Burger #137 – Wood Squares


What would you do for a burger?

Mini wood squares built today’s burger design.  Would you say you liked this?  Would a real burger be better though?  ([])

“Cheeseburger” Ice Cream Cake


Here’s a sweet recipe for a Ice Cream Cake in the shape of of a Cheeseburger from Better Homes and Gardens:

Ingredients

  • 1 package 2-layer-size  yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup  white decorative sprinkles
  • 1 1.75-quart container  chocolate ice cream
  • 1/3 cup  flaked coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • Purchased yellow fondant
  • Poundcake Fries (see below)

Directions

1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for 8-inch layers. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely. Very lightly brush one of the layers with water and to with sprinkles to resemble sesame seeds. Place layers on a tray or baking sheet and freeze until firm.

2. Meanwhile, line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with waxed paper; set aside. Place ice cream in a large bowl and stir until softened. Spoon ice cream into prepared springform pan; spread evenly. Cover ice cream with the plastic wrap and freeze until firm.

3. For “lettuce”, place coconut in a resealable plastic bag. Add green food coloring, a few drops at a time, and mix in bag to achieve a green color; set aside. For “cheese”, roll yellow fondant to about 1/16-inch thick. Have a spatula handy to loosen the fondant periodically from your surface as you roll it. Use a pizza cutter to cut into an 8- to 9-inch square; set aside.

4. To assemble, place plain cake layer on a serving plate. Remove sides of springform pan and remove plastic wrap and waxed paper. Place on top of cake layer on plate. If necessary, trim 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the edges of ice cream layer if it hangs over too much. Top with “cheese” and “lettuce”. Add remaining cake layer, sprinkled side up. Return to freezer for at least one hour until firm.

5. If desired, serve with Pound Cake “Fries”. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Pound Cake “Fries”: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Cut 1 10-3/4-ounce frozen pound cake, thawed, into 1/4-inch thick slices, then cut each slice into 3 “fries”. Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet. Mix together 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Lightly coat pound cake with nonstick cooking spray then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Toss carefully to coat; spread in an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool before serving. Makes about 42.

See the complete article here:

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/layer-cakes/cheeseburger-ice-cream-cake/

Burger #136 – Shredded Paper


Now you will face “The Shredder”…

Today’s burger design is created out of shredded paper.  If you ran a real burger through a paper shredder, would you get a smoothie?  ([])

Burger #135 – Fire Light


Playing with fire…

Okay, who likes fire?  Here is superimposed photo from various shots of me using a burning stick to draw a burger.  Too bad we didn’t use this beach bonfire to cook up some real burgers.  ([])

Make sure you check out “Light the Night”, this Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Los Angeles – http://www.lightthenight.org/los/

“Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.

This year’s walk in Southern California takes place in Griffith Park on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Registration begins at 5:00pm and the walk follows a Remembrance Ceremony at 6:00pm.”

Everything Burger and Team will be walking in remembrance of Michelle Maykin:

Team Page:

http://pages.lightthenight.org/los/griffith10/InRemembranceofMichelleMaykin

More Information:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131260763590333&index=1

Burger Profile: Mayor McCheese


Here’s another burger character from McDonalds called Mayor McCheese.  A cheeseburger for a head?  I wonder what he thought when he saw people eating other cheeseburgers?  Did he eat cheeseburgers as well? Wouldn’t that be really strange?

From Wikipedia:

“Mayor McCheese was an enormous cheeseburger who appeared from 1971–1985, he has a burger for a head, and sports a top hat, a diplomat’s sash, and a pair of pince-nez spectacles. He is portrayed as a giggly, bumbling, somewhat incompetent mayor.”

Unfortunately, Mayor McCheese is no longer with us.  Maybe The Hamburgler got him.

Burger #134 – Dirty Windshield


Wash me…

So, I um, purposely have not washed my truck for a while, so I could create this dirty windshield drawing.  Yeah, that’s the real reason that it’s so dirty… yeah… no really.  Pretty cool that it is also like a mobile art gallery though.  Currently still on display on the back of my truck.  Inquire for viewing hours =p.

Burger #133 – Band-Aids


Heal the world…with burgers!

Band-Aid Bandages are great for patching up cuts and scrapes that you might get.  Too bad you can’t use an actual burger to heal those scrapes, but these ones are pretty close.  Burgers would help you feel better though.  ([])