Burger #365 – Cake


Let me eat cake!

The Burger365 project is complete! Let’s celebrate with a special “Burger Cake”, complete with actual hamburger topping. Of food items, the cake is probably the most popular item to be decorated like a hamburger, and we have seen many around the web. I definitely had to give it a shot, and thought it was a fitting way to celebrate the end. Hopefully this one “takes the cake” (*groan*). Now, who want’s a slice? Thanks again to J for helping me out with this one! You’re awesome.

So now what? I have just completed 365 “burgers” in 365 days. But, just because there are  no more “Burger365” pieces to create, I will still continue use the burgers as a theme in my artwork.  There are still many other ideas that I was not able to get to, so when I finish those, they will become “Bonus Burgers”. Also, I will be working on “Burger365: Redux”, where I will recreate select existing Burger365 pieces and make them even better.

The Everything Burger website will still continue, as I will try to bring you fresh burger content from around the web (something I had focused less on as I got more involved with the project). Burgers are still everywhere, people keep eating them and there continues to be great burger related items all over the place. This project was my little contribution to that world.

What have I learned from completing a 365 daily project? Lots of things… from different art techniques and styles, to time management and focus. I tried to use different methods of art and mediums throughout the project to make sure everything was unique. I was able to learn such trades as cross stitch, latch hook, and other things that I would never have even thought of trying. I worked on my painting, drawing, and digital art techniques to make them better as well. One really needs to have dedication and will power to finish a project such as this, and I am definitely proud of what I have accomplished. There were many late nights up trying to perfect some of the pieces, but it was worth it. I look back over the year and sometimes I’m surprised about how fast it went by, yet other times it seems like so long ago. An artist always should strive to learn, evolve, and create as much as possible, and this project is definitely a good vehicle for that.

    

Thank you to everyone who was involved, everyone who contributed an idea or made a comment,  all the fans who checked out the site, etc. Even though this ultimately was a personal growth project, it’s nice to know people appreciate and like the things that I am doing. You all have helped in one way or another. I hope you have enjoyed the ride as much as I have.

    

Thanks to my partner in “Art” crime Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Profit for starting his Mask365 project concurrently.  When Gary and I set out, I couldn’t imagine what we would go through, how the project would evolve for each of us respectively, and what we would accomplish. Make sure you check out his site and congratulate him for finishing too. His art and skill level is definitely above and beyond the normal realm of artists out there. There are big things coming for him and it is a honor to be able to watch his development. Congrats bro, we did it.

 

Big ups to Steve from Phusol Wear and Sebastian Bleak for the support and contributions you guys made. Looking forward to working with both of you for future projects.

Thanks to Noah Scalin, an originator of the “Daily 365 Project“, whose Skull-A-Day was the original inspiration. Hopefully I have upheld the ideals of the project. Your support and comments have been greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks to my mom who also contributed to this site and project with her clay sculpture burgers. It’s always nice to have support and love from family and friends. Keep up the great clay sculpture work.

 

A very special thank you shout out to my lovely girlfriend Janice(J), who first – gave me the Skull-A-Day book, which planted the idea of a daily project in my head, second – supported me along the way, sacrificing various time/events that we may have missed out on, third – helped out with many of the pieces, and fourth – modeled for and took some of the photos. Without her, the project would not have turned out as well as it did.  Plus, she actually likes burgers more than I do.

Check out what the talented BetsyEtsy sent Gary and me to congratulate us on finishing our projects:

OUR VERY OWN ACTION FIGURES!

Thanks Betsy! These lil’ guys are awesome. Thanks for your help with the project as well. (Photo blog 365, like Stormtroopers 365 next?)

“High Five!”

Well, that’s it for now, thanks again for all the love and support as I conclude this year long journey. Time for me to finally get some sleep. ([])

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74 Responses to Burger #365 – Cake

  1. Dude! That cake turned out soooo dope! Did you bring it in? Cuz my inner fat boy is craving a piece! Congrats brother! We sure came a long way.

  2. Noah says:

    Congratulations!! I’m so glad to have been an inspiration for this project. I loved seeing your progress and look forward to what you make next!

    And seriously, those dolls are amazing!

  3. GraceFace says:

    This is awesome! Congrats! Wish I knew about this a year ago! 🙂

    • Char.L.Ton says:

      Thanks Grace!

  4. Kim says:

    The cake turned out great! Congrats!

    • Char.L.Ton says:

      Thanks for your help too!

  5. littlecurio says:

    Yahoo! Big congrats on finishing what you started and making it an awesome ride for the rest of us! Completely enjoyed each and every burger and can’t wait to see what you get up to next 🙂

    • Char.L.Ton says:

      Thanks for all your great comments! Really appreciate it.

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  7. CrystalSpins says:

    Wow…to accomplish something that would mean I could have an action figure fashioned after me…I envy you.

    Crystal

  8. Congrats. You had some really, clever, inventive stuff. Definitely good to celebrate with cake.

  9. I said WTF, burgers should be burgers and that’s it 🙂

  10. Wow. 365 days of burgers … now that’s commitment!

    Congrats on a job “well done.”

    Get it? Maybe just a little funny?

    😉

    • Char.L.Ton says:

      Haha. good one =). Thanks!

  11. Love the cake burger!

  12. Haha this stuff is beyond awesome! Congrats on 365 days!

  13. myfilthyroom says:

    wow, very clever. I’m actually drooling just by looking at the pictures. 😀

  14. I wished I would have found this site 365 days ago….Thank goodness for Archives.

    Congrats on being Freshly Grilled…oops, I mean Freshly Pressed.

