Ok Ok - now on to the cake!
A couple nights ago we scoured Pinterest looking for cute cupcakes. Obviously I wanted to do rainbow cupcakes but he said 'everyone at school does that!' So we came across the cutest hamburger cupcakes on Pinterest. After getting all the ingredients at the store we come home to make cupcakes and I couldn't find my cupcake pans. (I still think my sister has them but she swears she doesn't!) So after Deven went to bed thinking I'd stop and get store-bought cupcakes for tomorrow I made him a totally cool hamburger cake, with fries!!!
At his school, there is a "birthday booth." On your child's birthday he can invite 8 friends to sit with him at a special booth in the cafeteria. Parents can bring stuff so the kids get a reprieve from cafeteria food and get to enjoy a little treat. So tomorrow I will bring pizza (choice of cheese and pepperoni of course!), Capri Suns, full size Hershey bars for his friends and this totally cool hamburger cake! I am so happy with how it turned out; I seriously cannot believe I am the one that made it. It's totally something my bestie would make and I'd drool over, who knew I would be able to create this....
I box yellow cake mix
1 box brownie mix
1 squeeze pouch of Oreo frosting
1 yellow, 1 red, & 1 green squeeze pouch of frosting
1 box snickerdoodle cookie mix
1 sheet red gingham paper
Simple syrup (I made using equal parts sugar and water)
Pam Baking Spray
3 - 8" foil cake pans
I preheated my oven to 350 degrees and sprayed the foil pans generously with Pam Baking Spray (I'd never used it before but it worked really well!). Next, I followed the directions for the cake mix and poured it into 2 of the foil pans. Then, I followed the directions for the brownie mix and poured a thin layer into the foil pan and used a small pan we had to contain the remainder of the brownie mix. After baking, according to the box directions, I allowed them to cool completely...this took a little while.
While they were cooling I made the "fries." I mixed the cookie dough according to the package and formed them into long skinny cookies. Next time I will make them a wee bit smaller because I didn't realize they'd plump like they did! After the cakes and brownie are completely cool I set the gingham paper on the cake platter and inverted one of the cakes so the bottom was up. I squeezed half of the Oreo frosting in the center of the cake and place the brownie upside down on the lower cake. At this point I was amazed at how much the brownie looked like a hamburger patty! I squeezed the remaining Oreo frosting onto the center of the brownie until it reached about 2" from the edge. I smoothed the frosting so it would be even since it squeezes out a little thick.
Then I chose a spot on the edge to begin and, using the yellow squeeze pouch, I made a triangular shape pointing down off the brownie; this was my cheese. I repeated that 2 more times and tried to space them evenly around the brownie. Next, I used the red pouch and created the tomatoes by making a half circle hanging off the side of the brownie. Finally, I used the green to form the lettuce. Ultimately, I wanted the condiments to be distinguishable! After my condiments were in place I set the last cake on top and then squealed about how cute it was...I was happy at this point, or delirious because it was almost 1 a.m.. lol I brushed the simple syrup on the top of the "bun" and then carefully sprinkled the sesame seeds. To complete the cake I set the cookie/fries next to it and VOILA - a darn cute hamburger cake! (If I do say so myself!!!)
Now, it's super late/early and I just hope Deven LOVES his cake! Makes me sorta happy we couldn't do the cupcakes this time; although, I bet they'd have been super cute too!
Until next time, hope you get to...
Hide n' Go Scrap!
* UPDATE: The cake was a HUGE hit at his school today; all his friends LOVED it. Even kids walking by said something or stared. The burger and fries were devoured, and tasted good too (yes!) score for mom!