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baby shower madness…

it was a crazy weekend…

we (my friend, tiffany, and i) baked, piped, iced, floured, shaped, rolled, dyed, mixed, burned, and actually taste tested for 22 hours.

here’s another “blog in pictures” that i will caption for you all. i co-hosted a baby shower for a friend, and although a million things went wrong (i totally burned a batch of lemon cupcakes…what in the world!?), the best made it on the tables. haha.

oh, and if timing couldn’t be any better, our friend gave birth today! almost 24 hours after the baby shower, baby ashton was born. there was a miscalculation in due dates and how far along our friend was, but she was very aware of her body and knew that ashton was not going to make it another month. so i’m glad we all got to enjoy the food and fun and desserts, because if the baby was born during the shower…i don’t know what would have happened! haha!

enjoy!

good lemon cupcakes. burned lemon cupcakes.

figuring out a font for the sugar cookies…

attempting to doodle for the sugar cookies…

graham cracker crust for the reese’s peanut butter mini cheesecakes!

after this batch, i decided to cut the peanut butter cups in half, horizontally…

the peanut butter cups looked too tall in the mini cups…

strawberry cake pops!

these reese’s peanut butter mini cheesecakes were….so…..good…….

more cake pop prepping…

this was when i wanted to give up. just give up. we had a dipping disaster.

piped the lemon cupcakes with a lemon pudding down the middle, topped with white icing. i put less batter in the cups to give me a more flat top to write on.

the letter “A” for Ashton.

pink crowns!

baby’s first monogram!

oreo truffles with some drizzle…

mini nutella cheesecakes!!!…the only one dessert i had at the baby shower other than fruits! and they were AWESOME!

the mom-to-be’s favorite, old fashioned rice krispy treats! with some pink icing. =)

some “disaster dipped” cake pops that ended up looking good on the plate!

the cookies, ready to rock and roll…

ta da!!! the dessert spread!

we cut up some of my note cards with squiggly scissors and made little description cards, like at buffet restaurants!

the lemon cupcakes on what was a light fixture that our friend’s mom turned into a serving platter! it was insanely gorgeous!

here’s the light fixture, with a platter, with jewels hand applied on the ends, and doilies on top. isn’t this the neatest thing EVER!?

i noticed that no one touched these oreo truffles. i think it was because they were not in a good spot. so we moved them. and then they disappeared.

strawberries. they were to be dipped in sour cream (whaaaat!?) and rolled in brown sugar and chopped nuts. so good!

veggie tray, marshmallows, and oreo truffles.

baby’s got some napkins already.

our friend’s mom is such a creative genius..turning her kitchen bar into a dessert heaven using different heights and painting a hat box pink, turning it upside down, and decorating it to be one of my favorite things on that table!

the cookies and cheesecakes.

the delicious chips and dip spread….

our friend’s parents own a restaurant called COSTA VIDA. let’s just say that after my juice fast diet, i will be paying them a visit. the food was so good, it was…unreal.

cute plates!

we held a DIAPER CAKE COMPETITION!!!

a diaper tricycle cake!

a fun, sassy PRINCESS cake!

an adorable cake! it even had a little bible on top!!

a cute cake with the baby’s name on it!

a heart-shaped cake with the baby’s name on it!

little washcloth cupcakes!

the winner of the diaper cake competition! tulle, leopard print, and sofie the giraffe!

prizes for the diaper cake competition and games. they included stationery, cute magnets, jewelry, victoria’s secret scents, gift cards to victoria’s secret, bath & body works, and dinner for 2 at costa vida, and more!

the entrance to the shower.

a photographer was on site to take pictures and print them out quickly so we could take them home with us! how fun!

voting on the diaper cakes. hmm….serious face.

opening gifts before the diaper cake winners are announced!

after 2 hours of sleep, my partner finds some time to herself…and the diapers.

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90 thoughts on “baby shower madness…

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!… But if I had to choose for the diaper cake competition, I would choose the tricycle. That was very creative and different. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I am not surprised your partner was so pooped! What an amazing effort and stunning spread. The guests and mum-to-be must have been very impressed and grateful! So much thought and effort put into this.

