Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ryan's 29th birthday bash....

The 18th of July was the day my Hubs was born 29 years ago, yay for that! He is a great husband, daddy to Olly, and all around good guy. So I never try to let the day go by without making him feel special, and how better to do that for a man than with food? This year I wanted to make a unique "cake"....so I made cupcakes....special cupcakes that is....here they are making there Internet debut...

*We had so much fun just hanging out & eating hamburger cupcakes ;.) Everyone that saw them thought they were real sliders....mission accomplished! They were so much fun to make. Here is a little mini DIY for those of you who may want to make them for your next BBQ. I made it up as I went so bare with me...

I made the "ketchup & mustard" icing by using my favorite cream cheese icing recipe and using food coloring. The lettuce is coconut that I dyed with green food coloring. I made the meat patty by cutting out a circle with a cookie cutter from brownies. (which I put in the freezer for ten minutes prior to make them harder and easier to work with) I made the bun by using a basic vanilla cupcake recipe, adding sesame seeds to the top, and slicing the top and bottom off of the cupcake to make the bun.I also put these in the freezer for ten minutes to make it easier to slice.

To assemble:

 I spread the mustard on the bottom bun, then the brownie meat patty, topped off with some fresh lettuce, and finished with some ketchup and the top bun...yum yum!

It was such a fun concept that came to life in our kitchen but tasted totally fantastic to our tummies. It made us all very smiley... and I mean all of us..

OHHH and for those who wondered what we did with the leftovers...we stuck a skewer in them and sent them to the Hubs work....;. ) Happy Tuesday everyone...see ya tomorrow!


  1. That is jaw-on-the-floor fantastic!! You are so very clever!!! My boyfriend is a burger fanatic. I'm gonna have to put this one in my back pocket. Well done! (pun SO intended).

  2. Thanks so much! ...ohhh & btw I am dying to try that pasta recipe, thanks for the suggestion Pereirafeaster ;,)

  3. These are adorable and really do look like sliders! Great job!

  4. They look awesome and oh so real!! Great job.........I so have to make this at our next bbq!! ~Joanna

  5. Seriously, when I first saw the picture, I thought, those aren't cupcakes-they're mini burgers!! Love the coconut as lettuce!! So creative!! Hats off to your creativity!!

  6. You guys make me laugh! They were super fun though! Thanks so much for the compliments...you should totally make them, they were super easy...I did it with a nine month old to entertain at the same time ;.) If I can do it, you can too fo realz!

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