Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fast Food Fun

Brownie Burger Cupcakes & Cookie Fries

Cupcake Buns + Brownie Burgers + Cookie Fries = One Happy Meal!

Or many…

Brownie Burger Cupcakes & Cookie Fries

I can hardly stand how cute these little guys are. You’ve probably seen them around before. I know I have. Cupcakes Take The Cake has featured cute ones. But, they are even cuter in person as I discovered this weekend. Oh my gawd… they just make me want to smile. I switched mine up a little by doing the burger out of brownies. But, you can just as easily make chocolate cupcakes and cut them in thirds to use instead. And if you want more realistic lettuce, tint some coconut (yuck) green.

I really decided to make these when I thought about making a meal out of them for Father’s Day, complete with sugar cookie french fries. I wasn’t sure if they would turn out, but I am so thrilled with the end result. Actually, I think the fries might be my favorite part.

Before I started baking, I made a template for a miniature paper box tray and french fry holder. You can download the 4-page pdf (636 KB) here if you want it. The pdf contains the tray template, french fry holder template (blank & with Happy Father’s Day). It also includes the design for the Happy Father’s Day tissue paper.

boxes

I printed the tray template on card stock (heavier weight paper), the french fry template on vellum (semi-transparent paper) and the tissue insert on tracing paper (really thin paper from Canson Art pad).

All three paper weights went through my printer fine – one sheet at a time to be safe. But, if you’re unsure about running the tracing paper through your printer, then just use regular plain white tissue paper.

Cut out the shapes as shown in the picture above with scissors or a sharp blade. Then fold along all the printed lines. Use double-sided tape to secure the flaps. Cut the tissue paper in half and place in the tray print side down.

Now, for the baking. Keeping with the fast food fun theme, I went all mixes on these. That’s right. I said mixes. For the cookies, brownies and the cupcakes. Don’t cringe.

You know I love learning to bake new things from scratch because it’s really empowering and satisfying and it usually tastes better, too. But, before a couple of years ago, I did all my baking from a box and really don’t have a problem using a mix. There, I said it. I feel better now.

Mixes

So, I picked up several kinds.

The brownies baked first in a 13 X 9 pan. You don’t need any help there.

The cookies came next. I wanted to do rolled sugar cookies and luckily Mrs. Crocker offered some tips on how to convert the mix for better results.

Instructions

Except I didn’t do the whole floured surface thing. I used parchment paper underneath and on top of the dough. Then I rolled it out with a rolling pin using rubber band spacers attached to ensure an even thickness. This is a really handy trick and so not messy. I got these tips from the book, Cookie Craft. If you want to learn more about rolled sugar cookies, it’s great.

Cookie Dough

See… perfectly even dough and a clean surface.

Here’s where I started experimenting, but it worked out pretty well.

French Fry Cookies

Cut the dough in thin strips with a sharp knife and then a long cut down the center. The varied lengths are fine because you don’t want all your french fries exactly the same size. Remove the alternating strips so it won’t bake into one giant blob. (Reserve dough strips and repeat) Sprinkle sugar on top of the dough. Bake for about 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

These spread more than I had hoped they would for rolled sugar cookies. I know. I know. The mix thing. But, no problem. Just take your knife and cut each “steak fry” down the center for “skinny fries.” Do this right when they come out of the oven. Sprinkle more sugar on top while they are still warm, too. Lightly rub it on to make sure it sticks good.

And voila……

Sugar Cookie French Fries

A big pile of fries. Yum! Try not to eat too many before you serve them. You can’t eat just one. Trust me.

Next up… cupcakes. I made these the next morning to spread out the work.

Boxes, brownies, and fries on one day. Cupcakes and decorating the next.

Rejects

I baked 24 cupcakes using a yellow cake mix. I also exchanged 1 cup of buttermilk instead of the water. It made them nice and yummy. To test, I greased and floured one 12-cup cupcake tray and used Pam on the second. I wanted my buns to have smooth sides, you know. Well, they came out smooth, but also brown.

