Olympic Torch Cone Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • One orange cake mix, prepared according to the package instructions (An 8.25-ounce Funfetti Orange All Star Cake Mix¬†makes exactly the right amount of batter for 12 cupcakes)
  • 12 sugar ice cream cones
  • Cupcake cone baking rack
  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • Red, yellow and orange gel food coloring
  • Piping bags and tips (This 3-color swirl coupler set creates a great "flamelike" effect)
  • Yellow and red sugar sprinkles
  • Chocolate gold coin candies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the 12 ice cream cones into the openings of the cone baking rack. Use a small ice cream scoop or a spoon to fill the cones with batter, leaving about ½" unfilled at the top of the cone. Place the baking rack and filled cones in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  2. While the cupcakes are cooling, divide the vanilla frosting among three bowls. Add the food coloring to the frosting in the bowls, and mix well with a spoon.
  3. Fill piping bags with the tinted frosting (or, if using a swirl piping setI used, prep the bag/couplers according to the product instructions).
  4. Pipe swirls of the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes, creating a flame effect. Next, sprinkle on the yellow and red sugar sprinkles for some extra pizzazz before finishing everything off with a gold medal for extra good luck as you root on your team.
Recipe by Positively Splendid {Crafts, Sewing, Recipes and Home Decor} at https://www.positivelysplendid.com/olympic-torch-cupcakes-2/