Shamrock Cupcakes

What is St. Patrick’s Day without Shamrocks? In my younger days, I can remember spending countless hours looking for a four-leaf clover.  I say that, yet I suspect I tired after a few minutes and went on to some other more exciting tasks, like making necklaces from dandelions. 

I digress…

These cupcakes are part of a batch of cupcakes I made for St. Patrick’s Day.  With the help of a Dogwood flower cutter, these shamrocks are a breeze to make.


  • Green fondant
  • Dogwood flower cutter
  • Flower impression mat
  • Gum Paste Glue
  • Decorator’s paint brush
  • Fondant roller

Step 1:  Roll fondant to about a 1/4 inch thickness.  Using the Dogwood flower cutter, cut one flower/shamrock for each cupcake.

Step 2:  Add details with the help of the impression mat. This adds a little realistic like quality to the shamrocks.

Step 3:  Roll the remaining green fondant into a snake-like piece. cut it into  approximately 1 inch pieces.  Flatten one end and attach it to the back of the shamrock using the Gum Paste Glue and a decorator’s brush.

Step 4:  Allow to dry overnight to prevent them from drooping on the cupcakes.

Step 5:  Place on top of iced cupcakes and ENJOY







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