New Year’s Eve Cakes

New Year's Eve clock cake by Nathalie's Taarten via Mjam Taart and NYE cupcake toppers by Paper Scissors Cake

Have you ever been at a New Year’s Eve party where the party just flops after the countdown? Everyone expects something to happen when the clock strikes 12 but nothing does? Avoid this post-countdown lull at your party by making sure you have a spectacular New Year’s Eve cake ready to serve!

An official cake cutting with candles or sparklers popping really gets the new year off to a kick-start. Afterall, what’s a party without a cake? Just a meeting …..That famous line from baking guru, Julia Child!

For custom cake decorators, New Year’s Eve cakes are a great way of increasing your festive cake sales. So update your Facebook page or website now and let your customers know how to make their New Year’s eve party really sparkle!

Dutch cake designer, Nathalie’s Taarten, has created the fabulous old style black and gold clock cake above for a special New Year’s Eve party – perfect for when the clock strikes twelve!  (Image via Dutch magazine, Mjam Taart).

To make matching cupcakes for this New Year’s Eve cake design, check out the antique clock cupcake toppers and lots more vintage party cake toppers from Paper Scissors Cake (above left).

My Cake have also designed a cute New Year’s eve cake featuring lots of clocks turning twelve.  The full tutorial is available here: New Year’s eve cake with clock cake toppers.

New Year's Eve cakes by JHewitt on Cake and sparkler-wedding-cake (Image Peony Events Company)

A champagne bucket cake is always going to create a wow factor for a New Year’s eve party and we have a wonderful vintage champagne cake design for a New Year’s Eve wedding from J. Hewitt on Cake Central.  A mini champagne bucket and a baby champers bottle is all you need to create a sparkling cake topper for your wedding cake.

New Year’s eve is one of the best nights of the year to host a wedding reception so if you’re making a New Year’s eve wedding cake, make full use of sparklers to ensure a spectacular cake cutting ceremony.  Extra long sparklers are available in most party stores and really add pizzazz to a New Year’s eve wedding cake. (Image above right via Pinterest).

For a simple, but effective cake design for a New Year’s eve cake, a number cake topper is really all you need. The chocolate cake design below left uses a simple topper and a dusting of stars to ring in the new year in style. (Image: Better Homes & Gardens).

Candles are key for a New Year’s eve cake and the cake design below right (from German blogger, Torten Tante) makes clever use of sparklers positioned right behind the 2012 candle cake topper to create a magical cake fireworks display!

chocolate New Year's Eve cake from Torten Tante blog (left) and New Year's Eve cake (right) from Better Homes and Gardens

For a super quick New Year’s eve cake, the the two cake designs below left are perfect. You’ll find all the details for the chocolate glitter cake here from Desserts For Breakfast.

To create the cake below right (from Ruffled), just twhip up a caramel flavoured buttercream and sprinkle it with edible gold glitter.  Then get out some wooden skewers and tinsel to make these super glam gold pom poms! See the tutorial here from 36th Avenue.

new year's eve cakes

Readers might also be interested in our features on Metallic Gold Cakes and Silver Cakes.

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