Today we frosted and decorated some festive Happy New Year cupcakes and we want to show you how to make them in this quick & easy tutorial!
We stuck to traditional black, white, and metallic for the most part–but threw in a few red accents for fun. Hope you find some inspiration for your New Year’s goodies!
First up: Blow-out horn toppers! I could have made a ton of these because they are actually a lot of fun to make (and take just a few seconds each) — I used the tip of my paintbrush handle to make a small round impression on the uncurled end of the horn.
Next, little golden 2011 medallions. I fell in love with these “stone stamps” when I first discovered them at my local Michael’s. They make nice, deep impressions. My stamps look like these.
I painted my fondant with gold paint made from Super Gold luster dust & a bit of vodka. Use a dry brush to go back over it once it has dried with more gold dust.
The remaining cupcakes on my platter are self explanatory. All of my swirls of buttercream are made with a Wilton 2D tip. The accents on the fondant disks are made with piping bags of royal icing, each fitted with a tip 2 or 3. The “countdown cupcakes” each have a small black disk of fondant cut from a 2D tip. And my “blingy stars” are dusted with hollogram gold pixie dust. Love the sparkle!
I made a platter full of cupcakes–here are some various shots…
And finally…..the whole shot! (I had to stand on a chair for this one!) —
Best wishes for a HAPPY 2011!!!
Looking for more New Year’s Eve inspiration for cakes, cupcakes, and sweets? Check out our Roundup of Favorite New Year’s Eve Cake Ideas!