Baby shower cupcakes: almost as cute as the baby to come! Are you throwing a baby shower for your sister, cousin or friend? If you are reading this article, it is probably because you are thinking of the treats you will be serving and you wonder about cupcakes for a baby shower. Cupcakes have been the trend in desserts and treats for the last decade. They have grown in popularity and the choice of designs for toppings has flourished. Baby shower cupcakes are a wonderful idea. You can decorate them any style you want, from pink and blue royal icing and sprinkles to fancy stork nests made of candied orange peel topped with a little baby cut out of fondant icing. If you want to make a grand centerpiece with cupcakes, get a nice cupcake tier, fill it with luscious baby cupcakes, attach a small stuffed stork or bear watching over the cupcakes at the top of the tier, with ribbons running down between them.
The cupcakes can be vanilla, chocolate, or the mom-to-be’s favorite flavor of the month (pickle, mayonnaise, kiwi) Decorating baby shower cupcakes is a cinch: buy the smallest baby accessories such as rattles, bottles, pacifiers etc. and stick these on the icing. Too cute. Drawing little diaper pins or bibs or tiny baby feet on top of a smooth icing is pretty easy and simple. And there is no limit to what you can do with fondant icing you buy in stores. A small paring knife, a pipe with a few nozzles, a little imagination and abracadabra: you’ve made the cutest little baby wrapped in a blanket sleeping in a cabbage leaf. Fondant icing is easy to manage, can take the shape you want it to take, and usually comes in different colors. They usually taste faintly of vanilla. Three and five tier cupcake stands can be found on the internet at reasonable prices. Baking the cupcakes is fun, choosing the right flavor for the mommy. Decorating them is even more fun. If you know the sex of the baby, you can go with a pink theme or a blue theme, or stay neutral and design a beautiful whipped topping with sparkles.
Just writing “Welcome” on every cupcake is alright too. It says what it means. But what we really need to keep in mind is: it’s a happy occasion, a new life is about to start, and getting together to celebrate this is a wondrous event. You can make a simple cupcake with a cream icing and little sparkles. Be happy when you bake them. They’ll turn out better. It’s a proven fact. They don’t have to be fancy. It’s for a wonderful little baby that’s about to rock its parents’ world. Don’t forget to make some cupcakes for the mom after she has given birth, more likely she won’t have time to bake some herself for awhile… Sweet zucchini cupcakes are good to keep her nutrition up and running too!