New Year's Eve Cupcakes

New Year’s Eve Cupcakes

What better way to ring in the New Year than with cupcakes? To decorate, simply mold Airhead candy into champagne bottles, flutes and streamers [instructions]. Happy New Year!

[alert type=”info”] Prep: 1 hour Yield: 24 Servings [/alert]


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[li]1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting[/li]
[li]Cupcakes of your choice[/li]
[li]Assorted jimmies[/li]
[li]Green, white and red Air Heads candies[/li]


Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with jimmies. If necessary, microwave candies on high for 3- to 5-second intervals to soften. Form green candies into champagne bottles. Cut squares from white candies to form labels; press gently onto bottles to attach. Brush bottle tops with pearl dust.

Shape white candy into champagne flutes. Cut thin strips of red candies; twist to form streamers. Decorate cupcakes with bottles, champagne flutes and streamers as desired. Store in an airtight container. Yield: varies.

Originally published as New Year’s Eve Cupcakes in Taste of Home’s Cupcake of the Week Newsletter , p12/28/2009

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