Olympic Torch Cupcakes

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With the Winter Olympics in Sochi beginning in a month, it’s the perfect time to share our Olympic Cupcakes with you! These Olympic Torch Cupcakes…made with sugar ice cream cones, cupcakes, frosting and candy clay for the fire, are fun to make and fun to eat!

Olympic Torch Cupcakes with Candy Clay Flames | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

We shared crafts, decorations, recipes and of course cupcakes for your Olympic Celebration! And we can’t forget the Olympic World Flag Printable Cupcake Toppers that The Paper Cupcake designed…did you get yours?

Olympic Torch Cupcakes with Candy Clay Flames | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

These Olympic Torch Cupcakes are not difficult, but you will need to do a little planning and start the Candy Clay the day before. You can find the recipe, directions and watch my video on how to make Candy Clay. After the Candy Clay is all mixed up and resting, then it’s time to start on the cupcakes.

Olympic Torch Cupcakes with Candy Clay Flames | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Unlike cake ice cream cones, the sugar cones don’t do as well {in my experience} in the oven. I usually place the cone right on top of the cupcake while it’s baking, but the sugar cones get too brown and start to open. So I found it easiest to just bake a batch of mini cupcakes and place them inside of the sugar cone.

Olympic Torch Cupcakes with Candy Clay Flames | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Now it’s time to decorate…

  • Roll out candy clay between 2 pieces of wax paper, and cut fire with a cookie cutter {we used the edge of various shapes} or cut with a knife
  • Frost the cupcake – I used a #1M round tip
  • Place fire into the frosting

Olympic Torch Cupcakes with Candy Clay Flames | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Olympics Crafts and Cupcakes | FREE World Flag Toppers | on HoosierHomemade.com

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  1. Melissa Shig says:

    Great idea! Where did you get the holder they’re sitting in? I was looking around online for something like that to hold cones but couldn’t seem to find one!

  2. Michelle says:

    These cupcakes are awesome! I made them for my family to celebrate the opening ceremonies and they were adorable. The candy leather sounds awesome, but to make it easier (for me!) I just cut triangles out of foam paper. It worked great and took about five minutes to put these together. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tracy says:

    Your creativity in the kitchen always amazes me and those torch cupcakes are no exception. I can only imagine how fun it is to be invited to a party at your home.

    And thank you to the other reader who asked about the holder, After reading that question I realized that having them in the holder really helps the illusion of being a torch — especially if you want to have them as part of your table decoration at a party.
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  4. Liz says:

    Love these cupcakes! What is candy clay? Is it like fondant?

    • Liz says:

      Hi Liz, if you follow the link that says – how to make candy clay (it’s in the post) it has the recipe, directions and a video showing you how to make it.
      Happy Baking!

  5. Danelle says:

    These are fabulous! We really get into the Olympics around here. I’m married to a Canadian, so there’s always a friendly family rivalry during the Olympics. I think I’m going to have to try these!

  6. Hi Liz!
    Just stopped by to let you know we featured these on our blog – http://bit.ly/KidsOlympics
    These are such a cute idea for kids! Thanks!

  7. Trina says:

    Hi, these are fantastic…i’m having issues using the password to get to the printables…the error message is saying that the page is no longer found. Please advise, if the printables are still available. Thanks, T


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