Yellow cake mix
Brownie cake mix
White frosting in a can (vanilla or cream cheese)
Yellow food coloring
Red frosting (buy this at the store, too hard to make this color at home)
Green Food coloring
Sesame Seeds (found near the spice jars at the store)
How to make Hamburger Cupcakes:
- Use yellow cake mix to bake cupcakes in liners as directed by box mix. Once cool, remove from wrapper then cut just under the muffin top to create 2 separate pieces of the hamburger buns. (If cupcakes are tall you may wish to remove 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the middle.)
- Make brownies from a box mix, once cool cut into 2 inch squares and round edges to look like hamburger patty. Place on the bottom portion of the cupcake.
- Use the can of white frosting. Add 4-6 drops of yellow food coloring and mix with spoon to change color. Spoon 5 Tbsp into a zip plastic bag and cut a small tip off one bottom corner. Squeeze the frosting slowly and pipe it in waves around the edges of the brownie.
- Pipe the Red frosting in waves around the edges of the brownie.
- Place 3/4 cup of shredded coconut into a zip plastic bag and 3 drops of food coloring inside. Zip bag then shake until coconut turns green. Sprinkle around edges of brownie.
- Place the top of the cupcake/bun. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top as desired.
The Best story to read when you make these treats is The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Burger.
Check out this cute interactive flannel board set on etsy.
You can also see someone do a video of the story on YouTube.
City of Hamburgers by Mike Reiss (a writer/producer of 'The Simpsons')
Description: "Jeffery is tired of the same old fairy tales and wants to hear about Grandma's life growing up in the old country as a Hamburger. Imagination, as well as ketchup and mustard, flow through this delightfully quirky book."
This book uses humor to share a story about multicultural differences. Fun for children and adults to read together and discuss.
Here are more books about Hamburgers: