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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Layne said...

I am going to make these tomorrow morning. Thank you for the idea. I will be using fondant for lettuce and cheese because my Sweeties hates frosting… :)

June 20, 2009 03:54 PM
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Wonderfully Made Designs said...

I love scratch baking, but with two small children and a husband that is gone all the time, we do mixes a lot. I try to improve on them, but we do use them. We normally use them for things that we are doing quickly or for a weeknight, but on the weekends or special occasions, if we make something sweet is is scratch baking all the way. I am gonna do the Father's Day fast food using the mixes though.

June 20, 2009 04:06 PM
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Anonymous said...

I just made some with a small semi-frozen cake I had made a while ago (chop, chop, chop!). Instead of brownies for the patty's, I used the leftover cake scraps and some icing with cocoa powder – a la cake pop style – and formed them into patty's. They looked so real!

My DH laughed when he saw them :) Thanks for the ideas,

Cindy

June 20, 2009 04:14 PM
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Jennifer said...

I made this wonderful Father's Day treat with my 4 y/o and 2 y/o today. We didn't use mixes though, we made everything from scratch. It was so simple and I'm sure my Husband is going to love it. Thanks so much for having such a wonderful site. =o)

June 20, 2009 06:59 PM
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Leslie said...

Box mixes are great! I experiment a lot with adding extras or using egg nog,coconut milk, pineapple juice etc.. instead of water. I save most of my scratch baking for the Christmas and Thanksgiving treats! I just discovered your blog and love it-Thanks for the ideas.

June 20, 2009 08:14 PM
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Malinda said...

We're making these today. My kids are so excited to surprise their dad! I used a pizza cutter to cut the cookie dough and it worked beautifully.

Thanks for the FABULOUS idea!

June 20, 2009 08:45 PM
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Nicole said...

I just came across your blog. My son's 2 year birthday is coming up and I think I am gonna try this for his party! I am excited. I am about to bake the lemon bars as well right now. Your blog made me hungry LOL. Have a great day!
Nicole

June 20, 2009 10:06 PM
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kari said...

I've been making wedding cakes and all occasion cakes for 16 years. I always use mixes. (The only exception is when making pound cake for fondant-covered cakes.)I love it when scratch-only snobs assume my cakes are from scratch and proceed to talk trash about mixes. Hoo hoo, that makes me laugh – to myself, of course. It's okay. They just haven't been liberated yet. The trick is proper mixing and baking time. Most people overbake cakes. Also, I NEVER use any mix but Duncan Hines. Don't know why. It's just what I've always used. Happy baking!

June 21, 2009 12:04 AM
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Lorie said...

I loved these! I have a 4th of July party coming up and I would love to make these for the party. How do I change the "Happy Fathers Day" to "Happy 4th of July" (or Happy Birthday) on the templates?

June 21, 2009 12:37 AM
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Cassie Mary said...

I made these and got RAVE reviews from all the dads, grandpas, family members, and friends. They were all amazed.

Thanks for sharing!

June 21, 2009 12:59 AM
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HollyHie said...

I just made these for fathers day dinner and they were a hit, especially with older teens!

Thank you so much!

June 21, 2009 01:02 AM
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Staci B said...

Wow. VERY cute! And so nice of you to share the template! Can't wait to use, and I really don't like to bake, but this looks like fun!

June 21, 2009 01:13 AM
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Laney said...

Thank you so much for sharing your idea and patterns/printables.

Did this cute project with 5 granddaughters today (with help from their moms) for a sweet Father's Day gift from them. So easy, fun and so cute! We haven't had this much clever fun in a long time. Everyone helped and everyone loved this little meal idea!

June 21, 2009 02:16 AM
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Crazy Lady said...

Here is our attempt at the darling little hamburgers and fries. We used Betty Crocker Brownies, Pillsbury yellow cake, canned frosting, and Betty Crocker red cookie icing for the ketchup. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://crazyladycooking.blogspot.com/

June 21, 2009 03:50 AM
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The Wilde Family said...

Oh my goodness! SO CUTE…all week I've been planning how and when I would be able to make these…I'm so excited for my husband to see it tomorrow for Father's Day! :) What a CUTE idea…and using mixes makes it so simple and doable…even with 2 little ones in the mix! :)

June 21, 2009 04:00 AM
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Java Girl said...

You have totally out did yourself this time!! Brillant, that's all I can say!

June 21, 2009 04:32 AM
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Janelle said...

