New Year’s Eve Cake and Desserts Ideas for your Party 2022

With the year nearly coming to an end, and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate seeing out the old and welcoming in the new. No celebration is complete without cake!

As you may know, we love to share kids cake decorating ideas here at In The Playroom but here are some ideas for party cakes for New Year’s Eve, that will suit all ages.

Whether you’re planning a small or large party, we’ve got you covered with our best New Year’s Eve cake and dessert recipes, tips and ideas.

There are a couple of new years biscuits recipes and other New Years Eve dessert ideas too.

As the year 2021 comes to a close, we look forward to all the things that we have to look forward to in the new year.

The past couple of years have not been easy for any of us. Let’s grab the chances to celebrate when we can, and let’s hope that 2022 brings us all some good luck.

New Years eve desserts and New Years eve cake ideas for a new years eve party

What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Do you go out and celebrate? Or do you stay in and enjoy the company of family and friends?

Either way, we’ve got a list of some delicious cake and dessert ideas that you can make ahead of time so you’re all set when the clock strikes midnight and everyone starts to arrive.

We’ve put together a roundup of the best new year celebration cakes and split them up by theme to make it easier.

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Traditional Light & Fruity Christmas Cake Recipe

Here is how to make a light and fruity Christmas cake – the best Christmas cake recipe that you need.

This traditional recipe for light and fruity Christmas cake has the advantage of being quick, easy and delicious. You don’t need to pre-boil the fruit, which saves a lot of time and forward planning.

Actually, this delicious and simple fruit cake recipe is perfect for all occasions. You can make this cake every year for Christmas, but it also works for birthdays and special occasions.

It’s a moist and flavourful cake that is just perfect with a cup of tea.

traditional christmas cake recipe fruit cake with brandy, without pre boiling the fruit

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Soft Pretzels Recipe & Kids Can Bake Book Giveaway

Today we have a super kid friendly and easy Soft pretzels recipe to share with you – taken from the book “Kids Can Bake”

Kids Can Bake illustrated by Esther Coombs is the sequel to last year’s bestselling and award-winning Kids Can Cook. Just like the first book, this children’s cookery book expands on the culinary world by teaching kids the essentials of baking.

This essential educational illustrated book will inspire children to make YOU a birthday cake this year, teach them how to make their own flapjacks and whip up a pizza, vegetable quiche or even a chicken pie for dinner – so what’s stopping you from getting them this book?! 

kids can bake by Esther Coombs

Kid Friendly Easy Soft Pretzels Recipe

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Healthy Halloween Muffins Recipe

A healthy Halloween muffin recipe can be an excellent way to achieve a sweet and sugar-free treat. These recipes are also a great option for parents who want to provide their kids with treats without the sugar or preservatives found in many of the store-bought varieties. Cutting down on sugar doesn’t have to mean that kids can’t enjoy spooky treats this Halloween season!

This healthy Halloween muffins recipe will walk you through step by step how to make Halloween pumpkin muffins, Witches Hat muffins, Dracula muffins and spooky spider muffins – which one will be your child’s favourite?

Free from refined sugar, these Organix Sweet Halloween Pumpkin Muffins  use butternut squash or pumpkin to give the cakes a natural sweetness, alongside a small quantity of maple syrup, helping to keep your kids Halloween sugar consumption down to a reasonable level.  These Halloween muffins are scarily simple to make, and a great alternative to sugary Halloween cupcakes. Little ones will love their spooktacular designs and irresistibly sticky toppings, made using cream cheese or greek yoghurt, combined with blueberries, blackberries and kiwis – YUM!

Healthy Halloween muffins recipe

These muffins are so easy to make and your kids will love them! They can even get involved and help to bake and decorate the muffins together for a fun quality time activity. 

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Witches Fingers & Edible Eyeballs: Easy & Healthy Halloween Party Food for Kids

Edible Eyeballs Halloween Party Food for Kids

What’s Halloween without some spooky treats like witches fingers and edible eyeballs? This Halloween, treat your little ones to some spooky-themed party food.

These recipes are easy enough for kids to help make and taste delicious, as well as being healthy. Win-win! At a time of year when there is so much candy and sugar around, some fun but wholesome recipes for the Halloween party is a great find.

Edible Eyeballs Halloween Party Food for Kids

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Blackened vs Grilled Meat: Do You Know the Difference?

It’s grilling season and you’ve got your Webber fired up and ready to go. The average American eats about 274 pounds of meat each year and you’re about to try to beat that this year!

Before you start slapping meat on the fire, you should know what kind of seasoning you want. But, do you know the difference between blackened meat and grilled meat?

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who doesn’t know the difference. Keep reading for our quick guide explaining blackened vs grilled meats.

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3 Ingredient Garlic Dough Balls: Quick & Easy Snack Recipe

If you’re looking for something quick and easy to make for your kids after school, these dough balls are perfect. You can whip them up in just a few minutes with only 3 ingredients.

It’s easy enough for kids to make if they would like to help, or you can quickly throw it together in time for the school run. You will need just 5 minutes to make the dough and they will oven bake in 15 minutes tops.

Easy three ingredient garlic dough balls recipe, to make dough balls without yeast

We made our Garlic dough balls using just flour, yoghurt and Cannamela powdered garlic.

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All about raw chocolate plus a delicious recipe

The Aztecs believed that the cocoa tree was a gift from God. And the use of its fruits helps spiritual insight, gives wisdom and physical strength. Even before the Aztecs, the Maya performed magic rituals and marriage ceremonies with a drink made from cocoa beans. 

The conquistadors brought this magic drink to Europe in the 16th century. For a very long time, chocolate was an expensive treat for the elite because production was difficult and the ingredients were expensive. Chocolate contains about 1200 nutrients: calcium, magnesium, theobromine, flavonoids and natural antioxidants – catechins.

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