Today, I attempted to bake cupcakes that look like little burgers for my nephew Nathan’s 5th birthday party.
I found- or maybe someone emailed to me- step by step instructions on the internet, and since I couldn’t come up with a way to do “BOKKE!” themed cupcakes, I decided on the little burgers.
New cupcakes ideas never look like I want them to look on the first attempt…
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First I baked plan vanilla cupcakes with sesame seeds on top to represent the burger bun, and then I baked chocolate cupcakes that were to become the “burger patty”. Unfortunately I bumped one of the switches on the oven and burnt the tops of the chocolate ones- rendering them unusable for the patties…
While they cooled, I made a white butter icing and then I thinly sliced some green glace cherries to represent pickles.
Then I cut the vanilla ones in half, and cut the bottoms off the chocolate ones. Using a blob of strawberry jam, I stuck the bottoms of the chocolate ones to the bottoms of the vanilla ones.
Then I divided the finished white icing in half, and coloured one lot with yellow and one lot with red… though I have yet to master the art of red icing! I always get a pinkish colour… 🙁
Thanx to tips in my baking books, I have found the easiest way to fill a piping bag is to put it into a tall glass, folding the edges over the cup, and then spoon the icing into the bag. Then you just twist it shut and squeeze!
I then piped yellow icing onto one half of the chocolate part of the cupcake, topped it with a few “pickle slices” (the cherries), and then piped on the “red” icing, after filling the piping bag the same way.
Then I topped it with the other half of the vanilla cupcakes.
I think they look a little like burgers…