Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patrick's Day!

17 March is St Patrick's Day, a day celebrated all over the world by the Irish and the Irish at heart. Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died on this day on which his life is now celebrated. For a summary of the history of Saint Patrick and St Patrick's Day, you can look here.

For this St Patrick's Day, I have baked some cute green (non-alcoholic) cupcakes to share with my work colleagues. I used my favourite vanilla patty cake recipe (from Margaret Fulton), dyed half of the batter green, marbled the cupcakes, and after baking, iced them with green glace icing and topped them with green sanding sugar:

On this St Patrick's Day, I send to you dear readers the following traditional Irish blessing:

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand."


Tammy said...

they look fab!! Love the green!

adele said...

Green cupcakes!

So much nicer than - urk - green beer. (The barbarian hordes are out in full force tonight.)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Tammy - Happy St Patrick's Day to you.

Hi Adele, I am with you on the green beer!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

The people you work with sure are lucky with all the goodies you bring them! What would St. Patrick's Day be without green cupcakes? They look fab!

Thanks for the blessing. It's my favorite.

Pixie said...

happy st paddy's...I didn't make any sweets to celebrate st paddy's..I'm slipping. lol

Half Baked said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day!! Love the green cupcakes:)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Susan - hope you had a great St Paddys Day.

Happy St Paddys Day to you too Pixie and Half Baked!

Barbara said...

So cute.

Johanna said...

love your green cakes - didn't get to make any green food for paddy's day this year and feel a bit sad when I see your gorgeous green cakes!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Barbara - hope you had a great St Paddys Day.

Hi Johanna, thanks for dropping by. I hope that you had a green beer (or had a chance to celebrate in some other way!) on the day.