All my little Irish bits…

… are singing today.

It’s no secret. Everyone who knows me knows that I have a little fondness for Guinness. I think I mentioned that yesterday. If I’m going to drink a beer, it’s most often going to be a dark beer, a stout….a Guinness. It’s one of my fave things.

I have another fave thing, which I don’t indulge in very often. The cupcake. It’s a lovely little confection that can be dressed up or dressed down, and always makes me smile. It makes me think of birthday parties and family celebrations, children and the PTA.

Leslie Fiet, owner of Mini’s Cupcakes in Salt Lake City, Utah has put these two of my favorite things together. And if I were in SLC, Utah, I’d be standing at her door waiting for Mini’s Cupcakes to open. Oh, yes. I absolutely would.

The Guinness Cupcake by Mini Cupcakes

The Guinness cupcake is a cupcake made and soaked with Guinness and then topped with a Guinness and chocolate glaze….

That would be the one on the left, as if you couldn’t tell by all that dark, chocolatey, Guinness goodness. The one on the right is Leslie’s Irish Cream and Coffee cupcake. Oh, my.

Thank you, Leslie, for giving me permission to use your cupcake image here today. To see other lovely confections by Mini’s Cupcakes, visit her website or Flickr page. You won’t want to miss the Pot o’ Gold cupcakes.

This is one of my beloved days of the year. I’m wearing my green. Are you wearing your green?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I leave you with this Irish Blessing —

May you always have…

Walls for winds

A roof for the rain

Tea beside the fire

Laughter to cheer you

Those you love near you

And all your heart may desire.