You will need to following things first:
1 box yellow cake mix & added ingredients
1 box chocolate cake mix & added ingredients (I used devil’s food)
2 cans frosting (maybe grab an extra for backup)
food coloring (I used Wilton’s for candy molds and also the cheap liquid kind)
decorating tips and tool (mine was a super cheap on from Target I think)
sesame seeds, sugar, and brush
all the other essentials for baking cupcakes: cupcake pan, liners, oven
These are the 3 tips I used.
From left to right: Lettuce, cheese, and ketcup.
Bake your cupcakes as directed and once cooled, cut your yellow cupcakes in half to make the bun.
Then cut the tops off your chocolate cupccakes to make the burger. Some of mine were fatter than others. Experiment with the size you like.
Mix up your frosting colors in seperate bowls. I used the wilton’s candy mold dye for the red and green but for the yellow I found that I like the softness that the liquid drops gave it. Add color a little bit at a time until you get the darkness you want. Red is really hard to get dark enough, but do the best and trust me when it’s put together they won’t be looking at just the “ketchup”.
Dab a little bit of frosting on the bottom “bun” and place your “patty” on top.
Using your “cheese” tip outline where the cheese would be. Make sure it’s far enough to the edges to show when you put your top on. You don’t need to worry about filling it in, nobody will see that part.
Then add your “lettuce” using a swirly tip like the one I showed earlier.
Lastly, squirt a little “ketchup” all around. Making sure the leave a little bit over the edges so it’s seen when the top is replaced.
Place the bun on top of your cupcake.
Now, if that’s not cute enough on it’s on, we’re going to up the cuteness factor just that little bit more!
Create a sugar mixture. I used 1/8 cup sugar, 1/4 cup warm water and mixed it well.
Use this sugar mixture to wet the tops of your buns and then immediately sprinkle them with sesame seeds. Don’t worry, you won’t even taste these! You can’t even tell you’re eating sesame seeds but they really add to the look of the finished cupcakes!
And viola! Fun cheeseburger cupcakes!