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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I’m loving all these mini shapes in the cakes (heart, ‘f’ and clover). I can’t wait to see how you’ve done it!! I love the clovers on the outside too!

  2. LOL, love this post! Ironing is WAY overrated anyway, who has time for that and other time consuming things like showering when there’s baking and other things to be done? LOL!….or is that only me? If it is, then I’m just joking!

    So is the shamrock cake sorta kinda like the shamrock shake from McDonald’s or is it just in decor? Can’t wait to see the tutorial! 🙂

  3. Love that you didn’t iron the fabric and you shared it anyway! Yah! thank you for doing that…you have no idea how that one little “keeping it real” moment helped me ‘ )
    Ok so I can’t wait to see how you get the little shamrock in the middle.

  4. This has to be the prettiest shamrock cake for St. Patty’s Day! I can’t wait to see how you got the green shamrock centers.. it must feel lucky to slice and see that surprise:) Just found your blog.. it’s lovely!

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