Burger Cake and Sugar Cookie Fries

2 Sep 2012

Burger Cake and Sugar Cookie Fries

This cake was made a while ago. I just didn't have the time to post it. Because this cake took me a while. And so this post is going to be a long one.

This cake was made for my boyfriend. It was his birthday a couple of weeks ago, when I made it. It was really a joke cake, I didn't think he would actually eat it.

The joke part about this cake was that he's the pickiest person ever. Whenever we go out to eat, he always requests White Spot. Or McDonalds. And he always gets a burger and fries. Always.

So for his birthday I made him a burger. A very big, sweet burger.

And (sugar cookie) fries and (icing) ketchup. Because you can't eat a burger without fries. You just can't.

While this cake was in the oven (well, cake parts, I cooked them all individually because, believe me, this makes a LOT) I still had some creative juices running through my head. So what do I do? Make red duct tape flowers of course!

Place them inside a small glass and place an assortment of green skittles in there, and you have a VERY cheap bouquet.

Now why would I spend all this time to make presents for his birthday as opposed to going out and buying something, is probably a question some of you may be asking yourself. Well his instructions were very clear. He did not want me to spend money on him for his birthday. Nothing. Well he technically told me that he didn't want me to buy him a present for his birthday. I took the work "buy" as the key word in that sentence, and found a loophole. Just don't tell him I had to buy the spearmint leaf candies and red duct tape specifically for this. It will be our little secret.

The Pattie (Brownie):
What you'll need:

-1 cup butter, melted
-1 1/2 cup white sugar
-1 1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-4 eggs
-1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 cup chocolate chips


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease a springform pan.
    2.   In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one by one until fully combined.
    3.   In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Gradually mix in the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    4.   Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove and let cool on wire racks.

The Bun (Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake):
What you'll need:

-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 cup butter, melted
-3 cups white sugar
-6 eggs
-juice of 1 large lemon
-zest of 1 large lemon
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 cup buttermilk

    1.   Preheat oven to 325˚F. Grease a large round glass bowl and a springform pan.
    2.   In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
    3.   In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until fully combined. Stir in the lemon juice, zest and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture and the buttermilk, alternating between both.
    4.   Pour batter into the prepared pan and bowl, and bake for 90 minutes, or until the cake begins to pull away from the side of the pan/bowl. Let cool in pan/bowl for 10 minutes, then let cool on wire racks.
    5.   When cool, cut a layer off the top of the cake from the pan and a layer off the non-dome side of the cake from the bowl so that it will stay level, and act like a bun.

Lettuce (Spearmint Leaf Candies)


    1.   Roll out the spearmint leaf candies with a rolling pin, and line the sides of the "bottom bun" cake.

Place brownie on top.

 Place "top bun" on top of the brownie.

Fries (Sugar Cookies)
What you'll need:

-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup butter, melted
-1 egg
-2 tablespoons milk
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1.   In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours and baking powder .
    2.   In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla.
    3.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray a baking sheet.
    4.   Roll the cookie dough between your hands into little strips, depending on the size and shape you want your fries. Place on baking sheet, and bake for around 10 minutes or until golden.

And if you want to make the duct tape flowers, go here. I made the stem with the green painter's tape, because I could only find the red duct tape. And I have a LOT of painter's tape at home.

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  1. A fun burger cake! Love your duct tape flowers.

  2. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Your boyfriend is a lucky guy!

  3. It looks so fun! What a brilliant idea to make such burger cake!

  4. what a great idea for your boyfriend's birthdat!

  5. Cathleen, what a sweet girlfriend you are! I absolutely love this idea! Totally made my heart smile. Your boyfriend is one lucky man and happy birthday to him!

  6. Wow, this is so creative! I love your burger cake. I am sure your boy friend must be so proud that you are so talented!

  7. Creative cake indeed! You should make this during "April's Fool Day"! You are a loving person Cathleen! Your BF should be lucky person to have you!

  8. This looks super delicious n so innovative...

    Event: Dish name starts with O

  9. This is so much fun I bet he loved it :-)

  10. Fantastic! Extremely creative...love the idea of a fun cake. Never thought of it before :) I am sure he was very impressed!

  11. What perfection in a burger my friend, lovely job :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Oh how cute & creative ... Perfect for Labor Day ... Happy Monday :-)

  13. OMG this is absolutely the cutest thing I have ever seen!! I love it and must try to recreate!

    xoxo, Elle


  14. Your boyfriend sounds as picky as my husband! What a clever and hilarious cake and fries :)

  15. thanks for sharing...will try out sooon & let you know
    Tasty Appetite

  16. This is the most creative b-day present ever! I'm sure your BF was thrilled and impressed by all the time and efforts you put in this. :) I love those flowers that you made. Just lovely.

  17. So cute! You did an awesome job with this cake.

  18. this is such a creative birthday cake - love it!

  19. you are a very talented lady to create this burger cake for him and the fries and the ketchup!!! he must e=be so surprised seeing his birthday cake!!

  20. Cathleen, this is one terrific cake - if I show this to my kids, they are going to want to have me bake one for their birthdays too, I am sure of it! Very nice and cute idea!

    Thank you also for visiting my blog - I am just now going through some of your lovely posts - nice blog!


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