Holiday fun this way

St. Patties

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

On the list of things I love in life –  colorful, fun food ranks pretty high. These rainbow waffles are the perfect way to cure that craving and make any day seem festive and bright! The colors bring a cheery boost to a lounging Saturday breakfast, and I can’t wait to the rainbow waffles to say, “good morning – happy birthday!” on our next birthday morning.

Rainbows are perfect anytime of year (especially in spring), but throw in a bowl of gold flaked whipped cream and this sweet treat becomes the most fabulous way I can imagine to welcome the revelry that is Saint Patrick’s Day!

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Rainbow Waffles

To make the rainbow waffles you’ll need (most importantly) a waffle maker, and:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food gel or dye in rainbow colors

 

And for making the pot-of-gold whipped cream you’ll also need:

  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Yellow or gold food dye
  • Gold sprinkles for topping (optional)

 

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Make the rainbow waffles by combining flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs, then add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.

Divide batter evenly between 6 bowls. Add a few drops of red food coloring into the first bowl, stirring until uniformly distributed and desired shade is reached. Continue coloring batter in the remaining bowls: orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

Follow instructions for your waffle maker. Cook waffles one at a time until all batter has been used. Stack the waffles in a rainbow pattern, red at the top, then orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Or you can start with purple at the top and end with red.

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Make the pot-of-gold whipped cream by combining the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in the bowl of a large stand mixer with balloon whisk attached. Whip the ingredients until soft peaks form, about 10 minutes. Add yellow or gold food coloring to whipped cream and mix until desired color is reached. Use immediately or refrigerate. Top waffles with whipped cream and add gold sprinkles for a finishing touch!

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Photography and styling by Athena Plichta. Creative direction by Victoria Hudgins for A Subtle Revelry. 

Hand Traced Temporary Tattoos

St.Patrick’s Day always tends to catch me off guard. I wake up incessantly searching for something green. This year I have all I need to miss out on the pinching with the use of a gel pen and these festive Saint Patrick’s Day temporary tattoos.

Continue Reading

Whisky Sugar

Have you ever tried an Irish Coffee? This year I’m enjoying one with whiskey sugar added! It’s a great treat to serve in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Make the perfect Irish Coffee with the help of our homemade whisky infused sugar recipe! We created this sugar with the tastiest whiskey we love. It lends […]

Continue Reading

The Easiest St. Patrick’s Day Garland

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up! I am not Irish, or very lucky, but any chance to celebrate I tend to love. I made this felt garland to decorate our house in about two minutes – it is the easiest garland I’ve ever made. By connecting the felt pieces through small slits I didn’t even […]

Continue Reading

clover cootie catcher

I’m having a blast with my newest freelance job, creating kid-centric crafts for Just Mommies. This month, a cootie catcher perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. It is a throw back to our own grammar school days, plus when done in green and with a little rounding of the corners you are left with a very […]

Continue Reading