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Desserts - Holiday Parties - New Years

New Years Eve Cupcakes – Watch the Ball Drop

December 27, 2018

New Years Eve Cupcakes have never looked more delicious and festive. Make these cupcakes for your next New Years Party and add some flair to your dessert yers eve cupcakes Pinterest

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When we celebrate New Years, we love celebrating in Tonga. They’re right on the International Dateline so they’re the first ones to count down and celebrate the new year. I wanted to make something that would be a fun New Year’s Eve dessert so I made these New Years Eve Cupcakes.New Years eve cupcake ingredients

Supplies and Ingredients for your New Year Cupcakes

cutting white fondant in circles

Begin by cutting your rolled fondant into circles. Use a biscuit cutter to cut a circle just smaller than your cupcake top.

Use your edible marker to draw your roman numerals on the 3, 6, 9, and 12 areas and then place silver dragees in between. I used two dragees in-between each roman numeral.silver dragees on fondant

How to make Grey Buttercream

To make grey buttercream you need to start with a standard American buttercream recipe. Mix your room temperature butter until it’s nice and fluffy and then add your sifted icing sugar. You want to sift your powdered sugar to avoid lumps in your buttercream. Add a splash of milk to loosen up the buttercream and then add about 1/2 teaspoon of black gel food coloring to get your perfect grey buttercream.

The longer your icing sits, the darker it becomes so just keep that in mind when you’re adding in your black gel food coloring.

how to make grey buttercream

Put your grey buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip,  Ateco #9 is perfect to get a good rosette.

I like to place my piping bag in a cup, fold over the top onto the rim and then add my frosting so that I avoid getting the top of the piping bag dirty.

Place your clock toppers on your New Years Eve Cupcakes and serve. I’ve said before that I don’t like the taste of pure fondant so this decoration is a perfect size for people just to lift off and set it aside.

cupcakes with New Years fondant clocks

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New Years eve cupcakes
New Years Eve Cupcakes - Easy and Adorable
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
30 mins

Create these amazing cupcakes for your New Years Eve Party. Make a fondant clock topper to count down at the stroke of midnight.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, new years dessert, new years party food
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Black gel food coloring
  • 4-5 oz. White Fondant
  • Black Edible Marker
  • Silver Dragees
  1. Cool your cupcakes on a wire rack. In a medium sized bowl, beat butter, icing sugar and milk using an electric mixer. Beat on medium and gradually increase to high.
  2. Once the ingredients start combining, add a small amount of black gel food coloring. Continue beating until completely tinted.
  3. Scoop your buttercream into a frosting bag and frost each cupcake.
  4. Roll out your white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. With a small, circular cookie cutter (about 1 ½ inches in size), cut out 12 fondant circles.
  5. Start decorating your fondant clock: add silver sprinkles where the 12, 3, 6, and 9 should be. Draw out two lines in between each silver sprinkle with your food black marker. Use decorating frosting to draw out the clock’s “hands.”
  6. Place one fondant clock on each cupcake and serve. 

New Years cupcake recipe

Electronic Crafting - New Years - SVG Files

New Year, Same Mess & More FREE SVG Files for New Years

December 4, 2018

Ring in the New Year but also don’t forget that you’re still a complete mess! Grab this and many other free SVG files for your next handmade New Years shirt.

diy workout shirt new year same mess
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Celebrating New Years is always something I look forward to. My husband is from Tonga and they’re right on the International Dateline so they’re the very first ones to celebrate the New Year.

We ring in New Years in Tonga at our local church meetinghouse. We grab lots of balloons and string and have the most fun time dancing around the sports court.  No lie, it’s one of the most fun nights we have on the island. Here is our Christmas tree that we have in Tonga and we had a craft night where all the kids cut paper snowflakes and we blew up more balloons for the tree. I remember my husband telling me that some Christmases all they got were balloons and they were so excited. Here is the family a few years back on our trip. We try to go to Tonga every few years but it’s getting expensive since we all require seats on the plane. It’s definitely a humbling experience going there and I tell you all about our trip to Tonga in this post.

But enough about Christmas lets talk about New Years and how you can get 12 free New Year SVG files!

