Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Themed Baby Shower

When my friends Jina and Lo scheduled their baby shower for the first weekend in Spring, I thought it would be perfect to center the shower around Spring florals and pastels to celebrate their baby girl. I loved the femininity of this shower and the challenge of creating desserts around this theme.
What was best about this dessert table spread was that I spent less than $75 to create it!  

I absolutely loved this tissue paper floral backdrop for the dessert table. What I loved even more was that it cost me less than $8 worth of tissue paper to complete this backdrop! To create these tissue paper flowers, I used THIS tutorial but changed the flower centers to circular petals.

Dessert Table 
To keep the cost down for this dessert spread, I selected desserts which use ingredients that I already have in my pantry. 

I love making rice krispie treats because they are so quick and easy to make. I used a flower cookie cutter, M and M's and paper straws to create these flower rice krispie treats.

I recently took a mini desserts baking class at Sweet and Saucy Shop and the mini key lime pies we made were delicious so I had to make them for this dessert spread.

I do not have the patience to bake or decorate a 3 layer cake, so I love utilizing Albertson's bakery department. This carrot cake was only $21. I found the "It's a Girl" cake topper on Etsy HERE and luckily the seller lived only a few minutes from me so I was able to avoid shipping charges!

To create the sugar cookies with the buttercream flowers, I baked round sugar cookies (recipe HERE) and piped buttercream (recipe HERE-just use regular vanilla extract) using a 2D piping tip. 

These hydrangea cupcakes were a huge hit at the shower. Many people thought they were real flowers and didn't know it was edible! I used a box cake mix to make the chocolate cupcakes and then used THIS tutorial for the hydrangea frosting affect. To make the cupcakes look more floral, I placed each cupcake into 2" diameter clay pots which I found at Hobby Lobby (6 for $2!)

Decorated the room with onesies pinned on a clothesline.

Gift Table

For the table centerpieces, I used pinwheels (found HERE) and stuffed green crinkle paper in white tin buckets I found at Ikea for $1.