Shamrock Cut-Out Cupcakes

Earlier this year I made some cute Heart Cut-Out Cupcakes.  I’ve been waiting for another opportunity to try this simple, yet fun technique and I thought St. Patrick’s Day would be perfect!  This concept could be used with any cupcake and frosting combo.  I used my favorite Chocolate Cupcake Recipe and American Buttercream Recipe.

How to make Shamrock Cut-out Cupcakes

1.  Bake a batch of cupcakes.  I used my Chocolate Cupcake Recipe.

(Note- You’ll want the cupcakes to have a bit of a dome above the top edge of the cupcakes liners, so fill the liners about 2/3 -3/4 full.  I’ve found that I can not plan to use the whole batch of cupcakes, because due slight inconsistencies, some may rise quite enough to use for this technique.  Plan accordingly.)

2.  Prepare a batch of frosting (canned will work for these).  I used my American Buttercream Recipe.  I think adding 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract would be appropriate for these as well.  Color the frosting light green.

3.  When the cupcakes have cooled, used a small serrated knife to cut off the tops of the cupcakes, using the cupcake liner as a guide.  Keep tops matched with their cupcakes.

4.  Use a small shamrock cookie cutter (available HERE and HERE) to cut out the shamrock shape from the cupcake tops.

5.  Mound a bit of green frosting onto the center of the (now topless) cupcakes.  You’ll want the frosting domed a bit so that when you press on the cupcake top, the frosting will come up into the cutout shape a bit.

6.  Place the cutout cupcake top, and press down a bit.  *If desired, before adding cupcake top, sprinkle cutout top with powdered sugar.

Serve and enjoy!

Cupcakes will keep, covered loosely at room temperature 1-2 days.

A little leprechaun told me… sharing these cupcakes with family and friends is sure to bring you good luck!

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48 Responses to “Shamrock Cut-Out Cupcakes”

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    undomestic chica — March 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    This is so cute! I'm going to try this

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    Carrie - Carrie's Creations — March 7, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Ahh you've done it again! I just love this idea!

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    sjcountrycrafts — March 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Love it

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    CookieCrazedMama — March 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Cute! Best St. Patrick's Day treat I've seen so far!

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    Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com — March 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Cute! We made Cut Out Clover Cupcakes a few weeks ago…http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/cut-out-clover-cupcakes.html They were fun and very easy to make. Yours look great!

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    Gloria — March 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

    absolutely cute and beauty Love them!

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    Blog is the New Black — March 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    So flippin cute!

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I think they are so cute, and pack a great punch for looks:)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

    These are so pretty! Awesome job!

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    mireia badia — March 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    what a great idea!!

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    Priyanka — March 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Looks beautiful and tempting.

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    Gina — March 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    good idea,thank's

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    Sue — March 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    You are the Cupcake QUEEN! The shamrocks just pop!

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    Rosita Vargas — March 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Absolutamente bello te felicito,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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    Joy Adams — March 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Love them. St Patrick's Day is my favorite simple holiday. =)

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    paddle attachment — March 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Super clever! Less messy too, with the little frosting "cap."

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    andreja — March 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Incredible pictures and good idea.
    Andreja
    http://www.stancerfamily.blogspot.com

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    dapurCikWan — March 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

    unique & creative. like it!

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    audra@the-baker-chick.com — March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I just made a similar version of these but using a Guiness/Baileys cupcake! Yours are adorable and look absolutely delicious!

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    Sharnel — March 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    very cute!

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — March 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I love this cut-out idea! Beautiful. :)

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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — March 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    OH…so lovely…after you heart cupcakes I imagine you will introduce us with something different but using same technich.

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    Jersey Wife — March 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I love this idea!! A friend gave me a tin of tiny, shaped cutters and I NEVER even thought of this!! Thank you!!

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    Amanda — March 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    SO smart!! And pretty. I would love to eat one!

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    SweetSugarBelle — March 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I may like these even more than the hearts. And I have grass envy for sure. It was summer here yesterday. Today is is snowing. I am not kidding. Boo.

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — March 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    They are adorable!

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    Theresa Murphy — March 8, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love this so much. I would love to see a Easter version of this as well!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    These are too cute! Very innovative.

    I'm going to have to find little shamrock cookie cutters so I can make this before the holiday hits.

    Btw, I have the same green cake stand as you :)

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    Amanda — March 10, 2012 at 6:01 am

    These are completely adorable!

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    Anonymous — March 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/shamrock-cut-out-cupcakes/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — February 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Such a fun idea! Just pinned!

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    Jennifer — March 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    This looks so good, I have to try it!

    Jen

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    Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends — March 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    This is such an easy and fun way to dress up a cupcake, I love it! I featured this cute recipe in my blog post today “20 Amazing Desserts for St. Patrick’s Day!”
    Here is the link: http://returntothetable.net/recipes/20-amazing-desserts-for-st-patricks-day/

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