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New Year’s Eve Cupcakes

What better way to celebrate than with New Year's Eve cupcakes? To decorate, simply mold AirHead candies into champagne bottles, flutes and streamers. Happy New Year! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • Assorted jimmies
  • Green, white and red Air Heads candies
  • Gold pearl dust

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with jimmies. If necessary, microwave candies on high for 3- to 5-second intervals to soften. Form green candies into champagne bottles. Cut squares from white candies to form labels; press gently onto bottles to attach. Brush bottle tops with pearl dust.
  • Shape white candy into champagne flutes. Cut thin strips of red candies; twist to form streamers. Decorate cupcakes with bottles, champagne flutes and streamers as desired. Store in an airtight container.
Editor’s Note: Pearl dust is available from Wilton Industries. Call 1-800/794-5866 or visit www.wilton.com.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake: 269 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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