Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

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I was so excited to finally put up my Baby Shower Gift blog entry because I had to wait until the Shower was done, that I didn’t get to post my fun BBQ dessert I made the day before!

Because I don’t believe in eating corn unless it’s popped, corn on the cob is NOT on my menu when I have a BBQ party! Any food that goes out looking the same way it went into your body serves absolutely no purpose 😳

So I made Corn on the Cob cupcakes! I baked up 24 vanilla cupcakes and frosted them with a cream cheese frosting.

Then working in batches of 3’s I put rows of jellybeans (combo of creamy white and yellow like peaches n’ cream corn). And the flavours of the jellybeans were Ah-maz-ing! Lemon for yellow and the creamy white was Banana Cream Pie! Yum!

Lining up the 3 cupcakes so that it looked like corn on the cob, I stuck corn holders on each of the end cupcakes.

Using yellow tootsie roll, I flattened it out into a rectangle and cut it in half. To make it look like it was melting, I pressed the edges a bit and placed my “pat of butter” on my “cob”.

They were the perfect BBQ dessert!

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Rub-a-Dub Baby Shower Gift

After getting all my washcloth/bib/sock cupcakes in a row, it was time to assemble the final gift. And because we decided to throw a BBQ at our house the day before, I was scrambling the morning of the Shower to get this puppy sheep together!

I took a piece of cardboard (from the box of the umbrella we bought the day before for our deck BBQ party) and covered it with tissue paper and made a border with the ribbon I used on the sock cupcakes. I love my hot glue gun!

I used a small cardboard piece , oh my I must be tired, piece of cardboard and folded it into a box for a pedestal to put the sheep on so the sheep’s head and arms were just over the bath supply basket. Pinning the hooded towel to the sheep’s ears, I draped the rest over the pedestal and around the bottom of the basket. Then I placed the cupcakes around and figured out how I wanted them before hot glue gunning the paper liners down. The ones without liners I just made sure were between the liner ones to secure them from moving around.

And here is what it looked like before the cellophane went on…

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In my chaos of getting the diaper bag ready, twins ready and looking for my keys 3 times 15 minutes before the Shower was to start (did I mention I had a 40 minute drive to the venue?!) I completely forgot to take a picture of the finished gift!!!

Anyhoozers, my cousin was absolutely glowing and the Shower was awesome and it was totally worth the minor freak outs 😊

Til next time keep it creative!

Update: My aunt took a picture of the Shower gift all wrapped up so here it is!

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Mmmm Cupcakes Part II

Okay so I didn’t have to wait for another sleepless night, although I’ve had plenty since the last blog entry!

So the second type of Baby Shower Cupcake is made with a bib, washcloth and the pipe cleaner-Pom Pom thingy from the first cupcake type I did (scroll down and you will see what I’m referring to).

First I took a bib and folded it like so

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The next part was a little tricky but in a few tries it can be done even if you’re not crafty 😊
Place a washcloth over your fist and poke it down the hole in your fist.

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Then start folding the corners into the hole but make sure it’s still poofy!

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Roll it up in the bib and secure the bib with a pin.

Play around with the washcloth until you get a nice poofy cupcake top. Then add the Pom Pom that’s hot glued to a piece of pipe cleaner – like the previous cupcake type- and there you have yet another type of Baby Shower Cupcake!

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With this one I didn’t put it in a liner because the bib had a edge on it that made it look like a liner…and it was too fat in a regular liner. However if you want it to go in a liner you could use a coffee filter and make it fit snugly with a ribbon!

I’ll post the finished gift when I get it all put together…keep it creative!

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