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.


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.


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.


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.


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……


… You’ll figure something out.

Next up. Frostings.


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.



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?

MetroParks said...

The french fries would also be super cute if they were cut with my Pampered Chef Crinkle Cutter.

These are beyond cute and I wish I would have discovered them last week :-)
Could be a great kids party treat or for a fifties themed party.
You're awesome.

June 27, 2009 08:15 PM
MommyAmy said...

Ok, you have totally outdone yourself!!! I'm totally gonna have to make these at some point this summer! How fun!

June 27, 2009 09:02 PM
Mama said...

Years ago, there was a cookbook that had mini-"hamburgers" you'd make with vanilla wafer "buns" and a peppermint patty "meat" with green-tinted coconut. I LOVED making those as a little kid. I can not tell you how MUCH I love not only your blog (cake balls are a standard snack I bring to my son's preschool), but this is one of my favorite ideas of yours, EVER.

I'm holding a 4th of July party just so I can make these. I LOVE your blog, your posts, just everything. Thanks for keeping the inspiration going.

(Oh, and I rarely use mixes b/c we stick to mostly local and organic ingredients in our house – although I do like the new Arrowhead Mills Organic brownie and cookie mixes for kids – those are super cute and I like that they're organic).

June 28, 2009 06:15 AM
the hamms said...

Those were the best, I have been reading your blog for months and this is the first thing that I have eve attempted. They were easy, delicious and very impresive

June 28, 2009 02:20 PM
Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

SO CUTE! I couldn't help but link to this on my blog (post is here). Thanks!

June 28, 2009 04:44 PM
Jen S. said...

I just love this hamburger and fries idea! Would you be willing to post a .pdf template that said "Happy 4th of July" for the fry holder and paper insert? I would love to do this for our 4th of July cookout! You continue to amaze with your fantastic ideas!

June 28, 2009 09:21 PM
henzy said...

wow..this is so fabulous creative and amazing.

June 29, 2009 12:19 AM
Gilsner said...

Thank you sooooo much for this! I made them and they were an absolute hit! My only setback besides being a tad lazy with the icing (is being lazy technically a 'setback'? Doubtful) was the following:
1. brownie mixes in Canada are not built for 9x13pans. They are built for 9×9 pans. Needless to say, cooking said mix in a larger pan for the recommended time will result in a crusted-on pan to promptly be thrown out do to said laziness, as mentioned above. No amount of Pamolive could have conquered that mess.
2. upon not using said brownie mix and resorting to homemade (aka first found recipie on internet) just because a 9×13 pan could, in theory, be divided by 2" circles in a 4 by 6 grid does not, in reality, guaruntee 24 'patties'
3. Third round of brownie baking was triumphant, in a 'I can't believe I'm doing this AGAIN' way.
4. No matter how narrow I made the 'fries' they always came out wedge-like. The world can be so cruel. Thank goodness for knives! (Take that, world)

All in all, everyone loved them and I gave credit where credit was due. Couldn't have done it without ya!

June 29, 2009 03:52 AM
renklipastalar said...

This is really great. I couldn't think about it my self. I'm going to trie these.

June 29, 2009 06:04 AM
Bakerella said...

All your hamburgers look so great.

I'm happy so many of you used the pdf and also changed it up to suit your needs.

And Jessica – the rolling pin. I bought it at Williams-Sonoma.

June 30, 2009 02:11 AM
Fat Bastard said...

YUM! I am drooling!

Bigger Fatter Blog is the next phase in fat acceptance. The days of justifying our fatness by lying and saying we have a mysterious genetic or metabolic disorder are over. We now freely admit to and embrace what the fat haters would call gluttony. We fatlings are no longer apologists for our size nor our greedy gluttony. We are fat because we eat huge amounts of food and we like it. If you don't like it get used to it because fat people are now the overwhelming majority.

July 1, 2009 08:40 PM
Fat Bastard said...

YUM! I am drooling!

July 1, 2009 08:41 PM
T-Wrecks said...

I made these today (all in one day, aiy-yai-yai!) and they were a HIT! My hubby and FIL are both "meat-a-tarians" (no veggies) and thought this was about the funniest birthday cake(s) they could've received.

I couldn't find cookie mix and made it from scratch – took way longer @_@ that's for sure. My fries were rushed and were the weak spot but overall they were a hit. Thanks for sharing the link and for your inspiring photos and printables. AWESOME!

July 2, 2009 04:46 AM
Schavey Family said...

I tried these and they turned out GREAT! I have also passed the idea to several friends.

July 2, 2009 01:17 PM
Christine said...

Use them, and improve them! And the brownie mix you bought is my favorite kind… it never disappoints!

July 3, 2009 01:42 AM
Glo said...

This is THE cutest thing I've ever seen (besides my son!). I don't have the patience to make them myself, but just looking at them puts a smile on my face! You are truly talented. Thanks for sharing!

July 3, 2009 04:37 PM
carolyn bowles said...

I LOVE these! I am certain I will make these one day for a special family gathering. It looks so fun, creative, and scrumptious!

July 4, 2009 02:01 AM
Anonymous said...

Yay!!! I made them and they turned out great!! We are hosting 4th of July today!!! Thanks for the great idea…I know everyone, especially the 3 & 4 year old will LOVE them! Lisa

July 4, 2009 05:40 PM
Emily said...

I'm just now getting to this post (I'm way late on checking blogs), but I wanted to comment on this post! I make these hamburger cupcakes as well, but I like to mix it up and roll out yellow fondant, take a square cookie cutter, and make slices of cheese. At some point I think I'll try adding some pickles too :)

July 4, 2009 06:13 PM
Lady Aurora said...

Made the burgers and they vanished! Everyone loved them! Thanks so much for such a neat idea.

July 4, 2009 11:17 PM
Ninotchka said...

I made them for 4th of July and they were a HUGE HIT!

Thanks so much!

July 6, 2009 01:12 AM
Alli said...


July 6, 2009 02:45 AM
paige and jord said...


what a stinkin cute idea!!!!
i tried them out as well, and although mine dont look AS professional as yours, they turned out so darn cute! thanks for the idea!

July 6, 2009 08:50 PM
Donna @ WayMoreHomemade said...

I've gotten to where I am refusing mixes. My scratch brownies, cookies and cake are just too good, too easy & non chemically to go back to using a mix.

Super cute idea with your happy meal. May use this for April fools next year.

July 7, 2009 02:10 AM
Lisa said...

I reali8ze I'm late to the party here, but PLEASE try Trader Joe's Vanilla baking mix. It's really the most delicious yellow cake I've ever tried!

July 8, 2009 01:49 AM
Lintsi said...

thanks so much for this super cute idea! i had to try it out and it was so much fun that i ended up making 95 mini meals for my sisters graduation party. what a success!

July 8, 2009 09:42 PM
? fashion chalet said...

This is AMAZING =)

I missed the Father's Day boat but plan to try it out on his Birthday!!!

THANKS for posting/sharing the recipe, dear.


July 9, 2009 05:53 PM
? fashion chalet said...

This is AMAZING =)

I missed the Father's Day boat but plan to try it out on his Birthday!!!

THANKS for posting/sharing the recipe, dear.


July 9, 2009 05:53 PM
? fashion chalet said...

This is AMAZING =)

I missed the Father's Day boat but plan to try it out on his Birthday!!!

THANKS for posting/sharing the recipe, dear.


July 9, 2009 05:53 PM
? fashion chalet said...

This is AMAZING =)

I missed the Father's Day boat but plan to try it out on his Birthday!!!

THANKS for posting/sharing the recipe, dear.


July 9, 2009 05:53 PM
Anonymous said...

I just made 80 "mini" burgers using my mini muffin pan. They were adorable! I made them for my company picnic and they were a huge hit. I used chocolate cake instead of brownies and buttercream instead of canned. Thanks for the great idea!! I can't way to try the "fries".

July 9, 2009 09:43 PM
andreaquist said...

I do both. It seems to me the Pillsbury Moist Deluxe turns out moister than any other cake, scratch or not, that I've used.

Cookies-I usually make from scratch, but I totally cheat with sugar cookies and often buy premade, then roll, cut & decorate myself. shhh….

July 10, 2009 03:15 PM
treasuringthemoments said...

These are soo cute. I love it!

July 11, 2009 01:17 PM
amymom24 said...

Ummmm, brownie scraps? What brownie scraps? *licking fingers with back turned*

July 13, 2009 03:27 AM
The Review Lady said...

Adorable!! The creativity and templates are inspiring – thanks for sharing!

July 16, 2009 03:32 PM
Kelly Ann said...

You are a genius! I would love link to this on my blog but father's day has passed. I think I'll make some tweaks and incorporate it in an outdoor movie night post and update the graphics to retro smiling hamburger and french fry people :)

I love your blog especially all of the helpful pictures.

July 21, 2009 04:38 PM
Jeff and Valerie said...

I thought these were adorable and I tried making the hamburgers for a lunch at our church. They really weren't that difficult and they turned about pretty cute. I may make them again for my daughter's birthday next month and do the "fries" too. Thanks for the fun idea.

July 24, 2009 07:13 PM
Sanyi said...

If you want to do this for a birthday party, where I can find the paper templete to show happy birthday instead of happy fathers day. Thanks

July 29, 2009 07:18 PM
Yoo said...

Oh wow. They LOOK AMAZING!!!

August 3, 2009 05:55 PM
Bakerella said...

You can make your own by copying the phrase you want and pasting it over and over in a document. Then just print it out on tissue paper.

August 4, 2009 12:19 AM
Simey said...

Now I'm hungry!!!!! Great (scrumptious looking) recipes – and I'm a 'sweet tooth' too!

August 6, 2009 03:17 PM
Genny-Boo said...

I LOVE mixes! They are just so much quicker and less expensive ;)

I love the burgers with fries so much, that I made my own. You can see them on my blog!

August 8, 2009 03:26 AM
Sassy Pie said...

I just wanted to leave you a comment… I tried these, and here are the results: I also found that the sides were too dark when baked right in the pan, if I make them again I'll make them in paper cups so they're a bit more uniform. ;) I also made my white cake mix from scratch. I was going to make fondant 'lettuce', but I ran out of time, but the effect was cute anyhow. :) Thanks for the excellent idea, I love the cute things you make!

August 13, 2009 07:58 PM
veggie wedgie said...

I have no words! Ultimate cuteness!

August 14, 2009 09:34 AM
Anonymous said...

I LOVE these!!!!! I'm a brownie mix kinda girl, but I'm a bit of a browny mix snob, I only use them if they have triple chocolate. But in my early days of brownie boxing it, I found even the cheapest brownie mix is 100 times better with 4 to 8oz of cream cheese added. I guess more calories = more yum where brownies are concerned: )

August 17, 2009 07:04 AM
Amanda said...

really very cool idea to have a happy meal. My children LOVED the Beanie Babies in this recent round of McDonalds Happy Meals.

August 25, 2009 07:49 PM
Karla said...

I made this “burger & Fries” for a family combined birthday party. It was a pool and burger party and I thought the burgers & fries for desert was a nice change from the basic BD cake.

It was a BIG HIT!

September 21, 2009 10:52 PM
Justine said...

I made these for my son’s second grade class to celebrate his birthday and they went wild for them. I only wish that I
had a camera to take pictures of the treat, and the children’s reactions.
One little girl said, “I’m vegetarian. I can’t eat it.” She was thrilled to discover that the “hamburger” treat was something that she could eat.
and my older son has already commissioned me to make them for his class when his birthday comes around.

September 21, 2009 11:12 PM
Anonymous said...

I always bake my cakefrom mixes a night ahead, slather them in home made frosting and let them sit overnight – I get raving comments on how delicious and moist they are – I have baked a zillion amazing big cakes and no -one knows the difference!

– some of you are saying “I would!” – dare you to try mine and know the difference!!!

I am making these burgers and fires for my husband’s BD – he and the kids are going to LOVE them as much as I do

THANKS BAKERELLA for all The wonderful ideas!!!!

October 1, 2009 04:03 PM
Amy said...

Our last name is Hamburger so I made these for my son’s baptism, they were a huge hit.

October 6, 2009 08:16 PM
Marielena said...

i have no words for thissssss,,,,i so love those mini hamburguers and friess!!!!!, its so cool and original…lol!!!…i lo ve itt!!!

October 6, 2009 09:04 PM
Mommassoapbox said...

My sister made these on Fathers Day this year and they were adorable! Great idea!

October 6, 2009 10:27 PM
lenalandmine said...

I roll box-style. To be honest, they’ve spent decades perfecting their recipes, and I think they’ve got it down pretty well. If I even attempt a scratch recipe, the chances of it tasting phenomenal are slim, but the chances of me having time/energy/money to decorate or do fun things with the cake/cookies/etc are virtually none. lol. Say yes to boxes. :]

ps. as an amateur photographer, i have to say your stills are pretty impressive. ;]

pss. i’m making these to take to work on sat. i work at ups overnight with a bunch of big, sweaty men. they go head over heels for my sweets and call me suzee homemaker. lol.

October 7, 2009 03:08 PM
Alicia said...

What you make is AMAZING!
~~cute >W<

October 12, 2009 01:45 PM
Myname Netherlands. said...

So as you see at my name i’m from The Netherlands..

And i love your site, But… I have every time i wanne cook something Do I need to translate it all, that is not convenient so I can ask here maybe a Dutch version of it?

Lots of Love The Netherlands people And
Greetings from the Dutch Royal House

October 14, 2009 01:11 PM
Tiny Stork said...

I always like to see your jobs, you are an awesome cook and I wish you a lot of success! regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Andrea

October 17, 2009 12:57 PM
Louise Kail said...

suggestion: use coconut colored with green food color for the lettuce. It really looks like the real thing. The coconut comes out different shades of green like the real deal!

October 18, 2009 03:37 AM
sara said...

i love these.
unfortunetly i live in australia and hardly ever use cake mixers, and my local supermarkets do not stock ready made icing.
but these are so flippin cute.
im like obsessed with bakerella!! she’s incredible.
i made her little pumpkin pies, but with apple and they were sooo good :)

October 20, 2009 03:30 AM
pantherliwong said...

omg i want to eat them.

October 20, 2009 05:40 PM
Health Guy said...

Wow, that is so cute! What a great idea, thanks for posting this.

October 22, 2009 11:59 AM
Sue McG said...

Oh my goodness, this is quite possibly THE cutest cupcake idea I’ve ever seen!! WOW!

October 22, 2009 10:13 PM
cathygaubert said...

we (my husband + 2 older girls) just made these for our girls’ (6, 4, and 1) “petting zoo picnic” birthday party. of course, they fit the bill for the edible cuteness factor. and they tasted really, really good, too! thank you for always inspiring me!!!
pssst…i took the easy way out and used prebaked brownies from sam’s. i scooped a bit out, rolled it into a ball in my palm and then squished it…perfect patties every single time, and sooo quick! ;)

October 29, 2009 11:52 PM
kristen said...

just made these for a birthday party and it was a big hit! i used shredded coconut that i tinted green for “big mac style lettuce” by shaking it up in a ziploc bag with some green coloring. thanks for the great idea!

November 17, 2009 12:53 AM


December 8, 2009 11:28 AM
Nanzknits said...

I took these to school when my twins turned 10. I used potato sticks as the fries. Oh my, it was a HUGE hit. Other teachers and the principal stopped by in awe of the birthday treat. Even months later the kids still ask when I’m going to bring in another cool treat. Not to disappoint I’m taking in the snowman cupcake this week. Thank you for making me look like a genius. ;)

December 16, 2009 05:43 PM
Paula said...

My hubs, 2 nephews and I made these for our Christmas desert. We surprised everyone else as they had no idea what we were going to make for desert. I had my 13 year old nephew go up to everyone and say, I hope you’re still hungry cuz we’ve got burgers and fries for desert! Everyone LOVE LOVE LOVED them! We changed it up a little and made “cheese” out of fondant and we rolled out the sugar cookie dough and baked it as one large cookie then sugared and sliced as soon as they came out of the oven. Thanks again!

December 22, 2009 04:35 PM
Veronica said...

From scratch, every time! It satisfies me a whole lot more to do it that way, plus I love to bake just as much as I like to decorate. These are adorable!!

January 11, 2010 09:26 AM
Savannah said...

I’m going to try this for fathers day this year! Its going to be a great hit!!! They look Fantastic!

January 13, 2010 07:51 PM
Paola D. Vine said...

They are so cute. I tried them.. the burgers were easy to make a bit tricky but the most difficult were the fries!! I ended up just doing burgers I didnt have the patience for the fries..Bless you for having that! I dont! haha

January 15, 2010 03:13 AM
jennifer 13 yrs said...

wow! i have never seen anything like this
ive just seen regular frosted cupcakes that my
mom would make but…..nothing like this!
this is sooo cool!!!! and cute!!!

January 18, 2010 02:23 AM
jennifer said...

i want to be a pastry chef when i grow up

January 18, 2010 02:25 AM
Wendy said...

I HAVE to make these with my daughter – how adorable!!

I think I’m going to use green coconut for lettuce :)

As far as cake mixes – they are great! For one thing, trying a new recipe is sort of “iffy” sometimes. You’re pretty much guaranteed an edible product using a mix – and the time is saves too! I will alter them a bit, or fix them up, depending. One of my favorites is a white cake mixed, cooked – poke holes… pour on a can of Cream of Coconut (the sweet stuff!) and top with Cool Whip. Sprinkle with more coconut. It’s KILLER – and people beg for the recipe :)

January 19, 2010 08:58 PM


January 21, 2010 05:09 PM
Emma said...

Mmm, this looks absolutely delicious! As LauraBento said, it would look super cute with some ‘ketchup, mustard, or mayo’ on the side, just clean out your old jars (keep the labels!) and refill with icing! If they like coconut, you could put some coconut flakes instead of icing for the sesame seeds. Cookie chicken nuggets with icing and smashed cookies as breading also sounds fun!

January 22, 2010 02:51 PM
Lindsey said...

So cute! I totally thought these were sliders at first glance. Yum!

February 11, 2010 11:48 AM
Brigitte said...

I think these are awesome! Want to try and make them for my two sons birthdays. Since I am from Holland (where we use a scale) I have trouble finding out the exact amounts. Now you also use a scale, can you help me out here?

February 17, 2010 10:22 AM
yasmin akkas said...

I tried these and it went absolutely perfect. I made 16 hambers for my sons schoolmates who are 7 years old. they loved it. thanks for the idea.

February 18, 2010 10:17 AM
Sue Turner said...

I just found your website today and I am so impressed with your talent and your creativity! These burgers are adorable; is there a reason you went with brownies rather than a chocolate cupcake or perhaps a cookie? Also, if you baked the brownies in a muffin pan you wouldn’t have to cut them and it may make it easier. Not sure, but the idea came to me when I was reading your directions.

Thanks so much for posting all the instructions for your work! It’s so great that you share. I’m sure my daughter and I will have a lot of fun using your ideas. Oh, and thanks for the templates, too. That’s a great help!

February 19, 2010 05:20 PM
Dani said...

SOOOO cute!! I love these! Once I did a similar thing to top cupcakes — used 2 vanilla wafers as buns with a Girl Scout “thin mint” for the patty; red & yellow food coloring and then coconut tinted green for the lettuce. Topped a standard frosted cupcake with this. very easy. I love your website!

February 21, 2010 10:17 PM
Deni said...

Thank you for the idea here. I made these for the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet and we won a prize!

February 26, 2010 06:39 PM
Liz said...

No way…yesterday i discovered this site, and i can’t stop looking at it ..BAKERELLA u’re the best of the best of the best, really mean it, this site it’s better than any class that i could ever have been, simply amazing,… it’s a golden book … it’s a party for my eyes…

lob it!!!

March 5, 2010 01:39 PM
PastryPrincess said...

your creativity surprises and amazes me time and time again… you rock bakerella! i hope i’ll be able to make as pretty pastries as you soon when i start my pastry chef training! i’d love to be your friend and food tester, hehe! love all your stuff! ;)

March 6, 2010 06:36 AM
Evie said...

just had to share with you my version for my son’s birthday party today

March 13, 2010 11:27 AM
Maggie said...

I also found them here:

I think that’s the website where they look the most realistic but your friens were UHHHdorable!

