Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve bash? These are the perfect cupcakes for your countdown to midnight. Vanilla bean cupcakes with white chocolate frosting, gold sprinkles and sparklers are definitely the way to party in style. I love having bite-sized treats for New Year’s Eve because everyone is mingling, eating and drinking at their own pace and finger foods are great for crowds.
You can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla cupcake, but I upped it a notch with my favorite flavoring – vanilla bean paste. I love seeing those little vanilla seeds in baked good and ice creams. The white chocolate frosting is a perfect accompaniment to the cupcake. I didn’t want a colored or chocolate frosting for our New Year’s party and an all white cupcake definitely makes a statement.
It also shows off the beautiful gold sprinkles. I seriously have a sprinkle (and paper straw) addiction. New Year’s Eve is extra special so some extra sparkle or bling is necessary for the occasion. Speaking of extra sparkle, I topped my cupcakes with sparklers. Talk about some serious glow! Please be sure to read package directions, because even cake specific sparklers say they are for outdoor use only.
For table decorations, I am keeping with a simple black and gold theme. Gold, stemless champagne flutes with gold straws are for the bubbly. Cake stands on a black tablecloth show off the yummy cupcakes and create an interesting display with different heights. My friends at Revel created some beautiful laser-cut gold-leaf wooden “cheers” signs for my tablescape. These would also be perfect if you were having a formal dinner for a place setting.
I hope you have a fun, happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year, while enjoying some delicious sweet treats with family and friends!
Until next time,
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