5D4B3603 - NYE Ball Drop Cupcakes

New Year’s Eve ball cupcakes

Yield 12 servings



  1. To make the frosting, combine softened butter, powdered sugar, and cocoa in a large mixing bowl. Beat with handheld mixer on high until frosting is light and fluffy.
  2. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a decorating tip.
  3. Unwrap Lindt truffles.
  4. To make gold paint, mix gold food coloring dust with vodka in a small bowl until a paint forms. Roll each truffle in paint until all sides are coated. Use a brush if needed to smooth out gold paint. Two coats will likely be necessary.
  5. Insert a toothpick into each of the painted truffles and stand them up on a small block of Styrofoam. Allow painted truffles to dry.
  6. Pipe frosting in a swirl pattern on each cupcake.
  7. Decorate each cupcake by placing a gold truffle on top.
  8. Make New Year’s Eve cupcake picks using the linked template.  Print out two copies and cut out messages. Glue both sides back-to-back on a gold or black painted decorative pick.*
  9. Place decorative picks on each cupcake.
  10. Serve.

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Recipe by Grateful | at