Tuesday, March 8, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

In our family, we get very excited for the holidays, especially St. Patrick's Day.  Last year, one of the boys asked me to make these cupcakes, when we came across the idea in the Family Fun Magazine.  For whatever reason, I just didn't get around to it.  Well, the idea and directions can still be found on the magazine's website, so yesterday, I thought I would surprise the boys with them.

I had to make a few changes, but I think they came out great.  First, I could not find a "white" cake mix that did not contain milk.  Maybe if I looked harder and took the time to go to other stores, such as the Whole Food's market, I would have found a safe, milk-free mix.  Since I really did not have the time to make home-made cupcakes, I opted for the "yellow" cake mix that I found at the local supermarket, made by Duncan Hines.

The other change I made was to the suggested topping.  Family Fun suggests using whipped cream on the top to look like a cloud on top of the rainbow.  I used my own frosting recipe and a frosting decorating bag with a wide tip and got the same look.  For the frosting recipe on the milk-free page of this blog, go here: Milk-Free Recipes.  For the directions on how to make these cupcakes, go here: Family Fun.

The magazine has lots of other suggestions for the St. Patrick's Day holiday.  Next, we might try making the Shamrock Pretzels.

Happy St. Patrick's Day~


  1. They were a little tedious, but not hard at all to make. It just takes a few extra minutes to layer each color rather than quickly filling each one. Probably not something I would make often, but cute and fun for the holiday.