Little Peanut baby shower

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My friend’s “Little Peanut” will soon arrive.

What an exciting event!

A baby :)

I can’t wait to hold him!

What a fun baby shower theme.
I made Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes the recipe is here
This time I used LorAnn’s Raspberry Flavor instead of raspberry fruit puree for the frosting. I didn’t want them pink and the raspberry flavoring didn’t add color I was afraid it would have that cough syrup taste, and was glad it did not.
 Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe
beat 1 cup butter until pale, 
add 4 cups powdered sugar 
 3 tablespoons cream
then, 6 drops of raspberry flavor.



They looked plain and simple, but were packed with a huge flavor surprise.

 I made out of marshmallow fondant (recipe here) and cut with elephant cookie cutters along with discs with the baby’s name they didn’t look so plain anymore.
I was glad the elephants stood up on the frosting without falling over-I had rolled them a little thick and was hoping they weren’t too heavy. I’m so glad they worked out.

I also wrote “Little Peanut” on circus peanuts with an edible marker
(and also used the edible marker to write Gabriel on the scalloped discs and to darken the eye on the elephants)
The grooves for the elephants feet were pressed on with a knife.

The peanuts were placed in between the cupcakes.
The cupcakes were rich and delicious, the fresh lemon flavor of the cupcake along with the delicate raspberry frosting were a perfect combination.


I also made a cake,

not just any cake…



…a diaper cake!
 A four tier diaper cake :)
really easy and fun.


Click here for instructions on how to make this diaper cake.

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  1. 1
    The Cilantropist says:

    Those cupcakes sound fantastic and this party is too cute! :)

  2. 2
    Quyen - Kitchen Runway says:

    What great and fun ideas for a baby shower!

  3. 3

    What a cute theme! I love the cupcakes! They're just adorable!

  4. 4

    Very cute ideas for a baby shower. I love the whole set up!

  5. 5
    Candy and Cake says:

    Adorable!

  6. 6

    Your fondant cutouts are darling!!!!

  7. 7
    sugarcoated cookies says:

    Everything looks so cute. What is in the cantaloupe? It looks so cool.

  8. 8

    Wow everything looks fantastic! Im going to have to try making those cupcakes.

  9. 9
    baby gifts says:

    What a fun baby shower theme with such cute little touches! Those cupcakes look so yummy. You did an amazing job on the diaper cake, totally adorable.

  10. 10
    Blackberry Cottage says:

    Absolutely love this – so clever!
    Thanks for sharing……
    Susan

  11. 11
    Creative Cupcake Recipes says:

    This is an adorable baby shower. Very creative. I love it.
    Your talent shines.
    Thanks.

  12. 12
    cookies and cups says:

    How adorable!!

  13. 13
    Baby Games says:

    how sweet, lovely photos. I remember my sister baby shower. It was a memorable liked this.
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    Mickey Buarao

  14. 14
    Christine says:

    what is that cantaloupe presentation?? looks cute too!

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