St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

What You Need:

  • Your favorite cupcake mix
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • Taffy candy in rainbow colors
  • Wax paper
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Green and blue food coloring
  • White frosting
  • Green sugar sprinkles
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Chocolate gold coin candy (for additional decoration)

What You Do:

  1. Help your child bake their favorite cupcakes and let them cool completely. (Tip: Refrigerating them will also make them easier to decorate.)
  2. While the cupcakes cool, begin making the rainbows. Unwrap the taffy and keep the colors separated. Roll each piece into a pencil shape and stack them in order of rainbow colors on the wax paper.
  3. Smash the colors down so they attach to one another.
  4. Cut off a piece and curve it to create a rainbow that will fit on top of the cupcake. Stretch out the excess taffy into other rainbows, and repeat until you have a rainbow for each cupcake.
  5. Store your rainbows in the freezer on the wax paper.
  6. In a mixing bowl, mix the icing with four drops of green and two drops of blue food coloring to make an emerald color.
  7. Use the knife to ice the top of all of the cupcakes with a thick layer of green icing. Sprinkle the icing with green crystal sprinkles to give it a shine.
  8. Drop two spoonfuls of marshmallow fluff onto each cupcake for two small clouds. 
  9. Push a frozen rainbow through the cloud and into the icing to keep it upright.
  10. If you like, place a gold coin into the marshmallow cloud, or beside the cupcake for a bit of luck! That way, you can lean your rainbow against a coin to help keep it stabilized.

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