My son just turned 20 and had never eaten a cheeseburger....he had a thing since he was little about melted cheese on anything but pizza. So...we made a cheeseburger cake and of course- cheeseburgers. I am proud to say he has now eaten one!
For this cake I did the prep a day early since the cake is a good moist recipe, sealed all layers in wax paper until ready for use.
Complete recipe and tools list at bottom of post.
You will need 1 recipe of Bakery white cake- click HERE for recipe or use or 2 boxes of white store brand cake mix if you like, bake in 2- 8 or 9 inch cake pans that are greased and floured according to recipe directions.
I used the Wilton 9 in contour pan for the top to give it a rounded look,
For the burger I made a box brownie mix in another 9 in pan. You can use a chocolate cake mix if you like.
For the cheese I made Home made Marshmallow fondant, recipe HERE. You may also purchase store bought.
for a hint on making your own fondant- if colored marshmallows are available I will use them in the hue I am looking for. Since cheese is kinda orangish I used half orange and half white, then added a few drops of yellow to soften the color.
|marshmallow mix before adding powdered sugar|
Prepare 1 batch of butter cream icing, see recipe HERE. Set a small amount aside to color red and /or yellow for ketchup and mustard. Or buy store bought white and tint.
To get this color I advice going slow, mix a little in at a time, too much and you will be making more icing. I used a bit of copper, a bit of brown and a tish of yellow. How is that for exact! Probably as a guess ??? 1/4 tsp of brown, 1/8 tsp copper and less of yellow.....good luck!
Now place the burger part on top, place a small amount of icing in center to help hold the cheese. Roll out fondant and cut to the size of cake, let sides drip like melted cheese.
|My cake making helper- Brenna|
|My son and his girlfriend, my daughter and her fiance in background.|
You will need:
Cake- 1 large recipe white cake or up to two box white cake mixes- make according to directions
1 brownie mix- family size or 1 chocolate cake recipe
1 batch buttercream icing, or two cans white icing
1 batch fondant- orange
food coloring- brown, yellow, red, orange, copper (just a guideline)
3- 8 or 9 inch pans
decorating helps -optional
piping bag and tip
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