Shamrock Cupcakes for St. Patricks Day

Shamrock Cupcakes

Because St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, I wanted to share with you a simple way to make cute shamrock cupcakes. There are not a lot of candies or embellishments made for this holiday so I made my own.
Using Candy Melts, I made some cute little shamrock shaped candies for the cupcakes. You can use any cupcake recipe, and top them with the candies.

Here is what you will need:

1 bag candy melts

green food coloring

small cookie cutter

frosted cupcakes

Place Candy Melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt candies in the microwave on 50% power by minute increments, until melted.

Add a few drops of green food coloring and blend. You can add some mint extract if you like. (I apologize, this photo is a bit blurry)

Melted Candy Melts

Place candy mixture between two sheets of waxed paper and cut out shamrock or similar shapes using a cookie or cheese cutter.

Cutting Candy Melts

Let each cut out cool completely before placing on frosted cupcake.

Candy Shamrocks

I used a flower cutter, but it looks like a shamrock when placed on the frosted cupcakes. See below.


They really do make the cupcake look festive.


St. Patricks Day Dessert Ideas

Want more great St .Patrick Day ideas? Follow my Pinterest board for this holiday:

Follow Raquel P ♥’s board St. Patty’s on Pinterest.

Make your cupcakes special with these simple shamrock toppers!



Luck Of The Irish Week

Some friends and I are celebrating Luck of The Irish Week and we are all sharing crafts and recipes with you.  Here are some other posts that you might enjoy:


Cranberry Almond Soda Bread

Kiss Me, I’m Irish {{Free Printable}}

Corned Beef Hash

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Hair for Girls

Leprechaun Lime Rice Krispy Treats

Lucky Bingo Printable

Bailey’s Irish Peanut Butter Blossoms

Come back and we will have more fun posts for this holiday throughout the week! How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?



  1. I have been having a hard time find candies and such for this holiday as well! Such a great idea making your own! These look great!!

  2. These look so fun and yummy!

  3. I want to bite into one of those cupcakes right now!! How Festive and Fun!!

  4. I love the candy shamrocks on top, Raquel! So cute! Pinned.

  5. Oooh, this is a great idea for any holiday! I’ve got a clover cutter around here somewhere….

  6. Oh my gosh. Too cute!! Cupcakes are definitely my week spot 🙂

  7. Oh good. I am following your board.
    So cute! I love working with candy melts and cookie cutters.

  8. These are SO cute! I love them. I wish I had one right now 🙂


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