We've been staying up way past our bedtime every night this week to catch a few hours of the Olympics in Beijing. So I was ecstatic when I got a request to make Olympic Ring cupcakes! These cutie pies are vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean icing and each is decorated with a color of the five Olympic rings.
"These five intertwined rings represent the unity of the five inhabited continents (with the Americas regarded as one continent). The five colored rings on a white field form the Olympic Flag. The colors, white, red, blue, green, yellow, and black, were chosen such that each nation has at least one of these colors in its national flag."
Special shout out to Michael Phelps who swims for his SEVENTH gold medal of this games tonight.... don't forget to set your TiVo!