Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tasty Tuesday...a little GREEN for St Patrick's Day

The kids are home from school all week for Spring Break. Since it is St Patrick's Day, we decided to make something GREEN. The kids always prefer to bake, so we made cupcakes.

Ingredients Boxed Cake Mix (prepare as directed for cupcakes)

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup softened butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons milk

Green food coloring

My 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter made these. They started with a yellow cake mix. They prepared the mix following the directions on the box. When it was thoroughly mixed they added enough green food coloring to get a nice lime color. They tried a few drops of blue first to see if it would mix with the yellow of the batter to create green, but it didn't work.

The frosting was made using a mixer. Creme together the softened butter and the powdered sugar, then add the vanilla, milk and food coloring. Whip with mixer until fluffy. They had to add additional food coloring a couple times to get to the desired grassy Spring color.

Let the cupcakes cool completely, then frost!!! Yum!!!
Drop by Forever...Wherever to see her Irish inspired recipes & see what everyone else brought for the Parade of Food this week.


amariaf2000 said...

I wish I could grab one of those through the computer right now! Looks good!
~angela @ peonypatch

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I love making stuff with the kids! It looks like ya'll had fun! Thanks for sharing your St. Paddy's Day fun with us!