Tomorrow one of the groups I belong to is putting on a brunch for expectant mothers. The group wanted to give each new mom a small gift to take home with them, so I offered to come up with an idea. I love cute little favors but I hate when it is something I can’t really use or just isn’t my style. My goal was to come up with a gift that was practical, that could be done quickly, on a tight budget, and was super cute. So of course I began my search on Pinterest, aaahh baby shower overload. The options are endless and many are quite elaborate, fortunately I ran across an idea for cute little cupcakes, I was sold.
Only problem was they had all kinds of cupcakes made of socks, onesies,wash clothes, and even blankets. The cherry on top varied too, some used socks, some used little fuzzy pom-poms, one even used a lollypop. Almost all of then had the whole bundle tied together with ribbon. You know how much fun tying something with one hand you are trying to hold in the other can be. There had to be a better way. Since my socks were colorful and I was using plain white onesies I knew I wold see more color if I could use the socks to hold everything together. If you have every paired socks you know how this idea works. After about ten tries rolling and unrolling I came up with the technique below. You may have to practice a few times to get the process down but once you have the hang of it each cupcake takes only a few minutes to make. The best part, by buying multi-packs of 12 month size socks and good quality newborn onesies from a discount store, I was able to make each cupcake for under $2.50.
For this brunch I decided to add a colorful baking cup and wrap each cupcake in cellophane candy bags tied off with a colorful ribbon. I will put a cupcake on each guests plate as part of the table setting, but these cuties can be presented in all kinds of ways. Display them on a cupcake stand (as shown in the first photo) as part of the shower decor. For larger gifts they could be presented together in bakery bakery box tied up in string. Any way you might see a cupcake. The more creative the better.
I am so pleased with the results of this super easy project and I sure hope the new moms love these guys too!