hwtm icons row

Creative St. Patty’s Day Cupcakes

Quick Jump To » Comments

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Looking for some creative party ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Entertaining expert & cupcake guru Jeanne Benedict has some fabulous ideas in the dessert department… my favorite being the “Beer Cupcakes” pictured above – how fun are those?!

And don’t worry… these clever treats just LOOK like beer! This design is all about the presentation, so you can still stick with traditional cupcake flavors topped with a generous helping of vanilla or cream cheese frosting.

For the “beer” wrapper, look for scrapbook paper with a similar motif or purchase a beer background stock photo and print & cut them yourself.

(Side Note: This would also be a great dessert for an adult birthday or “big game party… or even a DVD viewing of The Hangover!)

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

For the little ones, how about Jeanne’s cute Leprechaun Hat cupcake idea (above), or a traditional cupcake topped with green frosting and mini chocolate chips:

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

And these next 2 are pretty for all ages:

Use food coloring to turn white or yellow cupcakes bright green

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

… or use clover leaf images and shamrock fondant cutters to create fun wrappers and toppers for decadent chocolate cupcakes!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

For more fun ideas from Jeanne, visit her website: www.jeannebenedict.com


  1. Bartender Luan March 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I offer Irish Car Bomb cupcakes year round :) hit me up if youre in southern california – speakeasysweets.com

  2. Kelsey March 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I love the idea of decorative wrappers for the cupcakes!

  3. Vicky March 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Those are so cute, I would like to try the beer ones:) If you don’t have a sweet tooth you can even make them out of real shamrocks + they will last beyond the holiday that way –

  4. Mrs.T March 11, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    OMG!!! Those are soo freakin cute!!!! I think I know what I am doing this weekend! ;OP

  5. Jenn @ HWTM March 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Super cute idea, Vicky! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. thatswhywerefriends.blogspot.com/ March 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm


  7. Jeanne Benedict March 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks for the post Jenn. You truly are the ultimate Hostess with the Mostess!

  8. Jessica March 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Cute! You can just add a nice dark beer like Guiness (Youngs double chocolate stout is PERFECT) to your chocolate cupcakes for amazing results! This recipe would be perfect for the “beer cuopcakes”!

    Thanks for the post!

  9. yogita March 15, 2010 at 5:00 am

    OMG …….
    its reallly yummyyyyyy

  10. […] A whole list of St. Pat’s cupcake ideas, from Beer to Leprechaun hats at Hostess with the Mostess […]

Comments are closed.

Browse Party Ideas: