New Years Eve Cupcakes {Tutorial}

filed under: Cupcakes on December 28, 2010

One last before the New Year begins… and I couldn’t resist sharing some cupcakes with you!

I added some quick instructions if you want to try these yourself.  You could do any design… you are only limited by your imagination! They are super festive, and could not be easier to do!


New Years Eve Cupcakes

Pick your favorite cake recipe, I happen to love this chocolate cupcake and American Buttercream.

To make the ‘fireworks’ embellishment, I just threw some white chocolate chips into a plastic bag and melted them in 30-second increments until completely melted.

Then cut off the smallest tip I could and piped out a design I had decided upon beforehand.

*An easy trick to doing this is use wax or parchment paper, then place your design behind the paper.


You can see that I am very precise.

While the chocolate was still wet, I added some sparkle!


I would have loved to use silver luster dust, but my dear daughter found it and decided to decorate the carpet and walls instead.

Let the chocolate set for about a half-hour, or just pop into the freezer for a couple of minutes.

Insert into a pre-iced cupcake, and you are all set!



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  • Heather says:

    Thank you for these! I was searching for cute New Years cupcakes and I found your recipe/blog. Let me just say I am HOOKED!!

  • JavaCupcake says:

    Posted these on the Cupcakes Take the Cake blog!!! 🙂 They’re amazing! Thank you!
    <3 Betsy
    Intern for CTTC

  • Katie says:

    As usual – brilliant! I love that this is a quick and somewhat easy trick…I am quite sure I could handle this one! 😉

  • Veronnica Watson says:

    These are super duper cute! I was starting to look around for some NYE cupcake ideas and this is just darling! Thanks for sharing!

  • torviewtoronto says:

    looks fabulous happy new year

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Just amazing!! Have a happy New Year’s!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    These are SO cute! LOVE it… You’re brilliant.

  • Jamie Cooks It Up! says:

    Silver Dust on the carpet and walls? How festive and endearing! Your cupcakes are the bomb dot com, Amanda. They look like a ton of fun. Hope you have a great week!

  • Sasha Holloway says:

    lovely ..

  • Andrea says:

    This is great! I wish I went to parties with you.

  • Carolyn Jung says:

    This is so clever. It’s amazing how easy it is to make these edible, spectacular fireworks. And they’re safer than the real kind to boot. 😉

  • Maria says:

    I want to have a party just so I can serve your cupcakes:)

  • naomi says:

    Amanda, I love thsese! Wonderfully made and so festive!

  • Medi says:

    Brilliant Idea! These cupcakes look divine, what does the frosting consist of? The attention to detail of the fireworks and start dust absolutley make the cupcake!

  • Susan says:


  • Mandy says:

    These cupcakes are too cute! Does anyone know where to get this particular start dust from?? From what I could see it looks like an edible sparkle dust.

  • Devremülk says:

    i like to read your posts. thanks for this one.

  • jaclyn says:

    I’m going to try this! Thanks!

  • grace says:

    ah…a sugar explosion. my favorite kind. 🙂

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    These are adorable, Amanda!

  • Carly (@realgloss) says:

    These are so fun! I am inspired!

  • Andrea@High/Low says:

    Beautiful! Perfect for my party tomorrow night! Happy New Year to you!

  • Michelle says:

    These are lovely! Happy new year!

  • Sprinkles says:

    Love this tutorial, I want to share it with our readers. I will be writing about it today on Party Cupcake Ideas, please email me if you want me not to. Obviously it will have all the credits and links… It should be up in an hour or so, so please have a look and let me know if you want me to remove it.

  • CM @ A Little Lilac says:

    So that’s how you do it!!!
    They look absolutely delish, of course!
    Hope you have a Happy New Year!