You can see what’s coming.

Yes. Yes. I made 24 more cupcakes. This time I used milk instead of water. No reason. Just to try it.

Cupcake Burger Buns

They were good, too. And this time I used paper liners to ensure the right color cupcake bun.

Brownie Burgers

Now it’s time to assemble. Cut each cooled cupcake in half or thirds depending on how tall it is. Cut out 24 circles from the completely cooled brownies and place in between the cupcake bun.
I used my ever so handy graduated circle cutters to do the trick. Size 2″ for uniform burgers.

Then… and this might be the most important thing.

Take a break and dispose of the scraps……

Scraps

… You’ll figure something out.

Next up. Frostings.

Frosting

Divide the canned frosting in three bowls. Two can have equal amounts for the mustard and ketchup. The third – a little more for the lettuce. The colors I used to tint were, Wilton Leaf Green, Wilton Golden Yellow, and Americolor Super Red.

Frostings

Perty!

Frosting Condiments

To make the red a little deeper, use a tiny bit of violet when you mix. Place each color in a ziploc bag and snip a small tip off one corner.

Brownie Burger Cupcake

Gently squeeze out the mustard and ketchup first. Then the lettuce in more of a squiggly design. Place the top of the bun on and press gently.

Now for the finishing touch. Brush a very thin layer of water over the top of the bun or either dab a few drops of water on with your finger. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and they’ll stick.

There you have it.

Brownie Burger Cupcakes

Brownie Burger Cupcakes

Sugar Cookie French Fries

And Sugar Cookie French Fries.

Hamburger Brownie Burger Cupcakes & Cookie Fries

A perfectly sweet meal for Dad’s day or any day.

Brownie Burger Cupcakes & Cookie Fries

And, if you use this template, there’s a blank french fry holder in it. Use it and you can serve these for a family cookout or Fourth of July party.

Brownie Burger Cupcakes & Cookie Fries

People will go crazy for them, don’t you think.

Thick Brownie Burger Cupcake

Man, that’s one good looking burger. So thick … and…

Burger Bite

Tasty, too! Hope you like them.

Now, I’m curious. When it comes to mixes, how do you roll?
Use them? Refuse them? Or improve them?

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Lupe said...

You are very talented,
Love this idea! So cute and creative!

June 17, 2009 12:02 AM
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Erin said...

I made these! It was SO much fun and a huge hit at my end-of-the-year potluck at school! :-) Check out my blog for pictures! Thanks SO much for the idea!

June 17, 2009 12:03 AM
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Miranda said...

I use mixes when I'm experimenting…. lol.
But I never use premade frostings. I always make my own.
It's usually a matter of time management for me on whether or not I use mixes. If I've got a whole day, I'd rather make from scratch than bother with cake mix. Makes me feel more… accomplished, I guess… if I make my own.

Oh! I also made something like these this past winter. I made 'big macs' too, they were huge and nearly required a fork. lol I cut the white cupcakes into thirds and used the leftover bits for fries. Then I used red buttercream frosting for ketchup to dip them in.
Here's a link to the craftster post I put them in: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286576.msg3247413#msg3247413
And the doubles can be seen here on my Facebook page, I'll post the public link. :] : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1754982&l=86f132562c&id=593535752

I'm trying your way next time. Your fries are too cute!

June 17, 2009 12:51 AM
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Kimberly said...

I would love to make this for our anniversary in a week! Do you think you could add a template for the tissue paper too (so I can change it to HAPPY ANNIVERSARY). My hubby's absolute favorite meal is a burger and fries…wait til he sees this. And our 4 kids could enjoy some too.

June 17, 2009 01:28 AM
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glittermommy said...

I like to bake from scratch for a special occasion but will use a mix when I want something quick. I always substitute milk for water, add an extra egg and a little more vanilla. It seems to work well for me. I also sift the dry mix to make the cake a little lighter!

These are beyond adorable and I would love to try them for a cookout!

June 17, 2009 01:30 AM
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*~kAy~* said...

so adorable!!!
and i don't mind mixes… :) definitely prefer scratch baking if it's done right but mixes are so easy, especially when you don't have much time :P

the mini "burgers" and "fries" are so cute! i didn't notice they were cake until i read your post! <3

June 17, 2009 01:44 AM
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Kathy Dvorski said...

Cute blog :-)

June 17, 2009 01:49 AM
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eve said...

So, I made the hamburgers tonight – everything from scratch! It was a lot of work, but so much fun! I'll make them again for 4th of July, although work some more on the decoration. I can't wait to make the fries and boxes tomorrow! :) There's a picture of them in my blog if anyone's interested.

June 17, 2009 01:50 AM
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Anonymous said...

I refuse them!!

June 17, 2009 02:41 AM
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Saucy said...

I lurrve mixes but I improve them. "Cake Mix Magic" was the bomb for me! Lurrve.

I make hamburger cookies but definitely will try the cupcakes… you are awesome.

June 17, 2009 02:45 AM
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diana said...

i came across your blog thru a friend of a friend who posted a link and i absoutely love your blog. you have inspired me to start baking again! you are so creative! i prefer mixes for brownies and cakes just bc it's easy and they generally taste yummy but when it comes to cookies they have to be from scratch.

June 17, 2009 03:04 AM
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Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella!

Just had to post and say how much I looove your blog! I made these cupcakes today with my daughter and we both had a blast! Not to mention the hit that they were when we gave them away! :) Thank you so much for the amazing ideas and inspiration! I am not really a baker because my husband loves to bake so I usually just leave it up to him- but you make me want to try more! :)

Here is how ours turned out:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2801788&l=92d0668dd0&id=673996418

~ Dani

June 17, 2009 03:13 AM
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Jennifer (Fifi) said...

you're creations are so awesome! i love your creativity. thanks for sharing your ideas!

June 17, 2009 04:50 AM
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sarah said...

We are so making these, and then I am putting in my April Fools day file for next year!! these are adorable – and I dont mind box mixes – especially when there is a lot going on, but I do like to play with the additions to get a taste difference… but honestly homeade is just so good!

June 17, 2009 05:14 AM
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Trish said...

I just want to say again that you are amazing! I made those red velvet balls….with white chocolate. Okay…not that fancy looking cause I kind of messed up a bit being over anxious and not waiting until the balls set first. But I drizzled dark chocolate over and gee whiz…I am going to be hailed a maestro at work tomorrow! I can't wait to get more proficient and THEN try one of those mini cakes. Cake decorating has ALWAYS been something my mother did…wedding cakes etc. But she passed away this past summer and I think I might just do her proud if I could be patient enough to learn the craft of making beautiful cakes. I shall try. Anyway…I love your site. I want to keep it a secret but I am not that selfish…so after I wow them at work…I shall share the source! Thanks again for sharing your site and tips so freely with us!!!!

June 17, 2009 05:44 AM
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daimamutfak said...

Nefis olmu?.Tebrik ederim.Çok ba?ar?l? bir çal??ma…
Türkiye-?stanbul…
neriman.

June 17, 2009 06:43 AM
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Aubrey Leong said...

I doubt you read all 400 + comments but just wanted to say thanks again! I made these tonight (well started yesterday cause they are time consuming) and I just LOVE them! I posted them on my blog http://craftychicka.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post.html
Thanks so much for sharing!!

June 17, 2009 08:07 AM
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Paisley and Cream said...

these are just great !!! i made some as well!!! was so fun…….

June 17, 2009 09:01 AM
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Marj said...

I thought mixes were one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century, no? We make cakes and cookies from scratch at our bakery, but at home I am a mix girl all the way! Leaves more time for the fun decorating part!

By the way, you are one creative woman. These are really cute!

June 17, 2009 11:50 AM
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Kristen and Ryan said...

Love them!

