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Coolest Hamburger Cake 119

by Fannie T.
(Hometown, West Virginia)

Homemade Hamburger Cake

Homemade Hamburger Cake

To make the buns I used yellow cake mix in two round 9" pans. I put more in one than in the other. The one with the most was for the top bun. I cut all around the top bun to trim the edges and saved the extra to make the fries by cutting it into strips and placing under broil for about a minute.

To ice the buns I used caramel icing. It's the perfect color. For the sesame seeds I mixed a couple of scoops of white icing with the left over caramel to lighten it up a bit, then used a piping bag with a very small hole to draw them on.

For the hamburger I used a little more than half of a chocolate cake mix in a 9" pan then iced it with chocolate frosting and stuck cookie crumbs around it to give a burger look.

I finished up by putting some cheese on the burger and ketchup on the burger and fries. The only thing I wish I had done differently was ice the cake pieces separately and then assemble the burger.

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Homemade Hamburger Cake

by Abby J.
(Shrub Oak, New York, USA)


I do not have much to add to the wonderful tips that I already found on your website, except for 2 things:

1) I found a delicious recipe for caramel icing on the Domino Confectioners Sugar package that was just the right color for the hamburger bun. Here's the recipe...2/3 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla...melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and milk, heat to boiling stirring constantly for 5 min, cool 10 min, beat in confectioners sugar. I found it a bit thick so I added 3 tablespoons of water.

2) I used slivered almonds for the sesame seeds on the bun.

I used a Greek cake recipe to make the "buns" and added cocoa to the same recipe for the "hamburger". Here's the recipe...3 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup warm milk, 1 cup olive oil, 2 1/4 cups flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla (add 3/4 cup cocoa for the chocolate cake). Mix together eggs; add warm milk, olive oil, and vanilla; add dry ingredients and bake 350 degrees until done. Enjoy!

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Coolest Giant Hamburger Birthday Cake 92

by Stacy W.
(Plantation, FL)

Homemade Giant Hamburger Birthday Cake

Homemade Giant Hamburger Birthday Cake

This cake was created for a Burger Bash event to celebrate the birthday of the Burger Beast; a blogger who rates hamburgers and other foods primarily in South Florida.

About the cake; it is composed of 7 chocolate and vanilla layers of 16" circles! The top bun is 3 layers, burger and bottom bun are 2 layers each. Each section is frosted with vanilla buttercream, filled with chocolate fudge buttercream, and covered with rolled fondant; then the "condiments" added as the burger was built.

I used chocolate fondant for the burger and tinted white vanilla fondant a buttery color for the buns. I then used Wilton orange color mist to give it a golden look and used a tear-drop cutter for the sesame seeds. The lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheese, ketchup, and mayo are all tinted fondant.

This homemade giant hamburger birthday cake was so heavy I delivered it in 2 pieces adding the top bun at the very end and praying that it would be structurally sound and not collapse! The burger and the event were a great success :)

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
by: Adam at The Filling Station

I hosted this event, and I have to say that the cake was the hit of the party... and it was the best tasting cake that my family and I have ever had!

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Coolest Hamburger Cake 53

by Sara Ann
(San Francisco, CA)

Hamburger Cake

Hamburger Cake

This cake was made up of 3 cake rounds. The buns were topped with peanut butter frosting!

The center round was frosted then covered in chocolate cookies. The lettuce was sugar covered jelly candy, and the ketchup and mustard were colored vanilla frosting.

I used sunflower seeds as the sesame seeds for the top of the burger!

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