Confetti Cupcake Clock

Guest post by Nicole Triebe of Windy City Dinner Fairy

The end of the decade is near! It’s so hard to believe that this year is almost over and another New Year’s Eve is upon us.

Confetti cupcakes displayed like clock

For the last few New Years, we’ve traded waiting in line for drinks at the bar to a good meal and craft cocktails with friends at home. It’s been a nice change, and it gives me a chance to show off my hosting skills! We’ll be doing something low key this year since baby dinner fairy has joined us, and maybe invite some friends over with kids of their own! That means I’m keeping things light and colorful to ring in the new decade… 2020!!

New Year's Cupcakes

I’ve made filled cupcakes plenty of times in the past and they’re always a hit with my clients! It’s a fun surprise for people that aren’t expecting that burst of flavor inside each cupcake. These confetti-filled cupcakes take it a step further, and give you a little texture burst when you bite into them! The kids will especially love when the sprinkle “confetti” comes pouring out with the first bite.  A perfectly colorful way to celebrate the new year!

Start by baking your cupcakes. Boxed cake or from scratch, it doesn’t matter!  Choose a flavor you and your guests will love. If you’re using a boxed cake mix, I like to replace the water that a typical box cake calls for with milk. It makes them taste like they’re made from scratch! Your guests will never know the difference!

What do I need to make New Years’s Eve Confetti cupcakes?

  • 1 dozen cupcakes
  • Buttercream
  • Confetti “sprinkles”
  • A piping bag or sandwich bag
  • Apple corer or knife
  • Candy numbers


How do I make New Years’s Eve Confetti cupcakes?

  1. Prepare your batter according to the box instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in each of the cups of a muffin tin. I chose to use gold liners to put an extra festive touch on these New Year’s Eve confetti cupcakes
  3. Using an ice cream scoop with release, place one scoop of batter in each cup.
  4. Bake the cupcakes for 13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Baking times may vary by oven, so watch your cupcakes carefully.
  5. Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled completely, using a knife or an apple corer, remove a dime size circle in the center of the cupcake.
  6. Create your confetti sprinkle mix by combining a mix of rainbow sprinkles in a 9 oz Solo paper cup.
  7. Creating a spout-like shape by pressing on both sides of the solo cup so that you can easily pour the sprinkles into the hole. Fill to the top.
  8. Pipe buttercream on top and sprinkle with additional confetti sprinkles.

Confetti Cupcakes with sprinkles inside

Enjoy, and Happy New Year!


Topics: food, dessert, New Years Eve, DIY, party