These adorable Shamrock Cupcakes are the perfect St Patrick's Day dessert! Learn how to make shamrock shaped cupcakes in a normal muffin tin!
This weekend Midge wasn't feeling her best, so we chose to stay in and do some baking. Even though I do not do much eating of the sweets since my whole30, I do still love baking and decorating cakes, cookies, cake pops, and of course cupcakes.
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Since we made our St Patrick's Day Deviled Eggs I was in a "green" kind of mood, so we decided to make some shamrock cupcakes.
I used my favorite Duncan Hines Blue Velvet cake mix and icing, and in no time we were devouring these little cuties.
St Patrick's Day Shamrock Cupcakes
- Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix
- White icing
- Food Coloring - all colors
- Cupcake liners
- Muffin tin
- glass marbles
- Candy "eyes"
Mix up the Duncan Hines Blue Velvet cake mix according to the instructions on the box. Add in yellow food coloring until batter is green.
Place cupcake liners into muffin tin, and then place three marbles in each one - between the tin and the paper. Be sure to get these as even as possible - you want your shamrock cupcake "leaves" to be all the same size.
Put cake batter in to a gallon ziplock bag and snip the corner off to make it easy to guide the batter into the three sections of the cupcake liner.
You only want to fill them about half full. The batter will rise some and you do not want it to come too far up over the liner as that will distort the shape of the shamrock cupcakes.
If it does though, you can easily trim it - it will never be seen once you add the icing 😉
Bake until completely cooked through - and let cool completely before removing from tin. The little marbles will be very very hot - just let them cool down with the cupcakes.
It is important that the cupcakes are completely cooled before going on, or the cake will come off in the icing.
Mix green food coloring into your white icing until it is the desired green. Put into ziplock bag or piping bag and pipe on to cupcake in a circular motion. Add candy eyes to one "leaf."
Add a few drops of red and blue food coloring to your green icing to make a charcoal-like color and pipe on a quick smile. Voila!
Serve Shamrock Cupcakes same day or freeze to eat later.
Oh my goodness - how cute is that! And I had always wondered how you got cupcakes into shapes! I think I'll make these for my younger son's class party!
I'm totally copying you on this one!! I never would have thought of MARBLES!! I have tons of those I could use. Love this!
Oh! Those came out cute! And simple! Just need to get those eyes.
The face on those cupcakes is so sweet! I know my kids would gobble up these St. Patrick's Day treats.
How awesome is that! I love the marbles keeping the shape of the shamrock! FUN!
Those are adorable! I'd love to make these for St. Patrick's Day!
Marybeth Hamilton says
I've seen the marble trick to make heart-shaped cupcakes, but NEVER for shamrocks. I love that idea. They turned out so cute!
Joy Williams says
These are so cute! I will make them for the boys on St Patricks day too. I love the eyes on them 🙂
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
Those are the CUTEST! I tried the marble trick last year and FAILED miserably! I'll try it again.
I just love the cute little face on there. This couldn't be more adorable.
Jennifer H says
So creative and festive! I love it! 🙂
Those are too cute, the boychild and I will do this for his class.
First off, using marbles is such a genius idea. I wonder what other shapes I can make using the same hmmmmm!!
And those cupcakes are adorable!!