As I’ve mentioned before, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday, tied only with Halloween. Most people love Christmas, I love St. Patrick’s Day. Love it. I don’t really know why. Maybe because it means my birthday is right around the corner. Maybe (more likely) it’s because no one ever chooses it as their favorite holiday. Except me. :)
The last few years, we haven’t been able to do as much for St. Patrick’s Day as I would like. We had a party last year for Ysabel’s dance team, and that was fun, but other than that, I’ve just been waaay too busy with school. But, now… Well, now we are finally in the home stretch. Finally. And I am celebrating by spending all my extra time doing the things I haven’t been able to do! So this year, we are doing St. Patrick’s Day up right. (For some people that means a lot of green beer, but we don’t drink so we have a few other things in mind…)
Today, we decided to make the Lucky Charms cupcakes I found over at Just Call Me Maria. The pictures that follow are mine, the cupcake recipe is mostly mine (except for the food coloring and Lucky Charms), but the idea, inspiration, and yummy marshmallow buttercream come from her!
Lucky Charms Cupcakes
from Just Call Me Maria (modified by me)
My white cake recipe ingredients
1/2 c. finely crushed Lucky Charms
green food coloring
4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
13 oz. marshmallow creme
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
2. Follow directions for white cake recipe. Add green food coloring and crushed cereal.
3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
4. Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
5. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the marshmallow buttercream. Begin by whipping the butter with an electric mixer.
6. Add in 2 cups of the powdered sugar, the marshmallow creme,and the vanilla. After completely mixed, add the rest of the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time.
7. Pipe the buttercream on each cupcake. Add a Lucky Charm marshmallow on the top.
Note from Maria: Do not add the marshmallow on top until right before serving. Otherwise, they tend to get mushy. Just FYI.
And that’s all! Aren’t they cute?!