June 17, 2009 01:08 PM
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cspurlock said...

After 424-comments, I thought I'd add my 2cents into the mix as well. :) I think box mixes are great! Sorry, but it's true. Someone spent a HUGE amount of time getting that mix out onto the market, knowing that whatever the mix is (brownies, cakes, cupcakes, icings, muffins, etc) will turn out each & everytime. That my dear sweet friend is a wonder for peeps that can't boil water w/o burning the pan. Just follow a few simple easy directions & you yourself can be Betty Crocker. :)
Oh! I must say that I do use box mixes, but like to make things from scratch. Well, except for brownies. WS has an excellent mix for that. Comes in a burlap bag. Yum!

June 17, 2009 01:16 PM
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Sunshinemeg said...

Love it! That is one of the coolest thing of all time! So creative!

June 17, 2009 03:02 PM
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Minnie said...

Mixes are good for when you're short on time, and I definitely like recipes that spice up mixes (like a peanut butter cake made with a white cake mix). Then you also don't feel so incompetent, because you took a mix and did something interesting and creative with it. :)

June 17, 2009 03:13 PM
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Laura said...

These are adorable – you are so creative. I used to make these when my kids were little with vanilla wafer cookies, oreo cookies and shoe string potato chips. And I used green tinted coconut! LOL

June 17, 2009 03:43 PM
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Cindy Chang said...

I'm using mixes simply because the grade 2 kids I'm making them for don't care. Hurts my pride, buy helps my schedule.

I'm also making mine "slider" size – using the mini cupcake pans. 2 bite treats & not overwhelming!

June 17, 2009 04:30 PM
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A glance at my world said...

So adorable!

June 17, 2009 04:56 PM
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The Fegers said...

I'll try it.
My husband got a grill and i'm making him "grill master" apron, my son a matching "helper" apron, and our baby a matching bib. this goes right along w/ the theme!

June 17, 2009 05:48 PM
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Andrea said...

Ok so before I came to your yummy blog today I decided to try to make some of MIL's sugar cookies for my VBS kids. I tried that dang recipe TWICE and both times got it screwed up and ended with a watery mess. (Don't ask how, I haven't yet figured it out.) So I dropped the goop in the trash can and whipped out a Betty Crocker bag. I put a few drops of vanilla extract in, pressed them with sugar when they were still warm and presto, yummy cookies from a bag. The husband comes home, smells the cookies and eats one. His words: MmMmMm I see you made Mom's cookies. I like these so much better than the bagged ones.
LOL, I don't have the heart to tell him, they ARE the bagged ones.

June 17, 2009 06:49 PM
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Anonymous said...

These are the cutest things ever! Mixes rock! My theory is that it saves me time in having to measure out a bunch of ingredients and it always produces a consistent product.

June 17, 2009 08:01 PM
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Laura B said...

these are the most adorable things i have ever seen!!!
well than again everything that you do always looks amazing!
i love ur site!

June 17, 2009 08:02 PM
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Lucy said...

That is the most adorable idea ever. It doesn't even seem difficult to make. Mixes are a godsend! Who really has time to bake from scratch anymore? The mixes taste so very good, like homemade. Aren't they just the best when your going to get company?

June 17, 2009 08:40 PM
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butterfly843 said...

Love these! Can't wait to try it.

June 17, 2009 08:42 PM
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Debs said...

This is awesome!!! Can't wait to try this out – you are one clever girl!!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

June 17, 2009 10:00 PM
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Carey said...

I made the "fries" this afternoon with my own sugar cookie recipe (it's so easy, I don't bother with a mix…no eggs!). I put the cut dough into the fridge for about 10 minutes and then put the raw fries onto a pan and into the oven right away. That kept the dough from puffing up much. No need to cut them after baking!

June 17, 2009 10:27 PM
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Brandi Boggie said...

