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Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Blog Love

We love every holiday :) It gives us a chance to go crazy about it and no one gives us a bad eye. So, this time instead of posting our own recipes we decided to give you some amazing St. Patrick’s Day inspiration Blog Love from other blogs around the web. We hope you have a fun (and safe) St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting
by Skinny Taste

A Chocolate Shamrock Cake
by I Am Baker

Chocolate Stout Cake
by My Baking Addiction

Guinness Chocolate Pudding
by Closet Cooking

Sweet and Salty Guinness Chocolate Pie
with Beer Marshmallow Meringue by Sprinkle Bakes

Guinness Brownies for St. Patrick’s Day
by Food Your Way

IrishCar Bomb Cupcakes
by Brown Eyed Baker

Rainbow Cupcakes

Yes, I cheated.  I usted a cake mix to make these cupcakes…and, I used ready made frosting to ice them.  Gasp! These cupcakes are more about the colors, so using a cake mix is perfectly fine.  You can’t go wrong with cake mix, they are delicious anyway!

You will need a white batter for this recipe, so use white cake mix, or vanilla cake mix. Don’t use yellow cake mix, because you will be using food coloring for specific colors. Otherwise, you will want to get blue and will end up with a deep shade of green.

I went ahead and used 7 colors for my first attempt at making rainbow cupcakes. My daughter (Kristen) was in a cupcake mood so I made these for Mardi Gras.  I went overboard, they didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to, so I wasn’t even going to post this recipe. You are supposed to fill the cupcake molds up to 2/3 full, but that didn’t happen with this many colors.  I over filled them, because I used only one 12 cupcake tin. Next time I will use a second tin, to get maybe a total of 16 cupcakes, and will probably use only 5 colors. I suggest you do the same if you want to try to make them for the first time.

These are part of our St. Patrick’s day recipes, but they are also great for kid parties.  Your children will love them!  Mine did.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes
Yields 24 cupcakes
(according to box’s instructions)

1 white cake mix box (yields 24 cupcakes when mold is filled up to 2/3 of its capacity)
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
blue food coloring
24 cupcake liners
2 tubs vanilla frosting
rainbow sprinkles
A glass of water
Clean hands!


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on the box.
  2. Divide batter equally into 5 plastic cups.
  3. Color each cup with food coloring to get: red, yellow, green, blue and purple
  4. Prepare your cupcake molds by placing a cupcake liner in each cavity.
  5. With a tablespoon, spoon ONE tablespoon of  purple batter equally into your molds. Then follow with blue, green, yellow and ending with red, trying to make layers without mixing one with the other.  This is where the glass of water comes in.  After you put in the tablespoon of colored batter, dip your clean finger in the glass of water and then use it to gently spread the batter evenly.
  6. Bake as directed on your cake mix instructions. It should be 20 min
  7. Once cooled down, use white vanilla frosting to decorate using a piping bag
  8. Decorate with rainbow sprinkles.

Note: I recommend you use Reynolds Baking Cups, these have foil and will prevent the cupcake to brown.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Green Beer Recipe – St. Patrick’s Day-

Is your St. Patrick’s day incomplete without a pint of green beer?   Here’s how to make it.
I found this recipe, and will definitely try it out tomorrow.  Have fun!

Serves 1
Recipe from www.about.com

One 12oz. Beer – any beer will do although lighter
colored beers will display the green better
Green food coloring – one drop


  1. Add one drop of green food coloring to a clear glass. Pour the beer into the glass.

    That’s it! This works for any beer. Darker beers like stout will have a nice green head atop their normally dark bodies.

Photograph by thecolumbuswench.com

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.  Did we mention they would drink?  ;)

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by people of all backgrounds in the United States, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore and Russia.

In modern-day Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been a religious occasion. In fact, up until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closed on March 17. Beginning in 1995, however, the Irish government began a national campaign to use St. Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to drive tourism and showcase Ireland to the rest of the world. Last year, close to one million people took part in Ireland ‘s St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin, a multi-day celebration featuring parades, concerts, outdoor theater productions and fireworks shows.

 The Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day

Chicago is famous for a somewhat peculiar annual event: dyeing the Chicago River green. The tradition started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year, they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river—enough to keep it green for a week!

Today, in order to minimize environmental damage, only 40 pounds of dye are used, making the river green for only several hours. Although Chicago historians claim their city’s idea for a river of green was original, some Savannah natives believe the idea originated in their town. They point out that, in 1961, Savannah mayor Tom Woolley had plans for a green river. Due to rough waters on March 17, the experiment failed, and Savannah never attempted to dye its river again.