Saturday, October 22, 2011

Food for Thought: Hamburger Cupcakes & Cookie Fries - Gameday Special!

Today we're getting together with friends to watch the Wisconsin vs. Michigan State football game (I'll be sneaking into the other room to catch the ND game too. ;) hehe!)
As I mentioned before, I always volunteer to bring dessert when we get together. My little sous chef (aka "little miss") gladly helped me put this one together. It was so much fun!

First things first - to compliment the idea maker: Bakerella
I was able to print the template for the fry holders on her site. Free download can be found by clicking *HERE* <--- blank template is on page 4. I simply saved as a jpeg and added the Wisconsin & State logos to make them gameday appropriate!

Simply follow the template by cutting them out then folding along the lines. I put them together with double-sided tape to make them seamless and for ease.

You can even enlist your sous chef to help cut them out. ;) lol

Now for the baking... here's what I used:

First! The "Fries"!

Make cookie mix according to the directions. Then spread it out flat like a cake onto parchment paper and bake. After cooking and cooled, I began slicing the cookie into strips using a pizza cutter. (See pictures below.)

Oh no, what to do with those uneven leftover edge pieces? SOUS CHEF TO THE RESCUE!

Now that my fries are sliced and my sous chef has graciously eaten all the leftover edges ;) it's time to assemble! TA-DA!!

Onto the cupcakes! Now, while I was assembling my fries, I went ahead and popped the cupcakes into the oven and then the brownies.
Once everything was cooled, I sliced my cupcakes in half (creating a top & bottom like a hamburger bun) and cut circular shaped brownies out with my circle cutter. (I found my set of circle shaped cutters at Hobby Lobby - included 3 different sizes for like $2-3, just an FYI.) 

Here's what they're starting to look like!

By tinting my icing in individual bowls with food coloring, I was able to create red for ketchup, green for lettuce, and yellow for mustard. (Little Miss told me to leave the yellow off one for her because she didn't like mustard LOL I had to remind her that it's not really mustard! Too cute.)

Decorating the "Hamburgers" was my favorite part! Mostly because it doesn't have to be perfect. You just want it to dangle over the edges a bit to resemble a fully stacked hamburger like you'd get at a restaurant.

I filled a ziplock baggy with the icing (one bag for each color, obviously) snipped a corner off with my scissor and piped them on there.

Hehehe, I just loved this part because as they came together they were too darn cute!

So there you have it! Hamburger cupcakes & sugar cookie french fries! :)


  1. Just too ADORABLE! Must pin so I can do this sometime!!

  2. Oh my goodness! That is adorable!!!!! Perfect for college football watching!! Thanks so much for linking it up to the College Football Tailgate Party! Hope you'll come back with other fun ideas, but just so you know, we can't be friends next week! Go Big Red! ;)

  3. This is one of the cutest ideas I've ever seen! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm always looking for creative ways to feed my son.

    I found you on the Mom Blog Monday blog hop. Feel free to check out my goodies and tidbits about natural living, moms, and their babies at!

  4. Thank you Diana! I always appreciate your kind comments and feedback!

    Thanks Sara! *Psst, it's ok* - I'm not a State fan so I'll be cheering for Red too. ;)

    Thank you so much Gaby! I'll be checking yours out also!

  5. Wow, these are really awesome! They look just like real burgers and fries, very cool! :))

  6. Oh my this is ingenious and so cute! Good job!

  7. This is so cute! I found you through Something Swanky and I'm glad I did. I'd love for you to join my linky party (Crazy Sweet Tuesday) sometime. The linky is open through Friday. :)

  8. These are adorable!!!! I am adding them to the Friday Round up today :)

  9. Keeley~ I hope you link this up at this week's Thematic Thursday. We didn't host a bowl game party because they didn't take the whole band to the game, but I do plan on making this for our Super Bowl Party!

  10. These burgers and french fries are the cutest thing ever! You and your sous chef are very creative! I'd love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!
    Hope to see you there!


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