But let me admit right here, I have no Irish roots or even slightest connection whatsoever. It also doesn’t seem like anyone here in Thailand is aware of this upcoming holiday. Except for the tropical jungle, no one is making any effort to “make things green”.
You might ask, why I would create St. Patrick’s Day cupcake toppers then? Well, to be honest, I have seen many food blogger’s creations these weeks, all dedicated to Paddy’s Day. All this green food got my creative juices flowing to a point that I just had to act out my own creative spin on things.
This is the “work in progress” picture from instagram.
While I have seen many cookies and cakes for the green holiday, I thought to make some fondant cupcake decorations, all without special cutters. The shamrock was easily put together with 4 mini hearts glued (gum-glue) on a small dot with a little stem.
The leprechaun’s hat was cut out with one large circle cutter. I hope you can see the cut lines in the bottom right picture. I got the idea from the super talented Georganne guest-posting over at Sugarbelle’s. And what works with cookie dough usually works with fondant.
For the rainbow I rolled out thin snakes in each color and glued them to a curved piece of white support fondant. The pot is simply a medium-sized circle with a rim and feet attached. Then I connected the pot and the rainbow.
Well, at the end of the rainbow no one cares to find an empty pot, so I glued on lots of little golden dragees.
Cupcake toppers don’t look too good without cupcakes. So I bought (still no oven) banana cupcakes and frosted them with green icing. They made a great display for the cupcake toppers and even better evening snack for my husband and I.