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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.

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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?

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I added sprinkles.

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

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

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

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

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These few supplies turn ordinary cupcakes into pots of gold!

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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!)

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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.

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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!

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Insert rainbow pick. Squeal with joy.

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Repeat!



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