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Celebrate the 2012 Summer Olympics with British-Inspired Recipes

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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be hosted by good ol’ London. To pay respect to the city that brought us Big Ben and David Beckham, we turned to food bloggers for British inspired recipes. Celebrate the games with these treats that will surely meet your fancy.

Click on the images or the link in the description to see the recipe. Let the Olympic Games begin!

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(Credit: Alana, Blood, Sweat, and Cupcakes)

A cup of Earl Grey tea is a classic British indulgence. Alana from Blood, Sweat, and Cupcakes twists tradition with a recipe for Earl Grey cupcakes, but keeps it regal with these tea cupcake holders. Just remember, pinkies up!


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(Credit: MyBakes)

To celebrate the opening ceremony, bake these Union Jack Cupcakes from MyBakes. One look at these cupcakes and your guests will be singing “God Save the Queen.”


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(Credit: Amy Atlas, Sweet Designs)

This isnโ€™t exactly a recipe but homage to the ultimate British bash put together by Amy Atlas of Sweet Designs. Both the desserts and decorations can serve as inspiration while you plan your Olympic get together. This puts afternoon tea to shame.


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(Credit: Kelly Buhler, An American Cupcake in London)

The Summer Olympics only come around once every four years, so why not indulge in a “Blackberry Victoria Surprise” from Kelly Buhler of An American Cupcake in London. It may look like an ordinary cake from the outside but on the inside, there is a rich blackberry mousse.


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(Credit: Kelly Buhler, An American Cupcake in London)

Queen Victoria always favored a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea, so why not serve these Victoria Sponge Cupcakes with a healthy dose of Olympic Games? Kelly Buhler from An American Cupcake in London provides a cupcake recipe fit for royalty.


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(Credit: Tiffany Rodgers)

Treat your mates to an Earl Grey Chocolate Cake from Angharad Guy of Eating For England. It will bring a taste of London society into your home, where cheering aloud is an acceptable manner.

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