Virtual Baby Shower Cupcakes for Kristan {Cookbook Queen}

It’s the big day! We’re having a virtual baby shower for Kristan from the Confessions of a Cookbook Queen! Kristan is due to have her baby girl, Lucy, in a few weeks. So exciting!

I met Kristan at BlissDom last year, alongside her bestie and blogging partner at That’s What We Said, Shelly of Cookies & Cups, who is the organizer of this lovely cupcake baby shower! They are some of the sweetest (pun intended) and genuinely hilarious women I’ve ever met. I’m so glad I got to meet them both and I’m so grateful to be able to help celebrate Kristan and Baby Lucy today. :-)

To help in the sweet celebration, I’ve baked some 100% whole wheat chocolate cupcakes. They are delicious! Being whole wheat they are a tad bit denser than the fluffy all-purpose flour cupcakes, but I’ll take it if that means I can have a little more frosting! ;-)

Speaking of frosting, how precious are these fondant decorations?!? This is the first time I’ve used fondant on a cupcake and I love how they turned out. It was quite easy to do, too!

To make the fondant toppers, I just bought a small package of rolled fondant and flavored it with a little bit of clear vanilla extract. Then, I rolled out a chunk of fondant out to about 1/4″ in thickness, and cut out circles with a biscuit cutter that was slightly larger than the top of my cupcake. Spread about 1 tablespoon of your favorite icing on the top of your cupcakes and just smooth out the white circle of fondant on top of the icing.

Now comes the fun part…decorating!

I colored another chunk of fondant with a little bit of teal food coloring, rolling it out again to about 1/4″ in thickness. Next, I took a small biscuit cutter (about 1.5″ in diameter), using both the ribbed side the straight side to make the clouds and the umbrellas.

Then, you add a little bit of fondant with brown color and roll out a tiny snake shape for the umbrella handle.

Now it’s time to put it all together! You use a little tiny dab of frosting to glue the fondant on to the white circle of fondant. The extra touches to the cupcakes were the little pearl sprinkles that I used for the rain and I used edible luster dust to make the clouds and umbrellas pop!

I thought it was a cute way to celebrate Lucy by having a personalized L cupcake just for her…well for mommy. :D

With the shower theme, we can shower Kristan with lots of love through cupcakes. Also, so that she doesn’t get too covered in sweets, we have umbrella cupcakes to keep her dry. ;-)

With that said, I hope you’ll explore all of the rest of the sweet cupcakes that we brought to Kristan’s virtual baby shower! They are all so precious, I need to make one of each now! :D

And to Kristan, Jess, and Jon David, I’m so happy for you. I bet you’re so excited to have a another girl in the family!

Here are all of the other wonderful cupcakes at Kristan’s Baby Shower:

Cookies and Cups | Zebra Cake Cupcakes
The Hungry Housewife  | White Cupcakes
She Wears Many Hats |  Pretty in Pink Party Marshmallows
Two Peas and Their Pod | Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Bluebonnets and Brownies |  Apple Cider Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
My Baking Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cupcakes
Picky Palate | Pumpkin Brownie Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream
Blooming on Bainbridge | Twinkie Cupcakes with Pink Cherry Frosting
Food For My Family | Pomegranate and Lime Olive Oil Yogurt Cupcakes
Bakingdom |  Homemade Twinkie Cupcakes
Sprinkle Bakes | Princess Torte Cupcakes
Glorious Treats | Sweet Baby Cupcakes with Easy Fondant Toppers
Sweet Sugarbelle | Damask Cookies
Buns In My Oven | Maple Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
Dine and Dish | Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes
Bake at 350 | Little Pumpkin Cupcakes
Living Locurto | Baby Shower Printables

Whole Wheat Chocolate Cupcakes {Baby Shower}

adapted from Roxana’s Home Baking

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 low fat buttermilk

How-To 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place 9 paper liners in your muffin pan. Set aside.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together using either a stand mixer or hand mixer, until fluffy (about 1 minute).
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, and cocoa powder (dry ingredients).
  5. In another bowl, beat the eggs and milk together (wet ingredients).
  6. Beat in half of the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture.
  7. Beat in the wet ingredients.
  8. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients.
  9. Fill the paper liners almost full.
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
Servings: 9 cupcakes

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34 comments

  1. Caroline, these are just so perfect!! The L one is my favorite :)

    I am so glad that we met at Blissdom and have gotten to know one another. I love seeing you and Liam’s updates…you are such a fun and loving mother. Thank you so much for this sweet shower!!!

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