Amongst Christmas and all of the Winter Holidays, let us not forget to plan a little something special to ring in the New Year. 2013 is quickly coming to a close. The last couple weeks should be fabulously packed with family, friends, and festivities – and I can’t wait. However, I do want to take a quick minute to remember all the incredible things 2013 brought and the great times ahead to look forward to in 2014.
When thinking of New Years Eve, lots of color, sparkle, and confetti come to mind. What better way to celebrate, right? For this Confetti Cake, I decided to pair a festive sprinkle frosting with a glittery, gold cake topper. The frosting mixes an assortment of sprinkles, quins, and nonpareils. It reminds me of the funfetti frosting from a can that I ate as a kid, but with real butter and vanilla flavor.
- 3 ounces egg white
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 - 1 cup sprinkles
- Place egg whites and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Gently whisk to combine.
- Place mixing bowl over a medium saucepan of water to create a double boiler.
- Heat over medium heat until the egg mixture is hot to the touch.
- When hot, move mixing bowl back to the mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
- Beat on high until the mixture is room temperature.
- Turn off mixer and swap out the whisk for the paddle attachment.
- Add in the butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Stir in the sprinkles.
The 2014 cake topper was fairly easy to create. Unfortunately, I did not take step-by-step photos for this tutorial, but I have some tips on how you can make your own:
- Use a template or cookie cutter to cut out the numbers in gold or yellow fondant, about 1/4 inch thick.
- Dip a wooden skewer in a bit of water or gum glue and carefully insert into the bottom of each number.
- Roll out gold or yellow fondant. Using a medium round pastry tip or small round cutter, cut out mini, sequin circles.
- With a bit of water or glum glue, cover the number with the “sequins,” overlapping here and there.
- Spray the numbers and the tops of the skewers with edible gold spray (like this kind), gold highlighter, or an airbrush.