Happy Olympic Day! I'm so excited for the Olympics to be starting. Who is going to be watching the opening ceremony tonight? I love watching both the winter and summer Olympics, but the summer ones just hold a special place in my heart. From Keri Strug to Micheal Phelps, I remember watching many of the iconic Olympic moments.
Swimming and gymnastics are my favorite events to watch. I can't even swim. Crazy, I know. I understand the concept...move arms, kick legs, etc., but when I get in the water, everything goes to hell. It's something about putting my head under the water. It amazes me at how fast the Olympians can swim!
Some of my earliest Olympic memories are of gymnastics. My mom loved to watch it, and now so do I. When I was a little kid, I wanted to participate in gymnastics so bad. Now being a regular yogi, I wish I did; It would make getting into all those postures much easier.
During the last summer Olympics, I made my first set of Olympic cookies. This time I only had a couple days, so I kept it pretty simple. I think the Olympic rings are one of the hardest cookies to make. Piping circles is very challenging! The Olympic rings cutter can be found here.
To create the medals, I combined a necktie and circle cutter. I painted the medals gold, silver, and brozen with airbrush coloring. I would have airbrushed them but, I had already piped the ribbon part and didn't want over-spray. I wanted the ribbon part to look just like the actual Rio medals, so I copied the color scheme and painted the logo with white food coloring.
The plaque I used is from here. The writing on the plaque is my own handwritting. I've been practicing my brush lettering and I'm excited I was able to put my new skills to use. I need to work on my spacing. I hope Team USA rocks it at the Olympics!