3… 2… 1! Sweeten Up New Year’s Eve with Countdown Cupcakes

12/26/2013 at 08:00 AM ET

New Years Eve Ideas for Kids
Courtesy Family Fun

Letting your kids stay up past the stroke of midnight on Tuesday? Well, you’ll want to ring in 2014 with a some kid-friendly fanfare.

Champagne? Nope. Cupcakes? Oh, yes.

These cute cupcakes from the team at FamilyFun are the sweetest countdown concept—literally. Have a pre-party with the kids by creating an edible clock (with moveable cookie hands!), with each tiny cake representing the final hours before the New Year (we won’t tattle if you start with store-bought cupcakes). Add party hats and noisemakers, and you’ve got a celebration at any hour.

Cue ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

Countdown Cupcakes
13 cupcakes
White and colored frosting
Colored sugar sprinkles
2 wafer cookies

1. Decorate 13 cupcakes with white frosting and colored sugar sprinkles.

2. Give 12 of the cupcakes frosting numerals, piped on with a pastry bag and tip or a zip-top bag with the corner snipped off.

3. Arrange the cupcakes on a platter. Trim two wafer cookies into clock hands and set them in place at the base of the center cupcake.

—Brooke Showell

FILED UNDER: Cake , Kids

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