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« on: November 06, 2011 04:30:15 PM »

Whopper Cheeseburger---28" in diameter!

I've cooked up a king sized cheeseburger.  Being my own recipe, the ingredients are a bit unusual but have the advantage of adding absolutely no calories or fat to my diet. 

I  sprayed the bun fabric with a thinned brown acrylic paint to give it a toasty appearance.   Sesame seeds anyone?  It seems I toiled over the handcutting of about 131,723 sesames during the dark of one late night & glued them on individually.  (It wasn't really that many but it seemed so.)

The burger itself is a slab of upholstery foam covered with a textured brown upholstery fabric. 

Since this is a whopper, "Have it your way" with a choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion.  Each of the ingredients is made individually so they can be organized in any order or left off completely.  All are provided with hook & loop tabs so they wil stack together to make a very unique pillow. 

I designed it originally for a pillow contest sponsored by the Creative Home Arts Magazine where it won 3rd prize.  My grandlet was the recipient of this first food sculpture.  You can see his reaction to it in the photo.
I later made a mini-burger that is only about 22" in diameter.  It's made along the same lines only smaller.

They can be considered as pillows or, because of their separate pieces, as toys.

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011 04:44:35 PM »

Wow, what a burger!!  This is so clever -  Cheesy  and your grandson looks pretty happy with his burger-pillow-toy.  I really like this.  Congrats on your third-place win!!!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011 04:03:34 PM »

That looks so awesome!!  Will you adopt me?  Smiley  I love all the details, and the pillow sits very well, which I know is hard to do when you're making a cheeseburger sculpture. 

I LOVE cheeseburgers.  I have a mini-obsession with them.  I made a giant cheeseburger pillow for my husband on one of our anniversaries, plus I just finished refinishing a round table to look like a giant cheeseburger. 

This is absolutely amazing.  I hit This Rocks!

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011 04:22:00 PM »

Super fun.  Love the reaction shot.

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011 04:13:55 PM »

Thanks for the comments.  This was super fun to make & not as difficult as I expected.  Most of the difficulty was encountered while I was mulling over how to accomplish it.  I spent about 2 weeks in the thinking stage before I began actually working on it so I pretty well knew what I was doing---This is the way I usually work.

Sugarshoxcrafts, The grandling wouldn't part with his burger but I still have the 22" mini-burger available for sale.
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011 08:08:20 PM »

That is the cutest burger I have ever seen.  It also looks very comfy. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011 10:20:00 AM »

That's AWESOME!!!! I want one for my house! You rock!!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011 11:19:17 AM »

What fun!!! I adore this project. Great work Smiley.

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011 04:02:08 AM »

What fun! Looks like you included a lot of detail in the individual pieces, too.  Smiley Did you win the contest?

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011 06:48:26 PM »

It placed 3rd in the contest & I received $150 for it.  Happy to hear you like it.
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