I’m always looking for simple ways to create beauty in every day. And, one of the best ways to do that is to find a way to celebrate holidays and other days with simple treats or projects. These little mini cupcakes are a simple, sweet treat for St. Patrick’s Day. My daughter and I made and decorated them after school, yesterday. Topping them with a glaze instead of actual buttercream frosting made them so simple and yummy.
To make these mini muffins, I first used a chocolate cake mix to make the batter. For a richer cake batter, substitute the water with milk and the oil with melted butter. The glaze is just powdered sugar and milk. Start with about a cup of powdered sugar, then add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you have the consistency you want.
To make them St. Patrick’s Day themed, gathered the green, gold and white sprinkles or nonpareils that I had at the house. I also got out the green food coloring to make a mint green glaze. After making the glaze, I dipped the top of the cupcakes in the glaze and sprinkled them with the sprinkles. My daughter got creative with how she applied here sprinkles – dipping some of them in the sprinkles and sprinkling the others. Simple and fun 🙂