ST. PATRICK’S DAY CUPCAKES

My oldest son has a birthday in March and he thinks that St. Patrick’s Day is the coolest day ever because it is so close to his birthday and he gets to wear his favorite color in excess. I am helping at his school party this year and wanted to make a cute St. Patrick’s Day treat for all the kids.  Not only are these cupcakes so cute, but they are delicious!

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes:
    • 1 (15.25 ounce) pkg. white cake mix
Frosting:
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup heavy cream
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Green food coloring
Topping:
  • 12 AirHeads Extreme Rainbow candy
  • Mini marshmallows
  • 24 Rolo candies
  • Gold sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes; let cool.
  2. To make the frosting, beat butter until creamy.
  3. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy cream and salt and mix together with a hand mixer until well combined.
  4. Add green food coloring until desired color is reached.
  5. Spread or pipe frosting on top of each cupcake.
  6. Cut each AirHeads Extreme candy in half and place on top of each cupcake to create an arch.
  7. Place two mini marshmallows on each end of the rainbow.
  8. To make the pot of gold, pipe a small amount of frosting onto the wide end of each Rolo, then press into gold sprinkles until all the frosting is covered. Place on the cupcake.

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