Our friend Riza is expecting a baby boy.
We gave her a lovely little shower at my dear friend Mae's house.
I have to admit that I do get a little excited with our party preparations.
It actually started a year ago when I prepared my daughter's 5th birthday.
Remember the Barbie Princess Themed Party?
So this time, well I have to say that I was excited again about coming up with
the whole baby shower design concept.
I decided to concentrate on three color schemes - BLUE, WHITE and SILVER.
So where to begin.
Yes, of course the decorations. I absolutely love paper pom poms and balloons.
I saw Martha Stewart pom poms for sale at Walmart and bought them...arrghh big mistake.
They are just tissue papers and you need to make them into pom poms.
Why oh why did I not buy tissue papers at the Dollar Store instead, it's definitely cheaper.
Definitely do my own next time. They are so easy to make.
I will definitely recommend giving them a go - will cost $1 per pom pom to make!
There are some great tutorials out there on the web. How about Martha Stewart tutorial.
I decided to prepare a dessert table with a lovely selection of sweet treats & savory goodness.
I really wanted the lighter color blue - powder blue or the cornflower blue.
We served cake, cake pops, peanut butter balls, french macarons.
A week before I prepared thirty (30) cake pops with 19 baby design and 12 rattle design.
I wrapped each cake pop in cellophane and tied it with a nice light blue ribbon.
I'd like to thank Lisa from It's time for a Cake for allowing me to copy this design.
I tweaked it a little to give them my own touch.
My friend Mae gave me some treat boxes which are leftover from her store.
I decided that it would be a good idea to give treats for party favors.
I decorated each box with the plastic confetti and printed "Thank you" notes.
I placed one Peanut butter ball, which is yummy and easy to prepare ahead, inside each box.
Made sixty (60) of these giveaways.
I will be very honest that this is the first time to make French Macarons.
The ingredients and preparations are easy, so I thought but they are very delicate to make.
A macaron is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar,
granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring.
It is commonly filled with buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies.
It is meringue-based: made from a mixture of egg whites, almond flour.
I tried making blue macarons but it was a failure.
So I decided to just make the uncolored ones..
I asked Shim and Shai (my friend Mae's lovely daughters) to put the filling
- chocolate ganache and peanut butter.
I decided to make the Crying Baby Design (from Debbie Brown's Baby book)
I made the baby figurine weeks before.
I had the most terrible time with the fondant I used on this cake.
There is no way that I will be using the Virgin Ice Fondant to cover a cake.
It was tearing like crazy. I actually had planned to make a simple design but because of
the imperfections (tear and crack), I had to revised the design.
The big clouds were actually added to hide the tear.
So this design I now call,
DAY AND NIGHT CRYING BABY
Oh wait, it's not done yet.
How about adding five (5) glass jars filled with Yogurt covered almonds,
Yogurt covered pretzels, Hershey kisses and Lollipops.
Congratulations Riza, Jonathan, Jeanna, JenJen and Jeriz!
We cannot wait to meet your little man!
Thank you to my dear friends Mae, Sally and Lai for helping in organizing this event.
Special mention to Mae for letting us have the party at her beautiful house AGAIN!
Here are more pictures for your viewing!
Enjoy and thank you for visiting my site.
Happy to share that this dessert table became Daily Top 3 the day I posted it on Cakesdecor Site and third most saved cake on CakeCentral.
My family and friends call me Bobie. An IT Specialist and have discovered cake decorating, a new hobby...my new passion.