Posts Tagged ‘clover’

Clover shaped cupcakes

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Clover cupcake for St. Patrick’s Day
These clover-shaped cupcakes will be the hit of the St. Patrick’s Day party, as everyone asks, “How’d you do that?” Well, it’s easy.
What You Need: Cupcake batter; paper liners (with shamrocks if you’d like!); marbles or balled-up aluminum foil; green icing; toothpick.
How to Make It: Fill muffin tin with paper liners. Fill each liner about half-full with batter. If you fill them too full, the batter will spill over and your cupcakes won’t look like shamrocks. (You may have to experiment a bit.) Now, slip 3 marbles, equally spaced, between the paper liner and the inside bottom of the muffin tin. Bake as usual, but check frequently. Also, don’t burn yourself, as the marbles get pretty hot! Once the cupcakes cool, frost them with green icing and use a toothpick to draw leaf “veins.” Or, use green writing icing. Add a green candy stem (we used Sour Punch green apple straws).

Fondant clover cupcakes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

St. Patrick’s Day cupcake with fondant clover
Been wanting to try fondant on your cupcakes? These simple St. Patrick’s Day four-leaf clovers are a great place to start. You can place the shamrock on top of a buttercream-frosted cupcake like we did, or cover the entire cupcake with fondant. To learn more, visit our using fondant with cupcakes page.
What You Need: 1 cupcake; white icing; green fondant (or tint white fondant green using gel food coloring); small heart-shaped cutter; rolling pin; mat or other clean surface; spatula or knife.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Roll out fondant about 1/4 inch thick. Cut four hearts with cutter. (Dip cutter in powdered sugar first if it’s sticking.) Cut small strip of fondant for stem using spatula or knife. Arrange on cupcake.

St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes with M&Ms

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

St. Patrick’s Day shamrock cupcake
Make quick clovers for St. Patrick’s Day and your cupcakes will have the luck of the Irish. Enjoy them with a shamrock shake.
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); white frosting; green mini M&Ms (or regular for larger shamrocks); strands of green sour candy.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Arrange M&Ms in groups of 3. Snip or cut off short lengths of sour candy to make stems and add to cupcake.