I am totally making these on Saturday! I have some fondant I will colour orange and make into cheese slices and I don't have sesame so I think I will just have to gently tint the frosting off white and do it manually. I will be making everything from scratch, simply because if I keep store bought mixes in my house, they don't last long in the cupboard but stay forever on my hips! Safer to just do it by scratch because by the time figure out what I want, if I have everything, and the time its going to take.. I've come to my senses and had a fat free yogurt instead.

June 17, 2009 10:47 PM
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the templates. Another way to ensure a deep red color is to start with chocolate frosting as the base rather than white.

June 17, 2009 11:23 PM
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jengilmer said...

You've out done yourself again with absolutely precious baking!!! Love it. :) I'm like everyone else: I prefer from-scratch baking and try to do it more but am not opposed to a good mix and/or frosting. Thanks for this post – it was fun!

June 17, 2009 11:37 PM
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Dziugi said...

I just love the idea of this sweet "happy meal"!!! I think it would suite perfectly for Valentine's day as well, or a b-day and I'd love to steal this idea for my and my bf's anniversary, I just wish I knew how to make the printable template that would say "Happy Anniversary" instead of "Happy Father's Day". Could anyone help me, please? Thank you so much!

June 17, 2009 11:38 PM
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sweettoothfairy said...

These are adorable!!! I use mixes when I am making something where the focus is more on the design typically (like these little cuties) rather than the taste. I do make homemade however when I bake for my son as he is allergic to eggs and I have a great, egg and dairy free chocolate cake recipe that is to die for! Love all of your ideas…so creative!

June 17, 2009 11:46 PM
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Heather said...

wow, those are so stinkin' cute!! i came in here to find some inspiration for a summer bbq next weekend. this just might do the trick.

June 17, 2009 11:59 PM
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Erin said...

OMG- now this takes the cake- literally! Nice work. You never cease to impress me!

June 18, 2009 12:39 AM
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Girl Fisher said...

When I made the cheeseburger cupcakes one Halloween, I wanted to use brownies for the meat. But I burned the brownies to a crisp! Had to use chocolate syrup and a few crumbled "buns" to make patties! The fries are a great idea!

June 18, 2009 12:54 AM
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Anonymous said...

Outrageous! I love it.

June 18, 2009 01:35 AM
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The Dixon Gang said...

So cute!!! My husband has to work on Father's Day so I am taking treats for all of the men that day :) I'm sure you can guess what I'm taking :)

I use mixes for the cake but I doctor it up!!! Always homemade frosting!!!

June 18, 2009 03:10 AM
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Brenda said...

You are awesome! i love to see what you'll come up with next! Love these!
I prefer baking from scratch but have been known to use a mix every now and then when the occasion calls for it.

June 18, 2009 03:30 AM
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viviene said...

omg soooo freaking cute! love it!

June 18, 2009 04:21 AM
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Trish said...

The detail in your instructions is always excellent; thank you! I bet these will make a great birthday treat.

June 18, 2009 04:40 AM
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Michelle said...

I couldn't live without my mixes. But I always change them. When I make chocolate cake mix, I use coffee for some of the water. I also add in at least a few tablespoons of dark cocoa powder. And regardless of the flavor, I always add some vanilla.

I don't care for white cake mix, but I'll use it when I make strawberry coconut cake. I like to experiment with differen mixes. You can also buy them online from Hometown Favorites. I buy my mixes there that we don't have here in California.

I'm making these burger cupcakes this weekend! Thanks.

June 18, 2009 04:51 AM
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Donna B said...

I am the hugest fan of those mario batali bowls.
Love this idea! Sent it to lots of friends and we all giggled about it today.
Too bad my dad doesn't like deserts that much, I would totally make this for him :)

June 18, 2009 05:07 AM
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions, I've seen this before but only for one great big hamburger – LianeZ

June 18, 2009 05:37 AM
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wiwied said...

OMG you're so gifted…

Do you open a store or something? You must have been filthy rich bcause of your talent!!! :)

And I looove reading your blog… :)

Keep posting!!

