Happy Meals… Cupcake Replay

Brownie Burger Cupcakes & Cookie Fries

Father’s Day isn’t too far away and I wanted to do a little replay of a fun project from almost four years ago. Yikes, that’s weird to say. Or type. Sometimes I can’t believe how long I’ve been baking and posting treats here. And that I still love every minute of it. This project goes so far back on the site, I thought it would be fun to share again for new readers because it’s one of my favorites. And it’s one I remember being so giddy over as it all came together in my kitchen.

Sugar Cookie French Fries

I think it was the french fry cookies that sent me over the top. I love how they turned out.

French Fry Cookies

Sugar cookies for fries and sugar for salt. So sweet!

Thick Brownie Burger Cupcake

But the other part I love about this project is the presentation. I made templates for the paper tray, printed tissue and french fry containers… all for Father’s Day. It totally pulls the whole look together. And I promise you’ll fool people at first glance.


Here is the original Father’s Day Fast Food Fun post with instructions. Make ’em and make dad happy!


And because so many of you loved these the first time around and wanted to make them for the Fourth of July, here are some new templates for the most requested events. Hope they come in handy! And there’s a blank french fry template if you want to fill in with your own phrase.

Happy Fourth of July Template

Happy Canada Day Template

Happy Memorial Day Templatefor next year!

Happy Birthday Template

Happy Father’s Day Template


And just for fun… a glimpse at some of the Happy Meal photos you guys emailed me after making them.

I’m lovin’ it.

Thanks for emailing your pics Katja, Rena, Kiki, Bethany, Dena, Heidi, Lisa, Nancy, Carolina, Aly, Lisa, Jennifer, Leah, Tina, Robin, Stephanie, Heidi, Missy, Betty-Ann, Heather, Jenn, Jennifer, Amy, Laura, Anna, Vicki, Alison, Jenn, Hfidanzo, Tina, Sara, Jen, FreakgirlLena, Liz, Paige, The Fegers, Leah, Camille.

Your meals made me happy!

Oh and if you decide to make these for the Fourth, you could go for the “full meal deal” … cupcakes disguised as snow cones would so be an over-the-top way to cap off your cookout.

Snowcone Cupcakes

Snow Cone Cupcakes How-To.


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51 comments on “Happy Meals… Cupcake Replay”

  1. This look delicious. Will try the receipe.

  2. Cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I would love to have a template that says # 1 teacher. I tried to create my own but couldn’t figure out how to slant the text! All your goodies are just adorable. I envy your talent! 

  3. I love these little “burgers” and just got my 3rd request from my nephew for them in as many years for his birthday. I make a donation to Ronald McDonald charities and, in exchange, the restaurant gives me burger boxes and fry bags. It’s a great way to present them.

  4. These are always my most requested cupcakes at work and at home. They are also great to do with kids. In fact, I am about to go visit my grandsons and I have never done these with them. So guess what I’m going to do. Thanks for bringing back an all time favorite. P. S. I use brownies for the hamburger.

  5. Yeah it’s pretty amazing, the cream part was delicious. Of course, I don’t like blueberries so I can’t speak for the rest… but i heard it was delicious.

  6. mmm interesting sweety..

  7. I’ve made something similar to these before. I’m sure yours are 10x better, but if you’re in a pinch or want something a little easier to make… you can take 2 Nilla wafers, 1 Keebler grasshopper cookie, and a little icing (red, yellow, green) and put them together! A couple “potato fries” chips on the side makes it cute too.

  8. Super cool ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is my all time favorite idea! I’m so glad that you reminded me—my three grandchildren are moving from 3500 miles away to 35 miles away! This looks like a perfect welcome present, no?

  10. We made these last year and they were a BIG hit! I linked up to you here:

  11. The burgers and fries post was one of the first ones I read on your blog. I don’t even remember what led me to your post back then. I can’t believe it’s been over 4 years. Time flies!

  12. My friend made these for her son’s birthday, and when they were presented to a room full of 2 and 3 year olds, they all rebelled and refused to eat them because they wanted cake, not hamburgers. After parents showed them how it was cake and cookies, they finally relented and ate them. I stole my son’s meal….it was so yummy.

