A Wee Pot O’ Gold

These are so simple to make, you’ll be like “woah”. And they turn out so stinkin’ cute – perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Makes me want to go chasing rainbows (is that a thing?).

To make these, you’ll need:

Mini Oreos or Mini Nutter Butters (I used the Spring Oreos because they have that cute little yellow filling)

Yellow Candy Melts

Gold Color Mist Spray

Chocolate Candy Coating

A balloon

Start by melting the yellow candy melts in the microwave (tip: add a little vegetable oil to make dipping easier). Do this in 20 second intervals to avoid burning the melts.

Using a spoon, dip the mini Oreos into the yellow candy melts and then let them dry on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. Don’t worry about them being messy after dipping, we’ll fix that later.

Let these dry completely (about 15-30 minutes).

Once they’re dry, spray them with the gold mist and let them dry for 10-15 minutes.

Using a sharp knife, cut off the excess candy on each cookie.

Use the chocolate candy coating and the balloon to make a little chocolate bowl (or little cauldron, in this case). I’ll let the fantastic Mandy from Gourmet Mom On-The-Go walk you through that process since…as you can tell…my cauldrons came out a bit iffy 🙂

Place your golden cookies in your chocolate cauldron and you’re all set! Wee little pots o’ gold!


Leprechaun Marshmallow Pops

Happy It’s-almost-St.-Patrick’s-Day-and-it’s-on-a-Saturday-this-year day! Can you tell I’m excited for St. Patrick’s Day? Nope, not Irish, just a big fan of the day. And it’s not the drinking part that I love (although I do love a good Guinness), it’s the fun, colorful, happy feel of the whole day.

So this year, I decided to come up with some simple, yet cute, St. Patrick’s Day goodies! First up, leprechaun hat pops. I wanted something that would take less than an hour to make. So, although these are a little rough on the edges, they’re quick and easy to make!

So let’s grab our supplies!

You’ll need:

Oreos (the Spring ones are the best because they have yellow filling!)

Cookie sticks

Green Candy Melts


Black Edible Food Marker

Yellow Candies For The Buckle (I used some Wilton sprinkles that I had)

Place your candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them in 20 second intervals until they are melted. I like to add a little bit of vegetable oil to my candy melts to make dipping easier. Using a spoon or a toothpick through the cookie, dip your Oreos into the candy melts and place them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper to dry.

While those dry, take your marshmallows and place them on the end of the cookie sticks.

Dip the marshmallows in the candy melts until they are completely covered. Make sure you let the extra coating run off a bit.

Place these stick side up on the wax paper to dry as well.

Once both the Oreos and marshmallows are dry, use a bit of melted candy to attach the marshmallows to the Oreos, to form the hat.

Let these dry for about 5 minutes. Then, take your edible marker and draw on the belt (is it a belt since it’s on a hat? I’m not quite sure).

The last step is to use a little bit of the melts to attach the yellow candy as the belt buckle. (again, belt?) Top them off with ribbon and you’re all set!

Happy Baking!

Note: You’ll notice that these hats are “upside down” essentially and not at the top of the stick. I tried desperately to pop a hole in the Oreos and put the cookie stick through, but alas, it always resulted in a broken Oreo. And then when I found this post I was like “of course!” to using Nilla Wafers instead. Go ahead and visit the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe to see the leprechaun hat pop tutorial – they’re adorable!

We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Yesterday, the lovely Jackie posted my tutorial for Shark Cupcakes on her blog, La Casa de Sweets. Today, I’ll show you how to make the shark fin cupcake toppers!

If the shark cookie toppers are too much work or if you want additional toppers to accompany them, these fin cookies are super easy to make! The best part is that you only need a simple heart cookie cutter to make these, like this one:

To make these toppers, you’ll need:

– Rolled cookie dough

– Heart cookie cutter

– Knife

– Craft picks or lollipop sticks

– Gray royal icing

– Piping bag with tip #3

– Cupcakes

– Buttercream tinted blue

– Spatula

Start by cutting out the heart shape.

With the heart shape flipped upside down, use your knife to cut the bottom off. It will look like this:

Using the heart cutter, cut an arc into the fin to shape the curved rear portion of the fin.

You’ll end up with a cookie shaped like this:

Gently insert a pick into the bottom of the shark fin. This will make your cookies more like cupcake toppers. I used Woodsies Craft Picks (they were the perfect size for the cupcakes) but you can use lollipop sticks as well – just make sure that the sticks are on the small side.

And now it’s time to decorate the fins!

Use the gray royal icing in your piping bag and outline the shark fin.

Immediately flood the gray outline. Let it dry for a couple of hours.

Now all you have to do is make some cupcakes and use your spatula to spread the buttercream on like waves.

And FIN!

*See what I did there?

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