We’re ushering in the New Year with Sparkling Mini Parfaits~ a festive and party size dessert~ easy to assemble and alter with your ingredients, making them as fancy or simple as you like!
My 2.5 ounce tasting glasses came from Pier 1 several years ago, but versions are readily available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, World Market and even T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods from time to time.
For quick assembly, I started with pound cake from the grocery store I cut in cubes, but you could use any flavor of cake or even cupcakes. Layer your cake of choice with lemon curd, custard or pudding, chocolate fudge or ganache, add some fruit if you like, top with whipped cream and some gold sparkling sugar!
The controversial silver dragées have been used for cake and cookie decoration for years and add a little festive sparkle of silver for New Year’s. I don’t use them on a regular basis so I wasn’t worried about the small quantity in the parfaits, but if you’re concerned, eliminate them and stick with sanding sugar in silver and gold instead.
And gold sparkling sugar is rimming
our toasting glasses in celebration!
I found mine on the cake decorating aisle of Michaels .