Leprechaun hats

Known for their impish ways, what’s not to love about leprechauns?  The thought of an old bearded Irish Fairy, hiding in the forest, destined to protect the pot of gold found at the end of the rainbow, is actually quite humorous.  How many old men to you know that can leap about that quickly.  Most of the ones I know suffer from arthritis and bad backs.

I thought that little leprechaun hats would be a great addition to my St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes.



  • Green fondant
  • Yellow fondant
  • Black fondant
  • Gum paste glue
  • Circle cutter – 1 inch
  • Fondant roller
  • Knife
  • Flower former – wave set

Step 1: Roll the green fondant to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut one, 1 inch, circle for each hat. Set aside.

Step 2:  Form the remaining green fondant into blocks and soften the edge.  These will be the center of the hat.

Step 3:  Roll a small piece of black fondant very thin.  Cut into thin strips and attach it to the hat block with a tiny amount of gum paste glue.

Step 4:  Roll a tiny piece of yellow fondant into a tiny snake-like piece.  Form the yellow snake into a rectangle and flatten.  Attach to the front of the hat block.

Step 5:  Attach the hat block to the circle from step 1.  Place on a wave flower former and allow to harden overnight.

Step 6:  Place onto iced cupcakes and ENJOY.

I hope that you have enjoyed this set of cupcakes.  If you would like to see instructions for the other toppers in the set, please use the links below.

Lucky Cupcakes (Horseshoes)
Shamrock Cupcakes







Pinch Proof

shamrock headbandHappy St. Patrick’s Day! To help my daughter be pinch proof today, I made her a headband. I began with a free shamrock pattern I found on the To Live A Life blog. It is basically three hearts that were sewn together.

I attached it to a plastic headband with some hot glue.  Next week (after St. Patrick’s Day) I will be able to remove it easily. The hot glue will simply peel off. Continue reading “Pinch Proof”