the last time we celebrated st. patrick's day was five years ago... with an old friend of my husband's who claimed a mere slice of irish blood and who could cook a mean beef brisket; it was the best i'd ever had. before that, the holiday was a fun celebration of childhood, and always enticing to pinch schoolmates who had forgotten to wear green. to be honest, this year it slipped my mind entirely until i heard it being announced on the radio this morning. since my son was in no mood for clothing, i thought he would have fun getting covered in some lucky icing. aside from the steps necessary for adults, he did all the work on these himself; and we both avoided getting pinched!
(recipe is for basic yellow cake found in virtually any cookbook; mine is better homes and gardens. the glaze is confectioner's sugar, oj, and green food coloring.)