Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Amazing fun "Burgers & fries"

These cupcakes would be really fun for the upcoming holiday.

They were pretty simple, and didn't take a lot of time.

I made two dozen cupcakes using yellow cake mix, and another two dozen in chocolate (fudge brownies cut in circles can be substituted for the chocolate cupcakes).

Remove the wrappers and cut each yellow cupcake in half like a hamburger bun.

Lightly dust tops with powdered sugar or sesame seeds (I vote sugar, no surprise there).

Remove wrappers from chocolate cupcakes and cut rounded tops off. These are your "hamburger patties."

Re-assemble thus: yellow cupcake bottom, chocolate cupcake top

Then make "lettuce" from green icing using a leaf tip.

Make "ketchup" with red icing using round tip.

Make "mustard" with yellow icing using round tip.

(let your condiments "hang over" the edge a little so they can be seen after the tops are added)

Put dusted yellow cupcake top on, use a fancy toothpick if you got 'em.

For the "home fries" I totally cheated. Used refrigerated cookie dough (GASP!!!). I know. Scandalous.

Slice like you're making cheater cookies, then use pizza slicer to cut into "fries." You'll need to add some space between them, they will spread and stick together.

Don't forget to hide the evidence: eat the chocolate cupcake bottoms with the extra icing. Don't share with your kids. They're not worthy. Bring 'em to my house, I'll help you. It's a sacrifice, but I love you so I'll help you out, just this once.

Makes (obviously) twenty four cupcakes. And makes you look like you know a pasta fork from a braising pan. Be careful, this might raise people's expectations about your talents and abilities.

Don't forget the little puddle of "ketchup" for the fries.

and linking here.


Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! Those are awesome!

The Pennington Point said...

Oh my goodness those are so cute! Thanks! Lisa~

Heather said...

So FAB!! Great work!!! I wont tell the kids if you don't!!! Please join my latest linky at Dragonfly designs! Thanks for sharing!

Jerri said...

How fun! These look great!

Thanks for joining me for Friday Favorites!

Jerri said...

Came back to let you know that I'm featuring you this week for Friday Favorites!

Erin said...

Absolutely adorable!

Debbie said...

Seriously-how do you have time for this? Very Cute!

@Home-Mom said...

way too cute! great for my little one's bday coming up. We shall see I'll link up and let you know if I do ;)