I'm back to comment again…I couldn't resist so I have been baking and printing and cutting and snapping shots just to post it for a Project Parade at Verve Stamps blogspot. I hope I've done you justice and just recognition.

http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/2009/06/its-guy-thing-verve-style.html

P.S. I did the cupcakes from scratch because I didn't have a cake mix on hand. The sugar cookies were from the same cookbook as the frosting which is my favorite from Pillsbury Baking Cookbook.

June 21, 2009 07:27 AM
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Anja said...

I'm a first time visitor. You have so much comments, I'm not sure if you'll read this, but I like your blog at first sight. Think I will return :)

June 21, 2009 10:08 AM
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eva said...

super cute as always :)

June 21, 2009 10:34 AM
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mouse said...

hi! i just made these last night and my goodness, they are even cuter in person! i can't wait to hear the oooh's and aaah's! a million thank you's for all your pictures, tutorials, and instructions. they are greatly appreciated.

June 21, 2009 12:35 PM
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Christina Viering said...

Thanks for the details on how to make this cute idea! Great for parties.

June 21, 2009 02:33 PM
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amalia said...

ADORABLE! When I saw these… I had to make them! Thanks so much for sharing the templates. I made them for Father's Day, but would love to make for 4th of July as well. They turned out cute…but the color of your cupcakes looks more hamburger bunish to me than mine!! :) I will post pics on my blog tonight. As for mixes… I am usually a home-made girl…but I did use mixes (with a few extras added in) for all but the sugar cookies….those I made from scratch. My old faithful pillsbury complete book of baking has my favorite recipe! Thanks so much for sharing all of your amazing ideas!

June 21, 2009 02:40 PM
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Karla said...

When I do brownies it's strictly from the box, but forr cakes I disregard the ingredients on the box and use 1 cup water, 1 cup mayonnaise and 3 eggs. I get a lot of compliments on my cakes!

June 21, 2009 02:49 PM
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missy poo said...

Made this for Father's Day, turned out soooo cute!! Thank you for the cute idea. :)

June 21, 2009 02:58 PM
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r khooks said...

Je les adore! Such a neat idea!

June 21, 2009 05:08 PM
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catty said...

Og my effing god! How CUTE ARE THESE??? This is the coolest website I've stumbled on in a looooong time. Keep it up! :)

June 21, 2009 06:02 PM
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bttrflybabydoll said...

You're on the Sunday Sweets edition of Cake Wrecks! Congrats!

June 21, 2009 06:17 PM
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Meg said...

I saw these over on Cake Wrecks for Sunday Sweets and I had to come check out the template. This is so cute and creative! I'm already planning for 4th of July!

June 21, 2009 07:04 PM
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Krystin said...

I made these for my husband for Father's Day and gave them to him when he got home from work this morning and he thought they were awesome…he loved them.
I posted pics of them on my facebook page and have gotten so many comments on how great they look.
Thank you so much for the idea…I love your blog.

June 21, 2009 07:25 PM
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Lena said...

My sister and I made these for our husbands, our brother and our father this morning. I thought I'd show you the photo if you are interested. The instructions are so easy to follow, and they turned out so well! Thank you SO much for taking the time to do this and show us (the baking not-so-talented) that we can do it too!

June 21, 2009 07:36 PM
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Lena said...

Whoops I forgot to show you the photo link, LOL!

http://tinyurl.com/norgn9

June 21, 2009 07:36 PM
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Cristi said...

thank you for this awesome idea! I am going to make these for a graduation party – I can't wait! I truly enjoy and am inspired by your blog – thanks soo much for sharing your amazing creations!! :)

June 21, 2009 08:05 PM
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Bec said...

I just made these today for my hubby! I loved making them! Yes they took some time, but gosh the final result was perfect! I had the whole family sit down for "lunch" and had hubby close his eyes while I "served" him. When he opened them, we all had a cute little burger and fries in these sweet Happy Father's Day papers. He laughed and laughed and laughed! We all ate them before we had our "other" lunch!

Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas!

June 21, 2009 09:04 PM
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Michelle said...

Adorable, just adorable!!! I made some for Father's Day and they turned out so cute!! Of course, not as cute as yours but still cute :) I just put pics on my blog.

June 21, 2009 09:18 PM
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TaraB said...

Mixes well I think Brownie mixes taste yucky. But I use cake mix all the time adding an extra egg and vanilla.
I made these cuties and gave them to my Dad and my husband from our children. They loved them, especially my Dad. He was SO happy! Thanks for the great ideas! I LOVE Bakerella!!

June 21, 2009 11:23 PM
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Judy said...

