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Hamburger Cupcakes

by Katie Reed

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Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

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 Cupcakes
Chocolate Frosting
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.

Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

Next, use the dyed green coconut flakes as your “lettuce” and sprinkle generously over the chocolate hamburger patties.

Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

Then, drizzle the red and yellow frostings over the top to look like ketchup and mustard.

Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

Finally, add the tops of the cupcakes back on top to act as the buns.

Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

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!

Hamburger Cupcakes - Perfect for a BBQ!

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?

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HonestMum July 15, 2015 - 4:10 am

Wow how cool are those cupcakes, you are such an accomplished baker. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays, please can you add my badge or link back, thanks 🙂

Heather @ Nom Monster July 15, 2015 - 4:49 am

They are so so cute. !!

Christy Maurer July 15, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Those are such a cute idea! They’d make such a fun dessert for a cookout or a party!

Patrice July 15, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Interesting would not taught to use cupcakes wonder how it taste. Fun at parties great ideas.

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) July 15, 2015 - 5:50 pm

These are just plain awesome. I know for a fact that my entire family would love these.

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement July 15, 2015 - 6:14 pm

I personally think your hamburger cupcakes are beyond adorable! Although if it’s cupcakes that are involved I’m pretty gung-ho. LOL Not freaky at all to me 😉

Tiaras & Tantrums July 15, 2015 - 6:20 pm

cutest little cupcakes – ever! My kids would love these – these are great for summer BBQs!

Beth July 15, 2015 - 8:44 pm

I think these are really cute! Don’t have a good reason to make them though, but cute none the less!

Faye Wilkerson July 15, 2015 - 10:35 pm

Super cute idea. I love the build you own “burger” bar. Children would have so much fun with that.
Clean-up another question?

Annemarie LeBlanc July 16, 2015 - 12:15 am

Very creative! That would be nice for a child’s birthday party! Kids would surely love how it looks and love the taste even more.

Ron Leyba July 16, 2015 - 5:55 am

Wow! Hamburger? Cupcakes? I will definitely try this son!

Jeanine July 16, 2015 - 8:36 am

These are so awesome. I’ve never really thought many cupcakes were cute before, but these? Really are! They look great.

Elizabeth O. July 16, 2015 - 7:11 pm

What a cute idea. This will be great for birthday parties. There’s one coming up and I’d like to make this.

Rosey July 17, 2015 - 4:32 am

I think they’re so cute. It’s amazing what people can do with cakes and cupcakes.


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