Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby Shower Cupcakes for me


One thing I haven’t mentioned on my blog is that I am having a baby. I am 28 weeks pregnant with our first child and that is the main reason why my postings haven’t been as regular over the last few months as they were in the past. It is an extremely exciting time and I am pleased to say that I have been incredibly well and enjoying every minute of it.





I mentioned earlier in the week that Mum and Dad and two of my sisters were up in the weekend. Well, on Saturday Mum and my sisters hosted a baby shower for me. It was a lovely afternoon and our little baby was so spoiled! We had a lovely afternoon tea with sandwiches, asparagus rolls, a cheese board and these cupcakes and shortbread that I made. The cupcakes were lemon yoghurt cake and were topped with tinted whipped cream. I topped them with these little fondant booties which I made. There was a tutorial on one of my favourite blogs, Not Quite Nigella, some time ago. You can find it here. They are deceptively easy to make and look just so gorgeous.



The shortbread shapes are decorated with fondant and royal icing. They are pretty simple but sometimes less is more. As you will be able to tell from the colours, we are not sure what we are having, so are having a very fun time guessing!

25 comments:

Fiona said...

WAHOOOOOOO!!!!

So excited for you!!! So happy that you're up the duff!! Love the shortbread shapes too!!

Good for you!!!!!!
AAGGGHHHHH!

Zeetra said...

Congratulations Tammy, I wish you all the very best for the most exciting time in your life... Its the best thing I ever did.

I love your cupcakes, they are gorgeous.

Judy said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I'm so thrilled for you Tammy! Congraulations! You'll be a wonderful mum :) Love your booties and thanks for the shoutout and your cookies are amazing!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! And those cupcakes are adorable!

The ex-expat said...

Congratulations.... lots of tears over here but good ones.

Amanda said...

Oh Tammy! Congratulations!!! How could you keep it a secret for so long?? :) Your cupcakes are beautiful, you did a fabulous job on the booties and I love the cookies. Yay! A Baby!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Mr T,I wish you all the best.My babies are all grown up and I am now a proud grandmother,but of all the things I have achieved in a very full life,having children is easily the most fulfilling.Lucky baby.Oh,and the cupcakes are gorgeous!

Nigel said...

Those are the coolest cupcakes! Well done, & congrats on your good news :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, that is exciting news for you, so pleased to hear you have been keeping well, and gorgeous baking as usual :)

fs said...

Such a fabulolus baby shower and the food that you made was delicious! Can't wait to see all the lovely kids baking you will do. So very clever

Margaret said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby - what wonderful news.

It is such an exciting time - my boys are grown now, and I am eagerly awaiting my 2nd grandchild.

Your cupcakes look marvellous, just love visiting your site.

Margaret

jillbert said...

Congratulations! How exciting! It's so neat that you made your own shower treats. They're really cute!

Morven said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How lovely for you to have a baby shower with your family. I'm sure your baby will be as cute as your cupcakes.

Cakelaw said...

Both the cupcakes and the biscuits are adorable!! Congratulations Tammy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tammy! How exciting! I do hope there will be a pic of baby on the blog after he/she is born!!!!! (but I can understand if you prefer not to)
Enjoy this time.

Cheers, Wilm

Megan said...

Congratulations to you both! Wonderful news! I have 4 children and my baby is 20 but we were blessed with the most precious first grandchild 4 weeks ago and oh what joy she is bringing to us all :)
Wonderful cupcakes and the booties were just amazing :)
Keep well and keep us updated. We are like family here :)

TeaLady said...

YAY!!! Congrats on the great news. What a wonderful time for you. Love the booties on the cuppys. Wish I had thot of that when I made some for my dau's shower last week. So cute.

Katrina said...

Congratulations Tammy - I can't believe you kept such exciting news quiet for so long! The cupcakes are gorgeous.

Nat said...

Congratulations Tammy, I am a 34yr old kiwi living in Kentucky, USA and found your blog when I googled wanting a choc tan slice recipe some time ago & have been a regular reader ever since. I love reading your blog and it quite often makes me homesick as I miss all the good kiwi food and the kiwi lifestyle. Enjoy this time and all the best for this exciting time.

Lesley said...

Wow! Congratulations. I live just outside Auckland and regularly read your blog to see what you have been baking. I felt so happy when I read your news - even though I don't know you. Keep well.

SassyCassie said...

Congrats!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

congratulations-- your baby will be very lucky to have a mum who can make such wonderful treats!!

Di said...

Congratulations, Tammy!! And the cupcakes are adorable. We waited to be surprised with both of our girls. It was fun, but drove everyone around us nuts--"But don't you want to know? =)

neak said...

Just been doing a blog catch up, CONGRATS!!!!