My Father’s Day baking project this year was Hamburger Cupcakes!
Summer is around the corner and my boyfriend and his dad love the grill. Last week, when my best friend brought this up to me, I knew I had to try it 🙂
To find the original recipe, please follow this link: http://www.bakerella.com/fast-food-fun/
Prepare for these to take a good amount of time to make however, they are composed of the simplest form of baking as in using baking mixes. I haven’t used mixes in a long time but seeing as I had an afternoon to prepare for it, I felt it was the best choice. I used Duncan Hines baking mixes for the moist yellow cake and fudge brownies. The original chose Betty Crocker and Pillsbury instead. I don’t have those available here so I used what I could find and improvised 🙂
The hardest part was making the right color icing and decorating it. This was possibly the best control I’ve had and it still looks a bit weird. But, when you put the top on it, aside from having very pastel colored condiments, they do look quite like burgers, right?
I ended up making 12 Hamburger Cupcakes and a piles of “fries” from sugar cookies. I somehow forgot to take pictures of them. I used the President’s Choice Sugar Cookie mix. They are quite delicious 🙂 It would make for the whole Happy Meal concept but dessert style!
I had 24 cupcakes so guess what I did with the rest? I used the remaining icing (which I used as they recommended Duncan Hines Home-style Creamy Vanilla Icing) and decorated some cupcakes!
Its an awesome hit! If you get the chance, maybe you can whip it up for a barbecue party or next year’s Father’s day? Whatever you want, this is just so fun to make. Time-consuming but very fun! 🙂
Happy Monday everyone! 🙂