Vicky McDonald at Stasty has concocted these fun Olympic Torch Cupcakes, frosted lemon cupcakes baked in flat bottom ice cream cones. Each are topped with carmelized sugar “flames”. We’ve featured Vicky’s culinary creations before with her traditional breakfast in disguise and my favorite, the Rubik’s Cube battenberg style cake.
The Olympics is starting this week and I can’t wait for it, especially the opening ceremony. We just returned from a weekend away in London and I couldn’t help but get caught up in all the excitement. The whole city is awash with colourful flags and all the store fronts are creatively themed for the Games. For some reason it reminded me of The Hunger Games, with all the pomp and ceremony. That in turn got me thinking about the amazing fire dresses that Katniss wore for the opening Tribute Parade. So, with the whole idea of parades and flames on my mind, I decided to create a flaming torch cupcake. The lemon cupcakes are baked into a crispy ice cream cone, to resemble a torch. The cupcake is topped with lemon butter icing and adorned with red and orange shards of caramelised sugar. The tangy lemon is a great match for the hard sweet caramel and crispy cone. These cakes look pretty striking too and are the perfect snack to have while watching the opening ceremony.