XOXO Widia

June 18, 2009 09:58 AM
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stdgals said...

thanks for sharing! its a reallie good idea. what wld i do if I havent stumble on to your blog? Life wld definitely be boring… and tasteless… muacks! will try to bake some soon. but I think daddy aint too keen on sweeets but I love it!

June 18, 2009 10:00 AM
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Laila... said...

OMG!!! looks so real! now i feel like eating a burger! hehehe

June 18, 2009 10:13 AM
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Anonymous said...

hey lilia , i am from australia and when baking cuocakes or cookies foe my kids lunch boxes, i use gren mixes they always work out great but most of the time i use no name choc cake mix for 99 cents and add my own fudgee icing

MELISSA QLD

June 18, 2009 10:51 AM
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sarah said...

really creative .. looks tasty as well (:

June 18, 2009 11:15 AM
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Anonymous said...

I have been decorating cakes for 25 years…and I always use cake mixes! I use a little less water and usually use butter instead of oil. I have found the key to a really moist cake is to freeze the cake after you bake it then take it out the day you need to decorate. Everyone always says how good my cakes are…I just smile and take the credit!

June 18, 2009 11:22 AM
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HoustonGurly said...

Too cute! :)

June 18, 2009 01:52 PM
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Christine Robbins said...

Those little burgers are so sweet! My son is turning 2 in September so I will have to book mark this for his party. I can go either way scratch or box. I used to do all scratch before my son was born but now my time is at a premium so I do more boxes. I think as long as it's made with love it doesn't matter.

June 18, 2009 02:22 PM
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Anonymous said...

freakin awesome

June 18, 2009 02:57 PM
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Olivia said...

Not to destroy the whole 'bake' theme of bakerella, but if using a mix isn't fast enough for anyone, we made the burgers all the time as a kid using vanilla wafers as the buns and chocolate covered peppermint patties as the burgers. and of course oodles and oodles of icing (homemade! ha! that's almost like baking!) for condiments and lettuce and such. these are absolutely adorable though, and the fries are a genius touch. they look perfect.

June 18, 2009 05:47 PM
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carrie said...

Planning on making these with my kids on Saturday. I'm printing the templates now – great job! We're so excited about this project!

June 18, 2009 07:10 PM
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Renee V. said...

Love these! The whole ensemble is just adorable! ?

June 18, 2009 09:40 PM
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its so very cheri said...

SUPER DUPER cute-gonna link it back

June 18, 2009 11:35 PM
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Anonymous said...

I LOVE these! So cute! I may have to try my hand at the "burgers and fries". Thank you for the templates, too!

I love cooking from scratch, but I also use mixes–for cakes and brownies, but I've never used a cookie mix. I rarely can leave a recipe or mix alone, though. I usually give it my own twist.

June 19, 2009 12:25 AM
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Akiba: Rising Goddess said...

I switch between scratch and mixes, the latter when I'm in a hurry or missing ingredients. I will doctor mixes like no tomorrow cuz scratch baking gives my palate a whole new level of goodness to strive for.

And I would also like to add that I am officially in love with you. I've seen my share of hamburger cakes and all, but THAT is by far the cutest and most novel way of serving it individually!

Sigh….

June 19, 2009 12:35 AM
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Kate said...

I'm in college and love destroying my kitchen, so this cute dessert looks like the perfect thing to try. I'm thinking bake for my friends around finals or something for a little pick me up. thanks ^_^

June 19, 2009 12:43 AM
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aterwilliger said...

These were a big hit when I made them last night. Thanks!

June 19, 2009 02:25 AM
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Mari-Leigh said...

I can hardly wait to make this for my husband and kids! I like to bake from scratch, but with two small kids, it is not always practical. Rather buy a mix and improve it than buy something premade.

June 19, 2009 04:33 AM
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il ramaiolo said...

Hi I'm an Italian blogger, I see your blog now and I'm "fall in love at first sight!" I make it in my prefer! I'm sorry but I not understand a lot, because I don't speak English… I see you again!! Ciao

June 19, 2009 05:35 AM
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Tuti said...

