Sunday, July 5, 2009

Veggie Burgers for Dessert?

I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July! I can't believe that I have been blogging for a year now. This July 4th wasn't quite as exciting as last year's, but I did get to make something cute!

I haven't talked about it lately, because this is a health / food blog, but since I was laid off from my firm I have only had 1 interview. So I decided to get a part time job, so I'm not bored out of my mind alone at home all day. I am working at Ann Taylor Loft about 12 hours a week. Which means once I'm working as a lawyer again I will have a great wardrobe, but it also means I went from making over $60 an hour to only $8 an hour.

Anyways, I had to work from 2 - 6pm last night. So that meant no picnic. We did stop to visit my mom in the morning and went to visit my mother - in -law in the evening.

Before I went to work I made cute burgers that I saw Ange make, which were also featured by Bakerella.

I wanted to save time so I stuck to pre-made products. For the brownie "patty" I used No Pudge brownie mix that is mixed only with fat free vanilla yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farms). I used a Pillsbury mix (following the directions on the box but using egg whites instead of full eggs) for the cupcake "bun". I bought the icing and the sprinkles at Michael's craft store, which has an entire aisle dedicated to baking supplies.

I used three different icing tips, so that each of the toppings looked a little different.

I made about 18 burger cupcakes in all.

These were easy and lots of fun to make and serve!
My husband and I might go for a hike today, so I better go plan my day. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.


Peanut Butter Swirl said...

I love Ann Taylor!! thats so cool you work there :)
aww those veggie burger cupcakes are too cute.

Michelle said...

Those are sooo cute! What a great idea!

Robin said...

Those burger cupcakes are so cute!! Love it!

Faith said...

Wow, these are so adorable! My niece's 6th birthday is coming up and we were thinking about what kind of cake to serve...I think these would be a huge hit!

Jenny said...

those cupcakes are almost too cute to eat... ALMOST ;)! i love the no pudge brownies!


Congrats on your blogiversary! I understand about having to take on part-time can suck sometimes but I think you've got a great attitude! Super-cute burgers - my niece would LOVE those. She's a burger and sweet tooth freak.

Anonymous said...

those are such cute cupcakes!!!

Steph said...

How cute!! I saw those on a food blog recently; great idea!!

Anne said...

Those burger cupcakes are the cutest thing ever! So adorable :D

Danica's Daily said...

How fun are those veggie burger cupcakes - so cute!

Danica's Daily said...

P.S. Happy Bloggerversary too! :)

Danielle said...

How cute! Happy Blogiversary :)

Victoria said...

Your version of those cupcakes turned out great! I think your attitude about your job is such a positive one.

LucindaSarina said...

Those cupcake burgers are super cute! And Ann Taylor Loft is one of the few places where I can buy work clothes that actually fit my frame (I'm only 5 feet tall), so if you have to take a part-time job, might as well be at an awesome store...

Anonymous said...

Those are adorable little things!! And tasty I'm sure ;-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Interesting and dare i say "cute" cupcakes!

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