Mini Hamburger Cupcake Tutorial

I made some Mini Hamburger Cupcakes which I have seen a few times on the net and really wanted to try but also do a little bit different.  I think these are a easy and a fun idea, great for a kids party... especially a Spongebob or 50's Diner theme.

So here is some photos and a HOW TO make mini hamburger cupcakes in 15 easy steps.

I did mine slightly different to the ones online, I used normal size paper cake liners for the vanilla cakes/buns and muffin size for choc/meat patty but I only poured in not even 1cm in the bottom and cooked them fast and watched them so they didn't burn, you then don't have to cut or waste cake by cooking full cupcake. 

I also did the cheese out of fondant as I don't think I would have been able to get it neat enough with frosting and wanted the cheese to look more real :) 

Some of the chocolate patties turned out too big due to me using a different brand cake mix and they rose too much but that's okay, they can just be Eddie Murphys Mumma's burgers lol

- Vanilla cake mix
- Chocolate cake mix
- Fondant/royal icing
- Pre-made frosting/icing
- Food colouring - red, green, yellow
- Sesame seeds
- Sugar syrup

First of all I am a terrible cook but love cooking deserts BUT I do not make from scratch, seriously who has time for that shit.... so I buy Cake mixes that are ready for me to add the egg etc and off I go, same with the frosting. I have used Betty Crocker Frosting for maybe the last 10 years and it has never let me down, I love it!

So this is really easy, follow these steps and you too will have some awesome & cute cupcakes that people will go "WOW" over

1 -  Cook vanilla cupcakes normal but don't over fill the paper cases
2 -  Put 1cm of Choc mix in bottom of cupcake paper case, cook and watch closely as they can burn quickly
3 -  Once cakes are cooked and cooled cut Vanilla cakes in half
4 -  Line up you cakes like a production line at McDonalds (bottom picture above)
5 - Mix some red food colouring in some icing for the sauce and dribble on bottom part of bun
6 -  Place patty on botton of bun
7 -  Add a few drops of yellow food colouring to your fondant and mix well
8 -  Roll fondant out with rolling pin and cut with a knife the size needed for cheese. I cut mine about 2.5 inchs squared
9 -  put another dab of icing on choc patty and place cheese on top
11 -  mix some green food colouring in your frosting
12 - put frosting in piping bag and do a quick messy star design to make the lettuce
13 - place top part of cake bun on
14 - dab a small amount of syrup on top of the bun and sprinkle the sesame seeds
15 - Do a happy dance because you just created some cool easy cakes !!!

I also made some mini hamburger boxes for some of the cakes, you can be very creative and even print your own boxes to match your theme party


  1. These are adorable, so real looking. I make them to and I put some coconut in ziploc and add green food coloring and "mush" around and it is the perfect shredded lettuce. Love them

    1. wow that's a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing, I might try that next time :)

  2. OMG, how did no one comment on the "Eddie Murphy's Mumma's" line? LMAO!! These look awesome by the way! :)

    1. haha maybe we are the only people who know that line ;) haha

      Thanks so much for your comment

  3. OH my gosh! these are awesome, pinning right now to save for later!

    I am not so much a cook either but I sure do love to bake ;D

    Jen xx

  4. wow they really seem hamburgers! you did a great job :3