Monday, August 10, 2009

Bake, Rattle and Stroll

Our friends just found out that they are expecting their first child. It is such an exciting time in a couple's life and I wanted to do something special to let them know how thrilled we were for them. I made these mini cupcakes using a box cake mix and then made this easy buttercream frosting. I colored the frosting using icing colors (my pink was a little dark) and then poked holes in the side of the cupcakes using toothpicks. Then I tied ribbon onto lollipop sticks and stuck a gumdrop at the bottom of the stick. After the ribbon and gumdrop were secured onto the stick I placed it in the pre-poked hole in the cupcake about a 1/2 an inch deep. These baby rattles were amazingly easy and so much fun to make. I used boxed cake mix because I didn't know how involved the assembly would be and how much time it would take. It was such a snap that next time I will definitely make the cupcakes from scratch.

10 comments:

elly said...

These are so cute! I'm going to keep this idea in mind for my SIL & BIL who are expecting.

Josie said...

super cute!

Gabriela said...

Oh how I adore your artistry! These are precious!

Katie said...

AHHH! How cute are those!! Another idea I'm totally stealing!! Now....I just need to find a pregntn friend! lol!

themilkmanswife said...

SO cute! I love it! :)

Molly Jean said...

you = my hero

This is such an easy and adorable recipe! So creative. You did such a good job!

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Kerstin said...

How adorable! I'm totally going to make these for the next baby shower I'm helping with in the fall!!

Chic Cookies said...

What a great idea! I posted a link to your site on my edible crafts column (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com). Thanks for sharing!

Spryte said...

So cute!!