As we are moving towards St Patricks Day (March 17th), lets take a look at some of the ideas out there that you can try yourselves at home:
This cupcake is simple but beautiful to look at, however all the real effort has gone into the ingredients rather than the design. The sponge is made with Guinness Stout, and the frosting is made with Baileys. I have already decided to try this one out myself this weekend.
For a full review of this cake, and more great photos, read Chris Blakeley’s Flikr entry here
If you are confident with making the basic sponge, and the basic buttercream, but not much else (or just don’t have too much time spare) why not try this effective idea by Martha Stewart:
Now on the complete other end of the scale, check out these designs by Sweetie Pie’s Boutique Bakery (n.b if you want to try doing these for yourself, you might want to get started now to have them done by the 17th!)
And finally, for a final burst of inspiration, *kimmie* on Flikr has put together this great montage:
the best of Irish luck to you all. x