Monday, December 29, 2008

My Son The Carnivore

Max turned 12 yesterday. And for his birthday he wanted me to make him a hamburger cake. While I love a good challenge in the cake making department, the idea of making a hamburger cake daunted me slightly, because your average hamburger involves all kinds of colours not generally found in your average cake decorator gel boxes: tan, dark brown, brilliant red, light tan, etc. After much Sturm und Drang trial and error I eventually got the damn blasted cake made, as you can see from the photograph. And there was much rejoicing in the land when Max saw it, due in no small part to the new Lego items that accompanied this cake. I should've bought stock in Lego. Is there even Lego stock?

If you want more details, or the recipes for the icing and ganache, click here.

7 comments:

Samantha said...

Wow, I am in awe of your talent.
(Can you please make me a Colin cake??)
;-)

Kate said...

Wow, that's a masterpiece. Seriously, this makes you eligible for some obscure mothering award. Congratulations on a challenge well met!

sheila said...

A Colin cake? Hmm, let me think.

Okay. Sure! Emerging from the lake? Or do you have another pose in mind?

sheila said...

Thanks, Kate! I love the idea of winning an obscure mothering award.

We're coming to town next week, by the way - I'll call you.

Nicola said...

At least a hamburger is round, so that helps with cake baking! I agree about the Lego thing - my kids just ordered a ton more of the stuff last night - I want shares in the company too.

Andrea said...

I know it has already been said... but WOW!! What a cake!

Becky said...

That's wonderful!

Happy belated birthday to Max!

Call me crazy (must be affected by the thought of Colin Firth with icing), but I'm thinking that a whole platter of little mini burgers -- out of cupcakes -- would be cute. Clearly I'm not deranged enough after all the Christmas baking.

The kids, all bakers too, very admiring of your efforts. So you KNOW you'll make me look bad, unless I remember those blasted mini burgers in late April!