Paralympics Cupcakes

Paralympics fever has started and I love it. I went to the athletics this weekend and it was fantastic, such a buzz in the stadium! There are some really inspirational athletes, I am loving watching it all. To celebrate the Paralympics I decided to make some Paralympic themed cupcakes! I made vanilla cupcakes with a jam filling and swirls of cream cheese icing. You can find the recipe for the cupcakes here, they are the same ones I made for the Diamond Jubilee.

The recipe for the cream cheese icing is here. I decorated half of them with cocktail umbrellas (which were quite hard to find!) because the umbrella was a very prominent object in the Paralympics Opening Ceremony and I also got to carry one around the stadium. The other half of the cupcakes I decorated with the agitos. The 3 agitos in red, green and blue are the Paralympic symbol. Agito is ‘I move’ in Latin and this symbol is representative of movement. The motto of the Paralympics is Spirit in Motion.

To fill the cupcakes with jam just cut away a little circle from the top of the cupcake, add a little spoonful of jam and replace the top of the cupcake.

To do the swirl on the cupcakes I used the Wilton 1M nozzle. I coloured the icing with red, blue and green to represent the colours of the agitos. To do this effect you paint stripes of colour inside the piping bag, then fill with icing and pipe.

I hope you like them!

Lottie xx


6 thoughts on “Paralympics Cupcakes

  1. Camilla

    Wow, what beautiful cupcakes and thank you for the tip on making the fancy striped effect, never knew that one! I do remember seeing you on the opening ceremony as I think I made a comment to my daughter about the lovely ladies in their fancy outfits with the umbrella’s!

  2. bakingaddict

    These look amazing!!! I love filled cupcakes. I recently bought a two tone icing pack from Lakeland but have no unpacked it yet. I probably could have saved myself the extra £ and learnt from you 🙂

  3. Cupcake Crazy Gem

    Filled cupcakes are just my favourite! these days when I bite into a cupcake and it’s not filled, it’s a massive disappointment! haha, I love how colourful yours are! and the little umbrellas are fun too!


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