How to have an Olympics party

30 Jul


Put on your union jack* tights, paint your nails red white and blue**, bake a red white and blue** layer cake and write 2012 on the top with star sprinkles, bake vanilla cupcakes and ice with a red white and blue** swirl. Pour yourself a gin & tonic (cucumber garnish optional), settle into your seat for a crackers and very British opening ceremony. Party, done!

union jack tights

red white blue manicure

red white blue swirl icing cupcake

red white and blue layer cake

Red, White and Blue** swirl icing
Makes enough to ice 12 cupcakes

125g butter, very soft
250g icing sugar
food colouring

Blend the butter and icing together in a food processor until just combined. Split equally between 3 bowls and add small amounts of food colouring until you have your desired colour, making sure to fully mix the colour through the icing.

Get 4 icing bags and snip the ends off each. Put the 3 colours into 3 separate icing bags. Then insert your chosen icing nozzle into the remaining icing bag, and then put the 3 full icing bags into the one with the nozzle. It’s best to put all 3 bags in at once so they fit equally inside the main bag.

You’re now ready to pipe your desired pattern on your cupcakes. A word of caution – red white and blue in a swirl looks remarkably like a well-known brand of toothpaste!

*substitute tights with your national flag here
*substitute the colours of your team here


2 Responses to “How to have an Olympics party”

  1. Amy July 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    LOVE this, such pretty things! Hehe, Team GB all the way! 🙂

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