Wauw, how cute is this!! I'm definately going to make this for my dad on fathersday!

June 19, 2009 08:55 AM
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bonnie said...

WOW Bakerella you totally rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 19, 2009 10:29 AM
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michelle said...

This is a super cute idea!!!!! I wish I had enough time to complete it before this Sunday. Also, I love the way you make all the directions so easy to follow (anyone could do it, even me)

June 19, 2009 11:44 AM
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Vanessa Tuau said...

These are unbelievably amazing!! They look like an awful lot of work and like an earlier poster said, the Australian cake mixes are pretty dodgy…

Vanessa xoxo
Ii love your Photoshopping – the plain colour background and groovy font – just love it:)

June 19, 2009 12:00 PM
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Anonymous said...

Unless you go to a health food store, cake mixes are all hydrogenated. No one should eat this stuff, let alone feed it to kids, in any amount! Also I found a lot of cake mixes and particularly frosting mixes have beef fat or pork fat in them! Gross!!!!

If you must use mix, at least buy a health food version.

June 19, 2009 02:00 PM
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jamie said...

oh my goodness!!!! when i first saw these i did the proverbial roll of the eyes and said "there she goes again" and instantly dismissed any attempt at these adorable goodies. but now i can't stop thinking about them!!! i think we are going to start working on these today as the key looks to be doing them in stages.
i HAVE to make my sugar dough from scratch…my 10 year daughter loves to whip it up, and so that will be non-mix. but the rest will get a mix work out.
hope these turn out at least as close as cute as yours.
thanks for the inspo!!!

June 19, 2009 02:02 PM
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Aly said...

ADORABLE!

Have you ever made cake pops out of brownies and frosting? I am making some cake pops for a bridal shower. I got peanut butter melts and chocolate melts. I was thinking brownie mix would taste awesome! What do you think!?

June 19, 2009 02:30 PM
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Anonymous said...

These are AWESOME!!!!!

I found with the sugar cookies that if you throw them in the freezer, after you put them on the cookie sheet, for like 15 min., they'll hold their shape and not spread hardly at all during the cooking part! It's a little trick I learned from Confetti Cookbook!! :)

June 19, 2009 02:40 PM
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Lori said...

That is probably one of the cutest ideas I have seen for Father's Day! Thanks for the idea! Now I have to go pick up all those mixes! And I am sure I can figure out what to do with those brownie scraps!

June 19, 2009 02:40 PM
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Erika and family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. I am so doing this for our Father's Day dinner. When I saw this posted I was instantly in love with the cutenes of the mini burgers. The guys will love them too, of course, but they won't appreciate all the effort that goes into it. I can't wait to get started. Thanks for the templates and instructions. And yes, I will be using the boxed mixes, makes life simpler!

June 19, 2009 04:20 PM
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Caitycake said...

i think i cute idea to improve it is to make miny milkshakes like you get at steak and shake or sonic. That would add more of a diner meal look than just a fast food meal look. Then its like a sweet treat to wash down all the other sweet treats.

June 19, 2009 04:36 PM
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Adrienne said...

Mixes are great for little kids (4 & 2) they don't have the attention span for longer projects yet, however I do try to improve on them, these are AMAZING!!!

June 19, 2009 05:27 PM
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Karen said...

Love this idea! I made some last night!! Here's my blog post about my attmept with a pic from my camera phone. (I didn't have any other camera!)

http://zaftigcutie.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-attempt-at-burger-cupcakes.html

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful idea with us.

June 19, 2009 05:30 PM
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Jen said...

HOLY CRUD! Right when I think you have exceeded your creativity you do it again!
? Jen

June 19, 2009 06:06 PM
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DeborahB said...

I didn't read through these comments, so forgive me if I'm repeating someone else, but what if you added those little ketchup cups, filled with more red "ketchup"? Too cute, huh! You could dip those into the icing…er…"ketchup"! These are super cute, I'm making them for my daughter's graduation party. Only I'm putting "Class of 09" on the blank french fry holder in the school's colors. The kids will love them, I think!

