A friend of mine, Kirsten, showed me these photos the other day and I just had to share them here on the blog. Yes, it's a burger cupcake – complete with cookie fries on the side!
"I actually made a batch of these burger cupcakes as a present for Yianni (of #Meateasy and Meatwagon fame) last summer," says the cake's baker, Kirsten. "Admittedly, burger cuppies aren't a new concept, and I took my base idea from the ever brilliant Bakerella website. Bakerella has a great template that I used for the fast food container the burger comes in and the little bag for the cookie fries.
"I did change a few things up though, like using starburst sweets and rolling them out flat with a rolling pin to create cheese squares. The best part is, you can make these babies without actually having to bake a thing! Not my style, personally, but helpful for kitchenphobes out there. The bun is a vanilla cupcake split in two, the burger patty is a chocolate brownie, and the lettuce is fondant, with red ketchup and yellow mustard icing. Add a few sesame seeds on top and voila!"
And here's how Kirsten's cake measured up to one of Yianni's famous Meatwagon burgers!
To read the piece that inspired Kirsten to make burger cupcakes and cookie fries, visit www.bakerella.com/fast-food-fun/