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June 30, 2012 / mintcustard

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.


 I have also joined up these Olympic torch cupcakes to the “Sporting snacks” link up at  Ren Behan’s fantastic blog Fabulicious food  I’m also entering my Andy Murray mint slices as well.

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  1. Angela M (@daisyangel1) / Jul 1 2012 8:12 am

    You are super organised and these cakes look fantastic. Good luck to your OH an amazing opportunity to run with the torch.

  2. mintcustard / Jul 1 2012 8:25 am

    Not super organised i just needed to practice before the big day. I have another idea for a big cake too, I will post that when and if I get round to it! Thanks for coming over to Mintcustard.

  3. Caroline / Jul 2 2012 9:01 am

    These are gorgeous! I’ve made something similar with the ice cream cones to look like ice creams but would never have thought to make them like the Olympic torch!

  4. Ren Behan / Jul 9 2012 12:57 pm

    Brilliant! I love them! We say the Olympic torch yesterday going through St Albans and we had an amazing afternoon. You’ll be even more proud to see your hubby carrying it and I’m sure these super cool torches will go down a treat! Thanks for linking up to Sporting Snacks!

    • mintcustard / Jul 9 2012 1:00 pm

      Thanks Ren, enormously proud that M is carrying the torch. I have to make about 50 of these when friends come over for tea afterwards, so I will probably get a little tired of them after that!

  5. carolinenp / Jul 12 2012 11:19 pm

    Reblogged this on duck tales and commented:
    Thoughts?!

  6. Lara Crisp (@LittleMagicBean) / Jul 13 2012 2:09 pm

    Hello! Am writing a post on olympic torches and would love to include a pic of these (with credit and a link back to your blog of course) – is that ok?

    • mintcustard / Jul 13 2012 2:15 pm

      That is fine, link away! Thank you so much for asking. Look forward to seeing your post. Becky

  7. Emilie / Jul 18 2012 3:41 am

    How did you paint the cones gold? We are having an Olympics party and I would love to serve these to all the guests. How wonderfully adoable! Also, what size piping tip did you use?

    • Emilie / Jul 18 2012 3:41 am

      Adorable… silly me!

      • mintcustard / Jul 18 2012 5:42 am

        Hi Emilie, I used an edible gold paint (Dr Oetker) but I might use the gold spray version when I make 50 of them later this week. Gold dusting lustre would work too I think. I have no idea what tip I used I’m not a cupcake maker really, it is a large star tip if that helps. Good luck with your party, Becky.

      • Emilie / Jul 19 2012 3:20 am

        Thank you so much! I told my hubby about the gold paint and he thought that was amazing. What a great idea!

  8. ellenbcookery / Jul 31 2012 12:34 pm

    This is so original. I love it!

  9. Camille / Feb 11 2014 1:27 am

    Look great! Love if you linked up with us! @costours.blogspot.com

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