11/23/11

Baby Shower Cupcake Favor Boxes

I've been trying to go through my photo archives and post all the previous treats I have made so that I can eventually get to real-time postings. Luckily I have a pretty organized system for saving photo folders on my external hard drive and I keep every e-mail sent to me… ever… [be careful what you say to me in e-mail, I will have it for eternity oooor at least until the end of Internet access]. Even still, I had a hard time locating any information on these baby shower cupcake favors. I searched through my Sugar Butter Baby Gmail, twice, no luck finding monkey baby boy shower cupcakes. I searched my personal Gmail, then Yahoo!, then checked my Facebook messages… nope, not there either. Then it clicked and I searched Outlook. Bingo! I made these for a co-worker's friend. That's why I don't know who Roy and Cinthia are. Ahhhhh… this is all starting to come together! 

Whew, this is so much work trying to dig up information about things I baked over a year ago. Meanwhile, I am going to soon forget the details of the things I made most recently. I can't seem to win…

Anyway, these individually boxed cupcake favors were based of the Monkey Girl Baby Shower ones I had made previously HERE. Since the party was for a baby boy, it was suggested to use brown, blue and green instead of pink. I started with the fondant flower blossoms in blue and green since I didn't think brown would make a sweet looking flower.


I baked about 30 yummy vanilla cupcakes. Don't they look so plump and puffy?


I swirled on some blue and white vanilla buttercream using the Wilton 1M decorating tip [my fave].


I put the blue fondant blossoms on the white frosted cupcakes and the green fondant blossoms on the blue cupcakes.


The cupcakes nestled perfectly into some scalloped wrappers. The cream colored ones were slightly pearlescent and the green ones reversed to blue with baby items printed on them.


At this point they were all ready to be boxed in some clear acetate tuck-top boxes and sealed with printed polka dot grosgrain ribbon. I used a big hole punch to cut out the monkey stickers and attached them to the top of the boxes.


The clear boxes are great because they make it very easy to stack and transport the cupcakes, especially when you have to bring them to work by public transportation!


I'm not sure if I heard any feedback from these cupcake favors but at this point I don't remember a whole bunch. Let's just hope they were enjoyed by all.

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