Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday this year … that may mean more parties!  Do you have plans?  Do they involve cupcakes?  Here is one cupcake idea for you … hope you like it … it’s easy peasy :)

This what you will need …

  • Cupcakes
  • Frosting, coupler and decorating bag
  • AmeriColor Leaf Green food coloring
  • American Gold Disco Dust
  • Multi-strand or Grass Tip (Ateco #133 or Wilton #233)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Toothpicks or small lollipop sticks or small pretzel sticks
  • Air Heads Xtremes Belts (8-10 per package)
  • Melted Dark Chocolate (oops, forgot in the photo)
  • Flower Sprinkles – optional (oops, again)

Make the rainbows first.  Make sure that your toothpicks/sticks are just a little taller than your cupcakes.  I used one belt per rainbow … but I do think that 1/2 of a belt could be used …

Insert the stick into the marshmallow and dip it in the melted chocolate …

Then carefully and barely dip the end in the gold dust …

Lay the “pot of gold” on the end of the candy “rainbow” … the chocolate is still melty and will stick to the rainbow …

Continue until each rainbow has a “pot of gold” at each end …

Remember to measure your sticks before you start to make the rainbows … don’t be like me …

Now make the cupcakes … color the frosting green and fill the bag with some.  Spread a thin coat of green frosting on the cupcakes …

This decorating tip is one of the best inventions!  You can use it to make grass or fur quickly …

Adding “grass” to the cupcakes really helps dress it up … just hold the tip to the cupcake, squeeze and release as you pull away from the cupcake …

Add the rainbows …

Sprinkle some flowers … just to add a little color …

I told you that it would be easy peasy!
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17 Responses to Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

  1. Ellen says:

    Very creative, but I did not expect anything less. They look a wee bit lovely and of course yummy.

  2. Those are so cute! And of course I have a little one looking over my shoulder right now who is insisting that we try these! :)

  3. Adorable. I just had to add them to my St. Patrick’s Day board on Pinterest.com!

  4. chickabug says:

    So cute!! I love how you made the little pots of gold : )

  5. trisha says:

    I made something similar last year for Sophia’s birthday and they were a huge hit – everyone thought it was like magic to get the candy rainbow on! I love these so much!

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  7. JANE says:

    what a wonderful idea and so simple to make many thanks for sharing x

  8. Super cute! What a perfect treat for St. Patty’s Day!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

  9. Jasmine says:

    The airheads are pretty soft when you first get them. How long should they sit out so that they stiffen up enough to stay in an arch shape?

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