Happy New Year!
I personally cannot wait for 2010 to begin. Good riddance, 2009! We are lucky enough to spend a low key evening with a few close friends who are very special to us. Since champagne will be my drink of choice for the evening, I thought I'd give champagne cupckes a whirl. YUM! I think they taste great, and I'm hoping my friends will, too. The cupcake itself is a sort of white cake mixed with champagne, and the icing is a basic buttercream recipe with some more champagne added. Once the cupcakes cooled, I also brushed some champagne on top of them to soak into the cake.
I found this idea out of the Martha Stewart Cupcake Book, but adapted it with chocolate numbers and clock hands instead of icing and photocopies.
I didn't get as creative with the leftovers...just wrote 2010, which I am hoping turns out to be a great year for everyone.