How about some fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes? Chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate mint frosting to be exact! The frosting is all kinds of amazing and it is the star of the show.
And that fun little glittery shamrock cupcake topper? That’s simply a piece of green taffy, rolled out, cut with a teeny tiny little cookie cutter, then dipped in green disco dust. Super cute and inexpensive.
It’s a lot like making sugar cookies, or playing with play dough (I have a three year old, play dough is kind of my life most days). Just roll out your piece of candy, about 1/8″ thick, cut it with the cutter, shape by hand if needed – I pinched one of my flower petals into a stem, then dip into disco dust if you like, you can also skip the disco dust part). Excuse the cell phone pic, sometimes one forgets to charge their actual camera…
Once upon a time I was a jewelry designer and worked with precious metal clay, so I have lots of little cutters and shapes. They are so fun and fairly inexpensive. You can find them in a lot of baking supply stores, usually near the fondant, but also check the clay area of your craft and hobby stores. Click on the pictures below to be taken to the products on Amazon.
If you aren’t a fan of eating disco dust (I love to use it for special little touches, but really don’t like actually consuming it), don’t worry, I have two other easy options for your St Patrick’s cupcakes.
Easy peasy, green gumball for the top. Or a gold covered chocolate coin makes a cute topper as well. Yes, I know, that is an American coin, it’s the only one I could find.
No matter how you top these cupcakes, they are fun, festive and delicious.
For these cupcakes, you can use whatever chocolate cake recipe or mix makes you happy. Here is my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. For a gluten free version, I love the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix. But these cupcakes are ALL about the amazing white chocolate mint frosting. You could even use a white cake recipe/mix, and that would be outstanding as well.
Want some more mint? Here are a few great options!