Shamrock Cake

filed under: Cakes on March 5, 2012


So every year I try to prove how Irish I am.

I tell everyone my maiden name… it’s about as Irish as they come.

I show them my red(ish) hair and my pale skin and freckles.

I embellish greatly how much beer I can drink.


All so I can go out and celebrate “my” holiday.

The truth is I am 1/16th Irish.  My hair is more dishwater brown than red and my favorite beer is Mikes Hard Lemonade.  (yes, I know that is technically not a beer)

So this year I am just going to make a cake and hope no one pinches me.


I took the picture below and immediately scrapped the idea of it because I didn’t feel like ironing the fabric.  Yes, I am that lazy.  But then I figured, what the heck!  Why not just share it?  So here you go.  Happy Leprechaun-Shamrock-Pot-of-Gold-at-the-end-of-a-Rainbow-Dont-Look-at-the-Wrinkles Cake. 🙂


There will be a tutorial on this cake in a couple of days… and it will also show you how to do the mini-heart cake.  Sorry it’s taken so long, and thanks so much for your patience!



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  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    So so beautiful, as always, Amanda! I don’t think anyone could be any luckier than having a big slice of this! Love it!

  • Amy C says:

    I love your blog! My bday is Monday and I am sure I will be making my own cake and I have been dieing to make that sweet little heart cake I think my Bday is the perfect ocassion. Can’t wait for tutorial

  • Laura Meehan says:

    Can’t wait to see the new tutorials. Thanks… and thanks for always saying stuff that cracks me up. 🙂

  • Simple says:

    Hai ,

    i have been seeing all ur wonderful , yummy cakes and creative icing. Full praises for your blog. its amazing to see all ur works.and keep up your a starter in cakes and icing.sorry to say this
    i couldn’t find any cake recipes in any. can u please guide me where i can find the recipes to try out.

    Waiting for more creative stuffs from you

  • Paula says:

    Every time you post a cake with the wonderful surprise design inside I am blown away. This one is no exception.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweety!

  • Kristina Vanni says:

    I love the result of this holiday cake! Looking forward to the tutorial. So festive and fun!

  • Tickled Red says:

    Awww…I do believe that this is one of my favorite cakes that you have made. Then again I’m feeling all “Kiss Me I’m Irish” this week ;D

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    Beautiful and perfectly festive.

  • Kara @ Cookies in the Cupboard says:

    You could be 1/100th Irish and you can still proudly call yourself Irish! 😉 Love the cake! I am making an Leprechaun hat cake tomorrow – this should be interesting! lol Your cake is beautiful, as all your cakes are. Thanks for sharing them with us! ~ Kara

  • Amy @ The Nifty Foodie says:

    Oh, this is so cute! This cake would be perfect to bring to the St. Paddy’s Day parade! What a fun surprise. 🙂

  • Kimberly says:

    This is a fantastic idea, thank-you so much for sharing this I will post pictures on my FB Page for next Saturday the 14th!

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    Brand new recipes that people find kinda acceptable.