Pot of Gold Cupcakes
Elizabeth Barbone

March 11, 2013


Over the weekend, I shared a really fun cupcake project with the team on WNYT: Pot of Gold Cupcakes. (video here) Let me tell you, I had more fun creating these cupcakes than I've had in a long time. Between making the cupcakes, coloring the rainbows, and filling in the M&Ms, this project really brings joy to kids of all ages.

Let's get started.


First, make a batch (2 dozen) of your favorite gluten-free cupcakes. I used my recipe for funfetti cupcakes. If you feel like it, you could also color the batter the colors of the rainbow. How fun would that be?


I added sprinkles.


And more sprinkles. Because, dude, sprinkles are awesome.


Gently stir sprinkles into the batter. If you aren't making funfetti cupcakes, skip this step.


Line 24 standard-size muffin cups with black paper liners. Fill cavity about 2/3 full with batter.


Bake until golden brown (and bursting with color!).


These few supplies turn ordinary cupcakes into pots of gold!


Spread yellow icing onto the center of the cupcake. Leave about a 1/4-inch edge. The nice thing about this step? It doesn't need to be perfect! (As you can see!)


Using the tube(s) of black icing, pipe a border around the cupcake. This becomes the edge of the pot. You don't need to put a tip on the icing tube. The opening is perfect.


Fill center with yellow/gold M&Ms. I like standing the M&Ms up on their edge. If you want, you can place them flat on the cupcake too. Whatever is easier for you!


Insert rainbow pick. Squeal with joy.



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