As much as I wish I could say otherwise, I am not the first person to make today’s recipe. In fact, I’m not even like the 100th. I will say that until I was making these Guinness cupcakes (which really are just a delicious base for the DIY portion of today’s program) I had no idea HOW many people had made them before me. I grew up on Guinness, in a way Justin can’t understand and does not share. My grandfather LOVES Guinness, and my grandmother is the type of lady who probably straight up created every weird recipe you’ve ever heard of an thought “who thought of putting that in there?”. So when I went looking for a recipe to jog my brain about how to make these tasty St. Patrick’s Day specials, I stumbled across this one which uses sour cream and Bailey’s frosting, so you know. Your new staple.
These cupcakes are super easy and crazy delicious. And they’re the perfect canvas to highlight the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day cupcake topper that I’m going to show you how to make today!
First, get the printable Guinness bottle cap and print it out. You can adjust your printer settings so your image is the size you need. Once you’ve cut out your bottle caps, bend up the outer rim of the cap. Bending it naturally makes it fold a bit, which is perfect for step two.
Once you have the rim, use your fingers to pinch little folds all the way around the cap. This creates the bottle cap shape. Full disclosure, unless you have a laser printer odds are you’ll dye your fingertips black doing this. So I’d recommend wearing gloves if you have a manicure to protect. Cut a little space in the lower “rim” so you can slip a toothpick behind the cap, and adhere it with hot glue.
That’s it! You’ve got the perfect Irish cupcake topper for your deeply Irish cupcakes, and it’s so easy you can make the toppers while the cupcakes are baking! Really, that’s just multitasking.