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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hamburger Cake

At the end of June, a retirement celebration was held for a friend and colleague.  The plan was for an outside barbecue and potluck.  I elected to bake a hamburger cake as a surprise.  The rains thought they were invited as well, but luckily large tents were found to protect the people and food from a total washout.

The first time I came up with this design for a large 10" in diameter hamburger cake was over 20 years ago for a 1950's theme party, and I have probably made about five others since then for various occasions, each time with a slightly different twist.  One was auctioned off for a Boy Scouts fundraiser I remember.

Anyway, it's a bit of a process, but the end result is always worth it!

Preparing the fondant-type tomato (sesame seeds for tomato seeds) and cheese slices

 Lettuce and pickles:

Putting it together, using chocolate cake in the centre for the patty:

 Finished product:







and here is the retiree sheltered under the dripping canopy out in the dark night, cutting into the cake... (hence the weird lighting)


 Just thought I'd share this on my blog...



6 comments:

  1. Maybe the cake looks more like cake in person, but in these photos, it looks so much like a real giant burger! And the buns are chocolate cake too? I love the checkered paper beneath -- perfect finishing touch!

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    1. Hi Nikki~ Actually it did look more like a hamburger than a cake and had quite a few people baffled, as it was set on the main course table. It became apparent when dessert was served, though ;) I remembered a restaurant in town that used red checkered paper, so asked them if I could have a couple of pieces for a project. They happily obliged! The hamburger is made up of three cakes, two white/yellow for top and bottom, and one chocolate 'meat' cake. I baked the top in a baking bowl for the rounded top.

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  2. You are infinitely talented, dear Glo. I'm always so impressed with all of your creative efforts. Ill bet your hamburger cake was a huge hit.

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    1. Thanks Hilary for the kind words :) Yes, the hamburger was the icing on the cake (corny, but what the hey;))

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  3. I much prefer cake to hamburger any time so I'd be quite happy to eat this. It certainly looks different, and I presume was enjoyed by all. Flighty xx

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    1. Hi Flighty ~ It is kind of a novelty and conversation piece, so people get a kick out of it, and like yourself I think cake beats hamburgers anytime! It is all edible ~ one year I made marzipan french fries to go on the side.

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