Made these today for Father's Day. The kids had a blast asking daddy to come to dinner again! Delicious! Didn't red dye so added red sprinkles to the white frosting…worked…looked like Big Mac special sauce! Thanks for the fun special treat for my babies Dad.

(oh got the fast food tray at Target in the summer stuff)

June 21, 2009 11:49 PM
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Anonymous said...

Too Cute!! Made the burgers or dessert for Father's Day today. The kids had a blast decorating them; but I didn't have the patience (or the time!!) for the fries, maybe next time.

Thanks for the idea!

June 22, 2009 12:02 AM
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RayRay said...

I grew up on mixes and loved them, but now I only bake from scratch. All those preservatives and hydrogenated oils? No thanks. Plus, if I'm going to consume 20+ grams of fat, I need to work for it and really want it. Mixes are far too convenient. If I used them, I'd be even fatter than I already am.

June 22, 2009 02:00 AM
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Anonymous said...

I made these for my hubby and my dad for Father's day! They were a big hit! My dad even said they trick your mouth cuz your eyes see a burger but it is sweet! They were so cute! And Easy! Thanks for this cute idea! :) Jen

June 22, 2009 03:53 AM
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Rebecca said...

We made these today. So easy! I made up all the parts yesterday, so today all we had to do was assemble and the kids all helped make them for themselves and Daddy. It was a really fun family project!
We did add the little container of ketchup to dip our fries in. The kids loved making them as much as eating them.

June 22, 2009 04:41 AM
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Amy said...

I use them – and sometimes I don't. And sometimes I improve them. It just depends. Today, I made a lemon pound cake – started with a lemon cake mix and went from there. It was great.

June 22, 2009 04:57 AM
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puglyfeet said...

You never cease to amaze me, Bakerella. You know, I seriously thought those were French Fries!

June 22, 2009 04:59 AM
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Jennie Holt said...

just wanted to let you know i made these darling burgers and fries for all the men in my life for Father's day and they were a HUGE hit!! thanks a bunch

also mixes are the best thing since sliced bread.

June 22, 2009 05:19 AM
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Sr. Mina, BSP said...

I would love to try this idea! How do I do a gluten-free version of this?

Is normal milk okay to substitute for buttermilk? Or dried milk mix?

Instead of sesame seeds (they seem to break the theme), perhaps raw sugar crystals would be better?

I appreciate the help in converting this.

June 22, 2009 10:52 AM
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freakgirl said...

Made them this weekend — HUGE hit. Thank you!!!

http://freakgirl.com/blog/bakerellas-burger-cupcakes/12480

June 22, 2009 12:40 PM
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The Dixon Gang said...

So I made the "hamburger and french fries" for my husband and his coworkers since they had to work Father's Day! They were amazing! So cute and tiny! They were a huge hit!!! I used tinted coconut for the lettuce and it look much more realistic but I don't like coconut so for my own I wouldn't do that. Such a cute idea!!! Thanks so much! I will definitely do it again.

June 22, 2009 02:04 PM
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The Fegers said...

my friend made them too! http://kirstenmattanddanny.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-dad-is-my-hero.html

June 22, 2009 02:20 PM
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Bakerella said...

Wow – I'm glad so many of you made these and put smiles on dad's face. I wish I could have seen them all.

Catherine – look in the upper left hand corner of the site

Kimberly, Dziugi, Alysia, The Fegers, Lorie, – All you need to do is type the phrase you want and repeat it over and over and over for the tissue insert. I provided a blank template for the fry holder so you can place your own phrase on those. If you don't know how to do that, typeset a phrase, tape it in place on the blank template and then photocopy it so they are combined. Then just cut them out.

Eve, Karen, Crazy Lady, Janelle, Lena, Michelle, freak girl – Thanks for sharing the links. Your burgers look great and you even made the boxes and bags. Fantastic.

Andrea – That's awesome.

Aly – Do it. They'll be great. I think you'll need less frosting.

Jenny – Nice pops!

Stamperlou – priceless.

Kari – I use Duncan Hines a lot, too

Sr. Mina, BSP – yep – normal milk will work. or just follow the box instructions. White non-pareils will work.

June 22, 2009 02:36 PM
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Anonymous said...

Ok, so I decided to make the fabulous little creations…and they came out just as that… FABULOUS! They were time consuming because I made 40 of them, but other than that, very simple!! I also dyed coconut green for the lettuce and it came out cute! They were a hit and very much appreciated by men and women alike at our Father's Day gathering.

