fondant circle made to look like a clock
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New Years Eve Cupcakes - Easy and Adorable

Create these amazing cupcakes for your New Years Eve Party. Make a fondant clock topper to count down at the stroke of midnight.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, new years dessert, new years party food
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Lindsay

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
    New Years eve cupcakes ingredients
  • Once the ingredients start combining, add a small amount of black gel food coloring. Continue beating until completely tinted.
  • Scoop your buttercream into a frosting bag and frost each cupcake.
    PURPLE BUTTERCREAM ON A CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE
  • 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.
    cutting fondant into circles
  • 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.”
    white fondant circles
  • Place one fondant clock on each cupcake and serve. 
    New Years eve cupcakes

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 3mg