9/23/10

Monkey Girl Baby Shower

I was recently asked to do pink and lime green boxed cupcakes for a friend's baby shower. I'm not usually a fan of the pink and green color combo. Yes, I did grow up in Connecticut. No, I never wore plaid pants and boat shoes. It just gives off the whole preppy vibe of twill/ribbon belts with D-rings sold at Martha's Vineyard. I'm not even quite sure why that image leaves a bad taste in my mouth but I do know that these cupcake favors may have changed my mind! I was a bit sceptical, but after seeing the logo sticker she showed me based off a popular Monkey Girl shower theme I felt more confident that they would turn out super cute.

I like that the individually boxed cupcake favors have gained popularity. They're sort of becoming my signature treat plus they're really fun to make... and who doesn't like edible party favors? I think they go over better than dollar store trinkets that know one knows what to do with after the party!

I start by making small fondant flower blossoms to match the party's color scheme... in this case, the dreaded pink and green combo. But wait! Look how nice the white fondant and edible sugar pearls add a little touch of sophistication instead of prepsterness. (Not that there's anything wrong with being a bit of a prep, it's just not for me.)

Cupcake wrappers are key in enhancing the look of the boxed cupcakes. I bought the pink ones at the cake supply store and used the Cricut machine to make the white ones.

I baked dozens of vanilla cupcakes and iced them with tinted vanilla buttercream swirls.

I added the fondant flower blossoms. Look how sweet!! Totally appropriate for a baby shower.

Now time to box them up.

Easy to stack, transport and display.

Some decorative ribbon and cute custom Monkey Girl stickers by Konstant Design finish them beautifully!

It may just be that they were for a baby shower, but I have to admit... I think I'm sold on the pink and green color combo this time. These cupcake cuties are adorabalicious! (thanks Leify for introducing me to that word.) Maybe it's just the little Monkey Girl that's too irresistible?

9 comments:

  1. these are darling. so happy to find your blog via a comment on my owl barn. i could really go for a cupcake right about now.

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  2. yay, thanks so much! I've been trying to find some time to create owl cupcakes or an owl cake... hopefully soon!

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  3. These cupcakes were an absolute hit at my shower. Thank you so much for putting in so much time and effort into making these adorable pink and green (heheh) beauties. All of my guests loved them and they tasted GREAT. I also enjoy the extras that remained...shhhhhhh!

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  4. I love the cupcakes, they are really adorable. where did u get the clear boxes? I would like to make some cupcakes. Really cute. You can email me at SEXYGODDESS1987@YAHOO.COM

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  5. I got the clear boxes at papermart online!

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  6. Thank you so much. : )

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  7. Are these the type of boxes u bought? Tuck Top, Tab-lock Bottom Boxes

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  8. Yep, those are the ones... the 3" x 3" x 3" size

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