Tigga MacCormack tricks her followers with a cake that looks like a cartoon

A popular Melbourne baker has fooled millions of her followers after sharing a cartoon cake that looks so real her fans refuse to believe it’s a cake.

Tigga MacCormack, co-owner of Cake for Days, has joined the recent TikTok trend of making ‘cartoon cake,’ or a dessert that looks like it’s straight out of a comic.

Tigga uploaded a video of her baking process, however many of her followers still demanded proof that she cut the cake to prove it’s real: “We can’t be fooled.”

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Melbourne baker Tigga McCormack has fooled her fans yet again with a cartoon cake that looks like it's straight out of a comic.  The chef is known for making cakes that look like real life items.

Melbourne baker Tigga McCormack has fooled her fans yet again with a cartoon cake that looks like it’s straight out of a comic. The chef is known for making cakes that look like real life items.

She uploaded a TikTok tutorial for making the cake, but her followers didn't believe it wasn't a cartoon.

He had to post another video cutting the cake to prove it was actually cake.

She uploaded a TikTok tutorial for making the cake, but her followers didn’t believe it wasn’t a cartoon. He had to post another video cutting the cake to prove it was actually cake.

“The kind of cake I’m making is a trend that’s been around for a few months, but I haven’t made one yet, and I was like, ‘I want to get in on the action,'” the baker said when she uploaded it. TikTok walkthrough.

‘I wish I could come up with this concept. Every time I see one, I say “It looks so cool”.

‘If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s creating a cartoon piece of cake. Comic book style cake is all the rage right now.’

He added: “It’s a super simple concept, you literally just line everything up in black so that when the cake is sitting at a certain angle, it looks like a drawing.”

Tigga used leftover red velvet cake to make her cartoon cake.

First she cut her cake into triangles and then she stacked them on top of each other using pink ganache to make them look like a three tier slice of cake.

He also used the ganache to coat the piece of cake and smooth it out.

She then covered the cake in yellow and pink fondant and cut the fondant in a way that the icing looked like it was melting onto the cake.

She added strips of blue fondant to the side of the cake, a fondant candle, a blue fondant swirl on top, and a fondant cherry.

He made thin strips of black fondant and outlined all the features of the cakes in black to give it a cartoon look.

How to make your own cartoon cake

* Make a cake or use the remains of the cake and cut it into three triangles of the same size.

* Stack them on top of each other with pink ganache to resemble a three tier slice of cake.

* Cover the cake with ganache and smooth it out.

* Roll out a piece of yellow fondant and fold it over the long sides of the cake, then roll out the pink fondant and mold it over the short back and top of the cake.

* Cut off excess fondant and shape it to look like the icing is melting onto the cake.

* Add strips of blue fondant to the side of the cake, top the cake with a swirl of blue fondant and a fondant cherry.

* Make a fondant candle, place it on a toothpick and stick it on top of the cake.

* Make thin strips of black fondant and outline all the cakes features in black, then add small black circles to the sides of the cake.

Many who saw the cake simply did not believe that it was a dessert.

‘No, you have to cut it to make him think it’s real,’ said one woman.

You can’t fool us. You just put a cartoon cake in there,” wrote another.

“My brain hurts did you change it to cartoon cake or is it real I can’t tell,” another commented.

The chef said she took the accusations as a “huge compliment” but uploaded a video of her cutting the cake to prove it really was cake.

Previously, Tigga impressed thousands by hiding her ultra-realistic looking cake on a supermarket shelf.

In a viral clip, she walks down the supermarket aisle and challenges viewers to guess which item on the shelves is made of cake.

The clever baker later revealed that one of Milo’s tins, indistinguishable from the tins next to it, is actually made of cake by taking a big bite.

Can you see the cake?  Talented baker Tigga Maccormack has gone viral for TikTok videos of her hiding her ultra-realistic cakes in the supermarket.

Can you see the cake? Talented baker Tigga Maccormack has gone viral for TikTok videos of her hiding her ultra-realistic cakes in the supermarket.

The cunning baker revealed that the cake is one of Milo's cans.

The cunning baker revealed that the cake is one of Milo’s cans.

Before the reveal, some eagle-eyed viewers in the comments saw the ‘can’ as cake, while others were left baffled.

“I was convinced it was the T2 box omg,” said one fan after Tigga revealed the actual cake.

‘I was right! The only way I knew that is because it was a slightly darker green,” said another.

Tigga even scans the cake in the box which sounds like a normal tin of Milo confusing the cashier who said it was “very convincing”.

Tigga even scans the cake in the box which sounds like a regular Milo can and confuses the cashier who said it was

Tigga even scans the cake in the box which sounds like a regular Milo can and confuses the cashier who said it was “very convincing”.

The Melbourne pastry chef explained how she creates her incredibly convincing cakes using a special edible image printer.

“I remove the label from the actual product, scan it on my computer, and then on my computer I make sure all the measurements are correct,” he said.

Tigga then prints the label on edible paper with edible ink, saying that even though she gets close, the ink won’t always give her an exact color match.

Her Milo tin cake clip was part of a viral series called Shopping with Tigga, where she hides her realistic cakes on the shelves of your local Coles or Woolworths.

In another clip, Tigga explained how she creates her incredibly convincing cakes using a special edible image printer.

In another clip, Tigga explained how she creates her incredibly convincing cakes using a special edible image printer.

She has also created a ketchup bottle cake identical to the ones on the next shelf.

In the first of two videos, which have been viewed 3.4 million times, Tigga showed a supermarket aisle in which her cake was mixed indistinguishably with other sauce bottles.

In the second video, the baker peruses the shelves before picking up one of the ‘bottles’ and biting into it, revealing it to be a cake.

Previously, Tigga shared an installation from her supermarket series where she encourages viewers to guess which item in the aisle is real and which is a cake.

Previously, Tigga shared an installation from her supermarket series where she encourages viewers to guess which item in the aisle is real and which is a cake.

“I’ve been through this 1,000 times and I can’t help but feel like I’m being cheated,” commented comedian Christian Hull.

“I fooled a lot of you,” the baker captioned the second clip.

Hundreds of viewers in the comments said they got it right, but others admitted they were stumped.

‘Wha, no way, you totally fooled me, you’re amazing,’ said one woman.

‘I guessed it but girl I was scanning the video trying to find it! This is the best,’ she wrote a second.

In a video for Instagram, Tigga demonstrated how she created the sauce bottle cake by stacking layers of cake and then cutting it into the correct shape.

In a video for Instagram, the savvy baker detailed how she created the sauce bottle cake, saying she stacked a few layers of cake and carved it into just the right shape.

Using edible ink, it's really hard to get an exact match and many people said that was the main reason they could tell the difference.

In a video for Instagram, the savvy baker detailed how she created the sauce bottle cake, saying she stacked a few layers of cake and carved it into just the right shape.

“One of the hardest things about making a cake like this is trying to get it to the perfect size. Once you’ve cut the cake, you have to leave ganache on the outside and then fondant as well,” he said.

Tigga said he ‘observed’ the shape and cap of the bottle and used an edible bond printer to reproduce the MasterFoods label.

“Using edible ink, it’s really hard to get an exact match and a lot of people said that was the main reason they could tell the difference,” he explained.

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