Friday, September 19, 2008


On Sunday we are having a baby shower for my little sister. Yes, that's right, my baby sister the one whom I'm not even sure is old enough to be doing things that LEAD to babies, let alone old enough to be married and having a baby of her own is, in fact, having a baby.

And I, along with my aunts and mom and other sister, are hosting this baby shower. Oh and did I mention that somewhere in all of this I got the idea that I was Martha Stewart. I'm not. In fact, I'm not even CLOSE.

When the idea of getting a cake was brought up I thought oh, why don't we do cupcakes and then I could make them into this adorable little cupcake tree like you see at so many of the fashionable showers. Umm... yeah. So guess who has managed to attempt to build her very own cupcake tree on which to put these cupcakes? Yeah... that would be me, the creatively challenged one.

I found a pattern on-line, but I have to tell you the finished product does not look so much like the pattern as perhaps a kindergartners attempt at the pattern. Ok, perhaps it's not that bad, maybe there will be older people at this shower and they will have failing eyesight and THEY will think it's adorable!!

Also, somewhere along the way I also got the idea that rather than buy these cupcakes I should make them. And not just make regular cupcakes. No, no. Make cupcakes and then try to DECORATE them. I see a possible emergency trip to Hy-Vee tomorrow afternoon trying to beg someone behind the pastry counter to PLEASE, PLEASE make me two or three dozen beautiful cupcakes before Sunday at 2:00. But, perhaps I will surprise myself.

I only need about 30 - 35 cupcakes and the two boxes I bought say they will make 24 each so I figure I have a few to practice on before I decide if I need to scrap the idea entirely.

Hey, if I get really ambitious perhaps I will try to dye the frosting on the cupcakes to match the shower theme. (I'm remembering a time my grandma tried to make a cookie monster cake and he turned out green. Green is not really a becoming color on cookie monster...) Perhaps, that's not such a good idea!! :-)

I'll post pictures next week for your viewing pleasure.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see this cupcake tree! Good luck with the decorating!


Lindsay said...

I am 26 and he is 28. I think we are old enough and not little anymore. I'm over 1/2 way to 50. I am also older than you when you started to try to have kids and will only be 3 months younger then you when you had Zack. Not my fault I got the fertile genes of the family.

Lauren said...

Looking forward to the pics. Though it's never as bad as you think it's gonna be. Well, at least I hope.....