Cupcake by Jodi W., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I saw these baby shower cupcakes in the Wilton 2006 yearbook and thought it would be a great cake for an upcoming baby shower. I bought the pre-colored pastel rolled fondant pack to save time for the blankets but still needed a small batch of skin tone for the babies’ heads and bodies. I used the edible ink pens to draw on the faces and hair curls – much easier than trying to draw them on with food coloring and a toothpick!

I made 12 chocolate and 11 white cakes so everyone got their favorite – I just used two colour blankets for each flavor so it was easy enough to tell which flavor was which.

Baby Shower Cupcakes

Cupcake by Heidi B., Valdosta, GA

Baby Shower Cupcakes

I used a regular sized box of cake mix and made these baby shower cupcakes in the Wilton jumbo size cupcake liners. (They were foil ones so I didn’t need a jumbo sized cupcake pan.) I made the frosting from a recipe for butter cream icing from the Wilton Web site and used the flesh colored food coloring to color it.

Before icing the cupcakes I dug a small hole in the cupcakes for a mouth. Then I iced all the cupcakes taking note of where the hole for the mouth is. I stuck real pacifiers (Nuk newborn…found them on eBay for under $1 each) into the mouth holes. Then I took mini chocolate chips and stuck them in upside down for the eyes.

Cupcake by Marie D., New Orleans, LA

Baby Shower Cupcakes

First I got this idea for baby shower cupcakes from a Wilton cake book. I made white cupcakes and frosted them in buttercream icing. I used fondant to shape the pillows heads noses bodies and blankets. I used a food writer pen to draw on the faces.

Cupcake by Brooke S., Kennewick, WA

Baby Shower Cupcakes

These baby shower cupcakes are a hit at baby showers. The pacifiers are candy melts with a gummy lifesaver in them and the eyes, hair and mouth are all Chocolate melts.

The icing is buttercream icing with a little copper and yellow to make skin tone color. The pacifiers and hair are made in advance; the mouth and eyes are piped on after they are iced.

Baby Shower Cupcakes

Baby Shower Cupcakes

Cupcake by Silvia M., Miami, Florida

Baby Shower Cupcakes