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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hamburger Cupcakes

I've seen these cupcakes floating around the internet for quite a while. I've been looking for any reason to make them! I finally convinced the girls I work with in Primary to get together and whip them up for an activity. They turned out SO cute! They were absolutely delicious and I can't tell you how many people we had gushing over them. That alone was worth all the work it took us to make 100 of these puppies. As long as you aren't whipping up that many these throw together so easy and they are super duper cute. Who can resist these? (My food coloring turned out super pale-- I thought I had true frosting dye but I can't find them. The pale colors were still cute though)

Hamburger Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix (and ingredients to prepare)
1 box brownie mix (and ingredients to prepare)
1 lb powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1/4 cup milk
Food Coloring (Red, Yellow, Green)

Prepare cake mix as instructed for cupcakes. Prepare brownie mix, use a sheet pan to cook them so the brownies are thinner. Let cool. Mix powdered sugar, shortening, vanilla and milk. If frosting is too thick add a little more milk until it is the desired consistency. If frosting is too runny add more powdered sugar. Separate into 3rds and mix each bowl with separate food coloring. Cut cupcakes in half. With the smallest cookie cutter (or cup) you can find cut "patties" out of your brownies. Place brownie between your cupcake pieces and top with 3 different frosting colors (use a ziplock baggie for each, cut the very edge of the corner tip and you have an easy decorating bag) Let frosting hang over the edge so you get the real effect of condiments (don't worry-- some of ours looked really scary, haha but you will get the hang of it) Replace top of cupcake. Repeat until all cupcakes are finished. Serve and enjoy.


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