Leprechaun Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day Parties for Kids

by Tonya Staab
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Are you hosting a Saint Patricks Day party with kids this year? They are going to love these fun leprechaun cupcakes.

These easy Leprechaun cupcakes are the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with kids. The best part is kids can help make them too.

leprechaun cupcakes
Adorable leprechaun cupcakes for Saint Patricks Day celebrations.

Leprechaun cupcakes


  • Basic Cupcake – whatever flavor you like
  • Keebler Cookies
  • Marshmallows
  • Green candy melts
  • Vanilla icing – 1/3 mixed with orange food dye
  • Icing decorator tubes – yellow and black
  • Frosting bags and tips (see below)


Top the cupcakes with white icing in a large mound using an icing tip with a very large hole – an 8PT Magic Tip would be perfect.

To make the hat

Melt green candy melts, dip the flat chocolate side of a Keebler cookie in the melted candy and set aside on parchment paper to harden. 

Place a large marshmallow on a lollipop stick and dip into the melted candy too. Set aside to dry – I use a cake pop stand, but if you don’t have one, you can pop them into a narrow jar or glass. Once both the cookie and marshmallow are hard, add melted candy to the underside of the marshmallow and attach to the cookie.

To make the beard

I added a little orange coloring to white icing, then used a Wilton No.21 star tip to create a swirl for the beard.

Now you can use the black and yellow decorator tubes to add the facial features and details to the hat.

More fun Saint Patricks Day fun food for kids

Are you looking for more cute and fun food ideas for kids parties this St. Patrick’s Day? Take a look at these:

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Suzanne @ The Wine{a}be March 11, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Those are so cute! Great job! Wish I could find the time to make some! 😉

Shana D March 12, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Oh my goodness those are so cute!

Jamie February 17, 2013 - 9:26 pm

So I saw this on pinterest and when i clicked i didn’t realize right away that you were the CREATOR but I am not surprised.

Adorable creation, as always!

Tonya Staab February 18, 2013 - 9:21 am

Thank you Jamie 🙂

Teresa March 8, 2013 - 6:01 pm

This is the best St Patricks Day cupcake I’ve seen! Its too cute to eat. . .
Love it.

Tonya Staab March 11, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Thank you Teresa :).


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