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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Meet Amanda Rettke

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. Can I come hang out in your kitchen and just watch you work? You have such amazing ideas and make it all look effortless!

  2. Don’t worry about how much or how little Irish you are. I have a friend in Dublin he says everyone is Irish on St. Patties Day. Its a lovely cake your cakes always look so delicious. I like the shamrocks simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing all your hard work.

    PS I hate ironing too!! I have a clothes steamer, I highly recommend them.

  3. It looks fantastic Amanda! I love that you shared the photo with the wrinkled fabric – your authenticity is one of the many reasons I love to read your blog.

  4. Love how you sneak a little something special into your cake, the perfect way to celebrate!

  5. So funny! I’m working on taking better pictures for my own blog and I feel you on the ironing thing! Love the cakes with the designs inside. Can’t wait to see the tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

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