St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes: Cupcake Tuesday

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St. Patrick’s Day is another one of those fun holidays to bake for. Lots of yummy cookies, desserts and of course cupcakes! I’ve created some fun St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes for you. The design is not original, lots of bakers have shared them, but I put a little twist on it, made it my own, and also made a video showing you how to create them.

You can never have enough green on St. Patrick’s Day…green cupcakes with green sugar on the edge, topped with Shamrocks and Leprechaun Hats! Curious how to make them? Here is the video…

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
Make sugary sweet St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes with
  • White or Yellow Cake Mix plus ingredients
  • Buttercream Frosting: some of the cupcakes and canned frosting for the hats
  • Light and dark green colored sugar
  • Green coloring
  • Green gum drops, spearmint leaves or fruit slices
  • Ritz crackers or other flat cookie
  • Large marshmallows
  • Small amount of melted white chocolate
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Small yellow candy like mini M&M’s
  1. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions: How to Decorate St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Update: I’m not sure if the video says it clearly, but the frosting needs to be melted in the microwave. You will need it pretty runny, don’t worry it will harden back up. Be sure to use canned frosting though, it works the best.

2012 St. Patrick’s Day Food and Fun


  1. Lynn says:

    I love these!! There are so many varieties of Green cupcakes but these are darling!! Thanks for the inspiration! Shared some rich double caramel today!
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  2. Such a cute idea! I need to get busy and come up with a fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day too.
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  3. Cyndy Otty says:

    Oh, these are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing, Liz.

  4. Thanks for sharing Liz. These are too cute, like always!
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  5. RosieP says:

    Your cupcakes are adorable, and you did such a great job with the video. You rock, Liz!

  6. Such a fun holiday treat:-)

  7. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I love these cupcakes…perfect for St.Patties Day :)

  8. Teddi says:

    Love the Shamrock and Irish hat cupcakes. So cute and so easy to fix! Thank you!

  9. Stephanie says:

    I featured you on my blog last week.
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  10. AllieMakes says:

    Those cupcake are SUPER-FANTASTIC-AMAZING!!
    I hope that you will come link them up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Linky party!

  11. Sue says:

    Very cute cupcakes! I made some mini leprechaun hats:)

  12. Wow! I like your artistry and your cupcakes look like they taste incredible. I want one now, haha. Keep up the good work!

  13. Great job on the video tutorial. Your’s look so perfect you almost make me believe I can do it. LOL. They’re almost too pretty to eat. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  14. Denise says:

    Hi Liz, These cupcakes are adorable! Thanks for sharing. I did have a question about the hats, it looks like when you’re dipping the marshmallows & crackers that your frosting is more liquid, did you add anything to the frosting besides food coloring? And did you use liquid food coloring? Thanks, I’ll be making these over the weekend to take to my high school bible study class on Monday morning.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Denise,
      Yes you need to melt the frosting in the microwave, canned frosting works best. I only added coloring, nothing else. Gel paste coloring, like Wilton works well, but you can use regular food coloring, it just won’t be as bright.
      Hope that helps. let me know if you have other questions.


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