If you want something simple to make for a St. Patrick’s Day treat, these cupcakes are much easier than they look. There is no baking from scratch involved. Heck, I don’t even make my own icing! I figure, why mess with a good thing….and that good thing comes in a container on my grocery store shelf. These couldn’t be any easier to make and they are a perfect way to spend and afternoon in the kitchen with your little one.
I stumbled across these delightful festive sprinkles at my local craft store. They are little candies shaped like shamrocks and gold coins! I also picked up a container of green & white nonpareil sprinkles.
I opted to ice the cupcakes but you could easily let your little one have a turn. Give them a kid-friendly knife or even a rounded cheese knife to spread the icing around. They will probably get it all over their hands but that’s the fun part – licking it off!
If you’re wondering exactly what makes these cupcakes filled with rainbows, the secret is in the confetti cake mix. It’s the easiest way to find a little treasure inside the pot of gold!
These Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes are sure to be a big hit this St. Patrick’s Day. Find a little Luck ‘o the Irish in the form of a sweet treat!
- 1 box rainbow bit/confetti cake mix
- Ingredients per box directions
- 1 container white icing - I prefer creamy vanilla
- Green food colouring
- Festive sprinkles
- muffin cups
- Icing bag & tips (optional - you can always spread with a knife)
- Prepare cupcakes per box directions. Bake & cool completely.
- Scoop your icing into a bowl. Add food colouring and blend until you reach your desired colour. I used about 2/3 of the container and half a bottle of colouring to achieve the green pictured.
- Pour your sprinkles into small bowls for easier access if you prefer.
- Scoop your icing into an icing bag with an open star tip. You can also just scoop into a freezer bag and cut off a small corner. Or just spread the icing with a knife.
- Decorate the cupcakes to your heart's content.
- Store the cupcakes in a plastic container with lid. Take them out a little bit before you want to eat them to soften up. These will keep just fine on the counter but you may find the icing very soft, bordering on runny.