  3. That is how a baby shower should be…everything looks delish! It’s a sweet tooth paradise ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. WOW, you really put a lot of work into that shower! Everything looked SO great, especially the desserts ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would LOVE the recipe for your mini reese’s cheesecakes, if you’re willing to share ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh my goodness! That is the cutest baby shower ever! What an amazing spread! I am also addicted to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. (Maybe it’s a sign that I need more protein, lol!) Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Alma

    P.S. Um, I vote yes for sharing the recipe for the mini Reese’s cheesecakes too…

  6. Wow!! I’m amazed at the spread you guys put up!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And imagine if baby Ashton would have come out during the shower! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by at my weekend kitchen.. would love to try some of your recipes!

    Cheers,
    Ashima

  7. WOW. That looks like quite the party! I’m so impressed by your baking skills and articulate garnishing on each of the treats! By the way, thanks for visiting Rachel’s Cottage House!

    xoxo Rachel

  8. I just had dinner, and now you’re going to make me go out for dessert! Congratulations on putting together such a fabulous spread!

  9. Oh wow, that shower looked so super amazing – the food, the photographer, the diaper cakes! Well done – your friend is very blessed to have such a wonderful shower!!

  10. What a magical baby shower! Fit for a Princess! Kudos on such a brilliant job – your enormous amounts of hard work paid off!
    Congratulations to your friend on the birth of her daughter.
    Thanks for pooping over to my little spot in the blogosphere.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy

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  12. What a fabulous present of a baby shower – the cakes etc look wonderful and the nappy cakes amazing!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post Singing, Choir baby Crawling and Tunisian Orange Cake (I’ll post the recipe over the weekend as my lovely friend has just emailed it to me)

    All the best to you
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I’m dizzy looking at all the preparation OMG. Soo beautiful pictures. What kind of camera and do you photoshop?

    I have been sooooo frustrated with cake pops that I ditched the pop and made them into cake bites instead. They of course were fabulous but I hated the pop messiness. I have been inundated with baby madness too. I buy them a practical book for caring for your children instead. Check out my empty nester blog at http://pattyabr.wordpress.com – the patty beat

    • i use a sony cybershot DSC T-900 digital camera. this is the second one of this model that i’ve owned. i’m not super photographer, i don’t own anything with the twisty zoom lens. haha. and no, i don’t photoshop anything. i don’t even know how to use photoshop!! *lame*

      i absolutely hate making cake pops. they’re time consuming, messy, frustrating, and they make me want to punch something in the face. i actually had to take an exacto knife to the bumps to smooth them out, and then drizzle icing so i could cover up some flaws. trust me, they weren’t this pretty to begin with. that was where my 6-7 a.m. went that day.

  14. Wow awesome work. Everything looks great!! I need to get that reeces cupcake recipe from you ๐Ÿ™‚ It was all so beautiful the house, food, backyard, gift table just beautiful!! It looks like lots and lots of work ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my Scones post. Congratulations on completing the ‘baking marathon’ and organising the baby shower for your friend- it looked like a lot of work and a lot of fun.

  16. this has to be one of the most creative posts I’ve ever seen! I mean it’s full of fabulous creative stuff!! I LOVED the washcloth cupcakes, thought they should’ve won! The goodies look fantastic! my God…it looks like a little shop of goodies. Great job on the arrangements, loved the platters too!

  17. This is so inspiring and very timely. I will be throwing a baby shower for my best friend in a couple of months…I hope to be able to draw out some ideas from your fabulous spread. Thank you!

  18. Why do babies only get to enjoy the fruits of the baby shower? Just asking? Thanks for stopping by Fried Neck Bones…and Some Home Fries. Your photos are luscious.

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  20. Wow! We are forever bonded through the bridal/baby shower baking process. I loved the photos and all the yummy treats. I especially loved the diaper cake competition! What a great way to showcase the talents of all the ladies instead of that feeling of “competitiveness” that happens sometimes with more than one person brings a diaper cake to a shower. What a lovely way to keep the focus on the mama-to-be and showering her and baby! Kudos ladies!!!!

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