New Years Eve Cupcakes – Stars!


New Years Eve Cupcakes with Stars

Gorgeous idea for New Years Eve Cupcakes. The festive transparent stars on these cupcakes look like colored class! While they are obviously perfect for New Years Eve, these cupcakes would also be fabulous for other special occasions, including Christmas, birthdays, weddings, etc.

Here’s how to do it:

Candy Stars

* Jolly Ranchers (we had to buy 3 small bags to get enough blue and purple)
* cookie cutters
* non-stick cooking spray
* foil

Champagne Frosting

* 1 cup butter (I have been using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and it works fine)
* 1 cup shortening
* 2-4 tablespoons Champagne
* 4 cups powdered sugar

# Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
# Cover a cookie sheet with foil.
# Unwrap 4 Jolly Ranchers of the same flavor.
# Note: In the What’s New, Cupcake? book , they crushed the candy before baking it. I wanted the stars to be a little thicker, so I didn’t crush mine.
# Bake for about 4-5 minutes, watch them closely, because they melt super fast.
# Heavily spray cookie cutters with cooking spray and push them into the candy.
# Let it cool until you can touch it.
# Carefully remove the foil from the back of the candy and VERY carefully break off the excess candy, then remove the star from the cookie cutter.
# Place them on wax paper (there is foil under the wax paper for the picture).
# If you have some candy that breaks, like I did, that’s okay, you can still use them by placing that side into the frosting.

Champagne Frosting
# Beat the butter and shortening until creamy, gradually add the powdered sugar and Champagne until desired consistency. You may need to add a little more sugar or liquid depending on how thick or thin you want your frosting.
Add the Decorations
# I baked my cupcakes in silver liners to add a little more sparkle!
# After your cupcakes (any flavor) have cooled, mound frosting in the middle and spread, covering the entire cupcake.
# Sprinkle with white jimmies and white sugar pearls.
# Place your stars in the middle.
# Place them side by side

Source: Hoosier Homemade

Champage Cupcakes for New Year’s Eve

Champagne Cupcakes for New Years Eve

Recipe at

Wow, these look truly amazing. These Champagne Cupcakes are perfect for a super-special occasion like New Year’s Eve, but would also be fabulous for a wedding, bridal shower, engagement party or any other occasion worthy of extra special celebration.

The cupcakes really do have champagne in the ingredients, as does the frosting, and the Champagne Creme Filling. WOW. Loving these….

Recipe at
Recipe at
Wow. Just wow…..

New Years Eve Champagne Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients
  • 3 c. cake flour
  • 3 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • ⅔ c. butter, room temp
  • 1½ c. granulated sugar
  • ¾ c. pink champagne
  • 6 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp.  pink food coloring (or use a drop or two of red food coloring)
  • 3¼ c. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 3 T. pink champagne
  • ¼ – ½ tsp. strawberry extract (to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. pink food coloring (or use a drop or two of red food coloring)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fill cupcake pan with cupcake papers.
  3. You’ll need three bowls.
  4. In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. and set aside.
  5. In the second bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  6. In a third bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar until it’s fluffy.
  7. Keeping the third bowl in front of you, add the flour mixture and the champagne, alternating between the two in small amounts until incorporated. Make sure and scrape the sides down also.
  8. Add in the Wilton pink icing color.
  9. Fold in the whipped egg whites. Mix everything well.
  10. Fill the cupcake liners using an ice cream scoop (or about ¼ c. of batter.)
  11. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out completely clean.
  12. Allow the cupcakes to cool on a wire rack.
  13. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, mix up the icing.
  14. Beat the butter for the icing until it’s creamy.
  15. On low speed, use your mixer to slowly add the sifted confectioners’ sugar until well blended. Add the champagne and strawberry extract.
  16. Switch your mixer to high and blend for 3 or 4 minutes. Fill a pastry bag with your icing and pipe the delicious goodness.

Make Melting Snowman Cupcakes

Melting snowman cupcakes

This Melting Snowman Cupcake reminds me of the first time I saw the animated movie Frosty the Snowman. I couldn’t believe it when sweet Frosty “began to melt away!”  I remember my mom coming home from work late that night after I was tucked away in my bed, and overhearing my Dad gently chuckling as he told her how hard I cried when Frosty melted into nothingness. It was the first movie I ever saw that made me cry (there would be many to follow…).  Christmas always has a way of stirring up memories for us, so spend your  time with your children and your loved ones mindfully this holiday season, and make sure that the memories they recall in the future are all happy ones.

Melted Snowman Cupcakes

And now, here’s how to make Melting Snowman Cupcakes, instructions courtesy of

Pour a couple of cups of icing sugar (powdered sugar) into a bowl and stir in some cold water, a little at a time until you have a spreadable icing – don’t make it too runny.

Spread onto the cupcake. Pop on the head and use a little of the icing to glue on the Smartie, hat and nose. Use the black icing tube for the eyes and buttons.  Easy!

Milk Button Reindeer Cupcakes

Milk Button Reindeer Cupcakes

Here’s another version of Milk Button Reindeer Cupcakes.  We recently featured slightly different Milk Button Reindeers in a  previous post. Those ones had pretzel antlers instead of the chocolate finger antlers on these guys. And there are a few other differences… But, because variety is the spice of life,  we wanted to give you options.  So pick your favorite, or what the heck, why not mix things up a bit and make both versions so that you have a couple of different little characters?  Regardless of which version you opt for, Milk Button Reindeer cupcakes are a lot of fun for Christmas, and the kids, especially, will love them.  Instructions for the ones shown above are very similar to the instructions we gave you in an earlier earlier post, but if these ones are your boys, fetch the instructions from Activity Bucket, by clicking here.

See All REINDEER CUPCAKES – click here.

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