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New Year’s Eve Countdown Cupcakes

I was just telling my mom the other day that I used to hate New Year’s Eve, and now I love it.

These fun, festive Countdown cupcakes would make a fun treat for a New Year's Eve Party!!! Have the kiddos make them while they wait to ring in the new year

It used to mean something totally different. (This was written in 2018, before COVID.)

It used to mean the end of a warm and festive holiday break, and the re-emergence into school. Sometimes, that was an ok thing – probably, mostly – and sometimes, often, it was utterly soul-crushing. Like the end of any good thing that was filled with all the feels. I don’t like missing people. Often, I’ll do anything to avoid it. Yes, there are people I will miss at the end of this break. That hasn’t changed. However, we throw such a fun, foodie party with a big group of friends and we have out-of-town guests. Then January comes, and brings with it new resolutions and inspiration. Then we go to Florida for a week. We will plan new house renovations (phase 2), a potential exotic trip, and just plain shiny newness. I love shiny newness.

New Year's Eve Countdown Cupcakes

New Year’s Eve Countdown Cupcakes:

What You Need:

6 Vanilla Cupcakes
6 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (OREO or any off brand will work)
½ Cup Chocolate Melting Disks
½ Container of Vanilla Frosting
Gold and Silver Sugar
Nonpareil and Gold Star Sprinkles

New Year's Eve Countdown Cupcakes

What You Do:

1 – First, with a piping bag or knife, frost all the cupcakes

2 – Then, sprinkle each cupcake with sugar and sprinkles

3 – Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals or until melted

4 – Next, make sure to stir each time you check it

5 – Place melted chocolate in a small baggie and cut the corner just a tiny tiny bit

6 – After that, take your sandwich cookie and split apart. You only need the side with the cream

7 – Next, with your chocolate, pipe on the clock numbers 12, 3, 6, and 9

8 – Then, draw a little second and minute hand pointing at any of the numbers

9 – Place clock on the cupcake and push down a little so it stays put

10 – Lastly, enjoy these festive cupcakes!

New Year's Eve Countdown Cupcakes

New Year's Eve Countdown Cupcakes

New Year's Eve Countdown Cupcakes

New Year's Eve Countdown Cupcakes

These fun, festive Countdown cupcakes would make a fun treat for a New Year's Eve Party!!! Have the kiddos make them while they wait to ring in the new year

Looking for more New Year’s Eve treats. Check out our Sprinkle Dipped Fortune Cookies!

What do you do for New Year’s Eve?

These fun, festive Countdown cupcakes would make a fun treat for a New Year's Eve Party!!! Have the kiddos make them while they wait to ring in the new year

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9 Comments

  1. Awww these are so friggin adorable!! Love them and the little star sprinkles—so festive! I used to get that way each new year, now I feel so ready to start over by the end of December. It yes, it’s a time for feels for sure. ❤️

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