Five days into the new year. I hope you are all still sticking to your resolutions.
I try to be a realist (i.e., cynical and negative. whatever.) and skip ahead to where I no longer stick to the resolution.
You resolve to work out more, I don’t even bother exerting initial effort. JustÂ sit my lazy ass on the couch and watchÂ baseball offseason updates, or Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Vowing to manage stress better? I take onÂ double theÂ work from last year, inevitablyÂ throwing a tantrum on the kitchen floor and shoving my fists intoÂ hastilyÂ madeÂ champagne jello shots (I had to remake them a second time).
Quit smoking? I will probablyÂ begin smoking and somehowÂ be the first person to useÂ it as a gateway drug to crack.
In the meantime, while you spent time thinking on how to improve yourself for the new year, I spent time deciding how to fatten people up properly.
I created a New Year’s Eve dessert table.
Gold and teal. Or turquoise? Ask a man, it’s green.
I created gold glitter cake pops, and whipped up some chocolate cupcakes topped with ganache-covered strawberries.
What would a 1 Fine Cookie table be without sugar cookies? 2012 cookie sandwiches, and a repeat of my popular champagne glass cookies. I make those often for weddings, engagement parties,Â and bridal showers.
I get a kick out of three-dimensional cookies. I have another one in mind for a future post…
These star tower cookies were incredibly easy to make, and I covered them inÂ luster dust for shimmer.
And of course, my cupcake-stuffed strawberries. If you want the recipe for those click here.
I brushed gold luster dust on the strawberries. It’s like the Midas Touch, but this time you can still eat the strawberries and nobody’s kid turns into a gold statue. That would suck.
Small macaroons too. Shaped like stars. These are for people who freak out over tiny things. Like my mom. She loves tiny figurines. They serve no purpose but to make her gush and freak out over how cute and tiny they are.
I actually sat on one of these by mistake. Don’t ask how it ended up under my butt.
Use these ideas for inspiration for your own dessertÂ table. Not just for New Year’s Eve, but for any glitzy and glam occasion. Or if you have an unhealthy obsession with glitter.
You can also make these champagne jello shots, which are more like tall shooters consideringÂ they fill regular glasses. Recipe here.
Happy New Year! Now excuse me while I watch my DVR recording of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Recipe for cupcake-stuffed strawberries.
Recipe for champagne jello shots.
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