My son came to me yesterday saying he needed something green to take to school for a snack…. today. Well, not realizing that today was St. Patrick’s Day, hubby already had some green grapes but I had to make some other treats for him to take to school, so I went to my Wilton Pantry (yes, I have an entire pantry with Wilton goods in it for those spur of the moment times like now) and I got out stuff to make cupcakes and coloring to make the batter green, as well as the icing. The only thing I didn’t have on hand were St. Patrick’s themed cupcake papers :scratch: or St. Patrick’s themed sprinkles, but with the sprinkles, I just used some green sugar sprinkles from Christmas.
I started out with a white cake mix, colored it green.
I filled the cupcake tin with the green batter.
Once they were baked, I put them on a cooling rack to cool before decorating.
For decorating, I used a few methods.
- Wilton Ready-to-Decorate Icing
- Wilton Sparke Gel (I used green and white – not pictured)
- Wilton Sprinkles (I had holiday sprinkles on hand, so I used the green leftover from Christmas)
- Wilton White Decorator Icing (not pictured)
- Wilton White Cookie Icing
With some of the cupcakes, I used Wilton’s green Wilton Ready-to-Decorate Icing, and drizzled them with Wilton White Cookie Icing & Wilton Sparke Gel in white, then sprinkled some green sprinkles on top of the wet icing so they would stick to the cupcakes. Why did I use white cookie icing? Well, I was out of plain white ready-to-decorate icing in white, so this worked perfectly!
With the white cupcakes, I used the Wilton White Decorator Icing, put in a disposable decorate bag and used tip # 21 to spread the icing on top of both colors, then drizzled Wilton Sparke Gel over the top and sprinkled with green sugar sprinkles.
You don’t have to make a special trip to the store to buy things that you need for on the spot snack requests. You can get creative with the things you have, even holiday sprinkles like I used, and you can create a fast and pretty snack for the kids’ holiday class parties. Hubby was glad I was making these because he, after I found out that my son had a party today, had told me ‘Oh, yeah, I am supposed to bring something too.’ Thank goodness I like to bake, so both my son and husband were able to take Wilton treats to their classes.