Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes

  • Author: Melissa


Here’s a fun St. Patrick’s Day pot of gold cupcake with a fun and whimsical rainbow. It’s such an easy and creative way to decorate cupcakes, and is a fun recipe to include the kids too!



To decorate these Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes you will need to have cupcakes baked and ready to go. You can either use a box mix or bake cupcakes from scratch.

This vanilla cupcake recipe is my favorite recipe to use for colorful cupcakes because it is baked at a low temperature to create very bright cupcakes when using liquid or gel food coloring.

Place your buttercream frosting into a piping bag (I really like these bags!) with size 1M or 2D tip.

Cut the airhead candy strips in half.

Pipe swirls onto the top of the cupcakes.

Spread a small amount of frosting on top of the wide end of the Reese’s candies.

Dip the frosting end of the candy into the cup of gold sprinkles.

Place the candy off to the side of the frosting and arc the rainbow candy next to it.

And, there you have some adorable Pot of Gold Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day! It really can’t get any easier than that!


If you love trying out fun recipes like this, you will also want to check out these colorful Daisy Rice Krispy Treat Pops, Springtime Lemon Cookies, Birthday Cake Popcorn, and this Funfetti Edible Cookie Dough.

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Keywords: Pot of Gold Cupcakes, St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes