Monday, February 8, 2010

My Sister's Baby Shower

So I held my sister's baby shower this past weekend. Here are a few things I made for the shower. To see more about the shower, go to my family blog!
OK, let's see...where to start...Well I wanted to decorate some letters for Alexis' room when she is born. The room is mainly Winnie the Pooh and pink - but I wanted something that would grow with her. I found some really pretty rose colored paper, some beautiful brown, rose and glittery paper with butterflies on it and a white and pink damask looking paper, so I used those. I painted the letters white and added the paper just on the inside of the letters. I found a really pretty butterfly and some flowers to add to the letters with the plain rose paper!

This paper is my FAVORITE!

I added some cute white ribbon to each letter to hang from!

Next, on to the cake and cupcakes. I wanted to make a cake, but the ease of cupcakes when you have many guests make them so much easier to eat! So I did both! And my sister got to take the cake home to eat with her hubby!

Since the theme was Winnie the Pooh for the shower, I made bees for the cupcakes!
Here is the process!
Step 1) Make bee shape out of yellow fondant - I used MM fondant - and use a dotter tool to add little eyes and a mouth! We want happy, Winnie the Pooh bees here! :)
Step 2) Add some antennaes. For this, I used some of the flower stamens I had for my sugar flowers. I just cut them down and colored the ends black. This was VERY time consuming! :)
Step 3) Add some black fondant around the body
Step 4) Add some wings. I used fondant for these as well. I just cut out some small circles and softened up the edges with a petal tool and attached them via a little vanilla!
Step 5) Make the icing on the cupcakes look like a beehive and attach bee!

I love how they turned out!
Now on to the baby!
Although, you will never see underneath the blankie, I wanted to bum to poke up just like how real babies sleep!
I decorated the fondant blankie like a little quilt and tucked her in!

Here is the final cake with the baby and a few buzzing bees!
Next is the diaper cake. I wanted to make this my present, as well as it being part of a game so there is a lot of stuff attached to the cake!

I got the cutest idea for some headbands off of one of the blogs I follow - Craftaholics Anonymous
Check out the link, she provides a tutorial and gander around the rest of her site! She always has so many great ideas! I have so many things from her site on my To Do list!
Anyway, these little nifty headbands are made out of knee high stockings! REALLY! They are soft for a newborn baby and they are stretchy enough to fit on an older girl!
I got a pack of knee highs from Walmart for $0.33!! And with items to put on the headbands from my stash of items I already had, it was only sixteen and a half cents to make each headband!!
My daughter is my model!
This one, I just took a piece of fabric and pulled all the sides and corners in and attached to the center using a button! And then added a little rhinestone to make it sparkle! (I also used both of these 2 headbands in the diaper cake on my middle and top tiers!)
Then I made one for my daughters!
And here is Kaitlyn trying it out! So cute!

Well a lot of planning and preparation over the past couple of weeks, but I think everything turned out good and I even got a little business out of it! Yeah!


  1. So cute! I love the little bum! I have lots of babies being born this year in my life. I may have to steal your ideas! My kiddos will LOVE those little bees!

  2. hiya new follower :)

    where did you get the letters from?

    i love what you done with them xxx