Olympic torch cupcakes
In less than three weeks time my OH is going to be running along the streets of Southern England carrying the Olympic torch. We at Mintcustard mansions are inordinately proud of him. So it seems are many others. A huge number of friends and relatives are taking the time to come and watch him. Never one to miss an opportunity for a party and by way of saying thank you I need to make some cakes and provide as many people as possible with a cup of tea. Obviously these cakes must have an Olympic theme, but how?
Five bundt cakes each iced to represent the Olympic rings? I don’t think even we could eat five large bundt cakes, although if I could find mini Bundt tins I might consider this. The torch was what I really wanted to focus on. I did get my OH to get some torch cupcake toppers from the internet recently and I will use these but I knew I could do more. Then I had an idea.
Not too long ago I made both Mr Whippy cupcakes and also a jubilee version too. What if I painted the cones gold and used a yellow, red and orange buttercream icing, would the resulting cupcake look vaguely like an Olympic torch?
I’m pretty pleased, what do you think of the results?
With thanks to Jules from Butcher, Baker for the original recipe and the inspiration for the multicoloured butter icing.
I have just seen that the July Calendar cakes challenge has an Olympic theme! Fantastic, I wanted to enter last month but just didn’t get round to it. This month I appear to have got myself organised without really realising it! Hosted by Laura at Lauralovescakes and Rachel at Dollybakes this new baking challenge uses the wonderful premise that there must be something new to bake for and celebrate every month! Thank you for hosting.