Now that that's out of the way, it seems like everywhere I turn someone either has a new baby or one on the way. And where there are babies and babies-to-be, there are baby showers. And where there are baby showers, there's food!
It's no secret that I love a cupcake. I like to think I loved them before they became the new hip thing in the culinary world, but that's neither here nor there. Certainly you've noticed with the popularity of the cupcake on the rise, so have the little lagniappes to decorate the tops and even the sides of these pint-sized pastries. I recently helped with a baby shower for a friend having a boy, and I can assure you that more decorating items exist in pink than in blue. So in case you're ever in the same boat as I was, I made these, and I'll show you how...
here and printed them off. I cut them out and then cut circles in a sheet of card stock just a little larger than the outside of the topper. Then, I put a piece of double-stick tape on the top and bottom of the elephant topper, attached a toothpick, and slapped the cardstock back on the topper, thereby making a toothpick sandwich.
I just tinted store-bought frosting with a few drops of blue food coloring and piped a hefty swirl on the top of each one. Add a few little candy pearls and my nifty toppers, and voila! Here's one up close and personal:
Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar for 60 seconds. With mixer on low speed, add in brown sugar and butter mixture. Mix until combined. Add chocolate chips and stir again.
We had this with graham cracker sticks, but you can also serve with fruit, animal crackers, pretzels or your fingers.
I hope you had a great weekend! Don't forget to come back on Wednesday for my next Wish List!