Mum Pranks Friends Online With Unbelievably Realistic Chicken Nuggets Cake
This cheeky mum pranked her pals online with an unbelievably realistic box of McDonald's chicken nuggets - made entirely from cake.
Mardie Jennings, 39, uploaded snaps of her incredible creation to social media after spending six hours perfecting the sugar-coated masterpiece.
The former childcare worker painstakingly built the box out of chocolate cake filled with Swiss meringue butter, covered with a coating of chocolate ganache and finished with homemade marshmallow fondant before moulding the nuggets from rice crispy treats, covering them in modelling chocolate and airbrushing them with edible paint to finish. Great British Bake Off, anyone?
But the mum-of-two, from Cairns, Queensland, Australia (OK, probably not one for GBBO then), has admitted she prefers beef herself - and has now set her sights on recreating a Big Mac instead.
A fine art graduate and full-time mum to daughters Ava, 11, and Elizabeth, three, Mardie said: "I'm more of a burger girl. I would love to attempt a realistic McDonald's burger and fries cake - my favourite is the classic quarter-pounder."
She continued: "I was asked to make this McDonald's nuggets cake for the 22nd birthday of a 'nug queen' as known by her friends, so I googled images of McDonald's nugget boxes and set about my plan to make it.
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"My favourite cakes to make are the ones that don't look like cakes. I love the challenges they present and love to hear the words 'is that really a cake?'
"They look so real that people don't want to even cut them."
She makes everything from scratch, even the fondant icing, and the longest she has spent on one of her creations is three eight-hour days.
But the mum admitted her daughters take advantage of her skills and she's forced to go 'all out' for their birthdays.
Mardie added: "It takes a lot of time to put these cakes together but I do get a lot of enjoyment out of it, apart from when I have to make a frozen cake 9,000 times - which can get a bit boring.
"I have always been arty, and some people ask me to come up with an idea - they're my favourite type of people."
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