Baby Shower Cupcakes.
There are a lot of different things that you can bake for a baby shower. I personally love cupcakes and there are heaps of ideas and inspiration to be found on the internet – so get going 🙂
I made these cupcakes for a friends baby shower – her theme was blue as she was getting a baby boy. 🙂 I made basic vanilla cupcakes with blue food dye and my delicious creme cheese frosting. Unfortunately, the cupcakes turned out to be green once I baked them – so at least they matched the cupcake forms! I decorated them with these cute blue baby sugar decorations.
See frosting recipe for my Red Velvet cupcakes below.
A few months later I was asked again to make cupcakes for another friend where her party theme was yellow and green. Yaay.. I thought I would step it up from the usual frosting and try out fondant. I had never worked with it before so I started off with the basics. I bought white fondant, yellow and green gel paste coloring, small brush, cookie and a baby shower set of cutters – and I was set.
It did not take long to make the fondant toppers and I just let them dry overnight before placing them on the cupcakes.
I made Red Velvet cupcakes with creme cheese frosting. See recipe below.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
1 tsps salt
1 tbsps cocoa powder
500 ml / 2 cups plain flour
300 ml / 1,5 cups sugar
300 ml / 1,5 cup oil
250 ml / 1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
2½ tbsps red food colour
1 tsps vanilla paste/vanilla powder
1½ tsps baking powder
1 tsps vinegar
Preheat the oven on 175˚C and make the cupcake forms ready.
- Mix sugar and oil together until combined. Add one egg at the time and mix well after each addition until mixture is well combined and fluffy.
- Mix buttermilk and red food colour.
- Mix flour, salt, cocoa powder and vanilla.
- Mix carefully step 2 and 3 into step 1 but in 3 batches alternating flour mixture with buttermilk. Starting and ending with flour mixture, mixing well after each addition.
- Mix baking soda and vinegar and add to batter, and mix well for 10 seconds.
- Pour batter to prepared cupcakes forms.
Bake on 175˚C for about 20-25 minutes depending on your oven.
Cool cupcakes completely before adding the frosting.
250 g cream cheese (Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese)
125 g soft unsalted butter
3 cups icing sugar
1 tsps vanilla paste
Beat the butter first with a hand mixer until light and add creme cheese and mix until completely smooth. Then add vanilla paste/powder and slowly add icing sugar until you have reached the desired consistency.
Enjoy and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.