Confetti Chamrry New Year's Cake

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Well, here we are our last post of 2016 and what better way to bring in the New Year then with Confetti Chamrry (a combo of the champagne and strawberry) New Year Cake. I was inspired by party poppers that shoot out confetti and people drinking champagne with strawberries to help celebrate the New Year. In this blog with will be using SupaCute’s Original Me Round Cake Push-pops.

 

 

New Year’s in Time Square Through the Years:

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photo credit: https://www.nytimes.com/store/

People celebrated New Year’s Eve in Times Square to welcome the year 1905 with fireworks and celebrate the new corporate headquarters of The New York Times,

The tradition of having a ball drop didn’t start until 1907 when the city banned shooting fireworks off the building. Thus, celebrants resorted to a new form of celebration, a ball drop. The Times adopted the custom and even took it a step further by making a ball of iron and wood and adorned with one hundred 25-watt light bulbs so that it could be seen at night from the ground far below. It was 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds”

1920, a 400 pound Ball made entirely of wrought iron replaced the original

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1942 and 1943: because of war time, the ceremony was suspended due to the WWII “dim-out” lighting restrictions in New York City. Although there was a little less sparkle those two years, crowds still gathered to ring in the New Year while also offering a moment of silence to the fallen.

1955: The Iron Ball was replaced with an aluminum ball. The ball weighed a mere 150 pounds. This Aluminum Ball remained unchanged until the 1980s”

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The 1980s: “red light bulbs and the addition of a green stem converted the Ball into an apple for the “I Love New York” marketing campaign from 1981 until 1988″. New York City Mayor Ed Koch gives the thumbs up sign as he flips a switch to test the Big Apple Ball.

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In 1995, the Ball was upgraded with aluminum skin, rhinestones, strobes, and computer controls, but the aluminum Ball was lowered for the last time in 1998.

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1999, The millennium celebration at the Crossroads of the World, the New Year’s Eve Ball was completely redesigned by Waterford Crystal and Philips Lighting.

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For the 100th anniversary of the Times Square Ball Drop tradition, in 2007, Waterford Crystal and Philips Lighting crafted a spectacular new LED crystal Ball. The incandescent and halogen bulbs of the past century were replaced by state-of-the-art Philips Luxeon LED lighting technology that dramatically increased the brightness and color capabilities of the Ball. 

A fun fact: In 1972, Dick Clark hosted the first ever “New Year's Rockin' Eve”

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What You’ll Need:

1 box Funfetti cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
6 cups powder sugar
4 tablespoons champagne
1 basket of strawberries

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Cake Layer:

Bake cake according to the box in a 9x13 pan. Once the cake has cooled completely use one of the cups and cut out the cake. Depending on your desired thickness the layers can be cut in half or even thirds.

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Frosting Layer:

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the butter until creamed. Add the powdered sugar and champagne and mix until the ingredients are evenly incorporated and the frosting is smooth and creamy. Pipe or spoon over cake

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Strawberry Layer:

Chop the strawberries into bite size pieces and layer on top of the frosting.

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Finishing Touches:

Add another layer of cake, add more frosting and crown with a strawberry on top.

This cake can last up to a week when covered.

For any questions about this recipe please contact me at:

coffee4nana@gmail.com

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And for a full list of my desserts you can visit my website:

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Until next time … in 2017!
Wishing you and yours a Safe and Happy New Year!

Dessert Girlie

December 29, 2016 by Monique Moussan
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