Happy St Patrick’s day! My sister throws a fun party for her little girls and their friends every year for St. Patrick’s day. Since they now live in UT we got to go this year! It’s potluck style so I brought a pot full of luck! HA HA HA HA!!!!! I crack my self up!!! I’m HILARIOUS (Baby Boy is sickish and so full of snot right now he’s not nursing or sleeping very good so I’m over the top tired… And when I get tired I’m pretty sure I get more funny!)!
No really, this is a Pot ‘O Gold… CAKE (full tutorial here)! Yup, cake, I am TICKLED by how good this one turned out! I even took pictures of the whole process but figured since it’s too late this year I’ll pre-post it for NEXT year, but I still wanted to share at least the finished pictures with you! I just used chocolate coins, but it would have also been fun to use fondant coined painted with gold edible spray paint, but honestly the kids like the chocolate coins better!
I had to leave early to pick up my other kids from school, but my sister said all the other mom’s were surprised it was a cake when she cut into it. That is my most favorite thing ever, people not even knowing it’s a cake. All of my favorite cakes have that in common, my pumpkin, my Dr. Seuss hat, this one… SO fun!
And I figured this cake was the perfect chance to try out filling the cake with a small cheesecake (made for 1/3rd of a batch of my best EVER cheesecake recipe in a 6 inch pan) instead of frosting. I think I like it!!! I overcooked it a bit, Grrrr, but will TOTALLY do this again. It’s a fun surprise. and since the Wilton ball cake pans don’t quite make a perfect circle filling it with this extra inch of cheesecake totally made for the perfect circle!
And what party would be complete without some dressing up. The DA insisted on pink, of course, but Baby Boy and I dressed up in green! And just before the party started I sat down and whipped out this crochet green top hat (pattern here) – or buy the PDF here. Literally, as we were leaving I grabbed the yarn and when we arrived I sat down and made it, finishing just before we had to leave! I couldn’t help myself!
Even sick he’s the happiest baby ever! Also? If you know of anyone that had a baby this weekend and want’s newborns I gave the hat to my sister, Chelsea Peterson Photography, to use for fun St. Patrick’s day baby pictures!