Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baby Shower for Martha

I thought I would share my part in helping with the baby shower for Martha yesterday. I made a diaper cake using hydrangeas (held in place by a water-filled baby bottle and a bag of moss that I got from Michaels. This was my 2nd diaper cake to make. The first one was monkey themed. They are a little pricey (it takes about 60 diapers) but they look so neat! I also made from scratch cupcakes.

I used the recipes from Pamela Clark's CUPCAKES book on pages 44 (Baby Blue) and 100 (Pineapple Hibiscus Cakes) except I used blue sprinkles on the top instead of hibiscus.

I had some boxed Wilton fondant in my pantry but it was pretty hard, so I decided to make my own for the baby blue cakes. Have you ever done that?? I don't know exactly what I did wrong but maybe I had a bit too much glucose in it or something. I used Wilton's recipe in one of my cake decorating books, but IF there is a next time, I will search the internet and use a different recipe. I was able to roll it out just fine and cut it to size but it was just not the right firmness. The cupcakes were good but I really don't know what all the fuss is about with all these new cupcake shops! These cupcakes were tasty but not like a light and tender cupcake from a boxed cake mix. I'd rather have a Hostess Cupcake!! Or devil's food cake with cream cheese frosting. I'm sure the younger generation just doesn't get it!

I'm kind of waiting for my Kitchenaid mixer to bite the dust as it has had quite a bit of use over the past 30+ years. It growls but still works. I'd love one of those beautifully colored ones. Maybe turquoise....or red....or yellow. I guess I will be content, since I would have a hard time deciding what color to get!

Here is a photo of the beautiful mom and sweet baby Ian.

Martha received lots of neat gifts and it was pretty funny watching us "elder" women trying to figure out how the Babybjorn is worn! All the guests were friends of Martha's mother-in-law, Dorene, as we are all so happy that Dorene has this new little grandson to love. Ian is 6 weeks old and very good natured. He got passed around from one of us to another and never complained! Grandchildren are the best!!

1 comment:

Kelsie said...

My cousin had a wedding with homemade fondant at her wedding. I think it had marshmallows in it! If I recall correctly, it only had three ingredients. Powdered sugar, marshmallows and something else....I don't remember. It was actually really good (proof: I ate it! Usually I peel the store-bought stuff off!)