Need a great hamburger cake idea?

With this Hamburger Cake, you'll be a BBQ diva without ever firing up the grill...

hamburger cake

Did someone say "hamburger with a side of fries"?

Finally, a fabulous burger even your vegetarian friends will devour without a second thought.

It's perfect for a summer beach party, barbecue or 4th July gathering. This novelty cake is as much fun to make as it is to eat.

All you need to complete your party theme are some super cute, co-ordinating party supplies.

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novelty cakes - hamburger cake

what you'll need:

novelty cakes - hamburger cake

here's how to do it...

novelty cakes - hamburger cake

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1. Bake your cakes using your favorite recipe. Tort and fill the 10" round cake and cut a 1" layer off the widest end of the bowl cake - save this to use later to make the french fries. Crumb coat all three cakes. Refrigerate for at least an hour, preferably overnight.

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2. Mix some buttercream with yellow and a tiny amount of brown paste food color to get a medium brown that's the perfect 'bun' color and frost the 10" round cake and the bowl cake all over.

Mix cocoa powder and buttercream to get the perfect 'patty brown' and frost the 10" layer all over. Press the crumbled chocolate all around the top and sides of the patty and stack on top of the bun bottom.

Place the bun on a cake plate or board and stick down with buttercream frosting. For an extra presentation edge, try using a sheet of chequered paper from a pizza box under the cake.

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3. Draw or print a template for the tomato slices and use the one color chocolate method to complete.

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4. With a large leaf tip (#366) and green buttercream, pipe lettuce around the perimeter of the patty using a continous 'up,around and down' motion. Make ketchup by mixing light corn syrup with red paste food color and spoon over the lettuce.

Spoon a large dollop of buttercream in the center of the patty to hold the edges of the tomato slices up to same level as the lettuce and ketchup, so they don't break. Place the tomato slices so that they extend past the edge of the patty a little - you want to be able to see them once you've added the bun top.

Make mustard using buttercream with yellow and a very tiny amount of brown paste food color. Pipe a line of mustard around the perimeter of the burger, on top of the tomato slices.

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5. Cut 8" long french fries from the piece you removed earlier from the bowl cake and place on a baking tray, under a hot broiler for about 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Watch them closely - they go from golden brown to burnt pretty quickly if you're not careful. Turn and repeat on remaining three sides.

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6. Stack the bowl cake on top of the hamburger patty to form the bun top.

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7. Mix a small amount of buttercream for the sesame seeds by using either yellow or ivory paste food color (ivory is better, if you have it). Pipe the sesame seeds onto the bun with a #4 tip. Stack the fries next to the burger, sticking them down as you go with small dabs of frosting to secure. Drizzle ketchup over the fries.

Your Hamburger Cake is done! Now go get a well deserved cup of coffee and sit back for a few minutes to admire your handiwork. Remember to take a picture while your masterpiece still looks perfect.

how to host the perfect summer beach party

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