burger cupcakes

Hello fellow baking enthusiasts! Today, we’re embarking on a culinary journey that’s as fun as it is delicious. We’re diving into the whimsical world of Burger Cupcakes! Yes, you read that right. We’re combining the classic American staple, the burger, with the sweet delight of cupcakes. But don’t worry, there’s no actual meat involved. It’s all sweet, all the way!

We’ll walk you through the process of creating these adorable treats in your kitchen. From baking the cupcakes to preparing the buttercream ‘condiments’, to assembling your ‘burgers’, we’ve got you covered. We’ll even show you how to add ‘sesame seeds’ to your ‘buns’ for that extra touch of authenticity.

So, whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner looking for a fun project, these Burger Cupcakes are perfect for you. They’re a hit at parties, picnics, or just as a fun weekend baking project. So, put on your apron, preheat your oven, and let’s get started on this exciting baking adventure!

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Burger Cupcakes How To

1. Start by baking a batch of both Vanilla and Chocolate cupcakes. These will be used as your Burger Buns (Vanilla) and Burger Patties (Chocolate). You can also use brownies instead of chocolate cupcakes, for a bit of a texture change.

2. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare your buttercream. One batch of butter cream was enough to decorate all 24 cupcakes. Split your buttercream into separate bowls and prepare the colours that will be used. For these, I used green, red, and a yellow/orange combination for the cheese.

3. Once your cupcakes are cooled, cut all the cupcakes in half (horizontally). I used my cake leveller, to be sure all the “burgers” looked uniform.

Get Decorating!

Now the fun begins, adding the “condiments”. For my burgers, we went with the standard Tomato, Lettuce and Cheese.

Take the bottom part of the cut vanilla cupcake and add just a dot of frosting (the colour does not matter) in the middle and then place the top part of the chocolate cupcake (the burger patty) on top. The frosting will help hold the burger together.

Next, we will add the cheese. Using the Wilton 2B Basketweave tip, with the smooth side facing up, pipe a square along the edge of the chocolate burger patty.

Fill in the remaining square with the yellow/orange “cheese” frosting.

On top of the “cheese” we will add our “Lettuce”. Using the Wilton 340 Ruffle Decorating tip, make a squiggly line outline. Lettuce has no shape, there is no right or wrong here, have fun!

Once you have your lettuce, we are going to use the Wilton 12 Rounded Decorating Tip to add the Tomato/Ketchup. Pipe a small circle on top (but not fully covering your “lettuce”).

Take the top part of a vanilla cupcake and place on top, give it a light push down. Using a simple syrup (1 part water/1 part sugar) lightly brush the top buns and sprinkle some white jimmies on top creating the “sesame seeds”.

Grab a toothpick and place it through the middle of the completed “burger”.

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