March 29, 2010 04:09 PM
Alexis said...

I loved this when I saw it. So I made them for both my husband and my work today for April Fools. here They loved it. AND two of my bosses were actually fooled and thought they were sliders! :)

April 1, 2010 10:17 PM
snap*crackle*POP said...

I’m down with using mixes, improving them, and making my own!

April 9, 2010 03:55 PM
Gina said...

Love it! I’ve seen something similar but made w/ toasted coconut dyed green…(for a smaller version…Nilla waffers & choc. frosting were the rest)

April 12, 2010 02:18 AM
audrey said...

What I do is I make a homemade mix! About every 3 months, I mix together all of the dry ingredients in a large airtight jar. Then, I have a large label stuck on the outside of the jar that I refer to for wet ingredients. I only add about 3 cups of the “mix to the wet ingredients and Voila!!! You have homemade cake in the time it took you to open up a box of cake mix!

April 13, 2010 03:48 PM
Shannon said...

My husband thinks there needs to be a strawberry dipping sauce for ketchup to dip the “fries” in. I think I will be making these for him for Father’s Day this year!

April 16, 2010 07:51 PM
Maia said...

I tried this recipe the day (night!) before a school party. The hamburgers turned out amazing! But by the end of the decoration, it was past 10 or 11 and I saved the sugar cookies for another time. Everyone at the party commented on how cute (and delicious!) they were. Thanks Bakerella! I plan on making your cake pops for another get-together.
PS! The sugar cookies made AWESOME Easter egg and chicks… so cute!

April 24, 2010 11:42 PM
Vanessa s. said...

okay. i made these and they came out amazing!! now i didnt try them becuase i didnt want to add to my waste line lol but everyone ate them up! and did i mention how cute they were!! GREAT idea.

May 2, 2010 11:45 PM
Scarlett Robyn said...

OMG I’m totally gonna make these!!!!

May 9, 2010 02:46 PM
April said...

My mom used to make candy “sliders”, but with zero baking:


2 ‘Nilla wafers as buns,
1 bite-sized peppermint pattie for the burger,
green-food-coloring-colored shredded coconut for the lettuce,
Same trick with the sesame seeds used here.

They were delicious, and exceptionally easy to make, say, 100 of them for party.

We never thought to use cheese/ketchup icing for ours, though! Or make fries! I think the icing would make the coconut lettuce stick nicely to the bun and pattie, so that is indeed a great tip.

I definitely think the green-colored shredded coconut would add an extra dimension of cuteness in this original recipe!

Thanks for sharing =)

May 10, 2010 07:37 AM
baker said...

I LOVE this they are so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to make them again and again and again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 14, 2010 11:19 PM
Penny said...

OMG!!!!! Now I know what we are doing for Father’s Day!!!!!!! AND, with the blank fry template I can let my kids write Dad a special message. Maybe someone already suggested that….but there are 100 notes before mine and I couldn’t read them ALL!!

WAY TO GO!!!!!

Yes, I ‘ll use a mix if I don’t have time to do it the “real” way. Most people don’t even notice. (we don’t hang out with a lot of baking saavy friend!)

May 19, 2010 01:13 PM
Katie said...

Ordinarily I’m a stickler for things being what they look like they ought to be. Like cupcakes looking like cupcakes and burgers looking like burgers. But these are simply just too adorable. And the wrappings you’ve made just make it irresistible. What can I say? These are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

May 21, 2010 06:27 PM
Candi said...

Thanks for posting this! They are super, uber cute and oh-so easy! I made them for my nephew’s bday. LOVE them. Thanks again!

May 26, 2010 07:11 PM
Jessica said...

LOVE THIS IDEA!!! (also could dye coconut green for shredded lettuce or have orange frosting as cheese)

I bake brownies from scratch and cakes from mix (they are not good when i bake from scratch).

May 27, 2010 04:41 PM
Cupcake Forum said...

Found these just in time for Father’s Day this year! Thanks for an awesome cupcake project idea.

May 28, 2010 01:36 PM
Kristen said...

Love these!! Can’t wait to make them and use them for my fiance’s grooms cake!!

May 29, 2010 08:57 AM
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