Every year on March 17th, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What began as the ‘Feast of Saint Patrick’ has become a worldwide celebration of the Irish culture with lots of eating, drinking and a whole lot of green.
This makes it an important event in any baker’s calendar, and the cake experts of the North West have not disappointed, cooking up mouth-watering Irish themed treats in preparation for St Patricks Day.
Here are just a few of our favourites from Twitter:
Hey Little Cupcake!
Putting a spin on the classic Irish drink, Guinness, Hey Little Cupcake Manchester have created a special St Patrick’s day themed cupcake, with a Guinness Black Velvet sponge topped with Irish Crème Icing.
— Hey Little Cupcake! (@HLCupcake) March 10, 2014
Made With Sprinkles
Made with Sprinkles have gone for a quirkier design, creating leprechaun cupcakes using upside-down ice cream cones for their hats – a very clever concept!
— Made With Sprinkles (@madesprinkles) March 17, 2013
Stuart Thornley Cake Design
If you‘ve been looking for your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, then we have managed to find it at Stuart Thornley Cakes in Cheshire. The idea is simple, as golden coins created from sugarpaste sit on top of a pot crafted from rice krispies.
— SThornleyCakeDesign (@STCakeDesign) March 8, 2012
Another twist on the Irish cupcake comes from Upmarket Sundays, who have created some delicious looking Baileys and chocolate cupcakes.
Yummy Irish themed cupcakes today pic.twitter.com/4xe4GEfMq9
— UpmarketSundays (@UpmarketSunday) March 9, 2014
We hope we’ve inspired you to create some enticing St Patricks Day treats; share your designs with us on Twitter and let us know if you need to stock up on any supplies for your creations. Happy St Patricks Day!