Clocks and Top Hats for New Year’s

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Today is December 28, 2011 … in a few short days it will be 2012 … time is just flying by!

Can you tell that I recycle?  I am not talking about cans and bottles … but crafty ideas.  Yes, I know … another marshmallow hat and I used the same concept from the snow globes to make clocks.   Hey, don’t judge me … I just do simple stuff.  OK, I promise … no more marshmallow hats … at least for a while;)

This is what you will need …

  • White Fudge Oreo cookies (or dip your Oreos)
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Wafer Cookies (Famous from Nabisco)
  • Small Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties (York)
  • White Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Edible Sparkly Stuff (such as Disco Dust or sugar crystals)
  • Lollipop sticks

First, let me show you Disco Dust … I have used it before .. it is available at cake supply stores (or online) in many colors.  It truly reminds me of craft glitter.  Using a dry brush, dip it in the dust and then tap the brush … it goes a long way … but it isn’t exactly cheap … so I catch the leftover on a paper napkin to save every bit I can.

To get started on the hats … put a stick in a marshmallow … dip it in melted dark chocolate and place it on wax paper … pop in the fridge to harden up …

Now dip the chocolate covered marshmallow in melted white chocolate and sprinkle some sugar on it (I used silver sanding sugar and white crystal sugar) to give it a little sparkle.  Then place it on a chocolate wafer cookie.  Several people have asked me where to find these chocolate cookies … I get them at my grocery store on the cookie aisle but some times they are with the ice cream cones.  If you can’t find them … how about making a puddle of dark chocolate on wax paper about 2-1/4″ … or dip a “sugar” cookie in chocolate?

To make the clocks … use an edible marker to draw on the white Oreo … and a paring knife to trim any uneven edges …

I used a squeeze bottle to draw a rim of white chocolate on the edge of the clock face and add gold Disco Dust … and don’t forget to do this on a paper napkin so you can save the excess Disco Dust …

When the chocolate has hardened, use a clean brush to remove the excess glitter and save it …

Put a little melted white chocolate on the small peppermint patty … place a clock face on it … and hold it for a minute …

Here are some more easy peasy cupcake ideas …

Just put the cookie clock face on a frosted cupcake!

Or better yet … put the whole clock on a cupcake!

Do you have any plans for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day?  Are you staying home with family … or going to a “fancy schmancy”  party?

Whatever you are doing … these little treats will fit the bill!  I hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

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20 thoughts on “Clocks and Top Hats for New Year’s

    • Thank you 🙂 The cups are actually paper brioche cups. I love using them for sprinkles and reusing them. I bought them at one of my local cake decorating stores … but I’m not sure which one. If you google “brioche cups” there are many results … they also come in brown. If you live in the LA area … I recommend Kake Kreations or New York Cake West. P.S. I love the cake in your Gravatar!


      • Thank you for responding so quickly! I think I may be able to find them at Sur la Table store. If not online. I come down to Disneyland often can you tell me what cities those stores are in? I did go to one close to Anaheim last time
        I was there but was a bit disappointed with it. I really had figured LA would have great resources!
        Thank you for the compliment on my cake. I love making fun treats and cakes.


        • Sur la Table is a good possibility. Kake Kreations is in Canoga Park (San Fernando Valley), New York Cake West is in West Los Angeles. Give them a call first. What area do live in? Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you?


  1. What a lovely idea. Wish I had someplace to use them New Year’s Eve or Day. As it is, my brother and his wife are having all family over for a buffet with dessert and they are supplying everything as their gift to us.

    Thanks for showing us that treats that look complicated are not so difficult when we follow your instructions step by step.


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