Aussie grandmother makes a cake that looks exactly like a McDonalds takeaway

Grandma shares snap of her McDonald’s nuggets and fries – before pointing out one shocking detail that leaves foodies speechless

  • An Aussie granny shared a picture of her seemingly normal Macca’s takeaway
  • But friends were shocked when she revealed that it wasn’t nuggets and fries
  • The incredibly realistic takeaway was actually made from Woolies madeira cake

An Aussie grandma shocked foodies after revealing a shocking detail about her ‘McDonald’s takeaway’ in a Facebook post.

Her ultra-realistic nuggets and fries were actually a cake she had made for her grandson’s 21st birthday party, and she did it all for under $20.

Taking ‘fakeaway’ to a new level, the talented home baker bought five $2.70 madeira cakes from Woolies and deep-fried them to look like a crispy takeaway.

An Australian grandmother shared a normal picture of her tasty takeaway online, but her friends were shocked when she revealed it was actually a cake she made for her grandson's birthday

An Australian grandmother shared a normal picture of her tasty takeaway online, but her friends were shocked when she revealed it was actually a cake she made for her grandson’s birthday

‘Chicken Nuggets & Chips for Grandsons 21st,’ the proud Grandmother said when she uploaded her creative cake to Facebook.

To make the bizarre cake the baker said she cut madeira cake into nugget and chip shapes and coated them in beaten egg with buttermilk.

She then blitzed leftover cake with flour and baking powder and covered the cake in the mixture.

Using an unusual technique, she choose to deep-fry the cake until it turned crispy and golden.

Next time she said she would add strawberry jam to look like a pool of ketchup next to the cake. 

The home baker made the ultra-realistic cake all for under $20

She deep-fried five Woolies madeira cakes to give them a crispy takeaway look. Her friends were desperate to know whether deep-fried cake tasted good

The home baker made the ultra-realistic cake all for under $20. She deep-fried five Woolies madeira cakes to give them a crispy takeaway look. Her friends were desperate to know whether deep-fried cake tasted good

Her friends couldn’t believe that the takeaway was actually cake.

‘Holy cr*p I legit thought this was a Macca’s before I read the post. Absolutely amazing,’ one shocked woman said.

‘Amazing! Are you just trying to fool us? They truly look real,’ another wrote. 

The burning question everyone asked was if the cake actually tasted good after being deep-fried.

‘Oh wow. How did it taste?’ one woman asked.

‘I need to know too,’ another agreed.

The baker said it tasted ‘much nicer’ straight after she made it, but not ‘quite as good’ a few hours later. She suggests eating the cake soon after it’s deep-fried. 

How to make a McDonalds takeaway cake:

* Cut five Woolworths madeira cakes into the shape of nuggets and chips

* Beat an egg with buttermilk and coat the cake in the liquid

* Blitz leftover cake with flour and baking powder and roll the cake in the mixture

* Deep fry the nuggets and fries until they turn crispy and golden, then drain the oil 

* Add a blob of strawberry jam to the side to look like ketchup

* Eat the cake soon after it is cooked 

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Previously, hundreds were left shocked by a home baker’s ‘super realistic’ cake that looked exactly like a potato – and the $20 treat took less than an hour to make.

Mum-of-three Nicole Salinas, from Canberra, made the cake for her nine-year-old son using two $6 Woolworths caramel mud cakes, fondant and Betty Crocker icing.

However the creative cake was so realistic many were not convinced it wasn’t a real potato and demanded further evidence.

Hundreds were shocked by a home bakers 'super realistic' cake that looks exactly like a potato. It took under an hour to make and only cost $20

Hundreds were shocked by a home bakers ‘super realistic’ cake that looks exactly like a potato. It took under an hour to make and only cost $20 

Ms Salinas, who owns the gift business Crafty Raven, got the idea for the cake from her son who suggested it for his ninth birthday.

‘They like to give me a challenge,’ she told FEMAIL.

‘He didn’t know what he wanted this time so we rattled off a bunch of objects until we settled on a potato.’

The mum explained that she’s self-taught, and believes anyone can make these kind of cakes if they have the right ingredients and ‘aren’t afraid to try new things’. 

The mum said she kept costs low as she bought the mud cakes and fondant, but had ingredients like food gel at home.

Foodies could not believe the creation was actually cake and not a real potato

The mum had to upload a picture of the spud cut open to prove it was cake

Foodies could not believe the creation was actually cake and not a real potato. The mum had to upload a picture of the spud cut open to prove it was cake

To make the potato cake Ms Salinas put two layers of caramel mud cake together with butter cream in the middle.

She shaped the cakes by hand to get them into a potato like shape, then put a butter cream crumb coat over the cakes.

The most tedious part of the cake was trying to make the fondant have a potato-like colouring. 

‘I spent 20 mins trying to get the fondant the right colour using three different types of gel colouring,’ the mum said.

She then used cake baking tools to make marks and pits on the fondant, and dabbed a crumpled up freezer bag on the outside of the cake to give the cake texture. She also added brown petal dust to give it a brushed look.

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