Looking for a sweet festive treat for your upcoming New Year's Eve party? Running out of time to figure out a cute and family-friendly option? Look no further! These adorable countdown cupcakes say, "It's almost 2017 and the only thing that's going to keep me up til midnight is a healthy dose of sugar in my bloodstream!"
Applying the numbers for the clock-face is the only part that can be slightly tricky, but when you get it down, the results speak for themselves, saying, "Happy new year!"
- 1 box cake mix (plus ingredients from back of box)
- 1 tub whipped vanilla frosting
- 24 Oreo cookies
- Black food-safe marker/pen
Bake cake mix according to cupcake directions on the back of the box. Let them cool completely.
Carefully remove one side of the Oreo cookies, exposing the frosting. If cookie crumbs are present on the frosting, use a sharp knife to carefully scrape a thin layer off of the frosting, removing the crumbs with it.
Using a food safe marker or pen, draw a clock face onto the frosting of the Oreo cookies. Place cookie clocks on top of frosted cupcakes.
Frost the cooled cupcakes with a decorating bag and tip.
Finish off the cupcakes with colorful sprinkles.