On St. Patrick’s, the world takes a break from normalcy and everyone embraces their Irish heritage; but if they have no Irish heritage, then they embrace a friend’s heritage. People celebrate by wearing green, cooking corned beef and cabbage and may even dye their toilet water green; however what better way to celebrate the Irish than with cute St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes?
Below are pictures of St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes with instructions. They range in difficulty from easy to quite challenging. If you want the cake of your cupcake to be green, it’s best to start with a white cake mix and add green coloring paste. If you want a darker hunter green, then a chocolate mix will work best.
How about some family fun St.Patrick’s Day trivia questions and answers?
Are you looking for recipes for traditional Irish fare? Here are a few favorites:
Corned beef and cabbage
Beef and Irish stout stew
Irish potato griddle cakes (also know as Boxty)
When it comes to decorating your St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes, make sure to have plenty of green dye or coloring paste. Don’t buy green sugar crystals or icing as these are easy to make and much cheaper. Are you ready to start making St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes? Here we go!
Alternate color swirls
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: Bake green cupcakes and alternate green and white frosting on the cupcakes. You could even but green and white icings in your decorating bag for a multicolored swirl.
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: Darker green cake can be made using a chocolate cake mix. It will have more of a hunter green look with the darker cake mix.
Looks so good, we had to try it!
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: This is a basic St. Patrick’s Day cupcake. Green cake, white icing, and green sprinkles. You can use a white cake mix with green food dye or a yellow cake mix with blue food dye.
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled, use a shamrock shaped mini cookie cutter and a remove the shape from the top of the cupcake. Pipe in your icing and dust with powdered sugar.
Magically delicious cupcakes
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: This is a cute and easy idea. Green frosting topped of with a cereal that’s magically delicious. You can use just the marshmallows and that would look good, but the combination of cereal and marshmallows really make it fun.
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: Another version of green icing and sprinkles. Using a larger star tip to pipe out your icing can really change the look of your cupcake.
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: Making shamrock shaped cupcakes isn’t too difficult, but coordination is key. You will use the baking stones (or dry beans) you use to make a pie crust. Place the liner in first, then add the beans as seen in pic. Finally pour the batter slowly.
Fun with fondant
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: These are a bit more difficult, as you will be using a combination of fondant and decorating icing. You can get more vibrant colors with fondant, but it is definitely more time consuming.
More fun with fondant
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: Again, you will be using fondant for cupcake accessories and decorations. It can be lots of fun creating these decorations with the kids.
A bounty of green
St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes: Have fun with green frosting, green m&ms and green skittles. Don’t forget the green and cold sprinkles.