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Olympic Medal Cupcakes! by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Olympic Medal Cupcakes!

By Brenda Ponnay

We’ve  been watching the Winter Olympics and getting caught up in the fun with the United States winning some very important medals this year at the Pyeongchang games. The more and more we saw the new design of this year’s medal, the more it started looking like cupcakes to me. Or, maybe I just have cupcakes on the brain. LOL.  Either way I decided we had to make some Olympic Medal Cupcakes because…we fun!

Olympic Medal Cupcakes! (icing) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Supplies needed to make Olympic Medal Cupcakes

  • chocolate cupcakes frosted with chocolate icing
  • melted chocolate
  • piping bag or ziplock baggie
  • Cheerios
  • edible metallic spray
  • skewer

How to make Olympic Medal Cupcakes

First bake up some classic chocolate cupcakes. We used a cake mix but your favorite recipe would do. Since I never remember to not over-fill the cups I decided to slice off the tops to make them more level and medal-like. (Don’t worry, the cupcake tops got eaten. Nothing was wasted in the making of these cupcakes.)

We iced them with our favorite chocolate butter cream frosting and drizzled them with melted chocolate in a pastry bag (saving some in a bowl for later) in a diagonal criss-cross motion across the top. If you are not familiar with melting chocolate be sure to check out our Spiced Apple Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Leaves post. Don’t be afraid to play with chocolate.  It’s super fun and surprisingly easy once you get the hang of it.

Olympic Medal Cupcakes! (drizzle icing) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Once we got the diagonal drizzle down it was time to add the interlocking Olympic rings detail.

Olympic Medal Cupcakes! (Olympic rings decorating) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Olympic Medal Cupcakes! (Olympic rings) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

We took Cheerios and dipped them in the bowl of the remaining melted chocolate with a skewer, fondue style. Then we laid them down on parchment paper and sort of scooted them along until the chocolate fell away so you could see their hollow centers like so (see top left photo). Then we scooted them together in formations of five and let them cool in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes.

Once the ring-shaped cereal was cool we decorated the drizzled cupcakes with them to the top left just like the real Olympic medal design.

Olympic Medal Cupcakes! (edible spray) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Then for our final touch, we sprayed them with edible metallic spray in gold and silver. To achieve the bronze effect, we left them as chocolate with just a light dusting of gold spray.

Olympic Medal Cupcakes! (snacking with champs) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Lastly, we posed like champions and ate our Olympic “medal” cupcakes with gusto!

Published February 17, 2018. Last updated February 17, 2018.
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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