Bubbly Cupcakes in Silver and Gold

It’s hard for me to believe that the year 2013 is reaching its end and a new year will be beginning!   The older I get … the faster time flies ;)

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve?   Will you be attending an adult affair or one that includes the entire family?  Will you toast with champagne?  I have a bottle of “the bubbly” that can be shared with everybody … pssst, it’s not really champagne … it’s chocolate shaped like a champagne bottle …

chocolate cocktail bubbly cupcakes

I was very excited when I opened a box of goodies from SweetWorks that included this chocolate bottle and even happier with the gold and silver candies!  I am sure that you have seen cookies and cakes decorated with silver and gold dragees … you know those little silver balls that most of us have eaten at some point in time.   Well … let me tell you that they are virtually impossible to find in California … most distributors will not ship here, due to legal action quite a few years ago!  I was very happy to have a great alternative …

Chocolate Champagne Gumballs, Sixlets & Pearls Cupcakes


This is what I used to make my bubbly and sparkly cupcake platter …

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Make some curly silver and gold decorations by wrapping the chenille stems around a knitting needle (pencil or whatever you have) …

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I gathered five of these curly stems, wrapped another stem around the ends and attached them to the top of the bottle with hot glue.

champagne bubble cupcakes

I frosted my cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting in a pastry bag and a #22 tip … added gumballs, Sixlets and pearls randomly … then I added the sparkle …

champagne new year's cupcakes


I dip a brush in the Disco Dust and tap the brush … a little goes a long way!

Happy New Year Cupcakes


These cupcakes are fun, sparkly, kid friendly and versatile …


Bubbly Cocktail Cupcakes

I wish you a happy and safe New Year!

♦  I share my stuff with these fun parties  ♦

Thank you to SweetWorks for the box of surprises!

















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19 Responses to Bubbly Cupcakes in Silver and Gold

  1. Don’t you just love using a fan brush with disco and luster dust? It’s my favorite tool when working with the edible dusts. Your cupcakes are so pretty. Pinning.

  2. Dinaz says:

    Awesome. Where can I get that chocolate bottle from? What is in it?
    Happy 2014 to you, the peanut butter man, sons 1,2 and 3!!

    • Thank you Dinaz :) I got the bottle directly from SweetWorks … call them and ask for possible locations near you … and it’s 14 ounces of milk chocolate … I should crack that baby open!

  3. Kathleen Richardson says:

    Are you working with the same camera, Brenda? These photos are really good. What a deceptively simple idea for decorating the cupcakes!

  4. Karene says:

    Very Festive!

  5. Anna Bennett says:

    I love the decorations on the cup cakes. They look so awesome. What is in the Silver Container?
    And where do you get the gold glitter from?

    • Thank you Anna :) The silver container is empty … it’s an old cocktail shaker. I bought the gold glitter at a cake decorating supply store … there is probably something very similar at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby in the cake department … or there is always Amazon!

  6. Ellen says:

    Love the sparkly cupcakes, they look good enough to eat…LOL

  7. My favorite way to celebrate the new year, well, it’s just about my favorite way to celebrate anything – with glitter! Love the cupcakes!

  8. Brenda, I love that last photo, so cool the way the lights are hitting the balls and making beam of lights. Fast and fun idea for the new year. Wishing you a super 2014!

  9. Connie says:

    Enjoyed looking at this. You are impressive! Happy New Year to you and the family!

  10. Tavette says:

    There may have been a swallowing problem with dragees for children, but you’ve given us a wonderful alternative – Sixlets & those glorious gold & silver gumballs. Your “champagne” table is beautiful. That luster or gold dust really puts the finishing touch on everything. Adds elegance to an already real pretty cupcake.

    For the kids you could wrap a bottle of Coke or Sparkling Water in aluminum foil and then just use gold pipecleaners. Very festive.


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