I copied the other cakes in this website and this Cheeseburger And Fries Cake came out wonderfully! I used 2 yellow cake mixes for the bun (1 for the top bun baked in a large glass Pyrex bowl) and half a cake mix in an 8 inch round cake pan. I used chocolate frosting as a base and added vanilla to lighten it. (note: start out with half a can of chocolate, not the whole can or it will be too dark) Rice Krispies on top made the sesame seeds.
For the meat I used a chocolate cake mix in a 9" round pan and frosted it using chocolate frosting and crushed chocolate cookies pressed onto the outside of the frosting for a textured meat look.
The cheese and tomatoes were made of fondant that I colored (got many people asking if it was real cheese!) and the lettuce was just colored frosting piped in. Note: Wilton gel food coloring is the best for getting true colors!!
The fries were made of sugar cookies cut into wedges and sprinkled with granulated sugar just before baking. Ketchup was just more colored frosting.
It was a lot of work but fun and rewarding when you see people's faces light up! My nephew and niece loved the cake...they wanted to eat it but didn't want to ruin it.
This is how I made the Cheeseburger Birthday Cake Design. The buns are 2 - 8 inch cakes, covered with buttercream. The top cake was trimmed just a bit on the top edge to make the bun shape. The hamburger was a 9 inch cake covered in chocolate buttercream. While the frosting was fresh I used the spatula to tap the frosting which made spikes. I put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes for the frosting to firm up, then used a piece of paper towel to slightly press on the sides so that the spikes were pushed in to make lumps like hamburger.
The cheese slices and pickles were colored fondant from Wilton. As we don’t like the firmness of the fondant in our cakes, they were just slid in the seams between the cake layers. The sesame seeds on the top were buttercream in a tiny parchment paper cone with a small hole cut at the end. I let the frosting dry for a few minutes then with a touch of powdered sugar on my finger, I gently tapped each seed to flatten them. You can do one or two then pat more powdered sugar on your finger.
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This Cheeseburger Birthday Cake was made for my grandson who asked me for a crabby pappy (Spongebob fan) the night before his birthday. I have been decorating cakes for friends and family for a couple of years now and would love to start my own business.
This cake was made out of 2-14" top and bottom cakes and 1-12" middle cake. This cake was as big as a large pizza and weighed approx. 20 pounds. It was made to feed at least 75 people although I knew that only 20 people had been invited. When he saw the cake his whole face lit up and in turn I got 7 more cake orders from parents of children who had birthdays coming up and wanted 3D cakes. That is how my business has really been growing (by word of mouth).
I do wedding cakes and will be adding another cake picture to this site soon. Two week-ends ago I did a wedding cake for a friend of mine that was picture perfect. When all was done it fed 300 people, and everybody loved it! I love sites like this for amateurs like myself to have somewhere to show off our talents.
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