Woman’s incredible video of a bottle of VB wows millions – because the incredibly lifelike ‘beer’ is really a CAKE
- Talented baker has created an epic cake that looks identical to a VB beer bottle
- Tigga Maccormack carefully constructed layers of cake, fondant and ganache
- She shared a now-viral video on TikTok showing how she assembled the cake
A talented baker has wowed millions after creating an epic cake that looks identical to a VB beer bottle.
Tigga Maccormack, from Melbourne, carefully constructed layers of salted caramel mudcake with fondant and chocolate ganache to replicate the iconic longneck – a beer bottle with a long, narrow neck.
She shared a now-viral video on TikTok showing exactly how she assembled the optical-illusion beer cake – all while ensuring her sweet dessert tasted delicious despite what it may look like.
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A talented baker has wowed millions of people after creating an epic cake that looks identical to a VB beer bottle
Tigga Maccormack carefully constructed layers of salted caramel mudcake with fondant and chocolate ganache to replicate the iconic longneck – a beer bottle with a long, narrow neck
The professional cake decorator shaped the cake to make a ‘beer’, wrapped a large sheet of fondant around the bottle, used edible paint to create the ‘glass effect’ and added a gold cap on top.
‘We made this Victoria Bitter longneck cake for a 60th birthday… and it was so fun,’ Tigga wrote on social media.
She noted there were different versions of the VB cake online, including a beer bottle ‘lying down’ or a can version ‘standing up’.
And so she challenged herself to make a longneck bottle cake that sits ‘vertically’.
‘So using the sweet edible paints, I painted in all the reflections that you might see on a real glass bottle just to make it look more realistic,’ she said.
‘For the label, I peeled off a real VB longneck label and I scanned it into my computer so I could get it printed on edible paper.’
The professional baker spread chocolate ganache around the cake to create the bottle before she used edible paint to create the ‘reflection of the glass’
For the label (left), she peeled off a real VB longneck label and scanned it into her computer so she could get it printed on edible paper for the cake. She then popped a round sheet of fondant on top of the bottle (right) to create a gold bottle cap using edible paint
Her video has since been viewed more than 1.3 million times, with thousands saying they were amazed with her realistic looking dessert (picture of two real VB longneck bottles)
To finish off her spectacular work, she popped a round sheet of fondant on top to create a gold bottle cap using edible paint.
‘It’s actually better than what I thought it was going to be. I loved the result,’ she said.
Her video has since been viewed more than 1.3 million times, with thousands saying they were amazed with her realistic looking dessert.
‘This looks so realistic, my granddad would 100 per cent try to pop the cap off,’ one woman wrote, along with a laughing emoji.
A second said: ‘That’s too beautiful to eat,’ while a third added: ‘Wow, what the fudge, that is awesome. That’s so realistic looking.’
Many told the baker her creation looked exactly like the ‘real thing’, while one amused woman said the cake would ‘taste way better’ than the real VB beer, which is notoriously known for its strong bitterness flavour.
Dozens of Australians said their VB-loving friends and family would ‘enjoy’ this cake.