A couple of Mondays ago I wrote about the Monkey Cake for the Just Something I Whipped Up link.
That gave me the itch to find something cute for my daughter's birthday cake which was on Memorial Day. My mom found these directions for a Cheeseburger cake. It looked difficult, but I thought I would give it a whirl anyway. And I am linking up again at The Girl Creative.
It called for two batches of homeade icing, but I just used store bought because I am lazy. It ended up taking THREE containers of frosting. (Sugar high anyone?)
First you make a regular plan cake mix and divide into three pans. Just bake it regular. (Why did mine turn out so uneven?)
Then when it cools off you start the icing extravaganza!!
(Make sure your assistant wear a helmet. This could be dangerous.)
I had to mix the white icing with instant coffee and coacoa to get it bun colored. (Also we needed the caffiene to fully take advantage of all the sugar. ) Then I frosted one half of one cake and put the frosting side down on a plate. The top of it got darker brown frosting - more coa coa. It was the meat. Then I added different colors of fruit roll up for the cheese and the lettuce.
Then some frosting I had made orange and put nuts in for the russian dressing. Basically after that you just keep going with other colored frosting for different hamburger things: tomato, another bun, more meat. Then finally the top bun and some sesame seeds.
Am I violating copyright laws by posting a picture of the magazine? It was Family Circle if giving credit helps.
Mine didn't turn out quite as professionally as the one in the magazine. Big surprise! But it was cute enough. The coffee in the bun icing caused it to taste a tad funky though, so I would not do that again. Also it was pretty sweet to eat with three cans of frosting!!
The unevenness presented itself again and we my brothers started brainstorming engineering ideas to make the cake stay upright. I voted we just eat it.
Saigie like it. She also liked counting all NINE candles on it.