Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Dear Will!

How can six years have possibly passed since my sweet William was born? We celebrated his birthday with family over the weekend complete with pizza and a "Hamburger" cake made by me!



And just in case you'd like to make your own hamburger cake, you can find the directions at WomansDay.com. The article that I kept appeared in an issue at least 7 years ago (I made this cake once before for my hubby's birthday right after I saw it). I didn't follow the directions for using pound cakes and store bought frosting. Instead I made my cakes using two boxes of regular cake mix (Funfetti variety of course) and then made a batch of chocolate frosting for the burger and peanut butter frosting for the bun (much easier than trying to tint white frosting tan). It's been a hit both times I've made it and it really is easy to make. I'm definitely not a cake decorator, but I do enjoy making fun cakes like this for my family instead of buying a bakery cake. It must be the "Susie Homemaker" in me - I figure they'll remember the cool cakes I made them, but the bakery cakes are just a dime a dozen. Besides, I think homemade cakes taste better and they are definitely made with more love.

Happy birthday Will - mommy loves you and is so proud of you!!!!

P.S. Will just learned to tie his shoes last week - yippee Will! :-)

16 comments:

toya said...

OMG, that is so cute, sending b'day wished to your son, he is a cutie

stacysews said...

That is an amazing looking cake! Nice job!

Lilia said...

That case is FREAKIN' AWESOME! Do you mean you used actual peanut butter to frost it?

Birgitte said...

Happy Birthday, Will!! Better not show this to Chaia- you're way too handsome! And happy birthday to mom too, time sure goes fast doesn't it... That cake looks fantastic AND yummy!
HTH,
Birgitte

Sew4Fun said...

Melissa, you are way too talented!! Anyone who makes a cake like that is cake decorator in my books. HB Will! My 7yo DS just learnt to tie his shoes laces too this week. :)

Angelia said...

What a cool cake!!! Your little boy is very lucky to have such a 'susie homemaker' for a mom!!

RobinE said...

Wow! That is one awesome cake! :)

Anonymous said...

Melissa,

That hamburger cake is fantastic! Sweet photo of your birthday boy, too. You are so talented!

Anne said...

The anonymous comment above is mine. --Anne Carpenter

christina said...

Melissa, that cake is incredible! What a fun day.

Anjanette said...

Wow - that's an awesome cake!!!

Happy Birthday Will!!!!!! :)

hugs,
Anj

Lory said...

That cake is soooo cute!!! He must've been so happy :)

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous cake as well as a handsome son ! You truly are Susie Homemaker. You need to teach sewing someday and also bottle that boundless energy to sell.I would definitely buy a case. mssewcrazy

CharityinAlaska said...

That is the cutest cake ever! You did a great job. What a lucky little boy to have such a creative and talented Mommy.

Susie said...

How extraordinary to find someone else who shares my name, spells it correctly, :) has a son named Will (although we use one "l" for our Wil) and loves to sew! How nice to meet you! The cake looks wonderful and I like your blog very much.

Gorgeous Things said...

Happy birthday to Will - and what an awesome cake!!!