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New Year’s Cupcake Ideas: Resolve to Have a Sweet Year!

As another year comes to an end, people around the world prepare to welcome a brand new one full of possibilities and, of course, cupcakes! Be inspired to ring in the New Year with this collection of New Year’s cupcake ideas and decorated treats for your end of year celebration!

Sweet Little Pink New Year's Cupcake

Photo via Victorious Cupcakes

Cheers! party cupcakes

This adorable celebratory cupcake by Victorious Cupcakes is the perfect way to toast to the New Year in a sweet manner! The tutorial, printed in the Good to Know Recipes magazine, demonstrates how to create fondant champagne glasses from a silicone mold and painting it gold with shimmer dust combined with clear alcohol. The cupcake topper was embellished with metallic sugar balls adhered with edible glue. Personalize the topper with a New Year’s message with the use of embossing letters.

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Elegant Cupcakes for New Years Eve

Photo via Victorious Cupcakes

Elegant New Year cupcakes

Aside from the traditional toasting at midnight, New Year’s Eve commemorations are not complete without a countdown clock and fireworks! For this tutorial via Good to Know Recipes, Victorious Cupcakes created these chic and delicious cupcakes, filled with champagne truffles. The surface of the cupcakes is covered completely with black fondant with the use of icing, while the images printed on edible rice paper were adhered over the top. This technique is especially useful when the need for intricate designs is required, such as logos, photos, etc.

Very Cute New Year's Baby Cupcakes

Photo via Lynlee’s Petite Cakes

Baby New Year cupcake

This celebratory cupcake is topped with fondant decorations, all symbolizing the many motifs of a New Year’s Eve bash! Baby New Year, modeled out of fondant, is holding the sparkly ball adorned with white pearl candies and shimmer dust for the big drop. The year, cut out with number cutters, is surrounded by the clock approaching midnight, a noise blower and bells to ring in the new year. The detailed fondant cake topper could be utilized as a centerpiece or its elements can be broken up to embellish additional cupcakes.

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Assorted Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Photo via Mimicafe Union 

New Year fondant cupcake toppers

These colorful and absolutely adorable cupcake toppers were modeled and cut out of fondant by the amazing Mimicafe Union. Several of the flat toppers were created with a marbled technique, combining several colors, yet still providing a smooth surface. The intricate details were modeled out of fondant by hand, while shiny and glittery accents were added to the designs. Mimicafe Union is an expert at varying the expressions in her figures, along with their positioning, exemplified in these fondant cake toppers.

Cupcakes with Fondant Clock Toppers

Photo via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

New Year’s Eve midnight cupcakes

These sweet and festive New Year’s Eve cupcakes so adorably created by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen show the clock striking midnight with colorful party streamers. In the tutorial, the clocks are made out of round wafer cookies dipped in chocolate, with detailed piping applied once they are dry. The streamers are cleverly molded out of malleable candy to place over the perfectly iced cupcakes.

Cupcakes Topped with Disco Ball Toppers

Photo via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Ball drop cupcakes

For those who like to stay home and watch the ball drop on television at midnight, these incredibly clever and cute Ball Drop cupcakes by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are just the perfect addition to the New Year’s Eve celebration! The easy-to-follow tutorial demonstrates the construction of the ball dropping with the use of doughnut holes, homemade sprinkles, gumballs and lollipop sticks.

Cupcakes with Fireworks Toppers

Photo via i am baker

New Year’s fireworks cupcakes

The fireworks that are set off across the countless cities around the world commemorating the beginning of the new year are so beautifully captured in these sweet and sparkly cupcakes by i am baker. The tutorial illustrates how to create the designs out of chocolate and transfer them to your iced cupcakes.

Fondant New Year's Cupcake Toppers -

Photo via Craftsy member SweetCakebyDari

New Year’s fondant cupcake toppers

These gorgeous New Year’s fondant cupcake toppers were created by Craftsy member SweetCakebyDari in the course Advanced Fondant Techniques with Marina Sousa. With an elegant color palette, the different celebratory elements were captured throughout the designs and accentuated with gold luster dust and painted details.

2013 New Year's Cake - on

Photo via Craftsy member Jimmy Camacho

New Year cake

Craftsy member and cake artist Jimmy Camacho adorned this chic New Year cake with the combination of fondant, gum paste and royal icing details. The sparkly ball drop sits perfectly atop the tiered cake, while silver embellishments are placed around the perimeter of the square tiers. Member Project - Father Time New Year's Cake

Photo via Craftsy member Millmika3

Father Time and Baby New Year cake

Craftsy member and cake artist Millmika3 created this tiered cake in different shades of blue with Father Time and Baby New Year beautifully hand-molded out of fondant anchoring the very top tier.

What are your New Year’s cake decorating resolutions?




Lynlee Beckett

Thank you! We’re glad you liked the inspiration! ♥

Barb the Cake Lady

Where can I find the embossing letters set used in the first cupcake photo “Cheers!”? I love getting the daily Craftsy Blog in my inbox!

Lynlee Beckett

We’re so glad, Barb! So glad you find the blog posts helpful! As far as the embossing letters go, you can search on-line for text embossers or even cookie text stamp sets. The key is to ensure they are food safe! Hope this helps! ♥

Nancy Rodriguez

me parece maravilloso tu trabajo es femomenal-Gtacias y bendiciones para el año proximo.Un abrazo


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