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You have to have a cake at a baby shower, right? Wrong! Choosing to serve cupcakes at a baby shower is a trend that continues to grow in popularity. In fact, cupcakes in general have been enjoying an upswing in popularity over the last several years.
Serving cupcakes at a baby shower is a great idea for a lot of reasons. Just a few of those reasons are listed below.
The cost of serving cupcakes at any type of gathering, such as a baby shower, can be less than serving cake to the same number of guests. While this is not always the case, as there are many variables, there are many instances when cupcakes are the more economical option.
The ease of serving cupcakes instead of cake should be obvious. When serving cake you typically need someone to cut and plate the cake. When you have cupcakes at a baby shower, guests can just serve themselves throughout the party.
Can’t decide between chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and a hundred other cake flavor choices? If you choose cupcakes for the baby shower, you will not have to limit the number of flavors to just one or two.
Instead, you will be able to offer as many flavor options as you would like, without increasing the amount of money spent on dessert.
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For those working with a very limited budget, baking your own baby shower cupcakes is yet another option. While some with limited baking skills may feel a bit intimidated trying to create a cake for such an event, making cupcakes that look great is a much simpler undertaking.
Baby shower cupcakes don’t have to just be frosted in shades of pink and blue. There are plenty of fun design options to help your cupcakes be unique, special and memorable.
Baby shower cupcakes can be made to look like baby booties, little faces and just about anything else that you can imagine. Cupcakes for baby showers can be whimsical or elegant, funny or beautiful. The only limits are your (and the baker’s) imagination.
Most bakeries will have an extensive portfolio that includes lot of baby shower cupcake options. If you plan to make them yourself, the internet can provide plenty of ideas both for flavors and recipes and for ideas for decorating the cupcakes.
If you think that it will be too difficult to emulate some of the more detailed of the decorations that you see, pay a visit to your local baking supply store. You will likely find kits that make the decorating process very simple. If you do not have such a store near you, many such kits are available online.
There are also fun games that you can play with baby shower cupcakes. One is to hide a candy treat inside one or more of the cupcakes. Whichever guest or guests finds the treat wins a prize.
Another game works only if the mother to be does not yet know the sex of the baby. Have guests choose a pink or a blue cupcake based on their guess of what the sex of the baby will be. All of the guests that picked incorrectly have to offer a few hours of babysitting service to the new mom once the baby arrives.
Baby shower cupcakes are a great alternative to cake. Consider cupcakes for the next baby shower that you host.