So I’m not throwing a fancy St. Patrick’s Day dinner tonight, but I did make this cake to celebrate the occassion. Well, that and Gourmet Mom threw down a challenge to come up with a clever way to use her cute leprechaun downloadables. And you know how I love a challenge!
I decided the best place for these leprechauns to frolic was in a pot of gold. I baked a cake (from a mix *gasp*, like usual). I ended up baking it in one half of my Wilton ball pan, and the rest of the batter was baked in a round pyrex bowl. I was going to use which ever looked most like a pot. They were both pretty shallow, so I ended up stacking them on top of eachother and frosting them with a dark chocolate frosting (store bought, *double gasp*!). I lined the top with Red Vines black licorice to give a bit of a rim, and piled the chocolate coins (from Cost Plus World Market), and the leprechauns on the top. Hopefully it looks like they are swimming in their find!
I actually had more insanity planned for this project that will have to wait for another day. I wanted to make a candy rainbow either from Wilton Candy Melts, or from a homemade sucker recipe. If anyone has any tips on this endeavor, I’d love to hear them, since I need rainbows for a party next month.