Dec 262017
 

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

While I don’t love staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve anymore, my kids sure do. I am used to going to bed around 9-9:30 pm, so midnight is a real struggle for me. With that being said, I figured that a little sugar rush would keep me up for a while. I came up with these fun New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes, which are not only loaded with sugar (doh!), they are perfect for New Year’s Eve festivities.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

Here’s what you need:

  • 8 Mini Cupcakes, prepared and unfrosted
  • 1 Can Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 pkg. Mini Chewy Sweetarts
  • 8 Yellow Gumballs
  • 8 Clear Plastic Shot Glasses
  • 8 Toothpicks, with frilly cellophane tops
  • Gold and Silver Sugar Crystals

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

Here’s what you do:
1. Frost your cupcakes using a piping bag and tip, or you can just spread it on in a thick layer by hand if you like. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can accomplish the same effect with a Ziploc bag!
2. Sprinkle the gold and silver sugar all over the frosting.

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

3. Next, pour some of the candy into each shot glass and fill almost halfway.
4. Place a cupcake into each glass.

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

5. Poke a gumball onto each toothpick, and poke a toothpick down into the frosting on top each cupcake. If it’s easier, the ball can just rest on top the frosting.

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

And just like that you have a Fun New Year’s Eve treat to serve to your family – or whoever you are spending the night with.

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

I know my kids are going to love eating these fun Ball Drop Cupcakes on New Year’s Eve!

 If you're looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year's Eve, try making some of these New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes for a festive dessert.

If you’re looking for a fun sweet treat to serve on New Year’s Eve, try making some of these festive New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes. What a fun way to send off the year.

  35 Responses to “New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes”

  1. You have come up with a great New Years treat for the kids. I will remember this idea for the eve or another big night for the our family.

  2. These are so cute! and oh so cleaver! I think I may make a gluten free version for our new years bash this year! I’m so excited!

  3. These cupcakes are so cute and festive, they are just perfect for New Year’s Eve. I think my entire family would get a huge kick out of these!

  4. These are great for New Year’s! They’re going on my New Year’s Pinterest board for when my kiddos are old enough for them. 🙂

  5. These are so cute! I will be eating these early with you, the kids can do their best to stay up late and save these for the magic hour, but I will be well-rested New Year’s Day too!

  6. The cupcakes were a huge hit on New Years Eve! so beautiful to look at and so delicious to eat.

  7. You always have some cute and unique ideas. I love the sounds and looks of the New Years Eve Ball Drop cupcakes.

  8. These cupcakes look so good! My son would love to try one of them! They would be perfect for a party treat.

  9. These cupcakes look so good! My son would love to try one of them!

  10. Sweettarts in cupcakes sounds good! I struggle to stay awake past ten but we are going out this new years, should be an interesting adventure!

  11. These are so cute! We are going to a NYE party with some friends, I would love to make these for the party!

  12. So cute! I love having a fun treat like this for the kids when we party it up all night on NYE!

  13. Now that reminds me of NYC ;).. great recipe and that ball drop cupcakes look yuuum

  14. These are so cute and i have a friend who was looking for a great recipe for New Years and I honestly think she would love this, sending this her way. Thanks!

  15. I rarely eat sugar these days. And when I had some at my friend’s house on Christmas, it knocked me right out. I was exhausted! Lol. But those cupcakes are so cute. And I love that they have a New Years Eve ball on them…such a great touch.

  16. My little ones would love this. I mean what a fun cupcake.

  17. Those cupcakes look super cute! I love the idea behind them, and I love how adorable they are. They’re perfect for New Year’s Eve!

  18. These are so super cute! I am always at a loss of what to put out on NYE and now I have the perfect idea.

  19. These are super cute. What a fun treat for New Years Eve!

  20. What a cute and fun idea! My birthday is New Year’s Eve so we go all out with a party and lots of food. We will have to make these!

  21. We are hosting a party with kids this New Years and these are perfect! What a great idea!

  22. That’s totally awesome! It’s also not so easy to stay up ’til midnight when your body clock is not used to it. I think this is perfect for that sugar rush we all need.

  23. These look so fun and festive! I will have to make them with my kids to ring in the New Year!!!

  24. These are adorable! They would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration! I might have to make a few for our tiny family celebration.

  25. My kids would be all over celebrating the new year with these yummy cupcakes. I’d certainly stay up to midnight for a taste of these.

  26. These are absolutely adorable and look delicious. We’re hosting a Noon Years Eve Party this weekend!

  27. Seriously cute cupcake design! I love the idea of the “ball drop.” I am sharing the recipe with my sister. She and her daughter would have so much fun making this. I’ll make some too for the grandchildren to enjoy this New Year.

  28. These are such a fun treat for New Year’s Eve! Plus, they look so good, I wouldn’t mind one right now will have to give them a try. X

  29. These are really cute! I LOVE chewy Sweetarts! Sweetarts are my favorite candy in any way, shape, or form! I hope you have a good New Year and make it to midnight to welcome in 2018!

  30. OMG!! How cute are these?? I love the layered look, seriously adorable and unique to boot!

  31. These are the cutest and I love that they are a family friendly treat for NYE! We are attending a party this weekend and these would be great to bring along.

  32. What super cute and easy recipe! I love making cupcakes for the kids and these would be great for as a New Year’s Eve treat.

  33. These are so fun! I Would have never thought to add a gumball on the top – how creative. Also love the yellow!

  34. These look delicious and I bet the family enjoyed them last night!

  35. These do look fun! Happy New Year to you!