May 7

Hammie Sammie Cupcake Bites

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Day 5 of Cupcake Week! Can you believe it?
I wanted to give you a good appetizer cupcake. I came up with the idea of little one bite sandwiches masquerading as cupcakes. I’ll explain how I made mine, but there are a thousand different variations you could come up with by changing the bread and the contents. What I love about these is how simple they are, but still SO yummy. When I gave Squirrel one to try, she inspected it,
then leaned over and started licking the frosting off. Once she got a taste she inhaled the rest of it. It was pretty funny.
These would be a very cute appetizer for a baby shower or any other type of party. They are easy and quick to make and easy to eat. What more could you ask for?

Hammie Sammie Cupcake Bites

– soda bottle cap
– toothpick
– mini cupcake liners

– focaccia bread, thinly sliced (about 1/4″) (I just cut a loaf into smaller pieces and then sliced those pieces horizontally into very thin slices)–if your bread is sliced too thick, it will get stuck in the bottle cap when being cut and will be too thick for your sandwich bites
– provolone cheese, thinly sliced
– ham, thinly sliced
– cucumber, very thinly sliced (optional)
– 1 recipe of Hammie Sammie “Frosting” (recipe below)

1. Using the soda bottle cap as a cookie cutter, cut circles from the bread, cheese, ham, and cucumber. For each sandwich you will need 2 circles of bread, 1 circle of cheese, 1 circle of ham, and 1 circle of cucumber (if you are using it). Occasionally you may have a stubborn piece of something that won’t come out of the cap. Just use your toothpick to gently loosen one of the edges and it will pop right out.

2. Spread a very thin layer of “frosting” on the bread circles and place half of these circles in the bottom of the cupcake papers. Then place a layer of ham, cheese, and cucumber on top of the bread. Finally, top with the other bread circles (frosting side down).
3. Pipe “frosting” on top of sandwiches (I used a small star tip).

Hammie Sammie “Frosting”
Makes about 1 1/4 cups frosting (enough for about 24-30 sammies, depending on how much you use on each)

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried oregano

Thoroughly mix ingredients and then refrigerate for about 15 minutes before using.

P.S. My incredible cohort in cupcake crime has outdone herself again. If you want to see the adorable cupcake onesie project she has going and the cupcake brush set for Photoshop she has for you to download, then flop over to Lolly’s!

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

K and S May 7, 2009 at 6:33 am

very creative!


LollyChops May 7, 2009 at 6:40 am

I think these are my favs thus far! I love that the only “equipment” you need is a bottle cap! Total Fuji Cleverness!

Please let Mr. Snakebite know that I have dreamed up a few more snaketastic crafts for our world famous Snake Week!

There will be felted snakes, snake earrings with a matching snakeskin necklace, snake Onesies with coordinating snake hair bows as well as my all time favorite tutorial… Scrapping with Snakes (not that I really want to scrap with any snakes but it could be fun right?).

HUGS Fuji. I am sad that I will not get to comment tomorrow… but know that GallyChops and I will be here in spirit cheering you on!


Jen @ May 7, 2009 at 7:24 am

These are adorable… and perfect appetizers for a party! You could change up the cupcake wrappers to foil wrappers to make them look fancy for almost any occasion. I love it!


Joanne May 7, 2009 at 7:49 am

These are ridiculously cute! What a fabulous idea for a baby shower or birthday party! Thanks for the inspiration!


MomChops May 7, 2009 at 9:06 am

LFM you are fabulous! Love the little “sandwiches”! What a wonderful idea for get togethers. The two of you are creative wonders!


Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 7, 2009 at 9:16 am

awesome creation! :-) it would make a great appetizer for any party. thanks for sharing!


Beth May 7, 2009 at 9:48 am

Oh – I already have a massive stash of these in my fridge for a Mother’s Day Tea that’s happening tomorrow. This was a perfect idea at the perfect time! So cute, and tasty too! My small boys are currently hoovering up all the leftover bits and pieces, squealing with joy that they get “cupcakes” for lunch. Great idea. Thanks so much!


meg May 7, 2009 at 9:51 am

OMG (GOODNESS) These are the cutest ever! Maybe a small tube could make the whole sammich and then just push it out! Baby leaf and flower cutters could work too, but then they would not look like cupcakes.


meg May 7, 2009 at 9:52 am

happy early mom’s day, la Fuji!


Bob May 7, 2009 at 10:05 am

Ha! Awesome. I Love it. I might not actually make the cupcakes, since I don’t do any entertaining, but I will totally make the frosting.


Elle May 7, 2009 at 10:52 am

Oh my gosh! They’re like little (way improved) Lunchables! I make those at home myself, but these take them to a higher level!

Totally going to try–thank you!


amyks May 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

Great idea…totally fun way to get my kids to eat their sandwiches. I am definitely going to try it.


Elle May 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

Stumbled for you! :)


Amelia May 7, 2009 at 10:58 am

Too cute! And that bottle cap cutter idea is genius!


Cristine May 7, 2009 at 11:24 am

So stinkin’ cute!!!!


mumay's pantry bin May 7, 2009 at 11:46 am

this is so cute!!!! awesome!!!


[email protected] May 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm

These are hilarious! They totally crack me up in a gottcha way but wow, they’d be great at a shower or party.


mamakd May 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

What a wonderfully unique appetizer! I can not wait to make these for a party. I made the black bottom cupcakes yesterday and couldn’t help but post them…such a sanity saver!


Princess of Everything (and then some) May 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

I want one of these STAT! What a cool party food!


Emily May 8, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I am so going to make these with the kiddoes…someday… really I am…dang I’m lazy.


Chocolate Shavings May 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Those are deceiving, but they look delicious!


katie May 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

how cute!


Little Nummies May 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

These are adorable!! I would LOVE to feature them on Little Nummies. Please email me and let me know if I can!!

[email protected]

~ Kellie ~


Cherry June 3, 2009 at 6:00 am

Oh I love this idea!


snarflemarfle June 4, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Love. These.

I'll have to make these next week for my kids (and me!!).


the ungourmet June 7, 2009 at 12:23 am

This is about the cutest idea I have seen! My kids would love this!


Liz - Meal Makeover Mom July 27, 2009 at 10:06 am

What a fun idea. My boys are a bit older — 10 & 14 — so I think I'll make these with the larger muffin cups. Thanks!


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