Monday, 15 August 2011

It's Raining Babies

Baby Showers..

The mere thought of one has me feeling a little unwell. When presented with an invitation to such an event, my mind goes into over-drive, desperately trying to think of a reasonable excuse for why I can't go along and play games that include tasting baby food and guessing the size of a pregnant belly.

Don't get me wrong - babies should be celebrated and I do enjoy shopping for the perfect baby shower gift.. but at a typical shower there are usually lots of children running around demanding attention and the tacky games make me cringe.

I heard Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice) on the radio over the weekend describe her recent baby shower, which she referred to as a party in celebration of her baby - she hired nanny's to take care of her guests children and put on an amazing spread of both gourmet and finger food. She wanted a party atmosphere - "People take baby showers way to seriously... At the end of the day, I want to sit down, watch my friends get drunk and have a bit of fun". If only all new Mums-to-Be had an attitude like Mel.

So at this point, you're thinking - "Why are you blogging about baby showers if you have such a strong opinion about them," right?!

Well, I have been asked to assist with the catering of a baby shower in a few weeks. Including the cake.

What a huge responsibility.

As you know, I love to share my baked goods with people (usually those I work with) but aside from family gatherings, I have never baked for a specific purpose before.

So imagine my fear excitement when I received a text from Mel at MOSC asking if I would make the sweets for her sisters baby shower later this month. (On a side note - If you live in Adelaide and ever need your hair and/or makeup done for an event, Mel is Ah-Mazing!! Tell her I said HI!)

Mel's request was simple (or so I thought) - Cake and sweet treats required. 20 guests. Sex of the baby unknown. No theme.

Turns out that having such creative freedom can be a bad thing. Where do I start ?!

Enter my latest Pinterest Board!!

I'm now merrily pinning inspiration for cakes, cake bunting and cupcakes..

Which has me thinking - Maybe this whole baby shower thing isn't so bad?!

But I'm at a loss as to what else to make. I bake alllll the time and yet I suddenly can't think of a single baby shower appropriate treat to make.

In the hopes of finding some ideas, I'm off to do some more pinning!


1 comment:

  1. I think you should bake Melting Moments, and do a test run this weekend, and bring the test run batch to Sydney to see me :P

    Seriously - melting moments should be on your bake list, along with small cupcakes, and of course the Cake... I like that simple one with the bunting - very cute!! Maybe some cake pops too?


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