Hump Day Snack: Champagne Cupcakes with Spun-Sugar Sparkle

You'll most likely be popping bottles of champagne for a midnight toast, but try your hand at these Champagne Cupcakes with Spun-Sugar Sparkle for a festive and delicious New Year's Eve treat.
By: Jamie Lisanti

You'll most likely be popping bottles of champagne to fill up your glasses for a toast at midnight. For a sensational, sweet complement, try these  Champagne Cupcakes with Spun-Sugar Sparkle. Instead of ordinary batter, use sugar, butter, flour, egg whites and almost a full cup of your favorite variety of champagne (try a light pink rosé or a traditional brut). Add a few tablespoons of the champagne into a simple buttercream frosting recipe keep the theme going. For the grand finale, spin sugar to resemble fireworks. With a finished cupcake in one hand and a full glass of champagne in the other, toast to health and happiness in 2015. Happy New Year!

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