Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or another momentous event, marking the occasion with a cake has become somewhat customary. Yet, sometimes an ordinary layer cake from the grocery store bakery or Carvel won't do. Consider your father's 50th birthday. He might be one mad burger connoisseur, traveling the nation and eating his way through cities both big and small in search of his dream patty. When it comes time to blow out the candles at his birthday celebration, what sort of cake are you going to wheel out? A burger, of course.
As food is never off our minds here at The Daily Meal, we were inspired by visions of burgers made with cake and chocolate and have gone in search of some decadent cakes taking the form of our favorite foods — the kind of cake appropriate for any food-lover’s birthday, wedding, or other grand occasion.
Serving up a giant deep-dish “pie” for dessert is a guaranteed way to add a whole lot of pizzazz to your pizza night with friends. Or, if your best Southern buddy is uprooting and moving to the Northwest, pay tribute to him and his favorite guilty pleasure by presenting him with a giant platter of chicken and waffles (complete with hot sauce and okra) all made of cake and chocolate, of course.
And the cakes don’t stop there. For the man in your life who can’t get enough of grilled meat (and has even gone grilling in the snow in the dead of winter), surprise him on his birthday with a big fat steak made of cake. Or, if your morning meal isn’t complete without a New York-style bagel slathered in cream cheese, do as one woman did and celebrate with bagels for dessert, too.