Leprechaun Cupcake Trap

We were robbed.


This very hammer was used to break in to our precious hoard of gold.

How could this have happened?  Read on, my friend.  Read on.

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A couple of days ago, I decided to create a new type of Leprechaun trap.  I figured any self-respecting Leprechaun would be enticed by gold hidden in the chocolatey depths of a festively decorated cupcake.


What could possibly go wrong?

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Oh, the cute cupcake sleeves?

There are two schools of thought with regard to trapping Leprechauns.  Some say that Leprechauns are suspicious and won’t be tricked into “free gold”.

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If that’s your belief, this cupcake wrapper is for YOU!

Some believe Leprechauns are too clever to be tricked.

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Just an innocent looking cupcake covered in shamrocks.

Some believe Leprechauns are very, very greedy.

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Could this be more obvious?

As for me.  I thought it would be funny to mock the “In an emergency, break glass” idea.

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Hysterical.  Right?

What were the odds that Leprechauns would have access to a teeny-timy hammer?  I felt confident that my M&M hoard was safe.

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I was wrong.

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I hadn’t realized that our resident fairies, quite without our knowledge, had decided to rent out their room through Fairybnb (a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbnb).  Clearly, the Leprechauns borrowed a teeny tiny hammer from our teeny tiny fairy friends.

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Foiled again.

Leprechaun Trap Cupcake Wrappers


Category: Behind the Fairy Doors, Create, Fairies, Holidays and Entertaining, St. Patrick's Day
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(4) Comments and (5) Replies

  1. Nila @ The Tough Cookie | March 1, 2014 at 3:17 am | Reply

    LOL! Funniest food blog post I’ve read in ages 🙂

    Oh wait, I’m sorry, of course there is nothing funny about Leprechauns stealing your M&M’s.

    • jill | March 1, 2014 at 11:15 am | Reply

      Ha! You are right about the M&M’s! I think I’ll have to come up with a better plan….or tell the fairies they can’t have Leprechauns as guests….. Thanks for laughing. BTW, I stopped by YOUR blog http://thetoughcookie.com and am a fan….I am swooning over the cinnamon buns…….

      Have a great day!


      • Nila @ The Tough Cookie | March 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Reply

        Hi Jill, thanks for visiting my blog! The cinnamon buns were amazing 😉

        You have a great day too!

  2. dina | March 1, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Reply

    this is the cutest thing i’ve ever seen. very creative!

    • jill | March 1, 2014 at 11:25 pm | Reply

      Thank you! Now, I just need to figure out how to keep the hammer away from them!!

  3. Gwen | November 9, 2014 at 1:11 am | Reply

    Absolutely hilarious and utterly adorable!

    • jill | November 9, 2014 at 7:06 pm | Reply

      Thank you so much. I’ll pass on the nice comments to those leprechauns!!

  4. Ruby Mora | June 20, 2016 at 11:17 pm | Reply

    It was so much fun reading about your robbery and the secret rental. I bet it was fun writing a out it. I love making tiny stuff for my dollhouse and fairy garden. My husband laughs at me when I say that if I build it…they will come. I love Pintrest for geneous ideas but yours is the cutest pin I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Thank you so much for that.

    • jill | June 20, 2016 at 11:51 pm | Reply

      I totally agree with you! If you build it they certainly do come! It sounds like you’re having a ball. Keep it going! Thanks again!

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