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St Patrick’s Day Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes

St Patrick’s Day Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes

Delicious cupcakes, topped with buttercream, rainbow candy and a chocolate pot of gold! These are perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day party!

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to dust off your green clothes and get into a festive mood! But what could be more festive for this holiday than these delicious Pot of Gold Cupcakes? With their sweet buttercream frosting and candy rainbows on top, they’re sure to make you feel like the luckiest person in the world!

cupcakes decorated with rainbows and a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day

No need to bake your cupcakes from scratch here – unless of course you want to. You’ll find plenty of recipes on the site if you search. But you can buy some plain cupcakes or use a box mix.

The frosting is your choice, as well. Make your own or buy some premade. It’s up to you. Cream cheese frosting or a nice buttercream – it’s all a matter of taste, and there’s no wrong answer.

cupcakes decorated with rainbows and a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day

While these cupcakes are sure to taste great (who doesn’t love cake, frosting and candy, right?), the real joy is in the decorations. They are whimsical and fun and so very perfect for St. Paddy’s Day.

cupcakes decorated with rainbows and a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day

You’ll need a few things to get started here.

Prebaked Cupcakes
Airhead Xtremes Belts Sweetly Sour
Mini Reese Cups
Gold sequin edible sprinkles or gold pearl sugar sprinkles
Frosting, fitted in a piping bag

ingredients for pot of gold cupcakes

Decorating the cupcakes is fairly intuitive. The idea is to create an actual pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I like the idea of it being on a fluffy cloud, so I use a nice fluffy white frosting on a deep emerald green cupcake.

frosting and green cupcakes

To begin, get your airheads out of their packages and cut them in half. You want them ready to go.

Next, get your frosting in a a piping bag with a 1M or 2D tip. Get your cupcakes together so that you can pipe them all with a nice swirl.

buttercream frosting on top of green cupcakes

Pipe a small amount of frosting onto your peanut butter cups. Then dip them into the gold sprinkles to create your “Pot of Gold.”

a mini peanut butter cup topped with frosting
a mini peanut butter cup topped with frosting being dipped into gold sprinkles

Place your Airhead rainbow into your fluffy white cloud and add the pot of gold at the end of it.

a hand adds a candy rainbow to a cupcake with a candy pot of gold

Et Voila! You now have some adorable St Patrick’s Day Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes! They are perfect to take to a party at work or school. Who isn’t going to love them?

cupcakes decorated with rainbows and a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day

You can also add more gold sprinkles if you want to add some more glitz. Edible gold glitter on the buttercream can sometimes look really cute.

If you want another easy edible craft to pair this with, try your hand at making these adorable Leprechaun Houses! They’re great for St Paddy’s Day, too, and they’re great for kids.

For some more St Patrick’s Day recipes, check out

Irish Apple Cake

Copycat Shamrock Shake

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Baileys Irish Latte

cupcakes decorated with rainbows and a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Pot o' Gold Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Delicious cupcakes, topped with buttercream, rainbow candy and a chocolate pot of gold! These are perfect for your St. Patrick's Day party!

Ingredients

  • Prebaked Cupcakes
  • Airhead Xtremes Belts Sweetly Sour
  • Mini Reese Cups
  • Gold sequin edible sprinkles
  • Frosting

Instructions

    1. Cut the airheads in half
    2. Pipe a swirl onto the cupcakes
    3. Immediately fit the rainbow into the icing
    4. Pipe a small amount of buttercream onto the Reeses cup
    5. Dip it into the sprinkles (this is less messy than dumping sprinkles)
    6. Place the Reeses Cup at the end of the Rainbow

Notes

Feel free to add extra sprinkles if you'd like!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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