NE’s 2nd Blogiversary – Homemade Hamburger Cupcakes

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A couple of weeks ago it was Nessy Eater’s 2nd Blogiversary. “OMG! It’s Nessy Eater’s 2nd Blogiversary” And to celebrate this may be the closest you will ever get to see two of our favourite foods; burger and cupcakes mashed up in one. Get excited readers because there are some seriously good discoveries and tips to making that homey hamburger cupcake. No! This is not a drill folks. BUT FIRST I would like to say THANK YOU to you readers out there, yes you cyber friends for your continuous support. We honestly wouldn’t be here if it hadn’t of been for you readers or maybe we’ve been engaging with trolls…who knows. Teehee. We know we might be mild-mannered and unpopular on the social media world or in public, but thanks anyways. You’ve helped us build our confidence and ego and allowed us to show you our FOOD PORN BLOG. STRICTLY FOOD PORN *wink wink*. It’s been a fabulous journey and to EXERCISE your brain cells we’ve put together a savoury and sweet treat for you.

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This homemade hamburger cupcakes may be a bit of a mouthful, so buckle up your sparkle belt and read on! 😀

To begin the hamburger making you will need the following ingredients:

1 Box X White Wings Chocolate Chunk Brownies

1 Box X White Wings Vanilla Cupcakes

135grams of Milk

12 X Darrell Lea Pineapple Liquorice

1 Box X Coles Vanilla Icing Mix

240grams of Butter/ Margarine

3 Tablespoons of Apricot/ Marmalade Jam

3 Tablespoons of Sesame Seeds

1 Bottle X Queen Food Colouring Red 50ml

1 Bottle X Queen Food Colouring Green 50ml

NE’s 2nd Blogiversary_Hamburger Cupcakes_Nessy Eater (2)Gather the hamburger cupcake ingredients 

Utensils:

Food Mixer

Measuring Cup

Measuring Spoon

Rolling Pin

Pastry Brush

Spatula/Spoon

Mixing Bowls

Cookie Cutter (Round)

12 Cup Muffin Tray

2 X Icing Pipping Bags

Baking Tray 5cm deep x 20cm square cake pan

Preheat oven to 180C and line up vanilla cupcake mix and chocolate brownies mix. Follow the instructions on the box. Tip: When filling the baking cups make sure you evenly distribute it by 3 tablespoons for each cupcake.

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OH NO! We had a bit of a difficulty grabbing the cupcakes out of the tray. Unfortunately these bad boys were too spongy for us to continue our next step, however still good to eat with ice-cream.

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Hooray the White Wings Vanilla Cupcakes saved the day for our hamburger cupcake buns. Make sure the cupcakes have a light golden surface and the center is spongy, not the other way round.

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If you’re spider sense tells you that the cupcakes are not evenly perfect use a round cookie cutter, but if you like to add that extra homey baking then just leave it as it is. Tip: Make sure you use baking cups so it holds the shape of a hamburger. Otherwise it will turn out flat cupcakes and you don’t want that, trust me.

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Now to save time I baked the cupcakes and brownies together. Leaving the brownies to cool down after 30 minutes or till it’s cool enough for you to touch it, it’s time to use the round cookie cutter to highlight the meat patties aka chocolate brownies. I bet you didn’t think of that eh? 😛

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After a arm workout for cutting 12 meat patties aka chocolate brownies place them on a baking paper. Tip: Place brownies into the fridge so it doesn’t change shape. When it’s time to construct the hamburgers take it out of the fridge. That way the brownies are still nice and firm for you to mix and match when constructing the burgers.

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It’s crazy what a cookie cutter can do! Just imagine chocolate chunk brownies…Sorry for the spoiler alert 😛

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By now I was so baked but “Life is what you bake it” so I quickly moved onto the Coles Vanilla Icing Mix instructions, it’s time to add a bit of lettuce and tomato sauce colours in our lives by using Queen Food Colouring Red and Yellow. I used about 8 tablespoons for each colour, but if you think it requires more concentration feel free to keep adding.

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After measuring the colours of lettuce and tomato sauce place the icing into a pipping bag and into the fridge. Tip: Use a spatula to scrap out the icing out of the mixing bowl rather than a spoon. This easily removes all icing from the bowl. I learnt it the hard way. Haha. Another tip: use a rubber band to tie the pipping bag at the top so icing doesn’t leak out when pipping. Another tip: Put icing into the fridge until it’s slightly firm before making the hamburgers. Otherwise overtime the icing will be very watery and it will be harder to shape the lettuce and tomato sauce.

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So when it came to the decision of making this awesome hamburger cupcake I pretty much wanted something crazy for the cheese component and guess what I discovered at the supermarket…Darrell Lea Pineapple Liquorice. So you will need 12 liquorice if you are making 12 cupcakes. Such perfect timing these liquorice are new products. It’s meant to be! 😀

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This may require some baking muscles to evenly roll each liquorice. Teehee. With a rolling pin roll horizontally and vertically for every 30 seconds or until it looks flat. After rolling the pineapple liquorice, cut each liquorice into a square, but make sure it’s big enough to show off the cheesy side when construction the hamburger. IF NOT slice it into 2 rectangles.

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THIS IS UNBEARABLE!!! It’s time to construct the burger cupcakes. It’s time to get the meat patties (chocolate brownies), tomato sauce and lettuce (icing) out of the fridge and gather the burger buns (vanilla cupcakes) also the cheese (pineapple liquorice).

NE’s 2nd Blogiversary_Hamburger Cupcakes_Nessy Eater (14)Let the hamburger cupcake construction begin!