  13. Wow! Amazing cakes! I adore cake art and this is truly art! Please join my blog site and/subscribe!

  14. I never get tired of the cute stuff! Love it when sweets look like ‘real’ food ;)

  15. This looks so incredible! I LOVE when food is disguised as something else, so fun!

  16. I’m Emily and I am 11 years old I made these today for my school art show and I thought they were so cute!!!! thanks for the great idea.

  17. You’re french fries (and those of all the people who sent in their pics) turned out perfect! I love how realistic they look!

  18. These are adorable, such a perfect idea for Father’s Day! My holiday community would love this link for ideas. Mind if I direct them here?

  19. This creation was my first exposure to Bakerella and I’ve been hooked ever since. These little “burgers” make you smile all the while you’re making them.

  20. These are the cutest idea. I wish I was as creative as you!

  21. I’m always excited when I receive your email updates because I know I’m about to be shocked by your creativity. You’ve done it again. Thank you.

  22. Would love to make the Happy Meal for a special occasion, but was unable to find the blank template. Made the snow cone cupcakes last year for a bake sale and they were a big hit. Love all your creative ideas!

  23. These are so darn cute! I think my favorite thing is the snow cones…gonna have to try that for the 4th this year. Love your site!

  24. could you bake the cookie dough as one large square/circle and cut them after you bake? or would it not work like that?

  25. I remember this post :-)
    They still look as adorable as they did before! Way to go!

  26. OMG soo cute :D

  27. You don’t know awesome it is for me that you posted this. I discovered your blog a few months ago, and even though I am a new fan, my favorite has always been the fast food fun cupcake burgers. Oh yeah, and just so you know, I am only 11, so imagine how finding a recipe for cupcake burgers and sugar cookie fries feels to a kid! I like to go to the fast food fun post and look at it, just to review it and see the mouth-watering pictures! I hope you will post more food like desserts in the future. Your so awesome!

  28. Omg these are amazing… I’m going to make them and do a review!

    Thanks so much for this awesome idea… can’t wait to make them!

    Chlo |


  29. Wow thats an cool idea!!! I like it!!!

  30. Stop it. So stinking cute! You are so gifted. Thanks for the fun idea! :)

  31. wow! you are so creative. i am amazed by your talent. thank you for sharing your ingeniousness(is that a word?) with the world.

  32. These are adorable – would you be willing to share your MTC file rather than just the pdf? Thanks!

  33. Whose look soo nice! amazing idea with the sugar cookies! It look 100 times better than a real happy meal! (I don’t like macky d’s) :p

  34. Wow! I love the idea of disguising your cupcakes, cookies and brownies! I was definitely fooled! This’ll be fun as Father’s day is coming so soon. Thanks!

  35. So cute, thanks for reposting! By the way WHERE DO YOU GET THE TINY SPOONS? I have been looking for those for oh so long! Thanks and please respond!

  36. I love your creations, Angie! These guys are so sweet and clever!!
    I’m so glad you’ve been around for over four years and look forward to many, many more! Btw, one of the first posts I remember from you were the yellow and pink, chocolate daisies which could spell out the word WOW or MOM. We actually made those in class that very week you posted them! Thank you so much for all your inspiration! xo

  37. Thanks for including your Canadian fans! I’m definitely sharing this one!!

  38. these are adorable!! So cute and such a good idea for summer!

  39. What Dad wouldn’t love this kind of Happy Meal? I may have to try this too.

  40. These are adorable! I love the fry pouch. The people who sent in photos did an awesome job, too!

  41. This is such a clever idea! And so freakin adorable! Any dad would be lucky to get these!

  42. Oh goodness, reading this post just made me realize how long I’ve been reading your blog.

    I still think your ideas are just as awesome the second (or third, or fourth) time around though & am really going to have to buckle down and tackle multiple (delicious) projects. :)

  43. LOL. I remember seeing those sweet Happy meals when you first posted them. Tells you how long I’ve been on here stalking your blog! Cracks me up how witty you are. Fathers would LURVE this.

  44. My dad make snoe cones for all of our block parties! He’ll love the snowcone cupcakes! All of the burgers are so cute too!

  45. These are so darn cute. I remember when you posted them before, and they still make me smile seeing them again! Honestly, I think I would prefer the cupcake/cookie Happy Meal to the real version. :)

  46. I must make these. They are so cute. Thank you.

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