June 22, 2009 03:15 PM
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ohbrooke said...

Uh. Dor. Able.

I made these yesterday, and here's my report:

1. I didn't have a circle cookie cutter, so I pulled the cap off of my cooking spray, and it was a perfect cookie cutter, and plyable, so it was easy to get the brownie out.

2. I didn't think I had filled the cupcakes up too high, but with a "super moist" cake mix, they overflowed. I used the cooking spray lid again and punched out the tops of the "burgers"… This left what really looked like onion rings! Next time!

You can see how mine turned out here:http://ohbrooke.com/2009/06/22/dessert-hamburgers/

Also, know that I am a complete cooking moron, and I ruin everything, but even *I* could do this!!! Thanks for the how-tos!

June 22, 2009 03:30 PM
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Rebecca said...

I did this for Father's Day. Forgot to reduce the butter in the cutout cookies, so it was a bit more messy, but I loved it. My MIL/FIL got them, but they didn't want sweets! Sigh. I give up!

June 22, 2009 03:40 PM
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Beth Hansen said...

This was such a fun idea! I made them for my husband and his dad and they loved them!! Thanks so much for all your fabulous ideas!

Oh – and scratch baking all the way! I hate mixes!d

June 22, 2009 04:02 PM
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Melissa said...

Definitely improve them!

I made these and they were adorable. Everyone loved them.

June 22, 2009 04:22 PM
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Heather said...

Thank you Bakerella! I made this for my family, and they were a HUGE hit! You're amazing!

June 22, 2009 04:41 PM
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Jenny CH said...

I made them this weekend and they were a hit!!!!

And I use mixes all the time…they are fantastic and save so much time!

THANK YOU!

June 22, 2009 05:02 PM
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Camille said...

I made these for a Father's Day potluck at church. They were a HIT!

http://waagefamily.blogspot.com/2009/06/fathers-day-hamburgers.html

THANK YOU!!!

June 22, 2009 05:40 PM
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Sweetsmilz said...

Just had to tell you these are so cute. I even tried them out myself for a Father's Day BBQ. They turned out really well. I even made some of them double deckers for all the dads in the family. Thanks for the cute idea!

June 22, 2009 06:36 PM
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Janele said...

These are amazing. My daughter is going to try them out for a cake decorating contest for 4-H.

June 22, 2009 06:44 PM
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Eris said...

I am in love with this little burgers *-* I'm totally going to try this on my little sister b-day… Like a sweet happy meal wiht toys and everithing *-*!!!!

About mixes, I always improve them, i love cooking 'couse is something that takes time, that you can't hurry, so I use mixes and add little things, or made a mermaled to fill the cakes, or icings and fun decoration, etc. Once I added fresh orange juice instead of water to a cake recipe, and filled it once baked with a chocolate cream.

June 22, 2009 06:48 PM
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Anonymous said...

I made these for Father's Day, and they were a huge hit!!! I had to transport 40 of these mini-burgers so I went to Hobby Lobby to look for the little frilly toothpicks that the burger joints use to keep the burger together. I did find some multi-colored ones and they worked great! It also added to the realness of the whole ensemble! I love Bakerella and the ideas you share with us! YOU ROCK!

June 22, 2009 07:58 PM
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Liz Casstro said...

I DID IT! I copied your idea and tried it this weekend. I think, for an ameture, I did pretty good. Not nearly as great as yours and I gave up with the printing and cutting after 11 trays (my fingers were tired). But you can check out my burgers and fries here: http://zilskin.blogspot.com/ .
I think I would use my own recipe for the sugar cookies as I struggled with the mix-but I would totally do it again. Too fun!!!
Oh yeah, I gave you all the credit:)

June 22, 2009 08:51 PM
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Rachael said...

I made these for my husband on father's day and they were a big hit with the entire family and a few neighbors! Not to mention DEEElicious! Very rich! Your instruction were perfect, making the entire process, well..a piece of cake! Thanks so much! For the fries, I bakes a big sheet of cookie and then scored with a pizza cutter while the dough was still warm. That worked out great! You can see here: http://nboysmommy.vox.com

June 22, 2009 09:21 PM
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Emma said...

I MADE THESE!!!

Super cute! They were a huge hit, my husband and kids could not believe their eyes!!!!

I will be making these again. Just need an excuse!!!!

June 22, 2009 09:25 PM
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Anonymous said...

We did these for Fathers' Day.

They are beyond cute! The paperware is priceless and sells the whole concept.

Thanks ever so much!!!

