DC Cupcakes’ Sisters Sophie & Katherine Share Their Hamburger Cupcake Recipe

posted: 07/04/16
by: Rebecca Goldberg
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Whether it's at a backyard barbecue, the beach or a picnic, burgers are a summer staple. But we're willing to bet that you've never had a burger quite like the one that Sophie and Katherine built!

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While there's always a level of excitement in the bakery on #CupcakeCam build days, Sophie and Katherine appeared to have a particular anticipation when it came to the burger build. And after chatting with them about their best burger memories, it was easy to see why!

As children, their grandfather would take them to get burgers every Friday. Their order, you ask? "Everything burgers without the mayo." As teens they would challenge one another to see who could scarf down the most burgers at a time. (Katherine reigned supreme.) Soon after came the college years where they recall indulging in a deal at a local burger joint: a bacon double-cheeseburger and a diet soda for just a couple bucks! (Did anyone else's stomach just growl?) Even now as adults, Sophie and Katherine's love of this classic American meal is still very much alive. With many top rated burger places just a few doors down from Georgetown Cupcake, these sisters chose wisely when picking the location for their flagship bakery.

Check out their exclusive recipe below and to see a LIVE demo, click here.

Georgetown Cupcake "Hamburger" Cupcakes

Makes 12 "hamburger" cupcakes

12 vanilla cupcakes
12 chocolate cupcakes
3 cups vanilla buttercream frosting
2 teaspoons each green, red, and yellow gel food color
2 tablespoons piping gel
1/4 cup sesame seeds

1. Slice the vanilla cupcakes in half, across the middle, so that the top half is your top "bun" and the bottom half is your bottom "bun".

2. Slice the chocolate cupcakes in half, across the middle, so that the top half is your "hamburger patty".

3. Place a chocolate cupcake slice on top of a bottom bun.

4. To make your frosting "mustard", "ketchup", and "lettuce", divide the buttercream frosting into three small bowls. To each bowl, add 2 teaspoons of yellow, red, or green food color, and mix so that you have a yellow-tinted buttercream, a red-tinted buttercream, and a green-tinted buttercream. Place the frostings in three piping bags (or freezer bags), each fitted with a narrow round metal tip.

5. To decorate your cupcake hamburger patty, frost a squiggle pattern of yellow buttercream across the surface and around the edge of the chocolate cupcake slice, to create an edge of mustard. Repeat with the red buttercream to create the ketchup and the green buttercream to create the lettuce.

6. Place a top vanilla cupcake half on top to form the top bun. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the top with piping gel or water, and sprinkle sesame sees on top.

Repeat for each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!

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