Another weekend, another baby shower!
Babies are so exciting...and even more so when you don't know what you're having! My friend Kristen is throwing a shower for her little sister who is having a baby soon. Megan has opted to leave it a surprise, and to celebrate, her friends were throwing her a delightfully elegant and girly shower. Kristen asked me to make carriage cookies again, but this time, we chose yellow since it's ambiguous. I also did a cake for the shower, vanilla with strawberry filling, and I got a little adventurous with it this time.
Kristen wanted to know if I could try and match the shower invite, which was a really cute sort of henna/mendhi/floral design in pink, yellow, and gray. Since baby's gender is a question mark, I chose yellow as the overall theme and accented with gray and pink icing. Does anyone else her that scene from Steel Magnolias play in their head when they hear the words "gray icing"? No? Ah, well, I digress.
The cake gave me lots of trouble (probably because I didn't sleep well and the house was hot, etc), but I think it came out beautifully. It totally made my day when my husband and my daughter walked in and both of them immediately said, almost in stereo, how much they liked the design I'd chosen. Kristen loved it too, and I think it was fancy enough without being over the top and not too overtly pink...just in case Megan ends up with a boy!
I love the technique I used on the side and plan on doing it some more. I have to admit, I didn't ever think I would love using buttercream so much, but it really is so much easier to work with, even if it does create lots of dishes!