20 St Patrick’s Day Cakes and Cupcakes to Treat Your Little Leprechauns!

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

February 15, 2022

St Patrick's day cakes and cupcakes

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If ever there was a time for a rainbow cake, it’s now! These inspired St Patrick’s Day cakes are the perfect centrepiece for your Irish-themed celebrations.

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If you’re looking for a dessert or treat to really ‘wow’ everyone, these St Patrick’s Day cakes and cupcakes definitely fit the bill!

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Super St Patrick’s Day Cakes

Leprechaun Hat Cake

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Image: Hungry Happenings

Green fondant and some simple detailing transforms your favourite round cake into your very own leprechaun hat!

Not only does this leprechaun hat cake from Hungry Happenings stand out, it has a shamrock surprise hiding inside for you to discover!

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Lucky Rainbow Leprechaun Hat

Leprechaun St Patrick's day cake

Image: Betty Crocker

Rainbows and leprechauns go together, right? So this bright, cheery rainbow leprechaun cake from Betty Crocker is perfect – plus it has a Lucky Charms cereal treat base for an extra surprise!

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Simple Smarties

Rainbow smarties cake

Image: Taste

Keep it quick and simple, and decorate your favourite cake with some Smarties or M&Ms in a rainbow pattern like this one from Taste.

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Green Petal Cake

St Patrick's day cakes

Image: Bird on a Cake

Bird on a Cake used three shades of green buttercream to decorate this petal cake for St Patrick’s Day. The final effect is a real showstopper!

Leprechaun Cake

Leprechaun cake

Image: CakeWalkr

Are you ready to catch a leprechaun this St Patrick’s Day? Give it your best shot with this beautiful leprechaun cake from Cakewalkr. Moist chocolate cake is combined with creme de menthe buttercream, then topped with lots of fondant shamrocks – yum!

A Twist on Traditional

Rainbow Roll - Tbsp - Mykidstime unicorn party food

Image: Tablespoon

This rainbow Swiss roll is a show-stopping twist on the classic and would be perfect for a party.

While this recipe from Tablespoon uses a box cake, any Swiss roll recipe, coloured and cooked the same, would work just as well.

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Watercolour Drip Cake

Watercolour drip cake

Image: Sprinkles for Breakfast

Learn two new simple, but highly effective, techniques with this watercolour drip cake from Sprinkles for Breakfast. The marbled watercolour buttercream looks fantastic and could be tailored for many events and seasons.

Rainbow Clouds

Rainbow cake

Image: Cake by Courtney

Cake by Courtney’s step-by-step tutorial for creating the perfect buttercream rainbows will help transform any cake!

Pot of Gold Kit Kat Cake

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Image: Pinterest

Skip the buttercream and fondant – instead, surround your cake with Kit Kat fingers or chocolate finger biscuits, then pile on the golf chocolate coins and wrapped sweets for a real pot of gold cake!

Rainbow Roses

rainbow cake roses

Image: Land O’ Lakes

Amp up the rainbow colours! This stunning cake from Land O Lakes features rainbow layers and is adorned with beautiful rainbow buttercream roses for a really eye-catching finish.

Leprechaun Trap Cake

Leprechaun Trap cake (1)

Image: Not Martha

How cute is this?! This may look like a perfectly innocent cake meant to lure a leprechaun to the top, but Not Martha created this leprechaun trap cake with a few secrets to discover!

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St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes to Try

Green Velvet Cupcakes

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Image: Garnish & Glaze

Get in the St Patrick’s Day spirit with these rich and fluffy green velvet cupcakes – they’re topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting and finished with a chocolate gold coin!

Pot of Gold Cupcakes

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Image: Baking a Moment

Make these pot of gold cupcakes from Baking a Moment for your crew this St Patrick’s Day. They’ll love the rich, dark chocolate cake with the rainbow striped frosting – and the gold coin on top is a fun touch!

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes

Image: Dessert Now, Dinner Later

These playful rainbow cupcakes from Dessert Now, Dinner Later are making us drool! The bright colours, in perfect layers, peaked cupcakes, and whipped cream cheese frosting – so much goodness going on in one cupcake!

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Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Shamrock shake cupcakes

Image: Crazy for Crust

Have you ever had a Shamrock Shake? The well-known seasonal treat is the inspiration for these shamrock shake cupcakes from Crazy for Crust. Get your tastebuds ready for mint cupcakes topped with a vanilla milkshake frosting – yum!

Leprechaun Hat Pull-Apart Cupcakes

Turn a batch of cupcakes into something unique with this idea for pull-apart cupcakes, designed to look like a leprechaun hat, from Hungry Happenings.

Shamrock Pull-Apart Cake

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Image: Yellow Bliss Road

Another great idea for a fun pull-apart cake is this shamrock cupcake cake from Yellow Bliss Road.

Rainbow Cupcakes

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Image: Positively Splendid

These fun rainbow cupcakes from Positively Splendid would be a really impressive addition to your menu – with little effort! All you need to do is add a strip of rainbow candy to create a rainbow over your vanilla buttercream. Finish with some marshmallow ‘clouds’ and you have the perfect St Patrick’s day treat!

Lucky Charm Cupcakes

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Image: Inspired by Charm

Baked with Lucky Charms cereal, these Lucky Charms Cupcakes from Inspired by Charm are a creative and tasty St. Patrick’s Day treat.

A Rainbow of Cupcakes

Cupcake Rainbow

Image: Pinterest

Create your own rainbow with cupcakes, thanks to this clever and deceptively simple idea we found on Pinterest!

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Have your say! Will any of these St Patrick’s Day cakes be on your table this year? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: February 15th, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes, Parties / Last Updated: March 19th, 2024 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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