St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday this year … that may mean more parties! Do you have plans? Do they involve cupcakes? Here is an idea for you … Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes … they’re easy peasy 🙂
This what you will need …
- Frosting, coupler and decorating bag
- AmeriColor Leaf Green food coloring
- American Gold Disco Dust or try other edible gold dusts available in the cake decorating dept.
- 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!
Very creative, but I did not expect anything less. They look a wee bit lovely and of course yummy.
Thank you, thank you very much 🙂
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! 🙂
Little ones usually think that we should make EVERY cupcake 😉
Adorable. I just had to add them to my St. Patrick’s Day board on Pinterest.com!
I am glad you liked them 🙂
So cute!! I love how you made the little pots of gold : )
You are so sweet 😉
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!
I hope that you told everyone that you did perform magic!
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what a wonderful idea and so simple to make many thanks for sharing x
You are welcome … and they are simple 😉
Super cute! What a perfect treat for St. Patty’s Day!
Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
Thank you for hosting 😉
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?
It will take several hours to stiffen up … if the weather is humid, it will take longer 😉