Monday, November 02, 2009

A baby girl is on the way!

Not for me, but for one of my bestest friends, Jenni! We had her baby shower yesterday which was hosted by her sister and I offered to help out with some of the food and party games. I've been eyeing off cake photos in flickr for quite awhile now and have loved seeing all the cupcake towers so knew that was what I wanted to make for the cake.

I followed a tutorial on Cake Journal to make the stand and trawled through You Tube to find some demos on how to use fondant to make a ribbon bow and voila.....

There are vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, topped with pink butter cream frosting and I made the chocolate hearts by swirling together white chocolate with some pink chocolate colouring. The top cake has a layer of the same chocolate and vanilla mix from the cupcakes. Jenni got to take this tier home to share with the Daddy to be!

I also scrapped the front of a paper mache journal and the party guests got to write a message in it for Jenni.

And you can't have a baby shower without gifts! I used Ottobre 4/2009 design #3 for the dress with a quilter's cotton contrast for the band, then used the same fabric for the applique


and also for the matching bloomers, which are from Ottobre 3/2007 design #2.

I also made my first MCN, I used the Darling Diapers pattern and made this in their newborn size, once again with the same quilter's cotton to match. It was great to finally use my new snap press too, I was suprised how easy it was. I'm so happy with how this nappy turned out, my sister even said it looked the same as the one's I've bought, so now I can't wait to trace and cut out the bigger size for my little miss. I can see lots of matching dresses and nappies for summer!
Minky fleece outer



microfleece inner, with a 2 layer bamboo fleece snap in trifold booster
(try saying that 3 times fast!)

You also can't go without giving a mummy to be a bouquet of flowers:

Little socks, singlets and a face washer all rolled up.

It was a wonderful day and now I just can't wait to meet the new little miss, I hope to have some baby photos to show off in around 6 weeks or so ;)

Natalie xx

15 comments:

Gillian said...

How clever are you?!! I've never tried to make MCN but at $30 each I would've saved myself a lot of money.

Miss Amy said...

Wow this is a wonderful bunch of presents! What a beautiful gift you have given your friend. And the cakes are just gorgeous!

Andrea said...

What a lucky mummy to be, you did a wonderful job Natalie, it all looks fabulous.

Beetlehouse Designs said...

FANTASTIC Natalie!!! Oh I just love it all. You are so creative and clever. Glad you had a great day.

Nicole said...

Fantastic ideas!!

Karen said...

Natalie - OMG!!
Amazing job on the cake, the ourfit is very sweet, oh the bloomers!
Sounds like you had a lovely time, your friend is lucky to have a friend like you.

Little Munchkins said...

Where do I start?? The cupcakes look amazing, the outfit for the baby is gorgeous and the flowers are fantastic. You have been very busy!

Cascade Lily said...

Wow how fab is that cake/those cakes!!!! Great job. And I love the bloomers :)

Emma said...

Wow, great work on all accounts! I love the cakes and their stand.

Cass said...

Great job Natalie, well done on the cakes and the pressies

Cathy said...

Everything looked gorgeous...that dress is adorable!

Tracey said...

They are incredible. Everything! The cupcakes especially. I'm ultra impressed!

flamehair said...

You have been busy! I love that Ottobre bloomer pattern - I made loads to go over Daisy's nappies when she was little.

Che Birba said...

Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:
http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-by-blogspot-parte-ii.html

I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog, bye bye Laura!

Corrie said...

oh wow natalie! I can't believe how beautiful everything looks and the cakes! wow!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm very impressed with the cakes!

Corrie:)