Wednesday, July 18, 2012

British Flag {Union Jack} Cupcake Toppers

I have a confession to make...

I am an anglophile.

Wait, don't run away!
That just means that I am obsessed with Great Britain and all things British.


When I was 21 years old, I spent 18 months as a missionary in Wales and England.
I walked the streets of little villages and rode my bike through big city roundabouts.
I saw amazing history and architecture without ever going to a museum.
 I learned to recognize what county someone was from by their accent.
 I ate bangers & mash, beans on toast and trifle with clotted cream.
I got rained on a LOT. 

Kidwelly Castle, Wales
 
Basically, I got to know Great Britain and it's people really well...
And I love them!!
 
 As you can guess, I am thrilled that the 2012 Summer Olympics are in London!
You better believe that I will be glued to the TV, waiting to catch a glimpse of the country I love.

And I made Union Jack Cupcake Toppers in preparation...
  
You will need:
A batch of frosted cupcakes
White candy melts or almond bark
Wilton "Red-Red" icing color gel
Wilton "Royal Blue" icing color gel
Decorating bags fitted with small round tip (Wilton #2)
lollipop sticks

Download and print out this template:


Tape your template on to a piece of cardboard or the back of a cookie sheet.
Tape wax paper over the template.

Melt some candy melts according to package directions, and divide into three bowls.
Leave one bowl white, color one red and one blue.
 Place each color in a separate decorating bag.

  Trace the white parts of the flags first. Pipe a few lines at a time, then use a toothpick to push the candy melts into corners and straighten up lines.

 
Next, fill in the red parts of the flags.

 
Finally, fill in the blue parts of the flags. Place them in the refrigerator to set up.

 
 When your flags have hardened, carefully peel them off the wax paper.
Put a dollop of candy melts on the right side, and press a lollipop stick into it.


After the sticks have set up, Insert a flag into the top of each cupcake.


These cuties would be a fun treat for your Olympic Opening Ceremonies party. :0) 
Cheers! 

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26 comments:

  1. These are great Robin! I'm a total anglophile too!! Especially old world English royalty ... so addicted!

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  2. Wow - at first I thought they were paper!
    I linked in spicy mince lettuce cups to Live.Laugh. Rowe's linky party. Have a great week.

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  3. Those are unbelievable Robin! Gorgeous, and so detailed and intricate. You're a total artist.

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  4. Great idea! I'm going to borrow it, if you don't mind. My boyfriend is in RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles and The Rigbys (two Beatles bands). These will be such a hit!

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  5. Yummy! I love how easy you always make it look! I cannot wait to get some extra time to try some of your tips and ideas. You are amazing :D

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  6. So stinking cute! Until I clicked over from Tidy Mom, I had no idea those were made of chocolate. They are perfect!

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  7. Amazing! I love the idea!
    X Aurélie

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  8. Wish I had these for the wedding last year!! just to creative! I am following from the tt an j party. I am always amazed from week to week what people come up with!! Cheers!

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  9. With the Olympics starting next week, I would love to invite you over to my link party The Purple Pumpkin Blog.

    I'm a Brit so these make me smile :)

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  10. These are awesome...great job with them, takes a steady hand :) I have an Olympic Party roundup you might like...http://blog.candiquik.com/?p=4029

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  11. Oh I love these, I'm an Aussie so get the love of all things british. 2 sleeps to go from my part of the world!

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  12. How fun!! I love them. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  13. I can understand why Great Britain holds a special place in your heart:)
    I need to make some of these. My son-in-law loves teaching "Brit Lit" in high school, and these would make a nice surprise! Thanks for the template!

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  14. Those turned out awesome! I can't believe you can eat them if you wanted! So cute!! Thank you for your comment and your sweet words!

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  15. These are fantastic! I live in London and although the Olympics are going to disrupt my daily life with travel issues, I think I'm going to make a batch of these and settle down tonight with highlights of the games so far :)

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  16. Your cake makes me smile. I love that idea of how it's made. So fun.

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB and Pinterest).

    The Quiet Mom blogging @ How to Cook Fresh Artichoke Recipe

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  17. How awesome are these! My mom lives in North Devon and she would just adore these. Thanks for sharing. Found you through the CHQ Blog hop and now a follower through Facebook.

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  18. These are so cool!! I would never have thought to make an edible flag, myself.

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  19. I am a new follower (as of today!) and am English and live in Cumbria although originally from Kent. I absolutely love all your cakes and am busy 'pinning' them to my board on Pinterest. I am very envious that you can buy 'spice cake mix' or 'white cake mix' etc. where you are and also butterscotch chips? Will have to try and source something similar here. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more of your amazing cakes (imagine me saying this in a south east english accent!)

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  20. These are fabulous. Thanks for sharing. My sister is way into everything British too!!

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  21. These are fabulous. Thanks for sharing. My sister is way into everything British too!!

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  22. I love this idea. I served my mission in Scotland, so I think I'll make the St. Andrew's flag. Thanks! You are so creative and talented.

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