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 an idea for you … Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes … they’re easy peasy 🙂

Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes from SweetSimpleStuff

This what you will need …

  • Cupcakes
  • 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!
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17 thoughts on “Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

  1. 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!


  2. Pingback: Pot of Gold St Patricks Day Cupcakes « The Cupcake Blog

  3. 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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