While visiting Northern Michigan my daughter saw these adorable hamburger cupcakes in Hansen Foods of Suttons Bay. Of course we had to buy them. They were too cute to pass up. Additionally, Mamacita was celebrating a birthday & as the birthday girl if she wanted hamburger cupcakes she was going to get them by golly! Hey, she’s in preschool “by golly!” is better than “damn it!” at this age, not that she has ever overheard an adult say that phrase & thought when she dropped playdoh at school that “damn it!” was a good response. No not at all (score for parent fail!!). Anyway, the cupcakes. The adorable little cupcakes.
We bought them & couldn’t wait to enjoy them. And being that I love food, I peeked at how they were made. A very simple styling gave these sweet treats their perfect patty punch.
Make a dozen yellow cupcakes, top them with sesame seeds & bake. Make 1/2 a dozen chocolate cupcakes. Make a batch of homemade buttercream frosting, you will divide this into thirds. One third will be colored red (tomato), 1/3 yellow (mustard), & the last 1/3 will be green (lettuce). I would say you’d want a thin tip for the yellow/mustard & a wider flat tip for the red color with a tip that will give you a flat curtain affect for the green/lettuce. When the cupcakes are baked & cooled you will cut in 1/2 your yellow cupcake. The sesame seeded top will be the top of your “bun”. Then take and cut into a patty your chocolate cupcake, I’d think you’d be able to 1/2 these & shave off the more rounded tops to be flat giving you two “patties” from each chocolate cupcake. Then frost & assemble.
They would make a great addition to any party or BBQ. I know we all enjoyed them. Not only were they the cutest little cupcakes but they tasted divine. Definitely not a cake wreck.