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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Perhaps the BEST Thing About Memorial Day

With the upcoming arrival of the sentimental, but otherwise useless holiday known as Memorial Day* comes a couple of most excellent and noteworthy things. The first is, of course, MY BIRTHDAY (May 30th, the one TRUE Memorial Day). The second, and possibly even MORE fun than my birthday is the return of nature's perfect food...

MMMmmm...Hamburger Cake!The Hamburger Cake!

Loyal readers (both of you) may recall that I mentioned this wonderful creation last year and ate the whole damn thing before I could take a photo of one. Well this year, sensing I needed content for this crappy old blog, remembered to snap a few pics before tasting the sweet wonder and joyous majesty of the Hamburger Cake.

I never had one as a kid and found these at my local Jewel food store while living in Park Ridge some time back in the 1990s. They are really only readily available during the summer time. I used to be able to buy two sizes of Hamburger Cake, with my preferred cake being the smaller of the two. I like that one better because the size of it makes it look even more like an actual hamburger. These days, I rarely find the smaller cakes.

Maybe it is just the silliness of the thing. It could be that I feel like a kid when I am eating one. All I know is that few things make me as happy as knowing there's a hamburger cake in my fridge waiting for me.

One year, April made one for me from scratch. I'll find some photos of it and post them here. Of course, I expect you won't see them until next year around this time.

*I say useless because aside from a few parades and speeches, most every damn American fails to remember any war dead and takes the opportunity to party down and enjoy yet ANOTHER day off work. It is really quite insulting. Just another way we here in the states have taken a well-intentioned idea and found a way to ruin it somehow.


Blogger Bud said...

Happy Birthday in advance, Andy, since I don't know what state I'll be in on the 30th. Your B-day is the only thing I'll be celebrating that day anyway.

8:25 AM

Blogger Pammy said...

Awwww...ain't it cute? But it IS chocolate cake, isn't it? Because any other kind would be just...wrong.

Just in case I forget, (hah...whatta forget anything?) have a wonderful birthday, Andy-pandy.

8:27 AM

Blogger Andy Land said...

Well, Pammy, the "buns" of the cake are a white cake and the "hamburger" middle is the chocolate cate. All of the condiments are tasty buttercreme frosting and thee are sprinkles on top to simulate sesame seeds. Best cake ever!

Bud, I'm glad you were the first to comment here as you were the first to comment a year ago. LOL

Thanks for the well wishes!

9:58 AM

Blogger Glenn Bishop "Bish The Magish" said...

Happy Birthday Andy,

What a great way to have a birthday with a "hamburger" that is a cake. That is "dinner" and then the cake all at the same time.

Talk about a time saver for my kids birthday party. With the "hamburger" being the cake the party will be over sooner and the "kids" will be going home sooner.

What a great idea to speed up the parent birthday party experience.

Happy Birthday "OLD" friend.

Glenn Bishop

11:16 AM

Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

Happy Birthday in advance as well since I'm sure I'll be in the state of oblivion ;-)

Sorry Bud, couldn't resist!

Nifty looking cake - nice to know it tastes good as well.

Have a good one Andy!!!

2:49 PM

Blogger golfwidow said...

Hamburgers and cake are two of the best foods ever. It's freaking genius is what it is.

I always refer to Memorial Day as the day we venerate our fallen heroes by eating red and blue Jell-o with Cool Whip.

1:15 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

And the best thing is, these cakes are around all summer! Naturally July 4th and Labor Day are big Hamburger Cake times for me!

I'm finishing up a piece of cake right now!

MMMmmm...hamburger cake!

2:22 PM


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