Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Hamburger Cupcakes and French Fries
I saw this recipe on a few cooking blogs and I just knew I had to make these. Check out this blog
These were a crowd pleaser at 2 cookouts. Kids and adults went nuts for these cute little guys. I used a box mix for the brownies and the cake mix to leave more time for the decorating. The french fries were made from sugar cookie dough.
For the cupcakes:
To begin prepare a brownie mix according to the package directions in a 9x13 pan.
Also prepare a yellow cake mix to make 24 cupcakes.
Use baking cup liners for the cupcakes.
While the brownies and cupcakes cool, prepare the icing.
I used a can of vanilla frosting.
Divide the frosting in three small bowls.
Add red food coloring to one bowl (make extra red if making the french fries), yellow to another, and green to the third.
Place the colored frosting in a small sandwich bag.
Begin the assembly of the cupcakes.
Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the counter to prevent the cupcakes from sticking.
With a small round cookie cutter, cut out 24 circles of the brownies.
Remove the paper baking cups from the cupcakes, and cut each cupcake in half.
Cut off a very small corner of each sandwich bag to make the decorating easier.
On the bottom layer of the cupcake, place a thin amount of the red frosting on the outer edge.
Place a brownie on top, then add a layer of yellow then green frosting to the outer edge.
Then place the top of the cupcake on the frosting.
Slightly wet the top of the cupcake and sprinkle on a couple sesame seeds.
For the french fries:
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Roll out the sugar cookie dough onto the sheet in a thin layer.
Bake the dough until it is golden brown (according to the package directions).
When cool, using a pizza cutter cut the dough into different size strips.
Serve with some of the extra red frosting.