Fast Food Fun bakerella. June 1. 4, 2. 00. Cupcake Buns Brownie Burgers Cookie Fries One Happy MealWhat if you could make hamburgers for your whole family in a matter of minutes, without dirtying your stove or having to light a grill Thats the beauty of this. Add cream, evaporated milk, or. Make them about threefourths. Pan broiling tender hamburgers calls for very low temperature. Now dont get me wrong, I love scratch baking too, but oh sweet Lord what would I do without mixes When I want something quick, or Im multitasking its mixes all. How long does flour last Shelf life and expiration date information on flour. Also find storage tips and explanations of how your flour can go bad. How to Make a Hamburger. Toss out those processed burger patties Making your own burger is both easy and a much healthier option. All you need is to get some freshly. Need help in the kitchen eHow offers quick and easy recipe ideas and cooking techniques for everyday meals as well as holidays and other celebrations. Or manyI can hardly stand how cute these little guys are. Youve probably seen them around before. I know I have. Cupcakes Take The Cake has featured cute ones. But, they are even cuter in person as I discovered this weekend. Oh my gawd they just make me want to smile. I switched mine up a little by doing the burger out of brownies. But, you can just as easily make chocolate cupcakes and cut them in thirds to use instead. And if you want more realistic lettuce, tint some coconut yuck green. I really decided to make these when I thought about making a meal out of them for Fathers Day, complete with sugar cookie french fries. I wasnt sure if they would turn out, but I am so thrilled with the end result. Actually, I think the fries might be my favorite part. Before I started baking, I made a template for a miniature paper box tray and french fry holder. You can download the 4 page pdf 6. KB here if you want it. The pdf contains the tray template, french fry holder template blank with Happy Fathers Day. It also includes the design for the Happy Fathers Day tissue paper. I printed the tray template on card stock heavier weight paper, the french fry template on vellum semi transparent paper and the tissue insert on tracing paper really thin paper from Canson Art pad. All three paper weights went through my printer fine one sheet at a time to be safe. But, if youre unsure about running the tracing paper through your printer, then just use regular plain white tissue paper. Cut out the shapes as shown in the picture above with scissors or a sharp blade. Then fold along all the printed lines. Use double sided tape to secure the flaps. Cut the tissue paper in half and place in the tray print side down. Now, for the baking. Keeping with the fast food fun theme, I went all mixes on these. Thats right. I said mixes. For the cookies, brownies and the cupcakes. Dont cringe. You know I love learning to bake new things from scratch because its really empowering and satisfying and it usually tastes better, too. But, before a couple of years ago, I did all my baking from a box and really dont have a problem using a mix. There, I said it. I feel better now. So, I picked up several kinds. The brownies baked first in a 1. X 9 pan. You dont need any help there. The cookies came next. I wanted to do rolled sugar cookies and luckily Mrs. Crocker offered some tips on how to convert the mix for better results. Except I didnt do the whole floured surface thing. I used parchment paper underneath and on top of the dough. Then I rolled it out with a rolling pin using rubber band spacers attached to ensure an even thickness. This is a really handy trick and so not messy. I got these tips from the book, Cookie Craft. If you want to learn more about rolled sugar cookies, its great. See perfectly even dough and a clean surface. Heres where I started experimenting, but it worked out pretty well. Cut the dough in thin strips with a sharp knife and then a long cut down the center. The varied lengths are fine because you dont want all your french fries exactly the same size. Remove the alternating strips so it wont bake into one giant blob. Reserve dough strips and repeat Sprinkle sugar on top of the dough. Bake for about 8 minutes at 3. These spread more than I had hoped they would for rolled sugar cookies. I know. I know. The mix thing. But, no problem. Just take your knife and cut each steak fry down the center for skinny fries. Do this right when they come out of the oven. Sprinkle more sugar on top while they are still warm, too. Lightly rub it on to make sure it sticks good. And voilaA big pile of fries. Yum Try not to eat too many before you serve them. You cant eat just one. Trust me. Next up cupcakes. I made these the next morning to spread out the work. Boxes, brownies, and fries on one day. Best Shrimp And Grits Recipe. Cupcakes and decorating the next. I baked 2. 4 cupcakes using a yellow cake mix. I also exchanged 1 cup of buttermilk instead of the water. It made them nice and yummy. To test, I greased and floured one 1. Pam on the second. I wanted my buns to have smooth sides, you know. Well, they came out smooth, but also brown. You can see whats coming. Yes. Yes. I made 2. This time I used milk instead of water. No reason. Just to try it. They were good, too. And this time I used paper liners to ensure the right color cupcake bun. Now its time to assemble. Cut each cooled cupcake in half or thirds depending on how tall it is. Cut out 2. 