There are so many different options for St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes. At first it seems like the classic dyed green is the only option but when you start thinking about it there are Irish car bomb cupcakes, mint variations of cupcakes, lucky charms cupcakes, and these Emerald Isle Cupcakes from Gooseberry Patch. Instant pistachio pudding mix gives the cake portion their green coloring and a few drops off food coloring help add a darker festive green to the frosting.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Remember those breakfast cupcake posts? Similar to the cinnamon toast crunch and Cap’n crunch cookie cupcakes, today’s St. Patrick’s Day cupcake idea is inspired by breakfast cereal. Lucky Charm Cupcakes! As a kid I loved Lucky Charms, well I think I really liked the marshmallows, and now I can’t help but wonder if cupcakes that include the cereal are as magically delicious! I found several recipes for Lucky Charm cupcakes, two, shown above, called for vanilla cupcakes topped with frosting and then the cereal. These recipes included one from AMK Designs and Delights, the recipe calls for homemade vanilla cupcakes and a sprinkle of lucky charms. For those pressed for time, Betty Crocker’s recipe calls for yellow cake mix, lucky charms, and edible glitter.
For the bakers that take time to bake from scratch, Cupcake Project has a recipe for Lucky Charm Cupcakes using homemade lucky charms that are in the crust, the batter, and on top of the frosting! This, shown to the left, cupcake sounds more time consuming but also sounds like the true Lucky Charm cupcake!
St. Patrick’s Day is only two days away! Are you baking cupcakes to make someone in your life’s day extra lucky? Anna and Blue Paperie’s website offers the cute, free printable download for cupcake toppers shown above. There are four topper designs on one sheet, these include a shamrock, the word “”lucky,” or the phrases “kiss me” and “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”
For fans of something with more color, Modern Moments also has a free printable download for cupcake toppers, shown to the right. The Modern Moments rainbow toppers read “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day,” “Lucky You,” “Kiss Me,” and “Luck of the Irish”
Looking for a special Father’s Day treat for your father or husband this year? Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in San Clemente, CA has put a manly spin on the cupcake. This bakery will be selling Guinness cupcakes from June 10-19. If you don’t live within driving distance, they have been kind enough to share the recipe with us.
Since he’ll probably be asking for more, be sure and check out other beer cupcake recipes that ATC has posted in the past: Beer, Cheese, Bacon & Cream Cheese Cupcake, St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes, and winning recipes from the Scharffen Berger Cupcake Adventure Contest. We hope Dad will be impressed!
St Patricks Day is just around the corner, and well although I am not Irish I am keen to celebrate for any reason at all. Countries such as India fascinate me because every week there is a new celebration… but being Australian, I settle for the fact that we constantly seem to have some home grown festival to celebrate, and where there is a gap in the calendar, we look to our multicultural heritage.
So last week was National Women’s Day, and this week is St Patricks Day, and in trying to find the perfect cupcake to bake for our humble celebration at work on Thursday, I stumbled onto the Brown Eyed Baker, a website I often frequent, who has created her St Patty Cuppies which are called ‘Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes’. But it is not just these fantastically boozy cupcakes she has, but a whole selection of St Patrick’s treats including beer waffles with cinnamon-caramel apples, guinness milk chocolate ice cream, Irish brown bread and more.
For me though, the cupcakes will be perfect!! Recipe can be found here!
Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, Tuesday March 17th! What will you will be doing to show everyone that you have a little bit of Irish in you(everyone is Irish on Saint Patty’s Day!)? I think I will be whipping of a batch of these Leprechaun Hat Cupcakes from AmazingMoms.com.
Did you know that blue use to be the color of Saint Patrick’s Day?