Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day!

We don't normally make a big deal about St. Patrick's Day. I mean, we wear green so we don't get pinched, but other than that it just isn't a big holiday for us. BUT, when I saw these cupcakes in Family Fun magazine, I knew that I had to make them! They were pretty easy to make {though very time consuming} and the end product is well worth the effort!
I started with a cake mix and store bought frosting.
I used my Wilton food color gels to color about 2/3 cup of batter with each color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. I mixed the cake batter and color together in plastic cups. I used white icing {as clouds} and topped each cupcake off with a gold coin. And the colors turned out amazing! I think one of my favorite parts was the rainbow left on the cupcake wrapper! After making a few rainbow mini cupcakes and a few rainbow regular cupcakes, I got lazy and just did mini cupcakes in solid colors.
I figured I could line them up to look like a rainbow:)
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The boys and I also made some SUPER cute shamrocks! I cut three hearts per person with my Cricut and hot glued them together in the shape of a shamrock and the glued on a stem. Then the boys used crepe paper and decorated their shamrocks! SUPER easy and we made it with stuff that we had around the house.

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?


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28 comments:

Foursons said...

My boys wear green to school so no one pinches them and that's it.

I love Family Fun magazine. I always question if I should renew my subscription and I always do. I don't make to many of the crafts, but I love their cake recipes. We made the dirt bike one from last month's magazine. I think I forgot to post it though.

Emily said...

Those are cute. Family Fun is a great resource. We really don't celebrate St. Pattys day. But we are so close to Savannah that one year I totally want to go down for their parade! Apparently a leprechaun came to Melody's school and gave them coins...she calls him "Da Twicky Man!"

Tina - My Own Party of 5 said...

How cute! Love the cupcakes, though I doubt I'd have the patience for them!

Kelli said...

I love those cupcakes. I made those for Jamison's birthday and they turn out so cute. I love that the frosting is the cloud. We don't usually do anything, except this year Jamison did ask to buy a St. Patrick's Day shirt but we didn't get a chance to find one.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

so presh. you are destined to have a grand st. patty's day with all those sweet goodies!

Carrie said...

Oh, those cupcakes are so great! And look so yummy! What a fun idea! And cute shamrocks...we might have to make some of those today :) We don't really do anything either, and we might go out today, but since we were gone all day yesterday...we may just stay home, it's so nice outside today!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Loving those cupcakes!! We usually don't do much on St. Patty's Day, but today I made some green milk and scattered some green sprinkles that were "leprechaun dust" and a few other sly little things. The kiddos have eaten it up! :)

Have you been working with the new lens you bought the other day? The depth of field in your recent pics is really terrific!

Dee said...

great idea! I'll have to remember that for whan my kids are a little older! we dont even have green on right now...but we're not goin anywhere today

Mandy @ The Party of 3 said...

My daughter and I made the same cupcakes! She flipped out when she took her first bite! "Momma it worked it worked!" lol..To much fun!! I am going to make them for her classroom party at the end of the year with their school colors!

Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

So cute! I love making rainbow cupcakes!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Kelli,
Those are hands down the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing! And love all your great photos! Happy St. PAtty's Day!
Linda

Denise said...

Bet the kids LOVE them!
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Shay said...

Those look AWESOME! Go mama!
Your boys are SO cute! We are about to have our THIRD GIRL!!!!!!

Jesse said...

I really need a cupcake now! LOl Very cute!

Angie S said...

Fun cupcakes!! So cute and yummy looking :)

We just eat a bunch of green stuff on St. Patty's Day and wear green. I wanted to make green cupcakes, but I would eat them...so I'm gonna try to make a lime jello pie. We'll see how it turns out.

He & Me + 3 said...

Really...you are a supermom. How do you find the time to do all that you do? Those look amazing. I have wanted to try them too.
Happy St. Patty's Day!

Jenglamgirl said...

Those are just darling... I have seen them on a few other blogs, but yours are just to cute! WAY TO GO MOM! I am sure the kiddos loved it all! Thanks for your sweet visits too! Have a great St. Patty's day! JGG

Myya said...

I wanna do those!!! They looks soo fun! Not really thinking the time consuming part sounds fun, but the outcome is sure to put a smile on my little ones faces! :) Happy St. Patty's Day!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, you are so fun!!!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Man, my shamrock pancakes this Mournin look like poo compared to that little project! Awesome job! And Happy St.Patty's Day!

Nichol said...

Yummy! We don't do much but wear green I need to get into crafts but it's just not me:( I need some motivation

Bits-n-Pieces said...

How fun was that!!

Rachel said...

Those cupcakes look a-mazing! I'm sure they had a blast with them :)

And drooling over your background - how cute it it?!?!

McCrakensx4 said...

love love love those cupcakes! I have a ST. Patty's Day birthday boy and will def be making these for him next year! (wish I would have seen them sooner!) They are great!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

The cupcakes turned out so cute, and looked delicious! I saw that recipe, but never got around to making them...hopefully next year!

Jamie said...

Thanks for sharing the link over at Trendy Treehouse! I love how yours turned out...even better than mine! love em! wish we could come and eat them with you! ha! love the little solid colored ones as well!

Jessica said...

holy crap! just looking through your blog and found this post and I LOVEEEEE THISSSS IDEAAAA!!! Totally doing this for st. paty's day this year. I love your blog! Keep it up, giving me some great ideas! :-)

Poppylop Parties said...

Family fun is the best. Such great inspiration. We made these last year. Everyone was amazed. It was so much fun.

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