My lovely friend Jane is very pregnant. Her baby is due in a few days. Last week, a mutual friend arranged a baby shower for Jane. She invited all Jane’s female friends and family. I have never been to a baby shower before, it all sounded very American to me.
However, it was very well organised, there were games, gifts and food and drinks. Before going, I was also unsure if it was to be a drinking alcohol affair or a sober one. ( as Jane wouldn’t be drinking). It turned out to be a bit of both.
The games arranged were really fun. Guess the name, weight, arrival day and time of baby. Also for a fun guess, what future profession we thought baby would have. We also had pin the pin on the baby, a quiz and guess how many smarties were in the bottle. There were 94, I guessed 145 so didn’t win!!!
I decided that I would bake and bring some special home made cakes to the party. I have also decided to share the recipe and photos of these cakes on my blog.
The recipe was quite simple.
110g of softened butter
110g of caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
110g sr flour
For the icing.
140g soft butter
280g icing sugar
1 tbsp milk.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, line a muffin tin with 12 cases. I used the silicon ones.
Cream the butter and sugar together.
Beat in the eggs slowly, then add the vanilla extract.
Fold in the flour, then the milk.
Spoon the mixture between the 12 cases.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if they are cooked right through.
Leave them to cool while you make up the icing.
Mix the icing sugar and butter together adding a little milk and the vanilla extract. Mix until you have the consistency that you want.
Once the cakes have cooled spread the icingon top and add the decorations.
Below are the toppers that I had, you can use whatever you wish.
I used a touch of red food colouring in the pink cakes to make them look pretty. I actually prefer the pale ones, but there was a choice.
The party was great fun. And although I was dubious at first, I have to say baby showers are a great way for the girls to get together and make a fuss, catch up and have a good gossip with the Mum to be, before Baby gets here.
If you have been to any baby showers, I would love to hear how yours went.
Til next time, bye for now.