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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Baby Shower Fun

One of my downstairs neighbors (remember I live in stairwell housing) is expecting a little boy any day. She already has one little boy who is 3 and adorable and we are all looking forward to their new edition. Another neighbor, Classy Lady (seriously I love her because she's classy and classic, also her house is so homey I just want to stay there), the Contessa and I went in together to throw her a small shower. We all learned a very valuable lesson. When 3 people host a shower, it's super easy because no one has to do too much. Awesome. We held it at Classy Lady's house (thank goodness because I was not up to making mine party clean) and had such a great time. I made the cake and I was thrilled with how it came out. This is the first time I've ever used fondant icing and holy cow! it could not have been easier. I made a yellow cake and put strawberry cream filling between the layers. Check it out!





Here it is with some of the very simple decor we used.

For food we had smoked salmon, turkey, apple and cream cheese pinwheels, ranch cream cheese (dry ranch dressing mixed with cream cheese) and green chili pinwheels, fruit, hot artichoke dip, egg salad sandwiches, and candies made with pretzels, Rollos and pecans (at the request of the mom-to-be).



See these sweet little flags? I purchased the online kit (which comes with big banners, small banners, and 2 sets of beautiful place cards and menu card templates) from Notes from a Cottage Industries, Online Emporium. Aren't they adorable? One flag says "Welcome" and the other says "Baby." We forgot about a corsage for the Mom-to-be so I used 2 of the little flags, a bunch of ribbon and some pearls to whip one up quickly. You can see it further down.



Little baby clothes!!!


And here is Mom-to-be with the cake. Isn't she cute? If you look closely, you can see the corsage I made with the little flags.


It was a very casual, laid back event and we all had a great time and can't WAIT to have a little baby to coo over.

Oh, I was also in charge of favors for the guests. I wracked my brain for a few days (don't worry, I didn't hurt myself) until the other day when Indy and I were in -real (seriously, that's how they spell it -real, pronounced REE-al) and I came across these cute little candles for 1 Euro each. I loved them and thought they were almost perfect. Almost.


I took out the little warning insert (hey, we're all adults, we know how to burn candles), and removed the raffia. I added a little wired butterfly pick and a green ribbon. Now they were perfect!


15 comments:

Tracey said...

The shower looked like it was perfect!!! Thanks for sharing my link to my flag kits as well. I am so happy you enjoyed making the flags!
Tracey

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a great shower!!! :) I love laid-back and casual, but it definitely still shows that you all worked to make it beautiful. :) LOVE your cake!

Frau said...

Everything looks great....hello awesome job on cake! Wow!

Allison @ I heart Change said...

Wow. That cake looks amazing. As do the decorations. Very impressive.

satakieli said...

It looks stunning, especially that cake... wow!

notfromaroundhere said...

My mouth is watering. Why can't there be showers for divorced childless working women for no apparent reason???

Bonita said...

That cake immediately caught my attention and I assumed you paid big bucks for it until I read that you made it! WOW! What talent!

Looks like you girls really whipped up a nice shower for the mommy-to-be!

deiala said...

The cake looks incredible! Looks like you had a lot of fun...

Have a great week.

family of 4 on the move! said...

Love love love the cake!! You did a fabulous job!! Triple kudos to you! Looks like a great party and you all did a super job!
Hmmmm so if I were to ask you to make a birthday cake would you?!! Haha...ok yeah seriously!!??!!

Flory said...

great idea...fab cake so artistic!

notfromaroundhere said...

OK, you're awesome. And I'll definitely let you know next time I'm in Germany. Probably this summer...

Sandy said...

That cake is unbelievable. I can't believe you made it! I expected you to say you bought it as some fancy bakery. Looks like a great time.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

wow, you guys did such a lovely job! And the cake came out gorgeous. She looks so happy!

LTCLC said...

The food looks great and I LOVE the cake!!

Frugal Vicki said...

That is an AWESOME cake, I LOVE it!

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