Happy New Year Cupcakes!
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.
Next, the clock strikes 12:00! Happy New Year! Kiss, kiss :0)
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!