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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sliders Cupcakes



So I bookmarked these little cuties last summer, but never had an opportunity to make them. This year when we were invited to a Memorial Day festivity, I knew just what to bring. These were easy to make and put together. You can bake the cupcakes and brownies in advance and then decorate them the next day. And if you like brownies and cupcakes, what's not to love about these adorable sliders.

Sliders Cupcakes
Source: Idea from Bakerella; cake from Hello, Cupcake!

What you will need:
1 batch of brownies (I used a box mix.)
1 batch of yellow cupcakes
1 batch vanilla buttercream tinted red, yellow, and green
sesame seeds (optional)

Yellow Cupcakes
1 yellow box mix
1 cup buttermilk
4 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a cupcake tin with 24 cupcake liners.

Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer on low for 30 seconds then on high for 2 minutes.

Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

Cool cupcakes for a few minutes in the pans, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Vanilla Buttercream
2 sticks of butter
6 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 - 6 tablespoons water or milk

Cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and water until desired consistency is reached. Beat well.

To Assemble:
Cut each cupcake in half. Using a leaf tip, pipe green icing onto bottom bun to look like lettuce.

Using a glass or cookie cutter, cut rounds out of brownies and place "burger patty" on top of green icing.

Squiggle red and yellow icing on top and down sides of brownie to resemble ketchup and mustard. 

Place top of cupcake on top of burger and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Poke through a toothpick to hold together. 

5 comments:

  1. Yours came out super cute! :)

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  2. These are so cute. Great job.

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  3. Awww, you did a great job! They look so real!

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  4. These are so cute. And they are never going to go out of style!

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