    Blessings,

    Ava
    xox

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  16. Wow! Charlton, amazing! What next? Perhaps you could work your way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking creating every dish in cake. She does a mean French hamburger. Good starting point. Congrats.

  17. Kim says:

    One of the coolest bikes ever 😀

  18. Impressive! congratulations!

  19. ablecookgirl says:

    I loved the burger cake! That is so creative.

  20. trialsinfood says:

    great burgers! congrats!

  21. Congratulations on a successful project! And your burger cake is so wrong its so right… ;o)

  22. wellen89 says:

    WOW…so unique burger, i’ve never seen the burger like that, i hope they r delicious burger, i like the burger with cake, n beef grilled (u can make it be number??)

    CONGRATS…..^^

  23. TweeCo says:

    Wow!!! The cake is so real ! I love it.

  24. Dirty Little Secret says:

    That burger cake is absolutely stupendous, nice work.

  25. newsy1 says:

    Wish this would have been freshly pressed sooner so I could have found it. What an excellent idea for a blog!

  26. Kudos to sticking with the challenge. I love your cake, I make a cupcake picnic a while back with mini “burgers”
    http://dishinwithdaisy.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/a-happy-meal-of-cupcakes/

  27. myblogject says:

    I’ve heard about these kind of cakes – wow, it looks amazing. Congrats!

    • xxWillGxx says:

      Doesn’t that cake just look yummy! I don’t know whether I want to eat it with milk or a soda XD

  28. Yummy burger and cake i like it delicious .
    great art.

  29. The cake is amazing!

  30. Eva McCane says:

    as odd as the idea of a burger cake is, i’m tempted

  31. ournote2self says:

    Love the cake! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Lakia Gordon says:

    I’ve been to your page before and everytime I come here I’m AMAZED!! Thanks for sharing all the cool burgers lol

  33. xoxofrets says:

    that was weird looking but FUN..I want to try the taste!

  34. Great cake!!!

  35. Congratulations! Now that is perseverence and you have the pictures and FP to prove it. You must be thrilled at accomplishing the 365 HB, and nicely surprised with the FP.

  36. Alex says:

    That’s one awesome cake burger!

  37. Char.L.Ton says:

    THANKS EVERYONE! Getting “Freshly Pressed” was a nice surprise. I only wish it was earlier, since now I’ll have less to post.

  38. caterpillar says:

    Congratulations on finishing your project! It sounds like it took a lot of work, so great job!

  39. wow wow wow!
    IMPRESSIVE
    xoxo
    bB
    please stop by and say hi!
    http://www.itsybitsybrianna.wordpress.com

  40. Kelly Booth says:

    That looks great. I once ordered a cake for a co-worker that looked like a burger because he always had one everytime the office went out to lunch. Yours looks a lot better!

  41. midnitechef says:

    You must be sad to be finished after 365 burgers, maybe relieved. Congrats on completing your venture in art!

  42. ashleythinks says:

    Just awesome!

  43. brentandtoni says:

    Wow that is really cool, I’m drooling just looking at that big burger cake. Yum

  44. Now all you need is a cake make out of burger ingredients for desert (?) !!

  45. yams says:

    yay! those dolls are awesome, where did she make them at?

    • Char.L.Ton says:

      She used exisitng “Ken” Dolls and customized them =p … too funny

  46. richannkur says:

    I m loving it…

  47. niasunset says:

    This is amazing cake 🙂 I loved it, and I am sure no one can say opposite of this.
    Congratulations on being FP.
    Thank you, Greetings and Love, nia

  48. Spectra says:

    Now I just have to go back and study your whole project! And yes, I WANT a burger! I’ve been making only grass-fed Bison burgers this year. Excellent, BTW. Leaner than chicken or even fish, according to Ted Turner, who has helped tobring back the vanquished herds.

    • Char.L.Ton says:

      Definitely been meaning to eat more bison burgers!

      • LOVE bison burgers

  49. aja says:

    Woow, you have done great job and wrote great blog. it was awsome to read it 😉

  50. Yum- I want a piece!

  51. corzgalore says:

    That’s cute. Congratulations on your journey.

  52. Ryoga-kun says:

    I love burgers and I love cake!

  53. indyink says:

    This is why I love Freshly Pressed. I’ve heard of Project 365 for photography, and did one myself in 2010. This is the first time I’ve seen one with art. And burgers! Really creative. I just shared on FB. I’d congratulate you on FP, but I’d rather congratulate you on the greater benefit… being a true original.

  54. realanonymousgirl2011 says:

    That is one impressive burger cake!

  55. Very neat.

  56. saltybi11 says:

    How could I miss a blog about burgers! They are the best food ever… nice cake

  57. godsgul says:

    cool cake looked good

  58. misscielothejournalist says:

    amazing! nice 🙂

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  61. Carl says:

    That cake looks great! send me a piece and we can call it even 🙂 hehe

  62. Ana Amaral. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this – it was perfectly timed too as it inspired me to make my own burger cake for my boyfriend’s birthday, which I’ll definitely be blogging about soon 🙂
    A.x

  63. Very nice site, and it’s nice to know there are other people out here that have challenged themselves to a “365” project. I have one of my own, and it is difficult, I missed out on a couple days but reading this blog and seeing the effort and energy in this site has inspired me to continue mine. Thanks a lot!

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