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Lucky Rainbow Cupcakes For St. Patrick’s Day

St. Paddy's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

Hi! My name is Maggie and I am named after my great-great grandma, Maggie Ryan. It doesn’t get more Irish than that! That may be why I love St. Patrick’s day SO much. I am also an Irish dancer which makes this holiday extra exciting for me! This St. Patrick’s day I wanted to do something fun and all by myself, so I did. I made these lovely rainbow cupcakes and hoped to share them with you so that you can make St. Patrick’s day lots of fun too.

Here is what you will need to make these awesome cupcakes.



  • 1 box of yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • Blue food coloring
  • 2 boxes of Sour Airhead rainbow candy strips
  • Mini marshmallows

Making Rainbow Cupcakes


  • Bake cupcakes according to the package directions. Let fully cool.
  • Mix the blue food coloring into the can of frosting and stir completely. Frost the cupcake.
  • Bend the candy strip into an arch and push into the frosted cupcake, forming a rainbow. [You may want to cut about an inch and a half off the strip for a slightly smaller rainbow.]
  • Put about four marshmallows on each side of the candy strip to create cute clouds that support the rainbow.
  • Do the same thing on each of the other cupcakes.
  • Enjoy your lucky rainbow cupcakes! I hope they are as delicious as they are cute!

Maggie and her Rainbow Cupcakes




Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Cupcake

An Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and the rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Pot Of Gold Cupcakes

You will need:


Green frosting

Striped sour candy strips

gold chocolate coins


1. Whip up a batch of your favorite cupcakes.

2. Cover with green frosting.  If you are feeling extra crafty you can use the decorative piping tip that gives you the look of grass.  I was out of time so we just piped on a large amount of frosting.  You can never really have enough frosting.

3. Make the rainbow by forming striped sour candy strips into an arch and sticking the ends into the cupcake.  You may need to trim down the candy strip a bit to a piece that is about 6″ long or whatever length works for you.  The shorter they are, the better they will stand up.

4. Insert the gold chocolate coin into the cupcake on one end of the rainbow.

Make a bunch and share.  A wise leprechaun once told me that sharing will bring you the luck of the Irish.  Or a pot of gold.  Or maybe these little babies will just taste better if you share ’em.  Like so many things in life, they are better when shared with those you love. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!