Baby Girl Cupcakes

A while back, the lovely Felicia asked me to make cupcakes for a baby shower. A friend of hers at work was expecting a baby girl, and the whole office wanted to celebrate. I made 48 cupcakes: two dozen vanilla and two dozen chocolate. The guest of honor loves cream cheese icing, so that was my frosting of choice. The project pretty much invaded my kitchen for the whole day as I got an assembly line going.

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For every dozen, I made 6 chocolate and 6 vanilla with the same topping.

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White swirl with pink sugar crystals.

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Pink swirl with white nonpareils.

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White iced with pink sugar pearls and pink jumbo heart sprinkle.

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And pink sugar-crystal-coated with a white jumbo heart sprinkle.

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I lined some Xerox paper box lids with heavy-duty foil so Felicia could easily transport the cupcakes to her office.

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They all looked so cozy next to their cupcake neighbors.

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And, being a lover of all things bulk, it makes my heart smile to see mass quantities of anything, especially cupcakes.

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color of the hot pink ones.

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All in a day's work!

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Want to know the upside to doing cupcakes instead of a regular cake at a shower or party? 1: You can have several flavors. 2. You can get various designs. 3: You don't have to guess on serving size 4: You don't need utensils or plates (which saves the hostess money!)