Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Cuisine Kathleen's 

I am participating in Cuisine Kathleen's Irish blog crawl!

We are going to be out of town this weekend, so I decided we needed to have our annual St. Patrick's day dinner a bit early.  Corned beef,  cabbage, parsley potatoes, and this year, a leprechaun cake that I piped and painted. 

I have always LOVED St. Patrick's day.  The annual St. Patrick's day party at the Knight's of Columbus was one of the highlights of my year.  It was so festive, with everyone wearing green (and pinching anyone who wasn't), singing Irish songs, and McNamara's Band playing - oh, it was so much fun!

And my grandmother was a card carrying member of the Irish Catholic organization AOH - Ancient Order of Hibernians.  Gram lived with us, and when they had meetings at our house, my mom would spend all day cooking and cleaning for the big event.  Once the initial greetings were exchanged, we were banished to the upstairs because the meetings were 
 Mom used to refer to them as the FBI, and I wonder to this day what in the heck went on down there...

Back to today - I was working on my cake when something strange caught my eye.  There was SOMETHING flitting and scampering through my back yard.  Underneath it's hat was orange hair and it was wearing green.  I could sense an air of MAGIC about it.

Could it be?  Was it really a leprechaun?


And the leprechaun brought along his girlfriend.

Now I know you may find this hard to believe, but the man in green thinks he will have a good shot at being elected class clown.  
Imagine that?

The elfin sister got into the act as well.

So what am I to do with a group like this?

Feed them cake, of course!


  1. They are DARLING! (as well as the cake!)

    Hope your week is going great!


  2. haahhaa...this is an adorable post. Love your amazing cake and the two elves are waaay too cute.

    I'm over from the CRAWL and am now following you...come over, follow me and maybe we can meet in the middle and you can hand over a piece of that green cake.! :)

    xo bj

  3. What a great bunch of leprechauns in your yard, Lisa! Tell me, did any of them bring you a pot ofgold?! I could go for a slice of that cake, beautiful decorating job. xo

  4. Too cute...the kids and the cake!

  5. I'd like to catch THAT leprechaun!

  6. That's hysterical! Love the cake and the Leprechauns. Nothing too secret about the AOH, that is too funny! Probably voting on who made the best soda bread! :)
    Thanks again!

  7. hahahaha! oh gosh, seriously the funniest thing ever! the pictures make me crack up all over again!

  8. Looks like a lot of family fun! I'm still giggling. The green cake looks tempting. Sorry I'm late to arrive, but I've been away from my computer. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

  9. Your cake really turned out cute! Love the class clown:@)

  10. Another beautiful creation! I'm glad there was lots of fun and frolicking going on. :-)


  11. He has my vote for class clown! And this cake gets a vote for wonderful!

  12. Adorable Cake Lisa!! Love the Leprechaun! Too funny!! Cute Cute Post!! xo Jina