If you need a special dessert for New Year’s Eve, consider making this “cupcake clock.”
It works as a standalone dessert for a smaller group, or as a centerpiece for a larger dessert table.
The clever concept is from Lauryn Cohen, a.k.a the blogger Bella Baker, known for her creative treats.
For this recipe, Lauryn makes mini espresso cupcakes, but you can make any flavor and size. The hands of the clock are pretzel rods, swirled with chocolate.
If you’re looking for a lighter dessert for Christmas, or want to bake a special gift, try Lauryn’s red, green and white holiday meringues recipe.
Lauryn’s Book, Sweet Gifts: 95 Fabulous Holiday Desserts & Crafts, is available at Barnes & Noble bookstores and other retailers nationwide.
A cupcake countdown to the new year. Photo courtesy Blog.BellaBaker.com.
TIPS FOR BAKING PERFECT CUPCAKES
Here are tips from Lauryn for baking perfect cupcakes every time:
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