I have been a fan of the hamburger cupcake for some time. Once they started popping up on our main site, I was sold! So how excited was I when Jodie from Party NV said I could repost her hamburger cupcake tutorial. Thank you, Jodie!

I always thought these were hard to make, but take a look at this tutorial and you will soon discover they are actually quite easy.  And talk about giving your party that cool “wow” factor…

Before you get started here’s what you’ll need:



Okay let’s get started….

First you need to mix your cake batter together {ok, ok… I know you knew that, I was just testing you!}

Bake your cupcakes per the directions, one batch of each flavor {typically a box will yield 24 cupcakes}  I suggest baking them right in the pan, no papers.  This saves on paper waste, since you will have to remove them once they are baked anyway, and it saves on cake waste, since the cupcakes don’t seem to rise as high when baked directly in the pan!

Once the cupcakes are done, remove them from the oven and let cool for about 15 minutes or so, then remove them from the pan {if you greased your pans properly they should just pop out} and let them cool for about another 30 minutes.

Now comes the fun part!!!!  For each Burger Cake you’ll need 1 Yellow cupcake and 1 Chocolate cupcake.  Take the yellow cupcakes and use your serrated knife to cut them in half {removing the top from the bottom}.  Set both halves aside for now.

Next, you’ll need to cut the tops off of the chocolate cupcakes, this will become the “burger”.  The bottoms you can either eat, scrap, or use to make cake pops!  YUMMY!

Once you have the cupcakes cut you can begin assembling them.

First, take a cupcake liner and place the bottom half of the yellow cake in it, cut side up {this will be the bottom bun of your burger cake}.

Then, squirt some green frosting all over it, allowing it to over hang the sides some, using the #103 tip {this will be the lettuce and also holds the Burger Cake together}.

Next, place a chocolate cupcake top {burger} on top of the green frosting {lettuce}, squishing is down some.

At this point you can either add cheese or not.  If you want to add cheese then you will need to roll out your fondant to the desired thickness and cut with your square cookie cutter.

Then place the cheese on top of your burger….

Now all that’s left to do is squirt the red and yellow frosting all over the top like ketchup and mustard, using the #4 tip.  I found using a circular motion worked great and allowed for some of the frosting to drip over the edges.

Then place the top portion of the yellow cupcake on top and brush with some orange juice…

…sprinkle with sesame seeds {they really add to the realistic look and don’t affect the flavor}.  VIOLA!  Cheeseburger Cakes are served!

Leave plain or top with custom cupcake toppers to enhance your occasion.  Party NV can design the perfect toppers for you, for whatever the occasion!

Jodie, these are incredible! Thank you for the tutorial!

Please check out Jodie’s beautiful parties on our main site, and to learn even more about Jodie and what inspires her, please visit her blog, Party NV.

Also, stay tuned for my upcoming post on how to make hamburgers out of cookies!!