St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

February 21, 2020 3 Comments
St Patrick's Day Cupcakes

These simple St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes are really easy to make, and in my opinion look really effective. The kids loved helping decorate them, although lots of the sweets went missing whilst doing so!

I first had this idea a few years ago when I saw a promotional picture for nail wraps. It had a St Patrick’s day muffin decorated with rainbow candy. That was a few years ago, and it’s been something I have thought of doing ever since.

Recently I discovered these multi-coloured fizzy belt sweets in my local supermarket. Not quite rainbow colours but near enough, and I thought now is the perefct time to make these St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes.

So if you’d like to see how to create these cupcakes for yourself read on, or Pin it for later!

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How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

The first step is to make your cupcakes. You can make them any flavour you want. I choose my Vanilla Cupcake Recipe, which forms the basis of all my cupcake recipes.

Once cool you need to remove the centre of your cupcakes with a cupcake corer if you want to add some hidden gold! I used these gold glimmer crunch which again I picked up at my local supermarket.

Then it’s time to start decorating the cupcakes. I always use shop bought ready made Betty Crocker butter cream style icing. It’s not just that it is super convenient, but because no matter how many times I’ve made buttercream, it never tastes as good! I bought the vanilla flour one and then added some green food colouring before piping a swirl onto each cupcake.

Next it’s time to place on your rainbow. You will need to cut the candy belts into small sections. If they are too long they will sag in the middle. You need to push each end into the butter cream, then arrange 3 mini white marshmallows at either end to help support the candy belt and to represent clouds.

That’s it! A super simple fun activity that you can do with the kids, and when they bite into their cupcake, they will find the hidden pot of gold!

If you’re looking for some more inspiration and ideas for St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities, then check out and follow our Pinterest board.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Kerry x


  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy February 28, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    These look good enough to eat!#kidsandkreativity@_karendennis

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) March 11, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    These look delicious. What a brilliant idea to use a multicoloured fizzy belt for the rainbow and to have a hidden pot of gold in the centre. #KidsandKreativity

  • Malin - SenLearningwPenguin March 12, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Amazing! I love the gold glimmer crunch inside, so cool! And we can usually get similar rainbow belts from our local supermarket. The ones we get are suitable for vegetarians so I’m very happy about that, as it can be tricky to find those kind of sweets without gelatine in them. Might give these a go next week… Happy St Pat’s! x #kidsandkreativity

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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