Like I said above, New Years is always a fun time of year for us. But believe me, when I say, I’m the same mess that I was in 2017. I can’t get my act together so this New Year, Same Mess SVG file is perfect in describing me.

Supplies for your New Years shirt

Enter your email below to get access to the free SVG file and save it to your computer. You’ll then upload it into your electronic software. To upload an SVG file into Cricut Design Space, follow these instructions. To upload an SVG file into your Silhouette software, Persia Lou has a great step-by-step tutorial on how to do that.

Next, cut your free New Years SVG file with your electronic cutter. Remember to mirror your image so that it cuts properly. I prefer using my Cricut and that’s just because I’m used to it. I haven’t used a Silhouette in a few years but they cut the iron-on vinyl just as good.

After you’ve unloaded your vinyl from the cutter, you want to remove any of the images that you do not want to go on your New Years shirt. Use a weeding tool or a safety pin and take off the vinyl. You now have your entire New Year, Same Mess image still attached to the carrier sheet.

Being by preheating your fabric to the suggested settings. Lay your iron-on vinyl on top of the shirt and then press for the recommended amount of time. Turn the shirt over and press again. Depending on what material of HTV you use, you want to check if it is a warm peel or cool peel.

Use this handy Iron-On Vinyl Guide to know what setting you should be using with your HTV.

What does it mean to cool peel or warm peel heat transfer vinyl?

It’s simple, cool peel means to allow your HTV to come back down to room temperature before you peel off the carrier sheet. Warm peel means to pull the carrier sheet off of your material while it is still hot.

A lot of foil iron on is cold peel. You want to allow it to cool down so that your foil HTV doesn’t wrinkle. You’ll have to use a little bit of force to take the carrier sheet off of the cool HTV but it won’t peel off your shirt.

What if I don’t want a workout shirt?

Easy, put this on any shirt you own to let your friends, family, and strangers know you are one hot mess! It looks super cute on this baseball shirt and quite frankly, you can wear it all year round.

You can use these free SVG files on anything. Make yourself a mug like I did last month with our Christmas SVG file hop. Follow the links below to grab your own and make whatever your heart desires.

Now for your other FREE SVG files, just click on the link and you’ll be taken to the blogs to download their own files.

Pop! Clink! Kiss

That’s So Twenty Eighteen

Champagne Squad and Rose Squad

New Year, Same Mess

Midnight Kisses, New Year Wishes

Kiss Me Now, Midnight is Past My Bedtime

New Years Resolution: Be Just as Awesome as I Was Last Year!

Kiss Me… at Midnight

This is My Year to Sparkle

Available for Midnight Kisses

Happy New Year 2019

Cheers Y’all

free New Years svg file

Cricut Crafts - Holiday Parties - New Years

New Years Photo Booth Props with your Cricut Maker

December 13, 2017

New Years Eve is always a celebration. Learn how to make these New Years photo booth props with your Cricut. Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post. Head to the bottom of the post to win your very own Cricut Maker!New Years Photo Booth DIY with Cricut

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Photo booths are a must have at a party with a lot of guests. Not only is it time that they’re spending with you, it’s time that you don’t have to spend thinking of what to occupy them with. Photo booth props are easily made with your Cricut Maker or your Cricut Explore.New Years Photo Booth DIY with Cricut


Remember that you don’t have to cut everyone of these shapes if you don’t want. All you have to do is click on the eyeball that is next to the shape and it’ll disapear, or just delete it. I don’t want you paying for a shape that you’ll never use. Or buy the Cricut Access program and get over 30,000 shapes available to you.New Years Photo Booth DIY with CricutI’ve used the subscription services when I had my Silhouette and now that I use Cricut. I’ve gotten a better deal out of Cricut. I’ve been able to find a lot of shapes that I’ve been able to manipulate and give me the look that I want. It’s a great addition and only $10 a month for something that you’d get a lot of use out of.New Years Photo Booth DIY with CricutI used the standard grip mat and chose the intricate cut setting for Cricut cardstock. If I am using any cardstock thicker than the 80 lb. weight, I’ll usually just hit go again and it’ll give me 4 swipes of the blade. This will insure that you don’t have any tears when lifting your paper from the mat. For the glitter cardstock, do the intricate cut but have it pass through 4 times. When choosing intricate cut it’ll pass through twice for each press of the go button.New Years Photo Booth DIY with CricutOnce all your shapes are cut, just assemble them according to the image. I always like to separate my image cuts into piles so that I don’t get any pieces missed. My favorite adhesive for cardstock is this one by Tombow. It dries quick and it’s also great for 3-D projects.New Years Photo Booth DIY with CricutI let all the New Years photo booth props dry overnight and then I adhere the skewer to the back. I just use hot glue for this part because it’s the best and most durable for photo booth props. Once all your sticks are adhered you’re ready to go.New Years Photo Booth DIY with CricutI like to have these in a jar just to the side of the booth. In the past I’ve used lots of different photo backdrops but my favorite thing to use is this sequin fabric. It pops and is perfect for ringing in the New Year.

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Holiday Parties - New Years

Make an EPIC Photo Balloon Backdrop

January 4, 2015

Hey Guys, I’m guest posting on Mod Podge Rocks Blog today! I’m making any party the coolest one in town with this Balloon Photo Backdrop. We used ours for New Years Eve but I also plan on using different color sequins for birthday parties, anniversaries and other holidays! I hope you enjoy. Be sure to come back here and let me know what you think about it!!

Create this EPIC balloon photo backdrop for any party, celebration or holiday with added sparkle and sequins. Super easy and only on seelindsay.comXOXO, Lindsay

About My Life - New Years

Marking off my New Years Resolutions by keeping up with my Calendar

December 29, 2014

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyNewMe #CollectiveBias Keeping a New Years Resolution with Walmarts Unlimited Talk, Text and 3G Mobile Plan by T-Mobile. #HAppyNewMeHave you found yourself in a terrible predicament where you’ve completely forgotten to go somewhere simply because it wasn’t written down? Call me crazy but that is so me! My mom tells me all the time – Poodle, you need to make a list everyday of what needs to be accomplished and it will make your life so much easier. I know it would but I don’t and I continue to run around with my head cut off. Yes, my mom calls me Poodle cause I shake my fanny when I walk. TMI. Now, that’s why I headed off to Walmart to find out what their lowest priced unlimited plans were and I’ll tell you why…

Walmart DisplayKeeping a New Years Resolution with Walmarts Unlimited Talk, Text and 3G Mobile Plan by T-Mobile. #HAppyNewMeMy parents were so kind and got the kids a new computer for Christmas because they’re going to need one for homework assignments and our old MacBook is hanging by its last thread. I knew I needed to have an electronic device that is going to sync with the calendar since it’s a Windows operating system but I didn’t want to be paying an arm and a leg for its service. Walmart offers the lowest price unlimited plans for $34.88 and you get 5GB of data of T-Mobiles 3G Network. I grabbed their Samsung Galaxy Exhibit for $79.88 and a starter kit for $25. They’ve got other options but I was going for calendar quality here and that was it since I also have an iPhone. Keeping a New Years Resolution with Walmarts Unlimited Talk, Text and 3G Mobile Plan by T-Mobile. #HAppyNewMeNow when I have a project, I make sure that I write it down in my Erin Condren planner and that I write in down in my new Samsung phone so that I can have it automatically sync to our family’s new computer and that way I have it written down at least three times. Keeping a New Years Resolution with Walmarts Unlimited Talk, Text and 3G Mobile Plan by T-Mobile. #HAppyNewMeMy new years resolution is to be more organized this year and to be able to get my act together to share with you guys a lot more DIY projects. See that red wall in the back, it’s going to be BLACK and the frames behind the desk wall are getting a makeover! Those DIY projects take a ton of planning and so I need this in my life to be able to be organized and be in the know! I meant be in the know because I need to know all what is going on around me and I’ve been putting other things in front of my priorities and that needs to also change. Keeping a New Years Resolution with Walmarts Unlimited Talk, Text and 3G Mobile Plan by T-Mobile. #HAppyNewMeSo for 2015 I am going to be organized and in the present and in the know! What’s your New Years Resolutions? I’d love to hear them, share with me down below!

XO, Lindsay