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