Kitchen Fail + A Baby Shower

by Heather on September 26, 2010

It seemed simple enough.  Just follow the instructions.

I mean, I was using a candy thermometer for crying out loud.  But I suppose a candy thermometer is only really good if it measures temperatures accurately.

I used Jenna’s Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe, and followed it step by step.  But the syrup hardened too fast, leaving half of it out of the egg whites.  And therefore the buttercream was bland and not sweet.

I freaked out and put it in the freezer just to get away from it.  At least it looked pretty though!

Why was I making Italian buttercream you ask?  I was in charge of cupcakes for the first baby shower I’ve ever hosted, and I had visions of wowing the crowd with my fancy shmancy frosting.  But you know what I found out?  Although I prefer to make my own stuff, canned frosting piped out of a baggie and topped with animal crackers works great too.

Especially when you have both chocolate and cream cheese frosting.  These guys went fast!

The baby shower itself was a blast!  I got to hang out with great friends and celebrate a new life coming into this world very soon…what more could you wish for on a Saturday?

There were beautiful gifts…

Beautiful flowers…

Biscuits (and an egg casserole and hashbrown casserole I made but botched the pictures on…oops…)

Gorgeous fresh fruit…

Baby stuff galore…

But most of we all got to do a little bit to bless one of our beautiful friends with love, laughter, food, and gifts as she and her husband prepare to bring their second baby boy into this world.  And that alone how you make for a perfect Saturday!

I’ll be back later to share my ethnic dish with y’all for the next Foodbuzz Next Food Blog Star challenge!  Stay tuned!

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