July 6, 2018

HELLO , SUMMER! INSPIRED BY THE SIMPLE 4 STEP RECIPES in our newest book MAKE IT EASY, CUPCAKE!—these treats are perfect for summer entertaining! We love tickling a RIB almost as much as grilling one! That’s why we created hilarious faux hot dogs and burgers for your SUMMER celebrations! The hot dogs are made from circus peanuts dipped in pinkish-brown chocolate, garnished with green Power Straw relish and yellow frosting mustard, and served on a cupcake bun…yummy! And our burgers are made from Oreo cookies dipped in frosting and coated with chocolate sprinkles. Each burger is garnished with circus peanut cheese and gum drop onion rings! COULD THIS BE A BURGER FRANCHISE IN THE MAKING!!!

  1. Hot dogs: Slice the top from a cupcake and make two cuts in the top to remove 1/2 inch from the middle of the bun. Coat the top of the cupcake with vanilla frosting, and using a fork, pull the tines through the frosting to make it look like the rim of a paper plate. Cut one end off of two circus peanut candies. Attach the two circus peanuts by glueing the cut ends together using melted chocolate. Once the chocolate has hardened, dip the circus peanut hot dog in a combination of pink and chocolate melted candy wafers.
  2. Place the hot dog on top of the frosted plate. Place a bun on either side of the hot dog. Give the dog a drizzle of yellow frosting mustard and top with chopped bits of Sour Straw relish.
  3. Hamburgers: For lettuce, tint vanilla frosting green, microwave briefly to soften, and toss corn flakes in the frosting to coat. For cheese, roll out a circus peanut and cut into a square. For the onion rings, roll a white gum drop to about 2 inches and use a cookie cutter and straw to cut circles.
  4. Slice the top from a cupcake. Coat the bottom portion with vanilla frosting. Add the green coated corn flakes to the cupcake for lettuce. For the burger, coat the sides of an Oreo cookie with chocolate frosting and roll in chocolate sprinkles. Add the burger to the top of the lettuce, add a few onion rings and place the cupcake bun on top. Add a few squirts of red frosting for ketchup.



WANT MORE SIMPLE 4 STEP DESIGNS? Our newest book Make It Easy, Cupcake! has over 100 projects that are just as easy and just as much fun as our BURGERS AND DOGS CUPCAKES!



We hope you have a very happy summer of decorating fun!!

Alan and Karen

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