Hamburger Lover Birthday Cake for a 9-Year-Old Boy
Top and bottom bun layers are golden yellow cake iced with peanut-butter cream icing; the top bun layer was baked in an 8″ salad bowl so it would be rounded. The burger layer is red velvet cake iced on the edges in dark chocolate and rolled in Oreo cookie crumbs. Filling between all layers is strawberry jam, this keeps it from being too sweet.
The “fries” are pound cake cut into fry shape and toasted until lightly browned, ketchup mustard are thinned royal icing; lettuce royal icing also. Tomato slices I made from melted chocolate poured onto parchment paper in the shape of tomatoes. I would have made cheese from fondant but ran out of time!
The kids loved it, and the birthday boy had his 2 favorite foods in one!!