I had an extra cake on hand, this is from an 8x3 round pan. The top had a perfect bump to resemble the top of a bun. First I sliced the cake twice to give me 3 layers of cake to make this Cheeseburger cake. I worked on the top layer first. Covered it with buttercream icing and colored the Wiltons fondant with brown and copper Wiltons coloring.
Since buns are not completely perfect I didn't do a lot of smoothing of the top, just made sure the edges and sides were smooth. I then did the bottom layer. Since I don't like the way Wilton's fondant tastes, I didn't want it in the middle layer of the cake, so I just took a piece of fondant and rolled it out to wrap it around the side. I used chocolate icing for that.
After covering the middle with chocolate icing I place the middle layer on and that was the meat patty. I drenched it in chocolate icing and lightly tapped the icing so it would give it a rough looking texture. I used colored fondant for the lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. I just put it on the edges where it would stick out from the sides of the cake.
Before putting the top layer on, I used red icing to give the effect of ketchup. I had the top portion of another cake which I cut up into slices to look like french fries, this too was then covered with red icing to look like ketchup.
I have wanted to make a hamburger cake since I was a little girl and saw one at a birthday party. I have made a lot of cakes, a lot of great cakes. This cheeseburger cake was so simple and received, by far, the most compliments of any I have ever done! The men at my son's birthday party were taking pictures with their cell phones and sending them to their friends! Since when do the men care what the cake looks like?!
I looked at a lot of hamburger cakes and picked ideas from the ones I liked best. I was surprised that there were so many different looks for a hamburger. The most important thing I noticed of all the ones I saw was the color of the bun. It really makes a big difference.
I made 2 round cakes for the bun, 1 rectangle cake for the french fries, and 1 round brownie for the hamburger. The onions, lettuce, tomato and cheese were all made from fondant.
The cakes were made ahead of time and frozen and the fondant was also made the day before. On the day of the party I only had to frost the bun and assemble the burger. Piece of Cake!
I made this Cheeseburger And Fries Cake for a company BBQ. The "buns" are white cakes, the bottom baked in a round cake pan, the top in a Pyrex bowl. The "burger" was chocolate cake baked in a round cake pan. The "cheese" is marshmallow fondant, colored with icing gel coloring. The fries are made with some leftover almond cake I had in the freezer, cut up and then browned under the broiler. The "sesame seeds" are slivered almonds.
I used Wilton pre-made icing from a tube for the "ketchup" and "lettuce" and homemade buttercream for the rest, with crushed Oreo cookies pressed into the sides of the "burger" to make it look more burger-y.
It took me three evenings to make (bake/cool, crumb coat, assemble/decorate) but was totally worth it.
This Cheeseburger Birthday Cake Design was pretty easy to make. The hardest part would of been to cover the top bun with fondant. All the toppings were made from home made marshmallow fondant. The ketchup and mustard was just colored buttercream.