Ever on the quest to provide alternatives to environmentally-hostile plastic cupcake decorations, I made some little fondant shamrocks today. I didn't have quite enough fondant to cover a cake for our St. Patrick's Day dinner, but definitely had enough to make some decorations. Today's project was all about working with leftovers from other projects, so here's what I had on hand: green cupcake papers, shamrock cupcake sprinkles, Duff Goldman's Electric Green paste color, and Wilton's White Pearl Dust. I made the shamrocks with my fondant recipe, rolled the fondant out to about 1/8", cut the shamrocks with a tiny cookie cutter, poured some pearl dust into the palm of my hand, and laid the shamrocks one at a time in the dust, coating them generously. I'm sorry I don't have photos of the whole process; I didn't know I'd be writing about this project for today's post! I think the biggest revelation of today's project is the fact that Pearl Dust doesn't taste bad or have a weird mouthfeel! I was hesitant to eat one of these shamrocks, but when I did I was stunned to find there was no unappetizing, inedible crunchiness. I was also stunned to see that everybody else at the table wolfed down their shamrocks with no complaints, so score one for the Pearl Dust!