This Hamburger cake was made for my son's 5th birthday. The theme was Spongebob Squarepants and his birthday atmosphere was set in "Bikini Bottom" (Spongebob's town under the sea!). I wanted to make his cake instead of ordering the expensive ones from a specialty bakery.
I decided to create a "krabby patty" which pretty much looks like a typical burger. The top bun was baked in a 2 quart glass Pyrex casserole. The patty was baked using a 10 inch round pan and the bottom bun was baked in a 9 inch round pan.
I frosted the buns with homemade peanut butter frosting. ( recipe for bun frosting: 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 3 tablespoons of milk and 2 cups of confectioners sugar). The peanut butter frosting gave the perfect color for the buns and for added realism. I topped off the bun with sesame seeds.
The patty part of the cake was frosted with chocolate frosting and covered with crushed chocolate cookies. The tomatoes, lettuce and cheese were fondant.
The buns were yellow cake and the patty was chocolate cake. So when you cut into the cake the inside matched the outside and looked even more real.
I served the cake in front of a Spongebob display I made out of foam and felt with his pineapple house in the background made out of cardboard and colored with crayons.
I made this hamburger cake with the much help of my "cake decorating" mentor for a friend's birthday. The theme of this (surprise) birthday party was fancy picnic, and we were going to serve make-to-order hamburgers, all decked out in special packaging. So I thought a "hamburger" cake would suit this event very well.
The bottom and top buns were yellow cakes, while the meat was brownie. All three cakes were baked in 8" round pans. I carefully pressed down the first yellow cake after it had time to cool off from the oven. This was to flatten the cake, which always has that small "doming" tendency. With the brownie, I carefully picked the outer edge to give it that "meaty" look. And finally, the top bun, I was grateful for that "natural doming" effect the cake had.
The buns were iced with homemade butter cream icing while I let the brownie "naked." We used rolled fondant for the lettuce, cheese slices and tomatoes. Also the fries were made of fondant.
Everyone at the party was very impressed, and my friend was delightedly surprised. Everything turned out just perfect!
My friend and I wanted to make a cake for her boyfriend's birthday. As he loves hamburgers, we decided to bite the bullet and attempt a Burger And Fries Birthday Cake. We made the two 'bun' layers out of dark chocolate cake, and the 'patty' layer out of red velvet, so when you cut into it the burger appears to be medium rare.
The relish is chopped up green gummies. For the tomato and cheese, we melted red and orange Jubejubes in the microwave and rolled them out and cut and shaped them. The lettuce is green frosting. We topped the top bun with rice krispies to make the sesame seeds.We cut and toasted pound cake in the oven, for the fries and are thrilled with the results.
But our secret ingredient was LOVE! We were both very happy with the results and plan on making more burger cakes in the future.