A Leprechaun Hat Cupcake – A St. Patrick’s Day Fun Food Idea

Leprechaun Hat Cupcake

It’s time for the “Luck Of The Irish!”. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Those impish little leprechauns are going to be up to their tricks again. I thought I would create a fun cupcake in their honor! I came up with a leprechaun hat made out of marshmallows! It’s really easy to do! Here’s the step by step for you! 🙂

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You’ll Need: (for each hat)

  • A cupcake decorated with icing and ready to go
  • 2 Large Marshmallows
  • 2 sheets of wax paper
  • A bowl of green decorating sugar
  • A bowl of water
  • Yellow icing in a pastry bag with a basket weave tip
  • Green pull and peel licorice

Now, On To The Hat!:

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  • Take your first marshmallow and squash it down a little bit. Don’t flatten this marshmallow, just push it down until it looks like the marshmallow on the above right
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  • Now, between 2 sheets of wax paper, flatten the next marshmallow. Roll your rolling pin over it until its a flat rectangle – about 2″x1&1/2″
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  • Now, dip the flat rectangle into the water. Then dip it into the green sugar – flipping it over to fully cover it with sugar
  • Set that part on the center of the cupcake
  • Dip the somewhat squished marshmallow the same way. Place the sugary marshmallow on top of the flat rectangle – centered
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  • Pipe yellow frosting around the base of the tall marshmallow
  • Cut 4 little green pieces of green licorice for the buckle
  • Place those onto the yellow icing in a rectangle formation making the buckle
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  • Sprinkle a little of the green sugar onto the frosting to complete your St. Patrick’s Day cupcake

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com – providing fun foods, party ideas, recipes, kid friendly crafts, and fun ideas for the whole family.

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