Color Inspiration: Olympic Pride

I have Olympic fever. So far I have been burning the midnight oil to catch every second of this year’s games. Having been a gymnast during the rein of the Magnificent Seven, I am so excited for the women’s gymnastics team finals tonight. Especially since I just read *Spoiler Alert* the Fab Five win big! In honor of all the incredible athletes representing the US in London, this edition of Color Inspiration is inspired by the patriotic colors of the Olympic games. We hosted a little Olympic themed party over the weekend and my talented friend made these adorable cupcakes for the occasion. The frosting was so light and heavenly, maybe if we’re lucky we can get her to share her recipe!

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Images: House Beautiful, Photographer: John KernickChance Outfit via TravelistaWaterworks Candide Tub via DecorPad, Wild Blue Flowers via Castles Crowns and Cottages, Lemon, Ginger, and Rosemary Ice-Cream with Hot Lemon Syrup from What Katie Ate, Blue Nightstand from Süsk & Banoo, Silver Flatware vis This is Glamorous, The Lotus Papers by Farrow & Ball



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  • Kelly Markov

    Those cupcakes are adorable!!! I too love the olympics. Wish I knew how to make frosting pretty like that!

  • EEK

    LOVE THIS. red+white+blue FOREVER

    The frosting recipe is embarassingly easy! Just use one package of your favorite Jello Pudding (Pistachio and Vanilla are my faves) and whip in an electric mixer with one Quart COLD Heavy Whipping Cream until desired consistency. This frosting holds up great even in the heat and is the perfect texture-not too heavy!

    To make the Tye-Dye, I mixed some blue food color into the frosting but didn’t stir it much and then spooned it all into a large Zip-Lock Bag. Cut the bottom corner and BOOM- instant frosting bag! By not mixing the dye in all the way, you will get a cool swirly pattern in the frosting when you squeeze it out of the bag. Enjoy!

    Happy 2012 Summer Olympics! USA! USA! USA!

    • Sarah

      Thanks for the how-to EEK! I never thought of trying pistachio pudding mix in frosting…I will have to try this out!