CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - No baby shower would be complete without some adorable baby size desserts! Liz Corbett, The Party Hostess Diva, showed us how to make some cute and delicious mini treats!
Baby Shower Themed Mini Cupcakes
One box cake mix your choice of flavor, plus ingredients to make it
One container of White frosting (or home-made buttercream)
1 package of liquid food color (primary colors)
1 package Teddy Grahams cookies
1 package (bag) of white lifesavers candies
1 package of small jellybeans (the smallest you can find-usually name brand)
Pastel or printed mini cupcake papers of your choice
Bake mini cupcakes, in the cupcake papers, according to package directions. You will need 2 miniature cupcake tins or if using foil papers, you may place 48 on a cookie sheet and fill.
Tint about 2/3 of the frosting to desired color with liquid food color (only a drop or two at a time) and frost the tops of the mini cupcakes.
Place Teddy Grahams on top of 24 of the cupcakes.
Next pick out jelly beans of your choice (yellow and pink are best)) for the part of the edible pacifier candy topper, and set aside. Line up 24 sets of 2, of lifesavers. "glue" one jelly bean to the hole in the lifesaver candy with a tiny bit of white frosting. Set it flat to dry.
When they are dry, "glue" the 2nd lifesaver to the opposite side, perpendicular, so it resembles the pacifier handle. When these are dry, gently place them sideways on the tops of the remaining cupcakes.
Edible Baby Rattles
Marshmallows dipped in pastel candy melts and placed on lollipop sticks to resemble baby rattles.
24 standard sized marshmallows
24 mini marshmallows
24 lollipop sticks (white, from craft department)
Pastel candy melt wafers of your choice. (found with candy supplies)
Assorted coordinating sprinkles.
Complimentary colored ribbon, cut in 24 pieces (approx. 6-8 inches) to make a bow on each stick.
Melt the candy wafers according to package directions
Dip one end of the lollipop stick into the melted candy, about 1 inch. Then push that end into the larger marshmallow, about 2/3 way through. Repeat for all large marshmallows.