June 19, 2009 06:36 PM
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Alysia said...

These are just too cute! They would be great for 4th of July too do you have template in word to change the "Happy Father's Day" to "Happy 4th of July"?

June 19, 2009 06:51 PM
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Diane said...

these are the cutest things i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 19, 2009 07:33 PM
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Shelby said...

THANK YOU for such a cute idea! and thanks for making the templates. I am making these now!! :)

June 19, 2009 08:25 PM
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betchacanteatjustone said...

WOW We are making these for father's day! So awesome! I have a cake mix but the brownies and ocokies will have to be from scratch!

June 19, 2009 08:56 PM
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Craft said...

I keep coming back to look at those fries. Delux!

June 20, 2009 12:51 AM
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Anonymous said...

My father's Day get together has a gourmet hamburger theme. I am in charge of dessert. I was going to make the cheesecake pop. BUT now these are such a better fit for our theme and so cute. I think I will save the cheesecake pops for the 4th of July.

I am adding a Utahn touch and adding a cup of "fry sauce frosting" to each serving of fries.

Thanks so much for your ideas. You are so creative.

I like to use boxes for the ease, but a homemade cake takes the cake ;)

June 20, 2009 12:55 AM
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Anonymous said...

Our Father's day theme is gourmet hamburgers. I am in charge of the dessert (as always). I was going to make the cheesecake pops, BUT now this fits our theme so much better and is so dang cute!!

I am adding an Utahn touch and putting a cup of "fry sauce frosting" with each serving of fries.

Thanks for your great ideas, I have been in a baking rut and you have helped me out of it.

I love baking from scratch, but I have found a mix that gets more raves than my homemade cake, so why fight it, especially when it is so much easier!

June 20, 2009 01:02 AM
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Marisol Avendano Avila said...

OMG! So cute!!! You are one talented lady!

June 20, 2009 02:37 AM
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The Fegers said...

I did it today b/c we're busy tomorrow and Sunday.
Thank you so much, LOVED them, and so easy to do!
http://www.thefegers.blogspot.com b/c I just blogged it.

June 20, 2009 03:23 AM
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Kathy Ray said...

Just Amazing!!

June 20, 2009 04:00 AM
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Jeff and Rushell said...

I am soooooo making these! I think I will finally get my vegitarian 5 year old to eat a whole burger!

I am a mix girl, with boys that want to help it is just less complicated and messy. One day I will bake from scratch and it will be lovely!

By the way my grad caps turned out great for Pre-K graduates! Thanks for the idea!

June 20, 2009 04:54 AM
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Jenny said...

after drooling over them for months i finally tried your cake pops! thanks so much for the inspiration!

you can check them out here: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1397010.html

June 20, 2009 06:01 AM
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Rachael said...

I absolutely love these! Here I was, trying to come up with a special treat for Father's Day and viola!! You've done it again! I'm definitely a box mix advocate. Too busy to do it all from scratch all the time.

June 20, 2009 06:40 AM
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Stamperlou said...

Hi!
I have just returned from my son's annual school fair, where I had supplied a batch of about 20 of these, wrapped in cellophane for them to sell on the cake stall. They charged £2.50 each!!! They went down a storm! Thank you so much for the indepth tutorial. Mine didn't look as good as yours, but they were still very well recieved!!

June 20, 2009 02:47 PM
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Stamperlou said...

P.S….
I forgot to mention, I overheard one mother telling her son that they couldn't buy one for the father, as he was a vegetarian!!!!!
xx

June 20, 2009 02:48 PM
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TygersTidbits said...

I just made these with my son for Father's day tomorrow and they turned out great!! We used chopped nuts instead of seasame seeds and as we don't realy have sugar cookies here in scotland I made a white choc chip cookie instead!! Thanks!

June 20, 2009 03:27 PM
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