Clover Cupcakes

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It doesn't take the luck of the Irish to make these St. Patty's Day treats look so sweet — just a clever baking technique.

What you'll need

  • Cupcake batter
  • Cupcake tins and liners
  • Aluminum foil
  • White frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Toothpick
  • Green licorice (we used Twizzlers Rainbow Twists sold in a pack with other colors)

How to make it

  1. Place paper liners in 32 standard muffin cups, then fill each halfway with the batter.

  2. Clover Cupcakes - Step 2

    For each cupcake, roll three balls of foil (ours were 2/3 inch in diameter) and insert them evenly around the perimeter between the liner and the tin, as shown.

  3. Bake the cupcakes for a few minutes less than the package suggests (because there's less batter per cup than usual), or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  4. Allow the cupcakes to cool, then remove them from the tin.

  5. Cover each with green frosting (our ratio was 1 teaspoon of green food coloring to one 16-ounce can of white frosting).

  6. Use a toothpick to draw leaf veins, and insert a 2-inch-long piece of green licorice for a stem.

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