A little ongoing project that I had for the past couple of weeks was making cupcakes for a baby shower. The anticipated head count was 75 people, which was more than I have ever made in a single go. But, when a friend asks for a favor for such a special occasion, one simply cannot refuse. Little did they know that I also planned on surprising them with a hand-made cupcake tower to present the cupcakes on.
Yes, they are having a girl. How did you guess!? Anyway, the assembly of the tower was not particularly difficult, just a little time-consuming. The platforms were silver lined cake boards from a cake supply store. I glued pink curling ribbon along the edges of each board, then glued some acrylic rhinestones for a little bit of flair. The supports in the center are Pringles canisters that I cut down to size with a box cutter, and then wrapped in pink wrapping paper. I glued little clear rhinestones to them, because it looked so bare without them.
The baby shower theme was pink elephants. This meant pinks, grays, silvers, and whites. I decided on the vanilla cupcake recipe with buttercream frosting. I found cute striped cupcake wrappers, and the event hostess made some adorable cupcake toppers to finish the look. The assembled tower was cuter than I could have hoped for!
Beautiful, isn’t it? Bring on the bundle of joy!