Mar 7

Shamrock Money Cakes

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you ever had a money cake? My grandma used to make them for us when we were kids – she’d wrap coins in wax paper and hide them in the icing layer of our birthday cakes. When you ate your slice, you would always hope for lots of coins! This Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to use chocolate coins instead and hide them under shamrock toppers on these miniature cakes. So simple, but what a fun surprise!

Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

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Materials: Green card stock, green marker, green floral wire, wire cutter, scissors, chocolate gold coins, tape, cupcakes and icing (not pictured).

Step 1: To make your shamrock template, cut a rough square out of the green card stock and fold it in half twice. Cut out a shamrock shape and unfold.
Step 2: Trace the template onto green card stock and cut out as many as needed. Use your green marker to draw leaf details onto the paper.
Step 3: Cut pieces of wire 4″ long. Bend about 1/2″ down on the top and tape to the back of the shamrocks.
Step 4: Cut your cupcake in half horizontally. Ice the top of the first layer and place a chocolate coin on top.
Step 5: Add a little more icing on top of the coin and put the top cupcake layer on top. Finish icing the cupcake and gently stick the shamrock topper into the cupcake.

Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

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