“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

♥Sparkling New Year's Eve Cupcakes♥ Start 2010 with a touch of class!


Champagne frosted cupcakes bring in the New Year with sparkle! Dress up your favorite flavor of cupcakes adding a little bit of sparkle to end the old year and to bring in the new. Display on your buffet or dining table with a few of these cutie pies sitting atop a few of your martini or wine glasses. Use edible glitter to bring out their best side as you ring in 2010. (Non-alcoholic champagne can be purchased at Walmart, Sam's Club and a variety of other well known stores.)

Champagne Frosting

3/4 cup shortening (Crisco vegetable shortening works the best)
3/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons champagne (non-alcoholic champagne is easily found at a variety of stores)
4 1/2 cups XXX powdered sugar

In a bowl beat shortening and butter until combined. Beat in champagne. Beat in sifted powdered sugar.

If necessary, beat in additional champagne to make frosting spreading consistency. Add strawberry, orange, or vanilla flavoring if you wish. Top frosted cupcakes with edible glitter! What a great way to usher out a decade that, by all accounts, really fell flat!

9 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Now MiMi sweetie...
You mentioned calories in the post prior, I notice no calories posted on this one. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Oh my gosh, that recipe sounds absolutely delish, and I am sure with 4 1/2 cups of sugar cannot be legal for a insulin diabetic. Do you have a recipe around someone like me? I want it to taste as good just not be as leathal. I love it.

Happy New Year Sweetie. I so love coming to visit you. It has been a phenomenal year hasn't iit?

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

GWENDOLYN said...

Mimi,
I am so drooling over the cupcakes and the blood orange cake!! Thanks for sharing these yummies.
Blessings and hugs!
Gwen

Debbi said...

YUMMMM...I have so enjoyed all your recipes you have shared during the holidays! I have printed out many!
thanks:)

Lisa said...

First LOVE your new look!! Awesome!
Second as I need to go on a diet I will skip your most wonderful and generous recipes! It is so sweet to share them. I will eat it ALL if I cook so I try not to! hehe
Hugs, Lisa

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the beautiful New Year look of your blog. Always scrumptious recipes from you. Yum! Definitely can only find non-alcoholic anything around here. Wishing you a wonderful day. Blessings, Tammy

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Oh my my my, those are incredible, and I have to give them a try!! Thank you for sharing, they look divine, and your blog is GORGEOUS!!
Happy New Year to you,
♥ Teresa

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

We all started Blogging in this last decade, so how can you say it fell flat? We wouldn't have met!

~ Sara ~ said...

OHH, how I wish I had time to make some. Oh well, maybe next year! As quickly as this one has flown it won't take long in getting. :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Cottage Rose said...

OH Gosh Mimi; I almost licked my laptop screen..... yummy yum!!!!!!!! they look so D e l i s h! love the glitter..
Happy New Year.

Hugs;
Alaura