New Year’s Eve Cake Ideas That Shine!

Ring in the new year with style — cake style, that is! From clocks to fireworks, buttercream to fondant, here are some New Year’s Eve party cakes and ideas that really sparkle. While they may be good for almost any occasion, these creations really shine when welcoming in the New Year!

Green Cake with NYE Decorations

Photo via Coco Cake Land

Sparkly silver decor and peppermint party cake:

Go for a different color scheme: mint green, pastel pink, white and silver! As long as there’s silver or shine involved, and a handsome sprinkling of confetti, your party will scream New Year’s Eve.

Tiered Golden Cake

Cake by Sugar Bee Sweets; photo via Green Wedding Shoes

Golden sparkly shine New Year’s Eve wedding party:

I do love the idea of getting married on New Year’s Eve — everyone’s already in a festive, partying mood and ready for doses of sparkle, glitter and champagne. This golden tower of four tiered-cake-ness is ready for such a party is glamorous, modern and just sparkly enough.

New Years Eve Cake & Cupcakes

Photo via Ascarella

Tick-tock clock cake and cupcakes:

Cute, clever and easy breezy — I like this cake for its simplicity but you could use the idea as a template for a clock of many colors — silver or gold leaf fondant main cake and metallic-striped cupcakes, for instance.

NYE Fireworks Cake

Photo via Katja’s Kupcakes

Star-burst fireworks piped buttercream cake:

This clever cake is bursting with color — literally! Piped lines in different colors and sizes create the illusion of beautiful fireworks exploding against the night sky. I like the sparkly dots of icing all over as well — it looks like stars, or glitter fall-out from the fireworks.

Cake Shaped Like Champagne Bucket with Open Champagne

Photo via Sweet Grace Cakes

Break out the bubble champagne bottle cake:

Stars, bubbles, an awesome bucket of “ice” and a big old champagne bottle — this cake really takes the New Year’s Eve cake! Hard not to think “celebration” when you see a cake such as this!

Small Cake, Geometric Design

Cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop; photo via Green Wedding Shoes

Black tie modern New Year’s party cake:

If cool, sparkly and on-trend is what you’re looking for, this black-tie geometric theme with a touch of gold sparkle should do the trick. I would top this with a glittery gold cake topper, too!

Heart-Shaped Rose Clock Cake -

Around the Clock cake via Bluprint member C-MAC

Roses and hearts clock cake:

Why not girl-ify your New Year’s Eve? Perfectly piped roses and leaves surrounding a forever ticking clock — youth is wasted on the young, right?

Shooting Stars Cake

Photo via No More Tiers

Blast of stars cake:

I like the simplicity but mostly the idea of this shooting star cake. The shooting star motif would look so pretty climbing up a tiered cake with a burst of stars coming out of the top, no?

New York, New York Cake Topped with Disco Ball

Photo via Taylor Lord Photography for Style Me Pretty

The night is young disco ball topped wedding cake:

This tiered star-covered cake was created for a New Year’s Eve wedding. I love the gradient of stars from bright yellow to tiny dragée and the black silhouette of the cityscape. Nothing says “let’s hit the dance floor hard” like a disco ball topped wedding cake!

What says New Years Eve to you — clocks, stars, fireworks? What kind of cake would you make? A vintage glam cake with plenty of sparkle and bling, such as a cake from Marina Sousa’s online class the Jeweled Wedding Cake? Or a gravity-defying cake — a Dali-inspired melting clock creation like one of Lauren Kitchens’ designs?

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