St Patrick's Day Cupcake Wars at the Office!

So I 100% wanted to make sure that I saved this post for today of course!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I don't know if any of you are Irish but I am a little bit.  We don't normally celebrate at my house or anything but at my office this year, we had a cupcake decorating contest!  This was someone on the executive teams idea and when he first approached me about sending out a mass e-mail to get everyone involved, I must admit that I was nervous.  I honestly didn't think that anyone was going to participate but I was completely wrong, a couple of people did.  I was so excited!

So instead of each person on my team at work making separate cupcakes, we decided to get together and make them together and we are so happy that we did.  I looked up some ideas on Pinterest and I couldn't find anything better than these, so we decided to go with it.  The competition was on Friday at the office so Thursday during lunch we went to the supermarket and got the ingredients and after work, we went to my coworkers house and started baking/decorating!

This is what the inside ended up looking like.  We were so excited when we finally got the batter to actually look like this orange color.  Must admit, I used SO MUCH yellow with a little bit of red and it took a lot of mixing to get it to this point.  I love it although it took so long.  The green took two seconds because of course it didn't involve mixing any colors.  Of course if you get the color too dark, you can always add more yellow but this didn't involve any of that.  

Here's what the final product looked like after adding the Rolos for the pots of gold!  We were impressed with them but what we did realize was that it was so hard to get the rainbows to stand up.  We used the AirHead rainbow candies and we think it might have been the wrong ones or something because they were a little bit 'gummier?'  Hahaha, I don't know.  

Overall I was really happy with the way they came out!  I had suggested that they stay in the fridge over night but we didn't end up doing that and I think it would have helped.  We ended up winning second place in the contest to someone who made ALMOST THE SAME EXACT cupcakes.  The only difference was that the batter was funfetti (not as cool as our tie dye, hahaha), the icing was green, and there were Lucky Charms on it instead of pots of gold.  The biggest thing was that a guy made it, hahah so he won!  It's healthy competition so we didn't mind, it was altogether really fun and we love doing this kind of stuff in the office to hang out with everyone.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  If you are doing anything to celebrate let me know in the comments or send me a photo/tweet on twitter!  I hope you enjoy the holiday and I'll talk to you soon!

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