Countdown Cupcakes (New Year's Eve)

New Year's Eve Countdown Clock Cupcakes Ring in the new year with these "Countdown Cupcakes" that are assembled to resemble a clock.  You can make them as fancy or as simple as you'd like.  I made a buttermilk cupcake recipe with a swiss meringue buttercream, but you could easily use a more simple box cake and just focus on decorating!

I covered a 12-inch cake board, and I covered it with silver lining paper.  (A 14-inch cake board would work fine, too. OR, you can simply cut out cardboard.   I then attached the hands of a clock.

vanilla cupcakes

I then iced the cupcakes and piped dark chocolate roman numerals onto the cupcakes: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII.

Roman Numerals Piped onto Cupcakes

vanilla cupcake with vanilla icing

Simply assemble the cupcakes like the numbers on a clock.  You'll have a great centerpiece for your New Year's Party!

New Year's Eve Countdown Cupcakes