Saturday, April 10, 2010

Baby Shower Saturday


Talk about baby focused.

Today was a big day for my friends and I. Because somehow three are pregnant and due within 3 days of each other with the fourth due a few weeks after that...

A lot of babies...

So the three of us who aren't pregnant (One just recently gave birth) hosted a shower for them. A triple baby shower... That is a lot of baby presents my friends....

My role was simple.. I made the Honey Lemon Thyme Ham (from Easter), biscuits and Cupcakes. The cupcakes are a funny story. When my friend and organizer, Kristen were discussing the cake vs. cupcake vs. petit fors conundrum we thought cupcakes would be a great idea. And then she called the local bakery. I was already thinking that for 50 people cupcakes would be too much to buy.

We wrote the same email at the same time that bypassed each other like ships in the night. Either way we were not purchasing our cupcakes.



So I knew the best recipe to make for cupcakes, or shall I say fairycakes. Because its Nigella Lawson's Fairycakes recipe. Its ridiculously easy and so delicious.  It took me about 30 minutes to make the cake portion and another 20 minutes the next day to make the icing. And after I made the icing  in two different colors and put it in the piping bags we decorated them after I got to the shower to prevent any damage to said cupcakes.


Everything went great and these cupcakes really saved my sanity.


Here's to a great day with old friends..



Fairycakes for 50 (Nigella Lawson's recipe)
•2 cup unsalted butter, softened
•28 Tablespoons sugar
•8 large eggs
•3 cup self-rising flour
•4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
•8-9 Tablespoons milk
 
Icing for Fairycakes
8 oz cream cheese softened
8 oz unsalted butter softened
7-8 cups confectioners sugar
3-4 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
 
For the actual Fairycakes blend all the ingredients in a blender or mixer until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes or until done
 
For the icing - in a mixer blend the butter and cream cheese with vanilla and then add confectioners sugar. Add desired color and put into piping bags for decorating.

4 comments:

  1. i love cupcakes

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  2. ohh, so pretty. I adore the colors. I made Swedish Cupcakes in the latest episode of my cooking show, they turned out great but were not as pretty as yours I think :)

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