DIY Mini Macaron Cheeseburgers and Fries

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?!

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

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 Needed To Make DIY Mini Macaron Cheeseburgers and Fries

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

How To Make DIY Mini Macaron Cheeseburgers

To make the “cheese”, roll out the Shape-N-Amaze (or you can use yellow fondant for this too).

Next, cut it into shape with a mini square cookie cutter.

Then, 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. Start to spread it out with your fingers and also, spreading it thin around the edges.

This will make the fondant start to curl and crease randomly, which will 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.

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

How To Make The DIY Cookie Fries

To make the french fries, use a non-serrated knife to cut single tiny slivers 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. You want to cut them this small 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 baking sheet. However, 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 & cloth

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

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!

photos by Jared Smith

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18 thoughts on “DIY Mini Macaron Cheeseburgers and Fries”

  1. 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!?

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

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  3. 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. 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!

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