Cheese Burger and French Fries (Not)

Cheese Burger and French Fries (Not)

When is a cheeseburger not a cheeseburger? When it’s a 3-layer cake! And the french fries? Sugar cookies dipped in melted red candy! Dinner never got better!

Cake serves 20.

Step 1

Step 1: Make French Fries

Roll out cookie dough to 1/8 in. depth. Cut into 3/4 in. strips of varying lengths. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350°F. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely. Brush with gold or bronze pearl dust.

Step 2

Step 2: Bake Cakes

Bake and cool two 8 x 1-1/2 in. yellow cake layers, removing crown from one layer and allowing layer with the crown to cool with its dome up. Bake and cool one 8 x 1-1/2 in. brownie.

Step 3

Step 3: Assemble Cheeseburger

Place yellow cake layer with crown removed onto plate or foil-covered cake board. Pipe tip 104 green buttercream ruffle “lettuce” along top edge of layer. Top with brownie layer. Outline and pipe in tip 7 yellow buttercream “cheese slice”; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch or damp brush. Pipe tip 7 red buttercream lines in semi-circle for “tomato slice”; add tip 44 (smooth side out) edge of “slice”. Pipe white tip 366 outlines for onion slice. Top with remaining yellow cake layer, dome side up. Brush rice cereal with piping gel; place on cake top.

Step 4

Step 4: Make Catsup

Just before serving, melt Candy Melts; stir in small amount of cream. Place in small containers or bowls for dipping cookies.

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