With the Olympics beginning soon, 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!
The Olympics are such a fun time! Our family watches pretty much non-stop from the Opening Ceremony to the closing. We love all the events, the beauty and strength that the athletes have. In celebration of the Olympics 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.
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.
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.
Now it’s time to decorate…
- Roll out candy clay between 2 pieces of wax paper, and cut “fire” with a cookie cutter – I 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
You may also like the Olympic Crafts and Printable World Flag Cupcake Toppers
DIY Olympic Torch
Printable World Flag Cupcake Toppers – you can also use these with crafts
Olympic Oreo Pops
Backyard Olympic Games – can easily be adapted for indoor games
Olympic Rings Decoration
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These are such a cute idea for kids! Thanks!
Thanks so much for including us, I’m honored!
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!
So glad you like them Danelle! We love the Olympics too!
Love these cupcakes! What is candy clay? Is it like fondant?
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.
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.
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!
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!
Hi Melissa, I think I found it at Target, but I’m not totally sure.