Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This is a little overdue, but Sunday was a big day in our house! We celebrated my husband's Grandma's 96th birthday, my brother's birthday and my son's birthday (he is officially 2!). Not to mention all of the father's who we honored. Whew! There was a lot of eating and family and fun times. It began with this fun idea I saw on Flickr. . .Cheeseburger cupcakes! Don't be fooled, they are not cheeseburgers - they are cupcakes that LOOK like cheeseburgers. My family loved them! I did a little searching to see how to make these and thought I would post a quickie tutorial here.
You begin by making vanilla cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes (brownies would work too). I had taken better pictures but then realized my memory card was not in my camera! Once you are finished baking the cupcakes (be sure to use lots of PAM to keep the cupcakes from sticking), let them cool and then cut the tops off of the vanilla and chocolate. You will need a sharp knife for this task. The tops of the vanilla cupcakes are your "bun topper" and the tops of the chocolate are your "patties"

You will need icing for your "lettuce, ketchup, and mustard". I found that the Betty Crocker icing was the easiest to work with. No squeezing bags required and it comes with the interchangeable tops. I used one that would make the icing kind of squiggly like lettuce.


You need only to put the icing on the outer edge of the cupcake bottom. . .see?

Put your pattie on and then add the "ketchup". Put it on the outer edges too and you can be a little more liberal with this to make it taste more yummy!

Next comes the "mustard"


And lastly. . .

Aren't they so cute? I added little toothpicks, but you could brush a little orange juice to the tops and sprinkle sesame seeds as I learned from one tutorial. I thought they were wonderful as is and they were a hit!
I put them on a platter and fooled my mother in law who thought we were eating sliders. =)


Here is the birthday boy. . .


My dh with little dude. He is an amazing daddy!


Lastly, I found some time to work on this lo, which was a lift from Maggie Holmes and inspired partly by Debee Campos who rocks the spraypaint!


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating our husbands and fathers!

7 comments:

Lilith said...

great idea !! they surely tasted good!!

deana said...

That LO is adorable, Amber, I just ♥ your work!

And I am SOOOO going to make those cupcakes. Awesome tutorial! :-)

Garsy said...

Grandma Arbutus?! Happy birthday!! Brian and I were just thinking about her yesterday! Sounds like you all had a great weekend!

Lindsay Lowery said...

I'm just in ♥ with those Hamburger Cupcakes! I have the link/picture to the ones that Bakerelle made on my blog! She added some sugar cookie french fries as well. I think I'll be making these for the 4th of July!

tysdaddy said...

Garsy wasn't kidding. Arbutus comes to mind often . . . her warm smile, welcome laughter, and peace. 96! That's incredible! I remember several years ago, swinging by to pick her up in the church van. She always chatted about family. She loved you guy so much.

Wish her a happy belated birthday, from an old friend . . .

chinamommy said...

So cute! i ♥ the idea too, great summer project for my 5 yr old!
~misschell

kenner said...

those cupcakes are TOO cute!!
xo