Thursday, August 15, 2013

one cool cake

I was on facebook the other day and saw a post from my very creative cousin Karen.  She had made a hamburger birthday cake for her son Josh, and I asked her if I could share it with you!  Isn't it so fun?!

To make it, Karen said that she doubled her cake recipe.  She then baked it in three pans, two that were 8 inch rounds and one in an 8 inch bundt pan.  She filled one of the rounds about 2/3 full and the other only about 1/3 full.  The smaller half was the bottom bun and the bigger one was the top.  

Then she trimmed the edges of the top a little bit to give it the curve of the burger.  She filled the bundt pan with the rest of the batter (so the "meat" would be the thickest part.)  When frosting, she just filled the hole in the bundt with the extra frosting.  

The lettuce, cheese and tomato were made from marzipan, colored to the appropriate color.  Only the edges had the marzipan sticking out since she didn't have enough to go all the way through the middle.  And the sesame seeds? 

They're toasted Rice Krispies! 

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