Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
I thought that it would be fun to share this St. Patrick’s day cupcake cake how-to with you. I was never really a fan of cupcake cakes until I worked in a grocery store bakery, were we made some pretty cute cupcake cakes. Anyway, I thought you all might like some St. Patrick’s day themes cupcake cakes. For those of you unfamiliar with cupcake cakes, they are basically just a bunch of cupcakes (usually 24) that a arranged into a shape and frosted as one unit not individually. I have two different ideas for you today, one is a pot of gold, and the other is a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end of it. Needless to say this involves lots of chocolate coins!
Let’s start with the pot of gold. First, you’ll need 24 cupcakes, a 9×13 inch cake board, black frosting, orange frosting, piping bags, an icing spatula, and chocolate coins.
The first thing to do is set up your cupcakes on your board like so:
Now glue them in place with a bit of frosting so they don’t slide all over. Then pipe black frosting into the gaps in the large section.
Top the cupcakes in the larger section with black frosting.
Smooth it out with your icing spatula and/or a bench scraper.
Next, pipe orange frosting into the gaps in the smaller top section and top those cupcakes with orange frosting.
Next, you need to pipe a thick black line were the black and orange frosting meets, like so:
Then, just top the orange frosting with lots of chocolate coins!
Ta-da!!! A pot of gold!
Let’s do the rainbow with the pot of gold now. You will need 24 cupcakes, a 9×13 inch cake board, an icing spatula, two large round piping tip, and as many extra large star tips as you have, one small round piping tip, and 5 chocolate coins. Oh, and of course frosting in white, black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Start off by placing 24 cupcakes on a 9×13 inch cake board like so:
Next, stick the cupcakes down with some frosting, so they won’t shift around.
Fill in all the gaps with white frosting.
Start with you red and pipe around the outside of the top of your rainbow like this:
Then pipe in the orange as a shell boarder. Then the yellow.
Next, the green.
After the green skip to the purple by piping around the bottom edge of your rainbow.
Then, go back and pipe in the blue as a shell boarder. Yeah, done with the rainbow bit!
Now pipe the cloud on, using your white bag pipe large dots onto each cupcake and a bit onto the edge of the rainbow.
Smooth it out a little bit.
Pipe on a few more dots of frosting so that the cloud look nice and fluffy.
Next we make the grassy knoll that the pot of gold will be on. Pipe large green dots on the the cupcakes making sure to cover a bit of the bottom of the rainbow.
Use your icing spatula to smooth out your knoll a bit.
The next step is to pipe on the pot of gold. Start by piping one large dot of black in about the middle of the knoll.
Pipe two small black lines at the bottom of the large black dot.
Pipe a thick line across the top of the pot to form a lip for the top of the pot.
Fill the pot with chocolate coins!
I hope you enjoy your St. Patrick’s day and these cute little cupcake cakes.
Original designs by: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. EpicSweet.com)