Happy New Year: Chocolate Tuxedo Cups with Strawberries and Grand Marnier Whipped Cream!

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Happy New Year! Do you go out on New Year’s Eve or stay home and enjoy a quiet celebration? We prefer to stay home and enjoy some appetizers as we watch the ball drop.

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I found Chocolate Tuxedo Cups at World Market, $6.99 for a package of 6 and fun for a festive, sweet bite for New Year’s Eve!

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These are easy to dress, filling with your favorite ingredients. . . chocolate mousse, berries, whipped cream or even little squares of cake or ice cream.

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I filled our tuxedo cups with strawberries and Grand Marnier whipped cream. A sprinkle of silver and gold pearlized sugar adds some additional sparkle and bling for New Year’s Eve! You can find glittered or pearlized sugar where baking supplies are sold. I found Wilton gold and silver pearlized sugar at Michaels.

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To make Grand Marnier whipped cream, mix 1/2 cup heavy cream with 1 teaspoon powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon Grand Marnier. Beat all ingredients with a mixer on medium speed just until peaks form. Cream doubles in size when whipped and only takes about 5 minutes to make. It’s best right after you whip it but will hold for a few hours in the refrigerator.

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This is as dressed as we get for New Year’s :)

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Add a sparkler, light and serve!

Wishing you a Sparkling New Year and All the Best in 2015!

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  33 comments for “Happy New Year: Chocolate Tuxedo Cups with Strawberries and Grand Marnier Whipped Cream!

  1. December 31, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Very cute, I love the little chocolate cups! Happy New Year Mary, I’ll raise a toast to my bloggy buddies down south-enjoy:@)

  2. Doni
    December 31, 2014 at 6:06 am

    These are darling. Happy New Year! :)

  3. December 31, 2014 at 6:58 am

    How stinkin’ fun are those! I’ve made the bigger choc. cups by dipping a sm. balloon into melted choc. but these teeny-tiny ones, with their white shirts are just A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Thank you SO much for showing them to us. I may have to go shopping today. *wink*
    Wishing you & your sweetie a wonderfully healthy & happy 2015, Mary. I know I say it every year, but thanks for 12 months of delightful inspiration!!

  4. Sandi Lee
    December 31, 2014 at 7:09 am

    What an adorable idea and quick and easy on top of it all. Great way to start the New Year. Wishing a happy and healthy 2015 to everyone.

  5. Sue
    December 31, 2014 at 8:07 am

    They look great and I bet they taste just as good!! Happy New Year!!!

  6. December 31, 2014 at 8:22 am

    They are so adorable!! They look yummy too! Can’t wait to see what your blog brings for 2015!! Happy New Year!!

  7. Bonbongirl
    December 31, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Festive and edible! Love your attention to detail and always providing us with unique recipes and ideas! From where did you get the white rectangle platter and confetti? Wishing you the best of everything in the New Year!

    • December 31, 2014 at 8:50 am

      The white platter came from Target several years ago and the confetti from Party City. Happy New Year!

  8. Melissa Leach
    December 31, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Happy, happy New Year! Thanks for sharing these too cute tuxedo cups:)

  9. Elizabeth
    December 31, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Thanks for another beautiful recipe! I look forward to each of your blogs, as they are always so visually appealing and filled with great recipes and inspirations. Thanks for sharing, and I’m looking forward to next year’s posts! Happy New Year, Mary!

  10. December 31, 2014 at 9:02 am

    These are adorable and PERFECT for New Years! Thank you so much for another year of inspiration and FUN! Wishing you and your hubby (and Cloe and Gracie) a VERY Happy New Year filled with blessings!!!! XO

  11. melissa smith
    December 31, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Oh how festive and beautiful Mary! HAPPY NEW YEAR! !

  12. franki
    December 31, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I GOT THOSE, TOO!! Aren’t they “:sweet!!” (I ate one…all by itself…) THANKS for ALL THE BEAUTY and INSPIRATION you give us!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to YOU and YOURS!! franki

  13. December 31, 2014 at 9:37 am

    They are festive & fun!! I love the surprises found at World Market!

  14. December 31, 2014 at 10:19 am

    This is my favorite kind of New Year’s Eve party. Perfect celebration! I love the idea of adding the sparkler to serve.
    Bonne Année 2015, mom ami!

  15. December 31, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I wish I had some chocolate tuxedos to nosh on tonight! Our plans have changed so many times, I’m not sure what we’re doing…a big bite of chocolate with Grand Marnier whipped cream and strawberries would be just the ticket to soothe my frazzled holiday nerves! I love all your gold, silver and confetti! Have a Sparkling celebration tonight!
    Jenna

  16. December 31, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    How gorgeous! Happy 2015. :)

  17. December 31, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Those tuxedo cups are so adorable!..and of course you make them look so much better with your creations….we also love to spend the evening at home….or for a dinner out with friends . . . Happy New Year Mary…may you have a most happy and healthy one!

  18. December 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Happy New Year, Mary! Looking forward already to all of your 2015 postings!

  19. December 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Happy Happy New Year to you, Mary. I love your tuxedo cups with strawberries and Grand Marnier cream sprinkled with pearlized and glittered sugar. The sparkle of gold and silver is so festive. Makes me want to have a party tonight but alas it is too late for that. We will have a quiet evening babysitting our grandchildren.

  20. December 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Doesn’t World Market have the best little chocolate cups? I’ve not seen the tuxedo ones, bit I’ll be on the lookout for them, Mary. You’ve done them up in such style for NYE!!
    Happy New Years to you, your hubby and Chloe and Gracie!! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration you give to all of us.

  21. December 31, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    These are adorable and the filling sounds delicious! Happy new Year.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

  22. Dorian Heindl
    December 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous and adorable for the celebration tonight!

  23. Botanic Bleu
    December 31, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Mary,
    These are just adorable! You have the absolute most creative tablescapes all the time. I look forward to seeing everything you do.

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015. I look forward to following along with your blog.

    Judith

  24. Kathy
    December 31, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Tonight as I sit by the lovely tablescape your posts have soo inspired me to create, I think back to fall (when I first found your blog) and how Thanksgiving and Christmas and NYE have been so much more enjoyable and memorable shared over a meal at the table that has been beautifully set. I have had so much fun doing several of the projects you have posted, since my recent retirement,

    So tonight I would like to raise a toast to you Mary, and thank you for sharing your amazing talent, and inspiring all of us like you do!! CHEERS!!!!
    Kathy

  25. January 1, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Those are SO cute!!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year Mary!! Special hugs to Chloe and Gracie from Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  26. January 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    So cute…and yummilicious too!
    Happy 2015, Mary!

  27. Cynthia Raines
    January 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    How cute and festive! Thanks Mary. Happy New Year!!

  28. January 2, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Mary, those are absolutely adorable! These would be the perfect party food or food to eat on one of those days when you just need something fun to make you smile. Thanks for sharing with us.

    xo

    Sheila :-)

  29. January 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    very cute, almost worth staying up for! says the one fast asleep by 8:30! when you wake around 3:30 am the nights are very very short!

  30. bobbi duncan
    January 3, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Mary, I love your presentations—adding the sparkler shows your attention to detail, and gets my thinker going for table settings I can create. The tuxedo cups will be on my menu next NYE!

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