Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Flame in Stevenage

One of the things I am most looking forward to about the Olympics was seeing the Olympic Flame. After all, it is the symbol of the ancient games. When the route for the torch relay was announced a few months ago. I remember hunting the listings for our home town. Unfortunately, they were not planning on releasing the route for London until nearer the time. So next I looked for other local places. And discovered the flame was passing very close to my In-Laws house in Stevenage. It also happened to be the weekend closest to my Mother-in-Law’s birthday. So we planned a little trip to visit them.

On Sunday morning in the pouring rain. We stood around and watched the procession of sponsorship van and cars pass. Before watching Sarah Gosling (a former Olympic Gold Medallist) carrying the torch along Stevenage Old Town. We were amazed at the atmosphere, hundreds of people lining the street, the police on bike hi-fiving the crowds. And the sponsorship vans getting the crowd to dance, everyone was joining in.

In the afternoon, due to the rain, we had an indoor barbecue for my Mother-in-Law’s birthday. I had decided to make a cheesecake for the event. When browsing on Pinterest last week I saw this Olympic Pizza Cake, I thought what I great idea! Instead of just covering the cake in strawberries, I could create some themed Olympic Rings.

Olympic Ring Cheesecake

The recipe, is the Baked Cheesecake from Hummingbird Book, the only adjustment I have made is to make the base, I find the one in the recipe a little thin and prefer more crust to my cheesecake.

I then just decorated the cake with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, banana and kiwi. I know the rings should be interlinked – but I didn’t have the patiences to mess around with that and plus we all know the Olympic Rings are copy-written and I didn’t want to get in trouble.