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2020 New Year Cake
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New Year's Cake

A vanilla, double layer, 7" cake is decorated with New Year's cake toppers, and shimmery gold and silver candies. This semi-homemade New Year's Cake DIY is easy enough for anyone to pull off.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: New Year's Cake, New Year's Cake Idea, New Year's Dessert
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 1680cal
Author: Amy
Cost: $25


  • 7" Vanilla Double Layer Cake
  • 5 Shimmer Gold Gumballs
  • 5 Shimmer Silver Gumballs
  • 1/2 cup Shimmer Gold Pearls
  • 1/4 cup Shimmer Gold Sixlets
  • 1/4 cup Shimmer Silver Sixlets
  • 1/4 cup gold sanding sugar


  • Remove cake from the plastic and set it on a decorating stand.
  • Choose the best facing side, and adhere one gumball to start. You will base the burst of gold and silver color off this space. I wanted to have mine fade in so I did not cover the whole cake.
  • Keep adding gumballs, Sixlets, and Pearls–alternating between each.
  • Once you are satisfied, flick the gold fleck stars onto the sides of the cake. You want them to be subtle, yet elegant.
  • Then, alternate at the star tip patterns (every one inch) between a gold and silver Sixlets.
  • Fill in the top middle with gold sanding sugar.
  • Add the remaining gold Pearls.
  • Place the topper in the center of the cake.
  • Add the starburst puffs, and the shimmer star picks.
  • Enjoy!


This cake stores well and lasts up to 5 days in the fridge, covered.
You can use either chocolate or vanilla flavors. 
Color It Candy is available online and in-stores nationwide. 
You may need to snip your cake topper. I had to cute about 2 1/2 inches off mine.
*Nutritional values may vary and are meat to be a guide.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 1680cal | Carbohydrates: 326g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 2457mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 214g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 7mg