My hubby's favorite food is burgers so I decided to make him a Cheeseburger Birthday Cake for his 30th birthday. Got most of my ideas right from this site.
Used 2 white cakes for the "buns" - frosted with buttercream icing tinted with Wilton brown and Winnie the Pooh gold. "Meat" was a 9" dark chocolate cake frosted with chocolate buttercream icing tinted with Wilton black and brown. I then used the crumbs I had trimmed from the cake and pressed them against the sides of the "meat".
I used the pre-made Wilton fondant to make all the toppings, used as is for the onions, tinted with Winnie the Pooh green for the lettuce, Winnie the Pooh red and gold for the tomatoes, Winnie the Pooh gold for the cheese, and a mix of brown and Winnie the Pooh gold for the olive.
After all assembled and top bun was frosted, I pressed Rice Krispies onto the top to look like sesame seeds as a few others on this site have done. I then used a wooden skewer to attach the olive to the cake. This cake impressed everyone and was a lot of fun to make!!
I made this Cheeseburger Birthday Cake to celebrate my 36th birthday. I used three 9 inch cake pans. I used yellow cake for the "bun" and chocolate for the "burger". As with all cakes I make, everything is made from buttercream frosting. First I frosted the bottom bun. Next I placed the chocolate cake on top. I added the lettuce with the leaf tip. I then added the tomatoes & cheese.
o make the cheese and tomatoes flat, I covered my finger with powdered sugar and then tapped the frosting flat. Added the top bun and frosted it. I added extra frosting so that it had the appearance of a top bun. I added the white onion, pickles & yellow mustard. I then thought it was missing something so I created the green olive on top with a toothpick. The toothpick is actually an old chopstick that I had in the house. It was a HUGE hit at work!
This is the second time I have made a hamburger cake and this Cheeseburger Cake turned out even better than the first. The buns are white cake and covered in white fondant. I then painted on the brown detail with vodka and brown food coloring.
The seeds on the bun are out of fondant as well. The meat is a chocolate cake. To get the sleek look on the side of the chocolate cake with no crumb fall out, I used Wilton Cake Release on the pan. Its great stuff!! The tomato, lettuce, pickle and cheese are all made out of fondant and painted with vodka and food coloring. In between each different layer, I made sure to add buttercream to stick it all together.
I even made yellow buttercream for “mustard” so it would look real even if it was squirting out. White buttercream c an still be used as well because it would look like mayonnaise.
Our director only eats meats and sweets, so we came up with this idea of a Cheeseburger Birthday Cake for his birthday cake. The bun is a yellow cake and the burgers are dark chocolate layers with dark chocolate icing.
The tomatoes, lettuce and cheese are made with fondant, the rest is buttercream icing. The sesame seeds are also buttercream icing. This was fun to make. It was too tall for my standard cake taker, so I had to use a large plastic tote turned upside down. It would look just as good if it weren't a "double" cheeseburger, but since I already had the batter, I made it a double. It only required 2 8" round cake pans.
I bought the fondant already colored, so it was easy to roll out and just cut the condiment's out. Everyone said it made his day.