New Year’s Eve Party Hat Cupcakes


Ring in the New Year with these adorable New Year’s Eve Party Hat Cupcakes! Made using sugar cones and a variety of sprinkles, these cute party hats also feature fun New Year’s Eve messages like “Cheers” and “NYE”. Use these cute party hats to top your favorite cupcake recipe and you’ve got a sweet way to start the new year right!
Makes: Makes about 24 cupcakes
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

One day in advance, make mini cone hats. Holding cone at tip, dip cone into cup of water, leaving 2½ in. of cone at tip dry. Hold for 10 seconds. Using knife, trim cone at water line. Repeat for 24 hats.

Place desired sprinkles in shallow bowls or plates. Using spatula, lightly ice cones with royal icing; immediately coat in sprinkles until cone is completely covered. Set on waxed paper to dry, about 1 hour.

Using Black icing color, tint ¼ cup royal icing black. Prepare 12 in. disposable decorating bag with tip 1 and black royal icing. Pipe messages on cones. Let dry, about 30 minutes.

Prepare 12 in. disposable decorating bag with tip 16. Pipe tops of hats; immediately cover with sprinkles. Pipe zig-zag along bottom base of each hat; immediately cover with sprinkles. Let dry on waxed paper, about 8 to 10 hours.

Step 2

Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in black cupcake liners.

Step 3

Decorate cupcakes. Prepare 2 recipes buttercream icing following recipe instructions. Prepare disposable decorating bag with tip 1M and white icing. Pipe rosette on each cupcake; top each cupcake with cone hat.

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Knife

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Ruler

Ruler

Shallow bowls

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Waxed paper

Waxed paper

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.

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