St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, and we all know what that means. This is the one time of the year virtually everyone in the world wishes they were Irish, and for good reasons. We know how to throw a bash. Of course, with all that celebrating, you’ll need a little sustenance to keep you going. Check out Bakers and Cakers five ideas for inspiration.
1. Whimsical Leprechaun Cake
Because cakes and St. Paddy’s Day are two of the things the Irish do best, creativity abounds this time of year. There are many different designs to choose from, including leprechauns, hats, pots of gold, but it’s the degree of artistry that truly sets a cake apart. Cakes like the one below are typically 100% edible, from the fondant coins to the tips of the leprechaun’s toes, and the extra attention to detail makes it that much sweeter. This master piece comes from Splendor Cakes in Co. Wicklow.
2. St. Paddy’s Day Donuts
Of course, you needn’t select a whimsical cake to have something everyone goes head over heels for. Some occasions call for something a little more refined, which is why these delicious donuts are a sure crowd pleaser! Get yours from OffBeat Donuts
3. Kiss me I’m Irish Chocolate Pops/ Cake Pops
Cake pops or chocolate pops work especially well if you need to take them with you to a celebration. These adorable Green kisses chocolate pops from Sweet Noni Cakes are sure to be a hit, but there are lots of other options as well. They can come shaped as coins, as leprechaun heads, hats, or with other designs in green and white.
4. Lucky Irish Cupcakes
Cupcakes are the universal ‘go to’ treat when it comes to custom decoration and St.Patricks Day is yet another great excuse to get the creative juices flowing! These lucky Irish cupcakes from Sweet Noni Cakes are the perfect st. Patricks day treat…Perhaps add some Bailey’s to the buttercream frosting to make them truly Irish!
5. Deceptively Delish Green Macarons
The pull of St. Paddy’s day is so strong, even French macarons turn green for a day. Macarons generally look more appetizing if the shamrock hue is on the lighter side, but nothing can change how delicious they taste. Traditional almond-flavoured work well, but the Ladurée pistachio has a cult following all of it’s own. Ladurée on South William Street, Dublin have a whole host of mouth watering flavours if pistachio isn’t your thing , but for the day thats in it we recommend giving it a try!
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