PS Will you redo the "tissue" paper for the Fourth? I'm thinking of re-doing them and adding some corn on the cob made from your cake pop recipe.

June 22, 2009 09:54 PM
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Bead Up said...

you amaze me! INSPIRATIONAL!

June 22, 2009 11:09 PM
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alice said...

super cute. =) looks so real!

June 22, 2009 11:30 PM
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Joy @FrugalMenuMamas said...

This is the first time I have been to your site and can I say these Father's Day goodies are awesome! Thanks for the idea! We will be trying this soon!!!!!!

June 23, 2009 01:06 AM
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WFHMom said...

I am seriously making a 4th of July version of these. I'm trying to figure out how to make hot dogs too!

June 23, 2009 02:52 AM
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Julie said...

Ok, I have NO idea if you'll see this comment so late, but we made them. We also did "ice cream cones" (ice cream cone filled cupcakes with frosting) and rootbeer floats in mini-coke glasses! Thank you SO much!

June 23, 2009 03:25 AM
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Nancy Smith said...

They turned out great! Thanks for the idea!

How can I send you my photo?

nancybsmith7@gmail.com

June 23, 2009 03:42 AM
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Lynn said...

I saw this on "Cake Wrecks" Sunday Sweets post and am just bowled over by how darling these are and your step by step directions and templates are wonderful !

Mixes do have their place and this is an excellent example of what can be done with them creatively !
Thanks you !

June 23, 2009 03:17 PM
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krazzymommy said...

With 575 comments, I don't know if you'll get this, but my sisters found your site and did this for my dad for father's day. They have a private blog (they are 13 and under) but they gave me permission to put their pics on my food blog, if you want to check it out:

http://krazzykuisine.blogspot.com/2009/06/fathers-day-fast-food-dessert.html

They came out so cute! I love your site, too!

June 23, 2009 06:24 PM
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Rikelle said...

Wow!Wow! I love all your wonderful ideas and this is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the templates. I love to bake from scratch but don't mind mixes especially brownies and cupcakes. Personally, I think cookie recipes are just as easy as the mix and I can't stand the taste of store bought frosting so I make that. Thanks again for sharing your creativity!!!

June 23, 2009 06:33 PM
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mamacici said...

Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration to make this! I made one for my hubby, and one each for both of our neighbours for Father's Day. They all thought they were great (and you could tell they were floored at the time put into them!) little do they know it was all mixes heehee…
For the fries, I just rolled out the dough into a thin square, baked it and then cut into fry strips as soon as they came out of the oven with a pizza cutter and then added the sugar from there. no fuss no muss. Thanks again for such a great idea! It was a hit!

June 23, 2009 06:59 PM
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Bakerella said...

Nancy Smith – My email is in the profile link.

June 24, 2009 12:09 AM
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Four the Boys...Tami said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Your directions were so easy and simple! I made them for my cute family and as thank you gifts for my nieghbors and they were a BIG hit! I blogged about them and have had so many people call me and ask me about them! SOOOO MUCH FUN! Thanks for the easy to use directions and templates! We had a great day!

June 24, 2009 02:01 AM
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Lauren said...

LOVE it! I can not wait to try this! This is a MUST for July 4th! Thanks so much for the idea!

June 24, 2009 02:21 AM
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Crazy Lady said...

Served them at our Father's Day lunch and they were quite the hit. Several people were a little freaked by the should be a hamburger but is sweet issue. :) They were too cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

June 24, 2009 02:50 AM
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Optimist said...

Fast food ! great , I love it .

June 24, 2009 07:20 AM
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jessica said...

Where did you get that rolling pin?? I MUST have it!!

June 24, 2009 02:17 PM
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define i?aretleri said...

fake hamburgers. interesting.

June 24, 2009 02:54 PM
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define i?aretleri said...

fake hamburgers. interesting.

June 24, 2009 02:54 PM
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define i?aretleri said...

fake hamburgers. interesting.

June 24, 2009 02:54 PM
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define i?aretleri said...

fake hamburgers. interesting.

June 24, 2009 02:54 PM
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Jenn said...

Tried this out and they were a super hit!!! Sold over 2 dozen at our church bake sale!! (Although I accidently burned the fries so we just had burgers…but nonetheless they were great!) Thanks for the inspiration!

June 24, 2009 02:55 PM
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Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

I was sooooo in love with this idea the second I got to this post that I had to do it! So I did, for my daughter's "Schools Out Pool and Campout Party" yesterday. You are welcome to go and have a look at mine too; I had to blog about them I was so proud! ;) I can't thank you enough for the PDF file!

They took a LOT longer than I had anticipated, and I'm SO glad I did the design and printing the week before. I did them as a surprise for my daughter, which was really, really hard to pull off. She was thrilled though.

Again, thank you so much – you're such an inspiration!!

June 24, 2009 04:56 PM
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Anonymous said...

I love this idea. I have ordered the cookie cutters and the rubber band spacers. I tried to go through the blog and write down all of the ingredients, but I was wondering if you had a list of ingredients so I can make sure I don't forget anything??

Julie
berryszoo@gmail.com

June 24, 2009 09:24 PM
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Matilda said...

I found your blog awhile back and have made just about everything on here! I have always wanted to open my open bakery but keep putting it off..you have insprired me! There will be a bakery with my name on it in the near future.
I will be making the burger and fries for the 4th of July…I believe they will be a big hit!!!

June 24, 2009 11:56 PM
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Tamber said...

Thanks for the great idea. I made these for Father's Day and they were a hit. The kids loved helping make these cute little burgers.

June 25, 2009 04:00 AM
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rix said...

i use em…
i generally hate recipes that use those as a base and build bec if i am doing from scratch already imight as well do it all from scratch

June 25, 2009 04:31 AM
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Miranda said...

I use mixes for cakes and brownies, but always make cookies from scratch. That's the way my mom always did it when I was growing up, so I guess it just stuck.

I definitely make my own buttercream, because the ready-made frostings are artificially flavored and the last time I looked they had trans fat, which I try to avoid.

June 25, 2009 05:37 AM
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*glitterkitchen* said...

SO FREAKIN CUTE!!!!!! Gonna try these for the 4th…

As for mixes, I always have some on hand. I prefer to bake from scratch, but when the baking bug strikes in the middle of two little girls, a job, a hubby, and a dog… A gals gotta do what a gals gotta do! I have a few tricks to make it taste better though.

But when you are doing something really cute and super creative like this, I think mixes make the most sense..

June 25, 2009 06:25 AM
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Melanie said...

I made these for father's day! They were so fun and easy. Thanks so much for the great idea!

June 25, 2009 02:34 PM
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jadedforever said...

I made these for Father's Day with the thought "how hard could it be? it's just mix"… well, I have to say, it is adorable and they came out GREAT (thank you for the pdf) but oh my WORD! was it a lot of work! I printed/cut/taped everything one day, made brownies and cookies the next, and cupcakes/assembled the night before Father's Day. It was so worth it (it was a HUGE hit) but wow! I'm not sure I'll ever embark on another mission quite this big… tonight I begin the cheesecake pops… any advice before I attempt the crustless cheesecake???

June 25, 2009 07:53 PM
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The Dayley's said...

Okay, so how much fun are you? You have got the most creative baking ideas around. LOVE IT! And I love how you share all your goodies. That's probably the best part. My soon to be 5-year-old daughter wants a cooking party for her birthday, so we're going to do the cupcake pops for sure and probably a few other ideas, too! Thanks a ton!

June 25, 2009 07:54 PM
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Kathy Jo Peterson said...

The fathers day treat is the most cutest thing I have ever seen !! So cute, makes me want to bake something fun like that. I love your blog !!

Kathy Jo Peterson
owner of http://www.raisethecake.com
Custom Cake Stands

June 25, 2009 10:26 PM
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yours truly. said...

these look really cute! :D
definitely gonna try this when i'm bored. thanks (:

June 26, 2009 06:03 PM
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delawareemploymentlawblog said...

I gave this a shot for father's day and it was a HUGE hit! I'm a terrible baker, so I didn't expect that, even with the mixes, I'd have much luck. I was so wrong!

Thanks so much for posting this incredibly easy show-stealer! They're permanent additions to my limited recipe list!

Molly DiBianca

June 27, 2009 02:40 AM
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Robin said...

LOVED making these. Came out so cute and they were even easier than I thought. Lots of fun. Thanks!

June 27, 2009 04:28 AM
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Dorothy said...

Rave Reviews! I changed up the holiday to 4th of July as we had our Independence Day BBQ at work Thursday. Made 48, 1/3 with your liner design (but Happy 4th of July) and the other with 2 different 4th of July goody bags that I cut in half to fit in the baskets. I stuck little flags on toothpicks in the top of the "bun"! Since my last name is McDonald, I signed up to bring McDonald's Happy Meals for the pot luck…were they ever surprised :-)

June 27, 2009 08:03 AM
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