My cousin is pregnant with her very first baby. On the weekend just gone, she had a baby shower for him. This was also my very first baby shower. I wanted to do a little something special for her as a gift, as I wanted to give her something more than just the Baby Bunting voucher my Aunt said she wanted. Of course, any excuse to bake is a good excuse. Hence, these little ones were born:
I started off with the almond cupcake recipe that I fell in love with, as seen here. In these patty pans, it made 6, although it could have been more: the patty pans really should have been filled less as they rose too high and I had to trim them down.
Then I set about making the baby faces.
I hadn’t done them before, and I learnt a lot along the way. There’s room for improvement, but they’ll suffice for a first go.
I had lots of fun experimenting with expressions. I did one sad one, but I don’t like crying baby cupcakes so I refrained from doing those. I tried for a gender neutral theme, as it was only on the weekend that I learnt the sex of the baby. Regardless, I still wanted to do both genders as one can be boring.
Into a Wilton cupcake box and they’re all ready for their nap.
I added some hopefully gender-neutral ribbon (I was going for a stripy theme, can you tell?), made a tag to match the hand-made card.
And we’re ready to deliver them!