Friday, October 2, 2009

Hamburger Cupcakes

For the Bear's birthday I made these hamburger cupcakes - my sister said "Ew! I don't know whether to be grossed out or not but that is so cool!!"

hese Hamburger Cupcakes are pretty awesome. And they're unbelievably easy, too - I promise. I first saw the tutorial on Flickr - you should check it out, there's a pictorial step-by-step.

Buy yourself a box of chocolate cake mix, and a box of yellow cake mix. Don't forget to grab a few tubes of green, yellow and red frosting. If you want to get fancy, you can tint some shredded coconut with green food coloring and call it lettuce. Or pick up a box of fondant, tint it orange and cut up some 'cheese' squares. This is all really quite versatile - go with what works for you!

Bake both boxes of cake mix in lightly oiled muffin tins. Let cool, then slice the yellow cupcakes into 'buns', and slice the chocolate cupcake tops off to use as 'patties'. You can do what you'd like with the bottoms of the chocolate cupcakes...I tossed mine in the freezer and am thinking they'd work great in a trifle.

Decorate as you wish with the frostings - coconut and fondant if desired, then assemble into a burger. Add a few sesame seeds and serve!
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