they're magically delicious


Saucy had a thought to post a sort of green velvet cupcake before Bakerella beat her to the punch last week. At any rate, with the Cheerios coming over on the weekend, green cupcakes with gold frosting were in order. Saucy set aside the last few cakes... and with a little luck... and some Lucky Charms... she made some magically delicious cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day.


Kids of all ages enjoy marshmallow pink hearts, yellow moons, shamrock hats and rainbows. Saucy picked out the hats and rainbows for the cupcakes, mostly because Loopy had been there first and swiped the pink hearts. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Edible gold glitter, available at baking suppliers.


The key to this green shade is starting with the right cake mix. Saucy grabbed a Betty Crocker Super Moist white mix out of the pantry. Since she knew she'd be throwing all that green food colour into the batter, she went ahead and added 3 whole eggs to the mix, instead of the 3 egg whites... figuring that the egg yolks couldn't hurt and would only make the cake a little more dense, yellow and pound-cake like. She was right. Other than that, she simply followed her regular altered cake mix cupcake recipe.

If you choose to dye your batter with a readily available food colour from the grocery store (the liquid kind), Saucy would caution you that you will need quite a bit of it to achieve this shade of green... in fact, an entire one of those teeny-tiny bottles that you get four shades in (red, yellow, blue and green) won't be enough - so get a large bottle of green and figure that into your one cup of liquid.

Otherwise, proceed as Saucy did - with Wilton Kelly Green food colour paste. Paste colour is infinitely easier to use because it doesn't muck with the liquid amounts or consistency of frostings and batters. Remember when using professional-grade food dyes like Wilton, the intensity of the colour increases after baking, or in the case of frosting, after setting.

May the Luck 'O the Irish be with you this week - and also with the Cheerios... who have their first competition on Wednesday night. It must be a good sign that they will be wearing green, don't you think?

20 comments:

Jerri-Lea said...

We made green St Patty's popcorn today and threw in the marshmallows from Lucky Charms and a gold coin in each bag! Too funny!! Of course, CD would have preferred the cupcakes I'm sure!
Did I tell you that when we arrived at the lobby of our resort CD was looking for Mickey Mouse and Sasha! And a number of times mentioned "it fun at Sasha's!"

jkddz said...

Magically delicious  like always!

Rhonda Roo said...

Sometimes i think to myself, self why dont *I* live in Canada like the really cool people? They have awesome health care and snow and of course Sasha!
...and then you post your latest delectable cupcake creations and i go ohhh, right. if i lived too close to Sasha i would be as big as Elizabeth Hasselbeck's butt.

DRAT.

Anonymous said...

this post has caused me to speak with an Irish accent (badly). Also, I'm thinking of getting a bar of Irish spring soap.

xo
jen

The French Bear said...

I made Bakerella's green tea cake once, but everyone still gave me funny looks even though the Edmonton Esks are green and gold..... don't know why some people don't lurve green cake!!!!! Your cupcakes look charming!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

eve said...

Those look delicious! Green cupcakes make me happy! :) What kind of frosting is that?

Jill said...

Those cupcakes are so FUN! Wishing The Cherios the best of luck at their competition!
Hugs,
Jill

Saucy said...

Thanks Eve, they were fun to make.

The frosting is my own buttercream recipe. I have it posted on my blog here:

Saucy's Icing Rose Tutorial

Fleur de Bee said...

Everytime I visit your blog I leave STARVING!! Haha! These look sooo yummy! I made a Red Velvet Cake for Sunday dinner...not exactly green or St. Patty's day, but at least I baked!

xo Molly

LisaInCT said...

WOW... these look AMAZING! As a cupcake fanatic I am always sad we do not live closer so I could stop by, pretending I was "just in the neighborhood" everytime one of these YUMMY cupcake posts go up!

In the world of cupcakes... YOU ROCK!

jamieofalltrades said...

WOW! I am so impressed. Love these. I may need to make these for Wednesday.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Edible gold glitter? How cool!

Kat said...

They look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us! :)

Anonymous said...

Those look delicious Saucy! And the way I like them with 1/2 cupcake, 1/2 icing.....hehe
I just whipped up some strawberry cupcakes(Pillsbury) with your famous icing for my Grandma's birthday party tomorrow! Not sure how I will resist them till we get there!
Jennifer

the treat girl said...

I've got Lucky Charms on my list for the store tomorrow...gotta have them for breakfast on St. Patty's day.....and I'll be whipping up the cupcakes as a treat for after school...as always, thanks for the inspiration :)

SandraD said...

Awesome looking cupcakes - good luck to the Cheerios. It is a good omen that their first competition is on St. Pat's day with their green uniforms.

Lisa Russell said...

Bakearellas cupcakes are NO comparison to your lovely cakes! Yours win, hands down!! Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Green Beer Day, Miss Saucy!!

CC said...

I'm visiting from Friday Follows and Trendy Treehouse..and have become a follower of your sweet blog. I've so enjoyed looking at everything and have become a follower..hope you follow me as well. I would so love to have your beautiful crafting area..

new york printing companies said...

Delicious! Good Presentation you just made it. Thanks for sharing with us.