Thursday, March 15, 2012

Crabby Patty Cupcakes

I wish I had gotten a better picture of these but alas, I did not. If you do not like Spongebob Squarepants, then you probably will want to skip this post. If you know anything at all about Spongebob, then you know what a Crabby Patty is. I'm afraid my children love Spongebob, and I have to admit that I have a bit of a thing for him myself. I can't help it. I don't know what it is...maybe I was just worn down over time, by repeated episodes (again and again and again) over the past few years. I'm aware that people have pretty strong opinions about ol' Spongebob, but it is my opinion that there are things far worse (in the form of cartoons) that they could be watching on television. Anyway, I am coming clean - - I love Spongebob and Patrick, and I really, really, really love Gary. I mean, how can you not love a snail that meows?
Anyway... I recently saw this recipe in a magazine and knew that I had to make them. Very simple...yellow cupcakes, which you cut in half after they have cooled. Then, you bake a pan of brownies (13x9 pan) and cool completely. Then cut circles using a 2 1/2 inch circle cutter. The cupcakes comprise the hamburger bun, the brownie is the hamburger patty. Then, take a container of vanilla frosting, divide it among three small bowls. Tint one portion green, one red, and one yellow. Put each portion into a Ziploc bag, and cut a very small opening at one corner. Put a brownie patty on top of one of the cupcake bottoms, then squiggle green around the edges, followed by red, then yellow. Top with cupcake. If you like, you can lightly brush the top of each cupcake with some Karo syrup, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
I had fun making these, and the the boys just loved them. Even my big boy.


nicky said...

Hehe! Very cute! It's easy to see why all 3 of your boys loved them!

Lisa said...

These are adorable! Incidentally, I don't know much about Sponge Bob at all - is it mostly a boy thing? I have never heard of crabby patties but I think I'll try these out just the same!! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Lisa, it must be a boy thing - - really dumb/sometimes crude humor. However, it is a fact of life in my home full of boys, so I just go with it! :) I think these would be good "summertime" cupcakes or for a cookout, etc. too.

Jen F. said...

We're big fans of the show too. Squidward is actually my favorite - he's just so bitter and sarcastic - you gotta love him.

These cupcakes are so cute, I'll have to try making them. I'll just make sure Plankton doesn't get ahold of the formula.

Heather said...

Ahhh, Squidward. How can you not love him? I forgot to mention that I also love Plankton's wife.

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