Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Decorations!!!

Come in and have some coffee and some special Black Bottom Cupcakes (recipe later in this post) -

















Now, for the decorations -- I'll just let you browse --





































































































































































































































Now, for the recipe for the Black Bottom Cupcakes pictured at the Top O'Blog --

Black Bottom Cupcakes
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 C. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 C. chocolate chips
* (colored tints, if you choose)

1 1/2 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1/4 C. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. water
1/3 C. cooking oil
1 T. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine in a mixing bowl - softened cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt.  Beat well.  * This is where you would add any tinting & mix well if you are decorating for a holiday, etc. - otherwise if you want the cream cheese mixture to be "white" just do nothing.  Then, stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Then, add the water, oil, vinegar, & vanilla and beat well. 

Line 18 to 24 muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.  Fill about 1/3 to 1/2 full with the cocoa mixture.  Top each with a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.


I make these for all the holidays.  This past 4th of July I divided the cream cheese mixture into 3 parts - keeping one part white and tinting the others red and blue.  I just used red and green for Christmas and orange looks great for Halloween.  This is a great recipe to be added to all your holiday recipes!!!!

Now, I am a late bloomer to these - but St. Patrick's Day season would not be complete without these -























I just love Shamrock Shakes!!!!!!!!

Now, Lucy would like to say Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you.  She is claiming to be Irish, you know --






















I am so happy to be linking to Cuisine Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.  Check it out here.
Third Annual   St. Patrick\

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

Very festive! Those cuocakes look delicious and I am saving the recipe!
Thanks so much for sharing all your GREEN and joining in the Blog Crawl!

SHUGARMAN FAMILY said...

Shamrock shakes are awesome. Just had one today! Thanks for stopping by my blog, reading about my donut adventure!

As for St.Pat's, I never think to decorate! Cute ideas, thanks.
Aimee

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the great milk glass display in your header! Thanks for the cupcake recipe, it looks like a fun one:@)

Deb S. said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderufl recipes. I never had a Shamrock shake, I think I'm missing out!

Dreamgoddess said...

Beautiful decorations! The shake looks delicious.

Kathleen said...

Love your Easter stacked plates! :)