DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

DIY Mini Macaron Cheeseburgers and Fries

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & clothDIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

In honor of National Burger Day today, I wanted to name this post “DIY mini macaron cheeseburgers and fries… and milkshakes… and sprinkles”, but Google said that was too long, so just consider the mini milkshake and sprinkles an added bonus from me to you. Technically I would never have known it was National Burger Day if it wasn’t for Kelly (thanks for having my back Kel!), but the point is is that I’m not one to pass up a good #glossaryofmacs opportunity anyways, now am I?!

Also, can we have an open honest discussion about how freaking tricky making mini sugar cookie french fries can be?! I mean, holy baked goods. It took me three tries to get something that didn’t look like giant, deflated fingers next to these mini cheeseburgers, but, I think I figured out the secret!…

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Ingredients:

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

To make the “cheese”, roll out the Shape-n-amaze (or you can use yellow fondant for this too) and cut it into shape with a mini square cookie cutter, an set aside to firm up a bit.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

For the “lettuce”, make a small ball of mint green fondant, and start to spread it out with your fingers, spreading it thin around the edges. This will make it start to curl and crease randomly like to appear like pieces of real lettuce.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Once you have all of your pieces, assemble them with “ketchup”, aka red cookie icing, and place the layers together. I got pretty generous along the cheese layer so it would peek through to look like real sauce on a cheeseburger. A macaron cheeseburger, that is.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

To make the french fries, cut a single tiny sliver, using a non-serrated knife, from the semi frozen sugar cookie squares. The slivers should only be about about a 1/4 of an inch thick on all sizes, and about an inch long, because they expand and rise a bit as they’re baked. It’s important that the dough be semi frozen otherwise the fries lose their shape too easily once they’re baked.

Place them about an inch apart on a backing sheet, and only bake them for about 4-5 minutes instead of the usual package bake time.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Of course no mini cheeseburger and fries is complete without a mini milkshake, and we needed a little pop of pink to this shindig, so I went with classic strawberry!

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & clothDIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & clothDIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Wouldn’t these be a really cute dessert for July 4th or as mini favor baskets for summer pool parties and BBQ’s? I have about a million ideas for serving these little guys!

Just in case you make your own, be sure to tag #mysugarandcloth to share your rendition of the projects from the blog so we can follow along, plus you can see more DIY macaron projects right here!

 

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

DIY Mini Macaron Cheeseburgers and Fries

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & clothDIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

In honor of National Burger Day today, I wanted to name this post “DIY mini macaron cheeseburgers and fries… and milkshakes… and sprinkles”, but Google said that was too long, so just consider the mini milkshake and sprinkles an added bonus from me to you. Technically I would never have known it was National Burger Day if it wasn’t for Kelly (thanks for having my back Kel!), but the point is is that I’m not one to pass up a good #glossaryofmacs opportunity anyways, now am I?!

Also, can we have an open honest discussion about how freaking tricky making mini sugar cookie french fries can be?! I mean, holy baked goods. It took me three tries to get something that didn’t look like giant, deflated fingers next to these mini cheeseburgers, but, I think I figured out the secret!…

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Ingredients:

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

To make the “cheese”, roll out the Shape-n-amaze (or you can use yellow fondant for this too) and cut it into shape with a mini square cookie cutter, an set aside to firm up a bit.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

For the “lettuce”, make a small ball of mint green fondant, and start to spread it out with your fingers, spreading it thin around the edges. This will make it start to curl and crease randomly like to appear like pieces of real lettuce.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Once you have all of your pieces, assemble them with “ketchup”, aka red cookie icing, and place the layers together. I got pretty generous along the cheese layer so it would peek through to look like real sauce on a cheeseburger. A macaron cheeseburger, that is.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

To make the french fries, cut a single tiny sliver, using a non-serrated knife, from the semi frozen sugar cookie squares. The slivers should only be about about a 1/4 of an inch thick on all sizes, and about an inch long, because they expand and rise a bit as they’re baked. It’s important that the dough be semi frozen otherwise the fries lose their shape too easily once they’re baked.

Place them about an inch apart on a backing sheet, and only bake them for about 4-5 minutes instead of the usual package bake time.

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Of course no mini cheeseburger and fries is complete without a mini milkshake, and we needed a little pop of pink to this shindig, so I went with classic strawberry!

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & clothDIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & clothDIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

Wouldn’t these be a really cute dessert for July 4th or as mini favor baskets for summer pool parties and BBQ’s? I have about a million ideas for serving these little guys!

Just in case you make your own, be sure to tag #mysugarandcloth to share your rendition of the projects from the blog so we can follow along, plus you can see more DIY macaron projects right here!

 

Comments

  • Puvan

    05.28.15

    Oh my goodness, I literally thought they were real fries! I cannot believe how REAL they look!! Wow, im genuinely amazed :)

    What an awesome tutorial, thank you! Ill definitely be trying this!

  • Kim

    05.28.15

    oh my gosh, these are the cutest things!

  • brittni

    05.28.15

    Oh my goodness. These are amazing!!!

  • jewel7013

    05.28.15

    Wait, what? Serious? These arent real fries? And look at the hamburger,wow… Unbelievable imagination and crazy talent.

    Hands down one of your best creative projects !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Carrie

    05.28.15

    Well, this might take the cake (pun intended) as my favorite project of yours to date!!! SO adorable and perfect.

  • Vanessa

    05.28.15

    This is so the best thing ever! Love everything that you do!

  • Linda

    05.28.15

    Where do you find the birthday macaroons?

  • Elysia

    05.29.15

    These are too cute!
    Those dishes are adorable, by the way! Where did you get them?

    • Ashley said:

      They’re just from TJMaxx ;)

  • ISOSCELLΔ

    05.29.15

    This. Is. Adorable

    ISOSCELLA | isoscella.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jane Gordon

    06.30.15

    These are too cute! Would be great for a little “bbq” for the kiddies! :)

  • Kiera Hawkins

    10.02.15

    I can’t believe how cute this look <3. Cooking small things requires a lot of talent, affection and atencion to details. Great job!

  • Breana

    06.18.16

    I only VAGUELY knew MACRONS EXISTED untill i FOLLOWED you. Know i don’t know how i lIVed withoUt theM! I think these are my favs!?