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.
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