One of the comments I got repeatedly when I posted BBQ Cupcakes recently was that it was kind of creepy eating food that looked like other food. I can kind of understand that, but I still really enjoy sharing funky food. It’s like food imitating food imitating art imitating… erm… food. I don’t know. But it looks pretty cool!
Now I’ve shared enough cupcake recipes by now that I don’t feel the need to do so again. And I have a whole post devoted to my favorite frosting recipes, so you can easily look up the chocolate version that I used here. Today, I just want to focus on how to turn a basic cupcake into an awesome Hamburger Cupcake for you to share and enjoy!
These make a great dessert for a BBQ or a kid’s party. Seriously, there’s just something fun about eating food that looks like something else!
For this one, it’s pretty easy. Here’s what you’ll need:
Vanilla Frosting dyed red
Vanilla Frosting dyed yellow
Flaked Coconut dyed green (just add a little green gel dye to the coconut in a baggie and mix)
First, cut the cupcakes in half horizontally. Then frost them bottom half with the chocolate frosting to act as your burgers.
Next, use the dyed green coconut flakes as your “lettuce” and sprinkle generously over the chocolate hamburger patties.
Then, drizzle the red and yellow frostings over the top to look like ketchup and mustard.
Finally, add the tops of the cupcakes back on top to act as the buns.
Seriously, how cute are these things? They are really adorable, AND they are easier to eat than regular cupcakes because the frosting is all inside. I think these are so much fun, and kids REALLY love them!
You can get more creative if you want by adding some “cheese” or other extras. I like the simplicity of these ones, though.
I think they’d be great for a DIY Cupcake bar, too! Let the kids add their own “ketchup and mustard” or other toppings you think up.
What do you think? Fun or freaky?
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.