Saturday, October 3, 2009

*Cupcake Saturday*

You know what I've noticed? The majority of the bloggers that I stalk don't post on the weekend. Kinda sad huh? Well at least I'm here to squash that. I'm totally cheating this weekend and just posting about October's Cupcake of the Month. Here's a bit of info on what I learned and love about the Burgers & Fries.

A bunch of different people have done the hamburger cupcake, and I was dying to try it out. Pretty simple idea for it, just basic yellow cupcakes cut in half, a brownie circle as a patty and then 3 different frosting colors for lettuce, mustard and ketchup. Squish it all together and add some sesame seeds on top. Doing that last part really made the difference. Then we did some sugar cookie fries with a 'ketchup' drizzle. I think they turned out really cute. Here are some pictures two friends of mine took of theirs.

I finally got to taste one of the leftovers today and I can say that they taste as good as they look. Yum! A few things I learned....I need a different sugar cookie recipe for the fries. These ones puffed up a bit too much, but they still worked overall. Also, let your frosting harden a bit. We didn't stick our in the fridge or anything, so it kind of started to slide down some of the sides once the top was put back on. Also, don't do 120 on your first try! Yikes. Thank goodness for my amazing parents, sister and husband. I really used and abused them for a good 2 hours there. I promised them that next month I'm all on my own, so they're off the hook. I'll definitely be going more for a 'taste' than 'looks' cupcake. Hopefully they'll be just as impressive in their own way. These would be so much fun to do again with a group of people, so if you're interested in making some with me, let me know! I'd love to put that together. Thanks so much to my Club members for being my taste testers!


Nicole said...

They were cute and delicious and I loved the fries...even if you thought they were too puffy. Also I loved that the frosting was down the sides of the made them look real.
So excited for November-even if its just for taste!!!

Brittanie said...

Well that's good to know they were loved by more than just me! I'm so jazzed for November's Cupcake. I'm narrowing the selections down, so hopefully I'll decide on a good one soon!