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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Cake How-To

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:

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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.

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Top the cupcakes in the larger section with black frosting.

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Smooth it out with your icing spatula and/or a bench scraper.

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Next, pipe orange frosting into the gaps in the smaller top section and top those cupcakes with orange frosting.

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Smooth that out.

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Next, you need to pipe a thick black line were the black and orange frosting meets, like so:

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Then, just top the orange frosting with lots of chocolate coins!

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Ta-da!!! A pot of gold!

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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:

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Next, stick the cupcakes down with some frosting, so they won’t shift around.

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Fill in all the gaps with white frosting.

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Start with you red and pipe around the outside of the top of your rainbow like this:

Piping on the red of the rainbow | image tagged in gifs | made w/ Imgflip images-to-gif maker

Then pipe in the orange as a shell boarder. Then the yellow.

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Next, the green.

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After the green skip to the purple by piping around the bottom edge of your rainbow.

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Then, go back and pipe in the blue as a shell boarder. Yeah, done with the rainbow bit!

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Now pipe the cloud on, using your white bag pipe large dots onto each cupcake and a bit onto the edge of the rainbow.

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Smooth it out a little bit.

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Pipe on a few more dots of frosting so that the cloud look nice and fluffy.

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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.

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Use your icing spatula to smooth out your knoll a bit.

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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.

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Pipe two small black lines at the bottom of the large black dot.

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Pipe a thick line across the top of the pot to form a lip for the top of the pot.

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Fill the pot with chocolate coins!

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All done!

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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)

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