Add a Little Star Power to your New Year’s Eve Cake

December 26th, 2012 by Ella Buitrago

Between the gift shopping, family reunions, decorating the house and holiday parties, we don’t always have enough energy to do the creative cake decorating that we would like for a New Year’s Eve party. Here’s an easy project that has bling and lots of fun for the grown-ups and little ones, not too intricate, but great for a fancy night.



Start two days before by molding the sign, cutting out the stars and curls:

Cutting Stars and Letters

Using the Letters/Numbers Mold (use white fondant with Gum-Tex to make it dry hard) mold out your message, let the letters dry flat over an arched fondant + Gum-Tex strip.

Cut out stars and swirls and let them dry overnight too.

The next day, bake your cake and cover it with white fondant (no Gum-Tex). Imprint the sides with different words related to the New Year’s Eve party (new year, happy, champagne, friends, family, toast) or even inside jokes that just your friends can relate with to make the occasion even more fun!

You can imprint the words with the Mark Any Message Set and mold the letters of the words with the Letter/Numbers Mold to make it look more stylish. Imprint and attach the words in different directions.

Decorating the Cake Sides

Pipe with white buttercream the imprinted words and dust (just pearl dust) or paint (pearl dust + lemon extract) with gold, silver and bronze pearl dust the molded words.

After that you can finish the Happy New Year sign.

Paint or dust the words in the sign with the gold, silver or bronze dusts, brush a little piping gel over the letters and sprinkle the gold hearts or stars to make it look like sequins.

Creating the Cake Topper

Attach the lollipop sticks to the signs with melted candy, let it harden (10 minutes in the cooler) and then insert the stick into the cake. Attach the stars to the sticks using melted candy.

Finish by placing some of the swirls on top of the cake.

Have a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Cake

Ella Buitrago Ella is a former freelance cake decorator in Wilton's Decorating Room, and former Wilton Method Instructor. Originally from Colombia, Ella is pursuing her Master's in Information Technology at Harvard University. She loves to travel, dogs, photography, food and beautiful cakes.

8 Replies

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  2. Karina says:

    hi good day! wanted to consult if Miami or Orlando, they have a store where you can get their products, because in March would be going on vacationand I would like to buy their products! thank you! I hope to answer! Greetings, karina

    • Ella Buitrago says:

      Hi Karina!,, sure you can buy Wilton products directly from the Wilton online store or in arts and crafts stores like Michaels, Joanns, AcMoore . At the bottom of this page you can find a link called “find a store” you can use it to look for stores specifically near the areas where you are vacationing.
      Good luck

  3. Md jaffar says:

    I wanna b train craft cakes

  4. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful Ella….great job

  5. Nanan Tonato says:

    Lovely idea for cake decoration. I will gonna try on my best buddies birthday.

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