looked real!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Although I like using fondant to make cakes because they look really beautiful, I think combining it with modelling chocolate is really useful. I don't love how fondant tastes and I always see people leaving it on their plates, they don't really eat it. When I was thinking of making this cake I did not want to do all the trimmings in fondant , they are many and I thought it would overpower the taste of the cake. I saw this course and it was perfect because i then had the option of using modelling chocolate instead that tastes do much better than fondant. All the trimmings are made out of modelling chocolate ( lettuce, cheese, onion & tomatoes) . The bun is and burger are covered with fondant . The whole burger is hand painted with dust powders. I am new at this art of cake decorating and I had no idea modelling chocolate existed. I loved it!

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how do you made so realistic lettuce?

01/31/2014 Flag

I made it out of modelling chocolate. I rolled it out and cut it roughly with scissors trying to imitate the shape of the leaves. Then used a leaf veiner to stamp the texture. I made the modelling chocolate to be the lightest colour of the leaf and then painted it with darker shades of green. I used dust colors.

06/15/2014 Flag

BTW the smallest leaf on the lower right side corner is a real one. I had some real veggies at hand to reference the colors and shapes

06/15/2014 Flag

What do you mean by leaf veiner? Did you buy commercial veiner or you use the real lettuce as veiner

09/10/2014 Flag

And also, what dust color did you use for the bun to get that realistic effect? Thanks :)

09/10/2014 Flag

a mixture of browns and yellows.

09/12/2014 Flag