Desserts

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes are a delicious way to show off the symbolism of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. These cupcakes are easy to make and turn out so festive. Add marshmallows, Air Heads, and Oreos to the top of a cupcake for a really cute St. Patrick’s Day cupcake! Serve with this St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

What is the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow?

We have all heard the phrase pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The pot of gold has become part of the Irish folklore of St. Patrick’s Day because they are associated with leprechauns. The leprechauns are mythological creatures that guard the hidden pot of gold. Of course, there is no “end” to a rainbow, so you much catch a leprechaun to find the pot of gold!

The pot of gold here is represented by the actual cupcake. The Oreo represents a gold coin. The rainbow is on top with marshmallows to represent clouds. So cute!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

What You Need for St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes

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1 box White Cake Mix (plus ingredients needed)
1 container White Icing
1 package Extreme Air Heads
1 bag Mini Marshmallows
1 package Golden Oreos
Gold Mist Food Paint (found in the cake decorating section at your local grocery store or online here)

Other tools you will need:

Toothpicks
Cupcake Pan
Green Cupcake Liners
Icing Piping Kit and Tip

How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes are easy to make and simple to decorate.

Start by preparing cupcake batter according to box instructions.

Line a cupcake pan with green cupcake liners. Fill each one half way with batter, and bake according to box instructions. Once baked, let cool completely.

Fill piping bag with white icing and add piping tip. Start in the middle of your cupcake and work your way out and up with the icing.

Next take your Golden Oreos and paint each one with gold mist. Place a toothpick through the center of the cream, once dried, and place towards the back of your cupcake.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

Next place toothpicks through 4 marshmallows, and place them on top of the cupcake as shown.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

Take your Extreme Airheads and cut into 1/3 pieces. Place two sections together and curve in between the marshmallow, to create a rainbow, as shown.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

Make sure to remove the toothpicks from the rainbow cupcakes before eating them!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Keyword: cupcakes, st. patrick's day

Ingredients

  • 1 box White Cake Mix plus ingredients needed
  • 1 container White Icing
  • 1 package Extreme Air Heads
  • 1 bag Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 package Golden Oreos
  • Gold Mist Food Paint

Instructions

  • Start by preparing cupcake batter according to box instructions.
  • Line a cupcake pan with green cupcake liners.
  • Fill each one half way with batter, and bake according to box instructions.
  • Once baked, let cool completely.
  • Fill piping bag with white icing and add piping tip.
  • Start in the middle of your cupcake and work your way out and up with the icing.
  • Next take your Golden Oreos and paint each one with gold mist.
  • Place a toothpick through the center of the cream, once dried, and place towards the back of your cupcake.
  • Next place toothpicks through 4 marshmallows, and place them on top of the cupcake as shown.
  • Take your Extreme Airheads and cut into 1/3 pieces.
  • Place two sections together and curve in between the marshmallow, to create a rainbow, as shown.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

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