This past Saturday I had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower for my very close friend Evelyn who was expecting her first baby (a boy!). I was in charge of food and drink. Considering that the party was scheduled just three days after I got back from Hawaii I wasn't able to make as many of the munchies as I would have liked. But I made sure to set time aside to make the treats.
For the dessert table I made brownies and three kinds of cupcakes: red velvet with cream cheese frosting, french vanilla with blue-tinted swiss meringue buttercream and gluten-free devil's food with chocolate buttercream. As a cupcake topper I rolled out fondant and cut out little ABCs with mini alphabet cutters. This was the first time I've used fondant and I found it really easy to work with. It was a bit tedious to remove the rolled out fondant from the mini cutter because they were so darn tiny, but with a toothpick I managed to get them out. Luckily my friends (and helpers) Angel and Christine corrected any misshapen letters.
As favors I made iced sugar cookies shaped in the letter "P", which represents the baby's last name. Evelyn wouldn't disclose the first name she and her hubby had chosen...darn!!!
The shower was a success..especially the food and games. Apparently it was so much fun that someone else decided they wanted to join the party...three weeks ahead of schedule! Early the next morning Evelyn started having contractions and wouldn't you know it baby Micah made his debut later that afternoon. What could be a better shower gift????