Hamburger Cupcakes

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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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

14 Responses

  1. 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 🙂

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

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