Champagne’s not something that I drink on a regular basis, so when it’s finally New Year’s Eve, I don’t mess around. I want it in all forms, which is why I’ve gathered these five champagne-flavored desserts. More! Champagne! You know, that doesn’t actually get me drunk… because parent life.
Top: Champagne Ombre Cake | Baking Ginger
It doesn’t get much easier than these Champagne Cake Balls at The Seasoned Mom, which use a store bought short-cut to expedite the whole process. If you’re worried about residual alcohol, check out Blair’s recommendation for a kid-friendly substitute. Because what kid can resist all those sprinkles?
This gorgeous Champagne Ombre Cake at Baking Ginger seems like the height of New Year’s Eve glamour. If a three-layer cake seems a little ambitious for your post-holiday baking, throw the amazing-sounding champagne buttercream onto simple cupcakes, and you’re good to go.
I love that these sophisticated Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles only call for four ingredients, and that two out of four of them are chocolate. Sold! Plus, they’ll still look totally impressive on your NYE spread and make great party favors if you have any left over. Thanks to The Suburban Soap Box for the recipe.
Okay, so these Champagne Gummy Bears at Pinch and Swirl do require the purchase of a gummy bear mold like this one at our affiliate Amazon, but after that, there are only three ingredients between you and these adorable treats. And the mold might be worth it: If your kids lay eyes on these, they’ll definitely want some non-alcoholic bears of their own.
If you’re hosting a NYE dinner party, try these Baked Champagne Pears with Almond Oat Crumble, which look divine and a good bit healthier than their counterparts. Because as much as I love finger foods for parties, some desserts are worth taking a seat.