Sunday, May 29, 2011

Baby bird inspired baby shower

I hosted this baby bird inspired bird shower and it was a lot of fun!  The baby birdy cup cakes were a big hit and so were the egg filled nest cookies.

The nest cookies were created by frosting the sugar cookies in  a tan color of frosting and topping with toasted coconut.  Then I added frosting to the back sides of 3 chocolate colored almonds to get them to stick and placed them in the center.  You can of course use jelly beans or Jordan almonds as well.
The cupcakes were simply frosted then topped with toasted coconut around the edges with an open circle in the middle for the birds to be piped into.  To create the 3 hungry birds in the center simply pipe 3 round or oblong bird bodies in blue frosting in the center of the cupcake.  Then add yellow frosting pulled up at the end to create a beak.  For eyes you can use frosting or dark colored candies or sprinkles.  

 I also printed out some favor or cup cake tags at World Label.  I added a few bird cages in the decor through out the room and I downloaded the cute "chirp" sign from  city cradle design here. The "mama bird" signs on the table are from hostess blog, and she had many other signs and printables available there as well for bird themed baby showers.  It was a fun affordable theme that carried beautifully into the shower. 

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