St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes: Shamrocks and Blarney Stones

Even if you're not going to Ireland, you can still kiss the Blarney Stone this St. Patrick's Day: on a Blarney Stone cupcake, of course. Technically you're supposed to kiss the stone while hanging upside down, but through trial and error we have found that eating them on cupcakes is best done upright!

We made the Blarney Stones out of Breakfast Treat cookies dipped in melted frosting. Luck of the Irish to anyone who kisses a Blarney Stone cupcake! The shamrocks are crafted from sugared jelly candies like spearmint leaves. They give the cupcakes a nice minty flavor, too. Be sure to hide at least one four-leaf clover in the batch.

Check out the slideshow above to learn how to make Blarney Stone cupcakes!