St. Patrick’s Day: Green + Guinness

St. Patrick’s Day: Green + Guinness

Written by Heather

Topics: Eats & Sweets

Has it really been two years since I celebrated my 30th birthday in Dublin?! It’s difficult to believe, but it’s true.

St. Stephen's Green on St. Pat's Day

Last year I spent the day driving in remote areas of Australia. And yesterday, for the first time in two years, I spent St. Patrick’s Day/my birthday at home.

Over the years I’ve collected quite a few St. Patrick’s Day bears, buttons, shirts, decorations and pieces of jewelry.

I wore the new handmade green and white necklace I purchased from Laura (who still has beautiful items from Kenya to sell for an education fundraiser — check out the link!).

No birthday would be complete without dessert. And I couldn’t choose just one. So I made cupcakes AND cake pops.

Yellow cake colored green — baked, cooled, crumbled, and fluffed:

Mixed with a bit of cream cheese frosting and rolled into balls, waiting for the white chocolate to set on the cake and the stick:

Covered in white chocolate and green sugar — I need to work on my coating technique a bit!:

Everyone loved the cake pops, but I preferred the Guinness chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache and cream cheese frosting.

I had a fabulous time with friends and family, talking, laughing, dancing, and of course, eating.

Hope you had a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  1. Gav says:

    I’m so happy you had such a wonderful birthday and baked some amazing food too! You didn’t mention your mom’s burgers though ;-)

    So gutted I couldn’t be there for it, but so happy I’ll be sharing your next birthday with you, amongst other things :-)

    Lovely pictures too Mrs P to be ;-)

  2. Mom says:

    Loved the cup cakes and the cake pops….DELISH! Mom cheated and ate some gluten.

  3. Laura says:

    A few years ago I made red velvet white chocolate balls just like how you made your cake pops. They were sooo good. Your desserts look amazing. Happy birthday!

    • Heather says:

      Hmmm, red velvet! I think I told you already, but next time you’re in DC, check out The Sweet Lobby. I haven’t been yet but they won an episode of Cupcake Wars and their products look so good.

  4. Nicole says:

    Guinness cupcake recipe, please!! Looks delicious! :)

  5. Laura says:

    Belated happy birthday and OMG, the pop cakes look amazing and the cupcakes and the green teddies are so cute! Salivating…

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