Monday, March 12, 2007

St. Patrick's Day Idea - Clover Cup Cakes

Updated to add: Sandy from For Reluctant Entertainers ~ A Guide to Gracious Living mentioned her Faithgirlz club -- so, if you lead one or your daughter belongs to one, this is a fun recipe for her to help you make!

Calling all homeroom moms, den moms, daisy, brownie, or girl scout troop moms: Are you gearing up to bake a special treat to send in to school, play group or church with your child? Or to have when the scout meeting comes to your home? Well, here's a clever idea for you that I saw in last month's Family Fun Magazine! So easy, and so cute, and if you have this magazine, then it's probably out of sight, out of mind... and if you DON'T have this magazine, well, it's time to get it!

For more St. Patrick's Day fun ideas, go here!

Clover Cup Cakes
(picture and recipe taken from Family Fun magazine & web site)

Cupcake batter
Cupcake tins and liners
Aluminum foil
White frosting
Green food coloring
Green licorice (Twizzlers Rainbow Twists sold in a pack with other colors)

Step 1: Place paper liners in 32 standard muffin cups, then fill each halfway with the batter.

Step 2: For each cupcake, roll three balls of foil (about 2/3 inch in diameter) and insert them evenly around the perimeter between the liner and the tin, as shown.

Step 3: Bake the cupcakes for a few minutes less than the package suggests (because there's less batter per cup than usual), or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step 4: Allow the cupcakes to cool, then remove them from the tin.

Step 5: Cover each with green frosting (about 1 teaspoon of green food coloring to one 16-ounce can of white frosting).

Step 6: Use a toothpick to draw leaf veins, and insert a 2-inch-long piece of green licorice for a stem.



Monkey Giggles said...

I will have to try this...Yummy Yum

Sandy said...

Fun! I'll save this idea for my next years "Faithgirlz" group!

Kristen said...

Oh, those are soooo cute! Care Bear is really into St. Patrick's Day this year for some reason; I think because they talked about it at her pre-school and wore green one day and made leprechaun crafts, etc....maybe I'll have to make some of these with her!

dcrmom said...

Yum! And those are adorable.

Susanne said...

What a great idea. I think I'll give them a go with the dayhome kids!

Gerry said...

Yummy! I've got to get this to my mom. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Stacey said...

Those are super cute!!

org junkie said...

I love that magazine!!!