March 17, 2012

Pot-Of-Gold Cakes for the Ronald McDonald House

Hello Readers!!

It's St. Patty's day and this post is going to be a little bit different - there will be no recipe, just a decorating post with lots of pictures! For this holiday, we brought along a friend of ours and went to the Ronald McDonald House and baked St. Patty's day cupcakes for the kids and families staying there while getting treatment at our medical center. 

We were looking for a cute St. Patty's day recipe that would allow the kids to be interactive and this  is what we found! How adorable? The rainbow is made from twizzler pull and peels, which we pulled-and-peeled into thirds - otherwise there would have been too much spring in the rainbows.

The original ideas had rolos at the end as the pot of gold but we saw gold wrapped kisses and decided to use those instead. After all, who doesn't like a little love on St. Patrick's Day?

Furthermore, we made our own frosting - just a simple buttercream with non-fat milk - because all of the frostings at the stores have trans-fats (ahhhh!). ALL of them have 1.5 g/serving. That's a lot of trans fats to be giving to these families. So we whipped up a beautiful batch of frosting and tinted it green for the holiday. A few kids stopped by and made their own pot of gold cupcakes, making this whole experience a fantastic St. Patrick's day.
                                                                                                      Sam & Elyse


  1. is it weird that i've visited these pictures about 5 times in the past day?

    1. also, it seems excessive that i'm required to type "edicando arapsys" just to write "niiice."

  2. so so beautiful and fun!