Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Naughty Leprechauns

Saint Patrick’s Day is always such a fun opportunity for a little mischief. Every year we bake a rainbow cake and then wait to see if those mischievous leprechauns will come give us a pot of gold.

Avid baker that I am, I pick out my favorite box cake mix (whatever is on sale) and a can of white icing. Follow the directions on the box and mix the batter. Divide the batter into 6 small bowls. Add a few drops of food color to each bowl until you have all the colors for a rainbow. You’ll only need red, blue and yellow coloring to make them all. Red and yellow make orange, yellow and blue make green and blue and red make purple.

Once all the colors have been mixed you can pour them into your pan. Sometimes we just drop them in randomly but this year we did stripes.

It’s fun to see what color cake you get when you cut a piece.

After it’s cooled, I ice it and then we give it a sugar rainbow. I make a stencil on a sheet of card stock (just an arched swish). Just make it big enough for one color then move it slight as you add each color. Use colored sprinkles for the pot and the rainbow. I make another stencil that looks like a pot or kettle. Then we wrap it up and go to bed. It never fails that while we sleep, those little green guys sneak in our house and fill our pot with tiny gold coins. (Yum, they’re chocolate!)

Here’s the cake from last year. This year’s cake won’t get it’s gold until after midnight. ;-)

Helpful hint… try not to get food color on your skin. (This is just another reason why I don’t bake much).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


Sheri said...

How fun! Happy St Patrick's Day!

amyt said...

So cute! Way better than my last minute green cream cheese on a bagel and green milk on cereal. I'm laughing at your food coloring stained hand. I have a green stained thumb. It doesn't mean I'm a good gardener!

Intense Guy said...

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Leave it to you to have such a marvelously festive and colorful cake! (and hand LOL :)

kyooty said...

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day, what a cute idea.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Girl you rock as always! What a fun way to have something new to bite into!

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

That is so cool!! I can't wait to make it myself! Thanks for linking this wonderful post up to my “Themed Blog & Shop Hop!”