What a better way to show you readers of how I constructed the hamburger cupcakes is by filming it, off course. I think my knees are feeling weak after replaying a few times. Haha.

Easiest way to show you Nessy Eater’s hamburger construction.

If that short clip wasn’t helpful at all for you peeps out there then follow these steps to constructing that perfect hamburger cupcakes:

  1. Cut in half the vanilla cupcakes and place the bottom cupcake on a plate
  2. Place pineapple liquorice (cheese) onto the bottom of the cupcake (make sure the cheese is noticeable on the side of the cupcakes)
  3. Place a chocolate brownie (meat patty) on top of the cheese
  4. Pipe green icing (lettuce) Tip: Pipe icing outside of the meat patty so it can show so signs of lettuce
  5. Pipe red icing (tomato sauce)
  6. Place the top half of the vanilla cupcake on top of the tomato sauce
  7. Use pastry brush and brush some apricot jam on top of the top half of the vanilla cupcake
  8. Sprinkle some sesame seeds

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Is this attractive or what? Now lettuce be together forever burger cupcakes.

Somebody pinch me. I can’t believe Nessy Eater’s kitchen lab didn’t burn down yet. Teehee. Making the hamburger cupcakes can be time consuming, however it’s heaps of fun and great family activity for the kids and BIGGER KIDS. Pleasantly surprised these hamburgers turned out to look like a real burger 😀

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Have to admit top view does look good.

To wrap things up Nessy Eater and I would like to say thanks again to our followers, readers, cyber-stalkers, media agencies, cat, dogs and chefs for supporting us these last two years. We look forward to writing more yummy food and travel posts this year. Tell us what you think about our homemade hamburger cupcakes.

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Nessy Eater’s SUPER tiny Homemade Hamburger Cupcakes. 

Photos by Vanny Tang

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30 thoughts on “NE’s 2nd Blogiversary – Homemade Hamburger Cupcakes

    jugernauts said:
    March 3, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    yowch, too much effort! send some our way. Happy bloggiversary x

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 5, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      Fanks Jugernaunts! I will make sure some cupcakes will be delivered your way when I get the chance to make some again.

    missemzyy said:
    March 3, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    My friend made me these for my birthday and I couldn’t believe they were cupcakes!! I would love to make them one day. What a great treat to celebrate your blogiversary!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 5, 2015 at 8:58 PM

      Thanks Missemzyy! Totes worth baking and it’s so much fun when building each layer of the hamburger

    chocolatesuze said:
    March 3, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    happy 2nd blogiversary! here’s to many more delicious years to come!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM

      Thanks ChocolateSuze!!! Yes many many more yummy foods to come 😀

    milkteaxx said:
    March 3, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    happy aniversary nessy eater! dont get drooly and messy!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM

      Haha THANKS Milkteaxx! Oh can’t promise you that 😛

    Berny @ I Only Eat Desserts said:
    March 4, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Happy 2nd anniversary! Those cupcakes are super cute – really want to try bake them now 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 5, 2015 at 9:01 PM

      Thank you Berny! Your words are so deliciously sweet 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru said:
    March 4, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    HAPPY 2ND ANNIVERSARY! These cupcakes I am actually dying from their cuteness 😀 x

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 5, 2015 at 9:07 PM

      Ngawww…THANKS for the comment Uru 🙂

    Feast Wisely said:
    March 6, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Happy 2nd birthday and clever cupcakes too!!

    Cassie | Journey from Within said:
    March 8, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Happy 2nd birthday Nessyeater! 😀
    What a mouthful that burger would be, but awesome recipe 😀

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 8, 2015 at 9:47 PM

      Hello Cassie! Much appreciate the comment 😀

    gourmetgetaway said:
    March 9, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    Oh, aren’t these the prettiest burger cupcakes! Great job, so love it, Nessy!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 11, 2015 at 7:55 PM

      Thanks Julie & Alesah!!! I’m pretty proud of myself for baking these babies 😀

    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said:
    March 9, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    A big congratulations Nessy! A huge achievement and may there be many more. Your cupcakes are adorable! 😀

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 11, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      Thank you so much Lorraine! Very excited to continue Nessy Eater’s food adventures 😀

    Dee @The Casual Food Blogger said:
    March 10, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Happy anniversary! the cupcakes look delicious and the brownie ones….mmm!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 11, 2015 at 7:57 PM

      Thank you so much Dee! Haha I had a few shocked friends who was so amazed the “meat patties” were in fact choco brownies 😛

    Amanda @ Gourmanda said:
    March 10, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Happy blog-versary! And to many more!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 11, 2015 at 7:57 PM

      Thanks Amanda! Bring on the food 😀

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    March 15, 2015 at 2:07 AM

    Happy blogiversary! Love the ingenuity of rolling out the pineapple liquorice to make “cheese”!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 15, 2015 at 2:10 PM

      Thanks Helen! It was such an effort to make those “cheese”, but it was worth it 😀

    Her @ Oh, Burger Me! said:
    March 30, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Happy blogiversary! Well done, we love these cupcakes – you can also use yellow Starburst lollies for the cheese – again though, it is tough work.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      March 31, 2015 at 11:25 PM

      Thank you so much! Oh my…Why didn’t I think of Starburst lollies. Thanks for the tip. I’ll try and make those cheese next time when I bake the burgers.

    Ruby said:
    April 26, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Wow! Those look amazing! A lot of work :-/ but awesome! Happy bloggiveesary

      Nessy Eater responded:
      April 28, 2015 at 6:53 PM

      Thanks Ruby! I won’t deny it did take a lot of effort making these mini burgers but was totes worth my time 😀

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