Saturday, March 17, 2012

Catching Leprechauns

Rainbow Cake

The children and I set out to catch a Leprechaun today with it being St. Patrick's day and all *grin*. And what better way to catch a tricky little leprechaun than to bake a rainbow colored cake and make him think that there was a pot of gold to be had!

I had ran across the fun idea for this cake over at Not Martha and we set to work making a batch of homemade regular yellow cake batter using this recipe as our backbone, modifying it with less sugar and using yogurt whey for the milk, and then splitting it up into seven different bowls so that we could add all the colors of the rainbow.


Just under an hour later our rainbow cake was out of the oven and cooling on the window sill so that it would be ready in time for dessert after dinner :)

Leprechaun Trap Cake

No sooner had I put our cake on the table, set the trap with a mountain of gold coins and erected our 'come and get the gold' signage for our leprechaun, we had one climbing the ladder to steal our pot of gold!

Leprechaun Trap

But we were much to crafty for him! He fell straight into our trap...

Rainbow Cake

and we got both the gold and the cake *grin*.

Hope you had a fun St. Patrick's Day to!



eidolons said...

I love it! How funny and clever! Next leprechaun day we're actually going to have to do something. My oldest is getting sneaky enough to want to help surprise the younger two. (:

Lynn said...

How cute!!! :) Little One would love that.


Cheryl said...

I love this idea. What a beautiful cake. I may have to make a rainbow cake just for the fun of it. Oh those sneaky wee folk.

Jennifer Hoots said...

Oh, that is just adorable! What a fun way to celebrate. I just go pinched for not remembering to wear green. tee, hee.

Mal said...

This is so clever and completely adorable!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

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