St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Cupcakes

Saint Patricks Day Cake Pops

Today is my daughter’s birthday and it was her own idea to have an “all green, St. Patrick’s Day” themed birthday. She will be having green eggs and ham (using green food coloring) for breakfast and for her birthday dinner, she chose: Chicken noodle soup with green noodles, broccoli, celery and cabbage; green biscuits (using green food coloring); green Jello with green grapes (and kiwi on top since Jello doesn’t gel with kiwi mixed in); green salad; and a shamrock shaped cake.

Her school doesn’t have any restrictions on homemade treats, so there were also the class cupcakes to prepare. As the luck of the Irish would have it, she has a fairly small class of only 10. So we chose do these leprechaun hat cupcakes. We started with a simple white cake batter and then whipped up some vanilla buttercream frosting. The leprechaun hat pops (made from vanilla wafers and marshmallows) are from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe. We used black frosting for the hat band since I have looked for years for black licorice ropes and have not found it anywhere. A tiny piece of yellow gummy candy served as the hat buckle.

Saint Patricks Day cupcakes

Do you any special foods on St. Patty’s Day? What green foods do you eat?


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