Ideas for the Irish in Everyone

With the start of March right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about that special holiday that honors all of those who have Irish heritage. If St. Patrick's Day means something to you, here"s your opportunity to add a touch of Irish to your daily routine or someone else's. Take a simple treat to the office, send something green to your daycare provider, or include an Irish snack in your little one's lunch. These are all ways to brighten someone's St. Patrick's Day. And here are some fast, simple solutions to satisfy the Irish in all of us!

Trying to come up with a sweet surprise to include in your little one's lunch on St. Patty's Day? Try an Irish cupcake! Bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes and frost them with green frosting. Using the Shamrock mold, mold up some quarter size chocolate candies using the green Summer Coating. Place the shamrock on the frosted cupcake, place in a container and stick it your child's lunch.

Want to do something special for your daycare provider? Having trouble finding a treat that will be enough for everyone? Well, look no further! Pull out your favorite cake recipe and using the mini heart silicone pan heart-shaped cake pan bake up heart cakes. Place the tips of four hearts together and there you have your four leaf clover. Frost and sprinkle with green and white sprinkles.