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Leprechaun House Cake

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Ever wonder where Leprechauns rest after a long day chasing the end of a rainbow? A little log house, of course.

1005799_1111336412233288_2108056523308503690_nI say when you go big on decorations, there’s no shame in taking it easy on yourself and using a mix for your cake.  Here’s a link to Betty Crocker’s Yule Log Cake. Now with their help on the cake, we can take it from here…


Meringue Mushrooms

Follow the instructions at the end of this post for whimsical, red-capped meringue mushrooms.

Baileys Irish Cream Cheese Frosting  (for the filling and ends of the log)

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons butter, (1 stick),  room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 T. Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 dash of salt

Whip cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar and Baileys together until forms into a creamy, dreamy frosting. Unroll cake from towel carefully after it has cooled. Frost inside with Baileys frosting then re-roll and place on your cake plate. Using a circle tip and decorating bag, draw a swirl on each end of the log to resemble tree life lines.

I used fondant fro my leprechaun door, but for ease, I recommend coloring some of your Baileys frosting green and drawing your door on with icing.

Then we shall decorate the outside with chocolate frosting.

Cinnamon Chocolate Frosting (for the outside)

  • 2 sticks salted butter,  room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 dash of salt

Whip cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar and Baileys together until forms into a creamy, dreamy frosting. Using a star tip and decorating bag, just draw the bark onto your log, perhaps drawing a round swirl to make it more realistic.

Draw on vines (using small circle decorating tip) and leaves (using leaf decorating tip) to complete your leprechaun house.

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