Today marks the start of the 2012 Olympics! Every four years, I forget that I’m not into sports and glue myself to the TV for event after event. Which dark horses will topple the favorites? Will the US win the most medals? Who will be the Michael Phelps and Shawn Johnson of London 2012? Also: What can I snack on while I ponder these important questions from the sofa?
I’m no sports analyst, but I can help with that last one. Here are some (adorable!) Olympic-themed treats to try for tonight’s opening ceremony or anytime during this athletics-filled summer.
Going for Gold: Sweet Sugar Belle made these gold medal cookies with a sugar cookie base — get her step-by-step instructions for the decorations. Or try a Hammer Throw Pop — carrot cake pops decked out with cream cheese icing and gold and silver sprinkles. (from Bird’s Party via HWTM)
International Pride: Celebrate the veritable smorgasbord of nations at the Olympic Games with Miss CandiQuik’s sugar-coated cookies. They’re made from graham crackers coated in white chocolate and decorated with sanding sugar. Or, dedicate your dessert to this year’s host country with a white chocolate Union Jack cupcake topper.
Edible Odes to Olympic Rings: The Olympic rings symbolize the different parts of the world that unite to compete in the bi-annual games. There are endless ways you can recreate the look at home (Pizza! Fruit! Bagels!), but I especially like these simple fondant ring decorations and these technicolor pancakes.
What about you: Do love or hate the Olympics? Will you be watching?