4 circles from the completely cooled brownies and place in between the cupcake bun. I used my ever so handy graduated circle cutters to do the trick. Size 2 for uniform burgers. Then and this might be the most important thing. Take a break and dispose of the scraps Youll figure something out. Next up. Frostings. Divide the canned frosting in three bowls. Two can have equal amounts for the mustard and ketchup. The third a little more for the lettuce. The colors I used to tint were, Wilton Leaf Green, Wilton Golden Yellow, and Americolor Super Red. Perty To make the red a little deeper, use a tiny bit of violet when you mix. Place each color in a ziploc bag and snip a small tip off one corner. Gently squeeze out the mustard and ketchup first. Then the lettuce in more of a squiggly design. Place the top of the bun on and press gently. Now for the finishing touch. Brush a very thin layer of water over the top of the bun or either dab a few drops of water on with your finger. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and theyll stick. There you have it. Brownie Burger Cupcakes. And Sugar Cookie French Fries. A perfectly sweet meal for Dads day or any day. And, if you use this template, theres a blank french fry holder in it. Use it and you can serve these for a family cookout or Fourth of July party. People will go crazy for them, dont you think. Man, thats one good looking burger. So thick andTasty, tooHope you like them. Now, Im curious. When it comes to mixes, how do you roll Use them Refuse themCheeseburger Cupcakes from Nerdy NummiesEvery day, Yahoo Food features delectable cakes. They taste good, they look good, and theyre made by good people talented bakers from around the world. This week well be sharing adorable creations from Rosanna Pansino of the popular You. Tube baking channel, Nerdy Nummies and her new cookbook The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us. Check back to Cake of the Day for more geeky desserts Cheeseburger cupcakes. Photograph by Michael SchmidtCheeseburger CupcakesA good joke can spread throughout the internet between the time you go to bed and the time you wake up, leading to an inbox filled with funny pictures. These viral images are often referred to as memes and have been a mainstay of the internet for many years. Some of the earliest memes were jokes about cheeseburgers and have been transformed into these tasty cupcakes. You can haz as many as youd like. Brownie batter see recipe belowButter Cake batter see recipe below1 tub 1. Food coloring gels yellow and red Sweetened flaked coconut. Green liquid food coloring. White sprinkles. 9 x 1. Muffin tinsCupcake liners. Baking tweezers optionalBake the Brownie batter in a 9 x 1. Let cool completely in the pan. Preheat the oven to 3. F. Line 2. 4 cups of 2 muffin tins with paper liners. Or use 1 muffin tin and bake in two batches. Prepare the Butter Cake batter and divide it among the muffin cups, filling each one two thirds full. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 1. Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating. Use the round cookie cutter to cut out hamburger patties from the brownies Image A. Halve the cupcakes horizontally with a straight edge not serrated knife Image B. Place the brownie burgers on the bottom halves of the cupcakes Image C. Time to decorate Mix half of the buttercream frosting with yellow food coloring until it is the color of cheese. Scoop the frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a 4. Tint the other half of the buttercream frosting with red food coloring until you reach the desired shade of bright red. Scoop the frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a 1. Image D. Mix the flaked coconut with liquid green food coloring until it is light green, resembling lettuce Image E. Sprinkle the coconut flakes on top of the red frosting. Place the top half of each cupcake on top. Scatter white sprinkles on top of the cupcakes to look like sesame seeds. I use baking tweezers for more control Image F. Brownies. Makes 9 to 1. Preheat the oven to 3. F. Grease an 8 x 8 inch metal baking pan. Line the bottom and two sides of the pan with parchment paper leave an overhang to make it easier to take out of the pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add the oil, milk, vanilla, and egg. Whisk until well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, 2. Let the brownies cool in the pan, then cut into squares before serving. Butter Cake. Makes one 9 x 1. Preheat the oven to 3. F. Grease a 9 x 1. Line the bottom with parchment paper, grease the paper, and flour the pan. Or see the cupcake variation below. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a second large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the butter until softened. Add the superfine sugar and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Tap the bottom of the pan on the work surface to get rid of any air bubbles. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 3. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 1. If necessary, loosen the cake from the sides of the pan with a small knife. Carefully flip the cake upside down onto the rack, peel off the parchment paper, and then turn the cake right side up onto the rack to cool completely. Butter Cupcakes Line 2. Or use 1 muffin tin and bake in two batches. Bake at 3. F until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 1. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Reprinted with permission from Nerdy Nummiesby Rosanna Pansino Atria Books. For more awesome cake inspiration, visit our Cake of the Day Pinterest board and get to pinningMore delicious cakes that bring out your inner geek Cake of the Day Dinosaur Fossil Cake from Nerdy NummiesCake of the Day UFO Cake Pops from Nerdy NummiesGeode Candy Cupcakes from Nerdy Nummies.