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!


















21 thoughts on “Bubbly Cupcakes in Silver and Gold

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


    • 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!


      • Sadly, the disco dust is not edible because it’s plastic craft glitter–even though it’s sold in cake deco supply shops. It’s to be used on decorations that will be removed before eating–the same way you’d remove candles or plastic toys.

        Edible glitter is available in the cake departments of hobby stores, but it’s not plastic and it’s made from sanding sugar, gum arabic [cake sparkles], or gelatin.


  2. 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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