I am throwing a baby shower for a dear friend of mine next weekend, and decided to make these adorable fondant-frosted cupcakes:
(sorry, I cannot find the original source for this picture!)
I used the Martha Stewart chocolate buttermilk cupcake recipe [here] and an easy marshmallow fondant recipe [here]. Having never made or worked with fondant before, I thought it might be wise to do a test run. Glad I did!
Here was my first attempt at fondant-ing a cupcake:
Ugh! Yeah, no.
Attempt #2 turned out much better. In fact, the rest of the batch all turned out pretty good.
Then I had some fun with the fondant! :D
Not too shabby, if I do say so myself! It was so fun. Edible play-doh! This cupcake is for my lovely sister Sylvie's birthday. She turned 12 today. :)
So, on to the maternity coat! I couldn't find a pattern that I *loved*, so I decide to just design one for myself. :) Here is my inspiration:
I forgot to scan in my sketches, so I'll do that later. For now, here are a few pics of the bodice muslin and the distressed rose-colored twill I am going to use for the coat.
The coat will have a peter pan collar, straight sleeves, and a bottom section that is slightly gathered under the bust to accommodate baby and is straight in the back. Inset pockets, and biggish brown buttons down the front. I am psyched.
Well, I am off to feed my poor animals, who unfortunately took the back burner to my fondant adventures today and are probably pretty hungry. ;) Have a lovely weekend!