15 Silver and Gold Dessert Recipes to Make Your New Year Bright

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we brewed beers at home.


This week, I’d like to help you transition from the holigays to New Year’s Day with some shimmering and shiny sweets. There’s nothing like a bunch of dazzling desserts to distract you from the hellscape that is our collective future! And plus, these’ll look great with your all-black outfit.

1. Petit Fours

2. Champagne Truffles on the Half Shelf

3. Liquid Gold

4. White Chocolate Puppy Chow

5. Gold Glitter Dipped Peanut Butter Oreos

6. Disco Ball Cupcakes

7. New Year’s Eve Cheesecake Ball

8. Midnight Kiss Cookies

9. Golden Cupcakes

10. Champagne Jello Cups

11. Champagne Cupcakes

12. Gold Shimmer Meringue Cookies

13. Silver Macarons with Lavender Filling

14. Gold Glitter Lemon Cake Pops

15. Metallic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. Ahhh <3 <3 <3 So prettyyyyy. Also would go very well as like a spaceship / astronaut theme party at any time of year.

  2. Wonderful blog! I must try this luscious cake recipe at new year for my family. We all love cake immensely! Thanks to sharing this amazing recipe with us.

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