The Olympics are just around the corner and if you are planning an Olympic watching party or just want to give the kids a little treat in honor of the opening ceremony here is a sweet and celebratory snack to go along with the theme.
These Olympic torch cupcakes are simple to make but they make a big impression with the kids especially. How fun will it be to nibble on these yummy edible torches while watching the ceremonies this year? I have also included a simple idea for a gold medal that all your little competitors are sure to shoot for.
Olympic Torch Cupcake
Start with a boxed cake mix, or your own recipe for a homemade cake. Prepare the cake batter following those directions. Then, pour batter into your ice cream cones, filling them 2/3 of the way full.
Place the cone into a movie or cupcake pan to make them easier to get into and out of the oven. Bake your torches for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden and the cake is cooked through. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool completely.
While your cupcakes are cooling, add 3 drops of red and 2 drops of yellow food coloring into a small bowl with your frosting and stir until well combined. You can add more food coloring, if you want to adjust the shade of orange. Now, use your spatula to frost the tops of your cupcakes generously smoothing the frosting upwards and then licking your spatula outward to create the feeling and appearance of flames.
Olympic Torch Cupcakes Recipe
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- 1 can Vanilla frosting
- 1 box white cake mix
- ice cream cones
- red and yellow food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Prepare cake batter according to package directions.
- Fill cones ⅔ of the way full with batter and place gently in muffin tin or cake pan.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until tops are lightly golden.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Add 3 drops of red and 2 drops of yellow into a small bowl or directly into frosting can and stir well, continue adding food coloring until desired shade of orange is reached.
- Frost tops of cupcakes generously with a rubber spatula, smoothing upwards and gently flicking outward to create “flames”.
Simple Edible Gold Medal
For a little bonus I bought a bag of the chocolate gold wrapped coins and a roll of red and white ribbon. I used a small dab of hot glue to attach the ribbon and the coin. Note: the hot glue does not stay hot long enough to melt the chocolate.
Head over next to try our fun Olympic Medals Stained Glass Window art project!