My husband loves hamburgers so for his birthday I decided to make a Hamburger Birthday Cake. After getting several ideas from this website I gave it a shot.
The bun is white box cake in two 8 inch round pans, the burger is just chocolate cake in a round pan. I left one bun raised in the center to look more real and leveled the other to look like the bottom piece. I tinted the icing a brown color for the bun and I decided not to frost the burger patty but instead roughed up the edges a bit to make it look more realistic.
My husband doesn't eat onions or tomatoes on his burger so I just tinted some icing for mustard and ketchup and actually applied it the way you would the real condiments. I wiped on the mayo, kinda dropped the ketchup and mustard and let it look oozing from the sides. Then I just added lettuce around the edges. Rice krispies for sesame seeds and taadaa a hamburger!
It looked awesome after we cut it open too, like a real hamburger. My husband was very pleased and I got a lot of compliments. It's super easy and I recommend trying it. This website is a go to place for me any time I need an idea for a cake. Thanks for everyone who posted their cakes.
I made this homemade hamburger birthday cake with two yellow cake mixes for the buns, and a chocolate brownie for the meat patty. For the lettuce I just mixed some green butter cream icing and used my leaf tip to add the greenery. I added swirls of red and yellow icing for ketchup and mustard and tried to drape over the edge of the brownie so they would be seen.
To make the cheese I scrapped the filling out of about a half of a package of double stuffed Oreos, mixed them all together in a bowl with some yellow food coloring, rolled it out and cut right triangles to drape over the edge. Because of the brownie's sweetness between the two layers of cake, I just left the buns cake unfrosted. It was sweet enough and created a really cool flavor and was neat with the different textures in your mouth.
I didn't think of this then but it would be neat for serving at a party if you had some squeeze bottle full of red and yellow icing out on the table for the guest to add more icing if they wanted it.
I got this homemade hamburger cupcakes idea from searching online for something cool to make. I don’t remember where I saw the idea first but I got more ideas on how to actually make these cupcakes from this site.
I used vanilla cupcakes for the buns, one cupcake slices in half for each hamburger. For the burger part I used the bottom part of a chocolate cupcake.
For the mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise I used Italian buttercream meringue and food coloring (just yellow and red since the frosting was white). For the lettuce I colored shredded coconut green.
Assembly was pretty easy, I put frosting on the bottom, then the burger, then more frosting, coconut, more frosting and the top half. I brushed some water on the top part and put some sesame seeds. Also to keep from falling apart upon delivery I stuck a toothpick in the middle of each burger.
I made everything from scratch though you can use cake mix and store bought frosting. Also you can change the flavor of the cupcakes as long as you keep the colors right (lemon, peanut butter, chocolate-mint, etc.)