Hamburger Cupcakes and Books

Thursday, April 28, 2011

We made these fun hamburger cupcakes for my daughter's Sock Hop Birthday Party.
Items Needed:
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)
Shredded Coconut
Green Food coloring
Sesame Seeds (found near the spice jars at the store)

How to make Hamburger Cupcakes: 
  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pipe the Red frosting in waves around the edges of the brownie.
  5. 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.
  6. Place the top of the cupcake/bun. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top as desired.

Hamburger Stories:

The Best story to read when you make these treats is The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Burger.
See the whole story/poem and printable on Marcia's Lesson Plans. Open the file for a word document.
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:

I shared this idea at these great blogs, visit them for more creative ideas:
Tip Junkie handmade projects

6 comments: said...

How clever! This would also be perfect for April Fools Day.
Found you on Tater Tots and Jello!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower :)

Meredith said...

no way! that's just a mean trick, you think you're getting juicy burger and instead you get sweet cake. i'd want both!! ;)

Michelle said...

These are so cute! They would be fun to have at a Kid's BBQ party this summer. thanks for sharing!
I'd love for you to come link up this and any other projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty 101!

Donna said...

So cute! Great idea.

beef jerky said...

I love your home made meal sets for the party. This is great and I am sure everyone enjoyed it.

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