Friday, August 12, 2011

Hamburger Cupcakes


* Chocolate cake mix
* Yellow cake mix
* vanilla frosting
* shredded coconut
* food coloring - yellow, red, green
* sesame seeds


1. Make the yellow and chocolate cake mixes as directed on the box. Each box should yield 24 cupcakes.
2. When making the yellow cupcakes, don't use a cupcake liner - this will ensure your yellow cupcakes brown a little more, which is more realistic looking for "hamburger buns".
3. After cupcakes have fully cooled, slice the yellow cupcakes in half, and the chocolate cupcakes right under the top. (Reserve the chocolate tops for future snacking...we froze ours!)
4. Place the bottom yellow cupcake on a plate or platter, then top with chocolate cupcake bottom.
5. Coloring some frosting with yellow (for mustard) and some with red (for ketchup). Tint the shredded coconut with green coloring for lettuce.
6. Using a piping bag, ring the top outside of the chocolate cupcake with "mustard" and "ketchup", then add the "lettuce"
7. Place the yellow cupcake on the condiments and sprinkle with a few sesame seeds!

Use whatever box cake mixes you like. You can add other "toppings" - perhaps candy apple rings chopped for relish, or some rolled and cut fondant for cheese or tomatoes. You could even add a frilly toothpick to keep your burger together when serving! My kids were a little skeptical about the sesame seeds, but you add just a few, and they said they couldn't even taste them! The sesame seeds really do add a lot to the realism of the hamburger! If you want to make a giant hamburger, just use 8 or 9 inch cake pans and use the same ideas for decorating!

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