2013-08-01

Baby shower - Carrot cake and button cookies

I have been happily busy since end of June with bbq, baby shower, meeting food blogger friends, friends from Finland and Austria....we have been enjoying Belgium summer with great chocolates and beers. I have never been a beer person, but there is something about Belgian beers, its slowly growing on me, especially the fruit and light ones!

Ok folks, until I keep enjoying with my 3rd batch of good friends who will landing this Saturday in Belgium. I will let you stroll thro' the pictures from baby shower party, which I organised (Oh it was fantastic to play with blue and white). I loved playing with fondant again after a big failure from my first trial. I'm quite happy with the results this time, though I still need to work more on the fondants.     Those butterflies were made using the fondant print and I left them to dry between the chopstick to give it a feeling of flying. For some butterflies I used single colour fondant and some I mixed few colours. (Be a baby and play!) The menu for the evening was carrot cake with orange flavoured cream cheese frosting, vanilla cupcake with mascarpone frosting, button cookies, Indian home made biscuits and lemon pineapple punch.  Note, how to turn normal use and throw cups to pretty ones, wrap a fancy tape around the cup and top with some stickers, they were adorable...Also meet my old hobby crochet. 

If you still on the sunny side of the world....happy summer and happy baking! 














Recipes

Carrot Cake - Joy of baking (tweaked by cutting down the sugar)
Frosting - Joy of baking (Tweaked by adding orange zest and a splash of cointreau)

Button cookies - Give reipce

Pineapple and lemon punch - Froggy and the mouse

I didn't note down the proportion while cooking, its recipe from mom so will update here soon :)

Crochet baby blanket with hood - Here 

9 comments:

Torviewtoronto August 1, 2013 at 1:18 AM  

beautiful shower

Shri August 1, 2013 at 1:34 AM  

Lovely blues Ananda!

Priya Suresh August 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM  

Very blue, such a beautiful baby shower, those button cookies looks absolutely incredible..Wonderful looking cake.

Poornima Nair August 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM  

Beautiful shower and love all the details. the cake is awesome.

Nupur UK-Rasoi August 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM  

Lovely !! What an array of color and taste. And I have totally fallen in love with those little cupcakes..Too good Ananda :)

Angie Schneider August 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM  

A very beautiful layered cake and those button cookies are so cute!

Apu August 20, 2013 at 10:32 PM  

Stopping by after ages Ananda! Beautiful cake and just love the cookies!

Nilu A August 27, 2013 at 9:09 AM  

Beautiful baby shower.. Awesome pics... Loved the cake and the cookies the most... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

anubhavati October 22, 2013 at 5:08 PM  

Hi Ananda,

First time on your space. The blue hues are so beautiful and I love the light streaming in to your home!!! The button cookies are way too cute!

Shobha

 
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