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.
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
Gather the hamburger cupcake ingredients
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? 😛
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.
It’s crazy what a cookie cutter can do! Just imagine chocolate chunk brownies…Sorry for the spoiler alert 😛
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.
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.
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! 😀
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.
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).
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:
- Cut in half the vanilla cupcakes and place the bottom cupcake on a plate
- Place pineapple liquorice (cheese) onto the bottom of the cupcake (make sure the cheese is noticeable on the side of the cupcakes)
- Place a chocolate brownie (meat patty) on top of the cheese
- Pipe green icing (lettuce) Tip: Pipe icing outside of the meat patty so it can show so signs of lettuce
- Pipe red icing (tomato sauce)
- Place the top half of the vanilla cupcake on top of the tomato sauce
- Use pastry brush and brush some apricot jam on top of the top half of the vanilla cupcake
- Sprinkle some sesame seeds
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 😀
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.
Nessy Eater’s SUPER tiny Homemade Hamburger Cupcakes.
Photos by Vanny Tang
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