Olympic Fever

6 Aug

If there were such thing as Olympic fever, then I’m pretty sure I’d have it. I’m not sure what it is this year, but I’m all about keeping up-to-date with the Olympics. I’ve stayed up way past my bedtime for the past week eager to see if USA wins another medal. I know, I know, I can just look it up online, as there’s plenty of spoiler alerts, but nothing beats watching the athletes in action.

In Sunday’s post, I wrote about taking time to yourself and doing things that make you truly happy. Baking is what makes me truly happy … Throw in a dash of the Olympics and I’m one jolly girl.

I made a vanilla/vanilla cupcake, because what else scream American then the traditional Vanilla/Vanilla cupcake combo? Yeah, I couldn’t think of any other either.

Ingredients — Cupcake
-2 cups flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-3/4 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1 cup milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
-Preheat oven to 350f and line cupcake cups with liners
-Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
-Beat in eggs one at a time
-Add flour (mixed with baking powder and salt) alternating with milk beat well
-Stir in vanilla
-Bake for 15 minutes

Ingredients — Frosting
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-1 tablespoon milk
-3 cups powdered sugar

Directions
-Beat butter on medium
-Add in powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla

What I love most about these cupcakes? There was no pressure to make these perfect. The heat and humidity were certainly not working in my favor and my frosting completely melted within seconds, but I was still overjoyed. I hadn’t baked in what seems like months, so just the chance to create something was good enough in my book.

Are you guys just as obsessed with the Olympics? What’s your favorite sport to watch?

xo, frillyfabulous

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2 Responses to “Olympic Fever”

  1. soanthro August 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    SO adorable! I’m super behind on watching them (though thank goodness for OnDemand), so I will need to make a little treat like this when I finally get to catch up!

  2. Hannie August 6, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    On Friday we watched the Opening Ceremony at Millennium Square in Bristol. The second Isambard Kingdom Brunel came on the screen the whole square erupted and people were cheering (he’s a local lad apparently lol). I’ve then watched sport virtually every day since – I go home and I put on BBC1 and watch like 4 hours of sport lol.

    We watched the 100m heat and final yesterday at our local live site which is at the Athletics Stadium. Me and Our Sidekick had a go on the track. I ran 100m in 28 seconds and he did it in 17 seconds – okay we’re not Usain but I’m proud that I was under 30 seconds lol. I had also been to the park to the 5k route on Saturday – I am so achy today!

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