Sunday, June 21, 2009

Daddy Day

So, I saw these UBER cute cupcakes on bakerella.com and I knew that I would have to make them for father's day.
They are just basic cupcakes, with a brownie in the middle, colored frosting for condiments, and some sugar cookie french fries.

I printed out the templates from Bakerella and put them together, then used plain old tissue paper inside the trays. The "fries" were made with just a basic sugar cookie mix that I laid out in a flat thin layer on a cookie sheet, and then sliced up as soon as they came out of the oven. Then, with the help of April, I sprinkled sugar all over them to look like salt.

I enlisted April and Brad to help me make the "condiments." Rather than dirtying any bowls, I scooped the frosting right into little ziplock bags and poured food coloring into them. Then we squished em all up until we got ketchup, mustard, and lettuce. (The ketchup looks a little dark because Brad put too much blue in it when I told him to just do a teeny little dab.)
The fries were really yummy and Brad, Rachel, Taryn, April, and I kept snacking on them all day while I was getting everything else cooked.
These are the "burgers." They don't look nearly as cute as on Bakerella, but that was to be expected. My frosting was also a little runny, so that didn't help much.
But when everything was assembled, it was so cute!
The aftermath. The recipe made 24 cupcakes, and I really only needed 6, 1 for each of us. Plus, half a brownie pan left and I pile of fries. If you make these, be prepared to have lots of leftovers.
They were super yummy though. We ate em up as soon as Gary got back from the airport.
I hope everyone had a great father's day, especially you dad! Sorry I wasn't home to share it with you!

4 comments:

Code80 said...

Marci made them for me, they were totaly cool. I loved them!!!!

Tyson and Alli said...

That has got to be one of the cutest ideas ever! You guys did a great job!

Tyson and Alli said...

I forgot to ask...where did you find the little baskets and the fry holders?

Kimi Jean said...

I made them!
Bakerella had templates you could just print cut out, and put together.
Super cute, right?
The baskets and fry holders were my favorite part!