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Coolest Hamburger Birthday Cake 113

by Jessica A.
(Arapahoe, NC)

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

My other half loves burgers, so what better than a Hamburger Birthday Cake? My first attempt ended up resulting in a mess. Top bun too heavy and it slid off the "ketchup" frosting, taking everything under it off. The bun portion is made with my Bake n' Fill pans with choice of carrot cake. The patty is brownie. I made MM fondant from scratch for covering the buns, lettuce, cheese, onions, tomato, and top pickle.

I made the fondant the day before and let sit in fridge. The onions, cheese, lettuce and tomato were made and placed on sheets in the fridge to firm and hold its shape. Assembly was held with cream cheese icing. For the seeds, I just did with the frosting. It was fun to make. Tip for anyone who makes this kind of cake is to not rush. Let icing firm in fridge after put on cake before adding top bun. I kick myself now for rushing and allowing my first one the get destroyed. I feel my first was a better job than this one.

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Coolest Hamburger Birthday Cake 67

by Rebekah B.
(Washington)

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

After searching for cake ideas, I found this site. Once I saw the burger cakes I knew I had to make a Hamburger Birthday Cake for my son's 16th birthday. He eats more burgers than anyone I know.

I used pictures from here to give me a general idea and went with my son's favorite toppings. I used large Swedish fish, smooth side up and slightly bent tucked in as tomato. The cheese is orange Starburst warmed in microwave, flattened and trimmed to look like cheese. The color was perfect.

Bacon was Yogos fruit roll. Not the greatest color but worked well. The sesame seeds are actually pine nuts and really topped off the cake nicely. I have received so many compliments and requests from my son's friends.

This cake was a huge hit. I also made the hot dog cake with pound cake and frosted Twinkies it was the perfect accent to the burger cake at the BBQ birthday party. & I had a blast putting it all together.

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Coolest Hamburger Birthday Cake 118

by Colleen B.
(China Grove, NC)

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

I made this hamburger birthday cake for my husband's grandson who turned 14. The boys all went crazy over it.

I used an 8" round bowl for the top bun, 8" round cake for the bottom bun. The hamburger was a chocolate 9" covered in butter cream and then ground up choco chips. I found a template to use red melting chocolate to form three tomato slices. The french fries were made from the cake that was cut from the top of the bowl, placed under the broiler and watched carefully as they were turned on all sides to brown. I could not get my icing red enough so I went to the store and used some out of a tube for the ketchup. The seeds on the top bun were from icing colored in ivory and using a tip #3.

Thanks to all who post tips and how to dos. I could not have done this with out them.

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Love it
by: Rena

A great cake for a teenager, and the chips look so real. x

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Coolest Hamburger Birthday Cake 80

by Mindy H.
(Huntsville TX)

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

Homemade Hamburger Birthday Cake

I made this Hamburger Birthday Cake for my son's 9th birthday. He wanted us to have a b-b-que for the party theme. I found the giant burger basket at a party store and wrapped the burger in tissue paper so it looked like an authentic b-b-que stand burger.

Both buns are made of pound cake. The top bun was baked in a Pyrex bowl. The bottom was baked in an 8 in pan. For the "meat" I made a brownie recipe in a 9 in pan. I mixed ground cookies in with chocolate icing to give the meat a rough texture. Both buns were tinted buttercream topped with pine nuts.

I used cookies coated in red poured fondant for the tomatoes. The mustard and lettuce where both tinted icing. I bought a frozen pound cake and sliced it into fries. I baked the fries in the oven until crispy. The "ketchup" is red icing and raspberry preserves, mixed well.

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