Baby Shower Cupcakes

So I wanted to make something cute for my friend’s baby shower.  She’s having twin boys.  I searched pinterest and google images.  There are a lot of ideas out there and a lot of great stuff – problem is – I didn’t want to deal with gumpaste or fondant to make the designs.  So I used animal crackers!

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I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting.  I dyed half the frosting blue and used two different types of sprinkles to add more color.  The banners were really simple to make.  After googling twin quotes and sayings, I made up my own (I wanted something short and sweet).  I then printed it on cardstock and cut them into strips.  I taped them to blue and yellow colored toothpicks and then made the triangle cut at the ends.  What do you think?

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Twin puppies!

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Love the swimming ducks

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

I just couldn’t let Cinco de Mayo go by without a proper food fiesta.  By now you know how much I love America’s Test Kitchen and their recipes.  Well, their last email included recipes for Carnitas, Margaritas, and Guacamole Salad.  Add a little Spanish rice, corn tortillas,  radish & cilantro garnish and you’ve got a complete Mexican meal!

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My one word of advice – plan a day or two ahead.  I went to the store the morning of and they were out of limes!  I used some lime juice from concentrate, but it’s just not the same as having fresh lime and lime zest.

Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo a tu casa? What did you make?