Cupcake Tuesday ~ Nuggets with a Side of Fries


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Today is a very special day at our house! Our oldest son, Andrew, turns 19!

In honor of Andrew’s birthday, I made him his favorite dinner!

Chicken Nuggets and Fries

With a little dessert too! After seeing the fries in the new What’s New Cupcake? book, I knew right away what I wanted to bake for Andrew’s birthday.

They were really very easy too!

Chicken Nugget and French Fry Cupcakes
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  • Cupcakes (baked and frosted with a thin to medium layer of frosting, I baked Chocolate, Andrew’s favorite)
  • 1 can of white frosting (yes, I said canned frosting, it’s the best for these projects)
  • 1 pound cake (I couldn’t find pound cake, so I bought an angel food cake in a loaf size, I bought it instead of baking it because I wanted the consistency of store bought)
  • A Crinkle Cutter (I used my Pampered Chef cutter)
  • A baggie full of cereal, crushed (I used Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but Corn Flakes would work just fine)
To make the Fries
  1. Cut pound cake into strips, trim around all the edges, and place on cookie sheet.
  2. Preheat broiler, place cookie sheet in oven.
  3. Be sure to watch the fries VERY closely. I literally stood at the oven and counted to 10 and kept checking.
  4. When one side turns brown, flip them until all sides are brown.
For the nuggets
  1. Cut cake into squares, then trim the edges into a circle (of sorts) if they aren’t perfect, that’s better.
  2. Crush cereal as fine as possible, place in bowl.
  3. Heat a couple scoops of frosting in the microwave for about 20 seconds, spoon frosting over nugget and place on plate, sprinkle with cereal crumbs, gently pat them into the frosting, picking out any larger pieces.
  4. Spoon crumbs on the edges.
  5. Place in freezer for about 5 minutes to make them easier to handle, then frost the bottom and dip into crumbs.
To Assemble
  1. Place a couple fries and nugget on top of frosted cupcake.
  2. Tint frosting bright red, frost another cupcake to make it look like ketchup.

Happy Birthday, Andrew! We love you!

I stopped at McDonald’s in our hometown, and the nice gals there gave me the empty containers to display in.

Disclaimer: McDonald’s did not pay me to display their wrappers, but I did receive them for free.

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~Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum

~I’m Lovin’ It hosted by Tidy Mom

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  1. Lynn says:

    These are great! I love the idea. You did a really great job!

  2. VERY funny!!! Love the fries and the ketchup! ;)
    .-= bridget {bake at 350}´s last blog ..*sweet* Bird’s Nests =-.

  3. Paula says:

    These made me very McHappy!

  4. That is so cute and you are so creative!
    .-= Diane {}´s last blog ..Lunch at Le Croissant Bakery in Murrieta, Ca =-.

  5. TidyMom says:

    These are so cute! Happy Birthday to Andrew
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Raspberry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes =-.

  6. those are the cutest things ever can’t wait to try it out!!
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..I’M LOVIN’ IT FRIDAY WITH TIDY MOM =-.

  7. We went to many a birthday party at McDonald’s when my son was younger, wouldn’t this be cute to take to a party there?
    .-= Charlene @ Secrets of a Southern Kitchen´s last blog ..Make Your Own Easy Roux–in the Oven! =-.

  8. very cute! I want to get that book!
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..Wrestle Mania! =-.

  9. I hope he has a GREAT birthday!!

  10. Oh my goodness, Liz. You never cease to amaze me at what you do with cake and cupcakes. You are so cool! As always, great job!
    .-= Lisa@BlessedwithGrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… What’s an egg to do? =-.

  11. Brittney says:

    Those are sooo adorable!!

  12. This is just great and I will have to try it with one of my younger sons. Our second son turned 24 today and he won’t even touch sugar…no fun. My four year old would love this so I will stick it in my file.
    Nice to drop by….

  13. Natalie says:

    Haha these are such a great idea! Love them!!

  14. Yvonne says:

    Happy 19th Birthday Andrew! And these cupcakes are genius! Adorable and fun.
    .-= Yvonne´s last blog ..Paula Deen’s Delicious Fried Chicken and a Lady and Sons Tour =-.

  15. Joni says:

    Very cute and you did such a good job. They would be fun for April Fool’s Day…that’s what I am bookmarking them for! Joni

  16. Michelle says:

    That is sooooo Caute!!!! I have to try this. Thanks for such a great idea.

    :) Michelle
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..My "Mantel" =-.

  17. TidyMom says:

    Thanks for linking up Liz…..I’m Lovin’t these too! LOL
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..I’m Lovin’ It – SwagBucks =-.

  18. Mrs. Jen B says:

    I absolutely love this! You are too, too clever.
    .-= Mrs. Jen B´s last blog ..Let’s Party! =-.

  19. Kathleen says:

    These are too adorable! I love them!!!
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars =-.

  20. Get out of here! These are simply amazing!! You did a fabulous job – so creative and clever! Wish I had some great cupcakes to link up {nothing can top these though!} Would love for you to join the Celebration Party…These are sure to be a hit! I am still in awe – pure genius – Sure you son was in heaven!
    .-= Stephanie Lynn´s last blog ..A Second Birthday Carnival Extraordinaire =-.

  21. Marsha says:

    What a fun and clever idea! Happy Birthday to your young man! Wow, 19… I can’t even think about that right now.
    .-= Marsha´s last blog ..Loving it from ribs to roses =-.


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