Everyone loves those adorable boutique cupcakes often found at baby showers and bridal showers. If you want that look but don’t want to pay the price, you’re in luck. You can create your own boutique cupcakes and have a lot of fun doing so!
Start with Typical Cupcakes
You’ll want to start with regular cupcakes made from either your favorite cake recipe or a pre-mixed box cake. Bake them according to the directions on the package, using cupcake liners for easy removal from pans. You should make about 2 cupcakes for every guest that will be attending the baby shower, and don’t forget to count the mom-to-be and family members.
Fancy Cupcake Wrappers
Using colored paper, create pretty cupcake wrappers by following one of the many tutorials available on YouTube. They’re not difficult to make, and you can choose paper that matches your baby shower theme as well as the colors. To make your cupcakes even prettier, choose a few different designs in coordinating colors. Make sure you have scissors, glue and paper punches on hand before getting started.
Use a decorator’s bag filled with icing in the color you want, and choose a star shaped tip. You can get these from virtually any craft store, or the craft department in your local grocery store. You’re going to want to have plenty of icing on hand to make sure the cupcakes are completely covered. Starting at the center of the cupcake, apply pressure to the bag until the icing comes out. Move in a spiral motion, covering the entire top of the cupcake with the icing. Do a few for practice first so you can get the hang of it.
Finally, to finish off your boutique style cupcakes, add fun embellishments to the top. You can use cupcake picks with fun sayings, small pieces of candy, sprinkles, or anything you want. These are fun boutique style cupcakes that your guests will love, and they cost next to nothing!
Finish off the fun theme by giving your guests fun cupcake favors that they’ll adore!