What should I make for the baby shower?!

Question: What should I make for the baby shower?
I'm helping out with a baby shower this Saturday. I'm in charge of desserts. It's a tea party type thing, so I need dainty little desserts which are preferably easy to make. If you have any ideas, I would greatly appreciate them! (btw I don't really like going to other websites, so please, no links.)


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You should try making these flower cupcakes- they're so cute and fit perfectly at a shower! Ingredients

* 1 bag Snickers Miniatures, chopped
* 1 bag M&M'S Milk Chocolate Candies
* 2 16 oz. cans vanilla frosting
* 1 18.2 oz. box yellow cake mix
* Yellow food coloring


Prepare yellow cake mix according to the package directions. Fold the chopped Snickers Miniatures into the batter before transferring it to the paper cupcake-lined muffin tins. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Tint frosting to the desired shade of yellow with the food coloring. Set half the frosting aside, and transfer the remaining half to the pastry bag fitted with the pastry tip. Once cupcakes are completely cool, spread a thin layer of frosting on top of each cupcake. Using the pastry bag with tip, pipe petals around the edges of each cupcake. Fill the middle with M&M'S. Finish by piping a second layer of little petals around the M&M'S.

Variation: Try Pop'ables Snickers Candies, chopped, instead of Snickers Miniatures in Step 1.

Yield: 24 cupcakes


Make mini cupcakes. Do white cupcakes with pink frosting and buy the little pans so they are petite and perfect for a tea party. A cookie cake could also be delicious... put icing on it and a binky or whatever that would be very cute.

Make lemon squares, brownies, or rice crispie treats. You can decorate the brownies with pink or blue icing, Cut the treats into mini bite sizes.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. finely chopped almonds
1/2 c. shortening
2- 8 oz. pkgs. softened cream cheese
2/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t. almond extract
1 c. seedless raspberry jam
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. sliced almonds

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and almonds. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Set aside 1/2 c. of crumb mixture for topping.

To make crust, press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of 9x13" pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes (until edges are browned.)

Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and almond extract until smooth. Spread over hot crust and bake for 15 minutes.

Spread preserves over cream cheese mixture.

In a small bowl, combine reserved crumb mixture along with the coconut & almonds. Sprinkle over the top.

Bake 15 minutes longer. Cool for 3 hours. Makes 32 bars. Enjoy this baby shower dessert!

Strawberry Delight

1 pkg. slivered almonds
1 T. butter
1 angel food cake, 8-10 oz., cubed
2 quarts softened vanilla ice cream
2 pkgs. (10-12 oz each) frozen strawberries, thawed (or use 24 oz fresh)
1/4 c. rum

Brown almonds in butter, set aside. In a 9x12" dish layer 1/2 cake pieces, 1/3 ice cream, 1/2 strawberries and 1/2 almonds. Repeat.

Stir rum into remaining 1/3 of ice cream and spread on top. Freeze 24 hours. Cut into squares. This baby shower dessert is wonderful!
Chocolate Dream Bars

1 c. flour
1/2 c. (1 stick) melted butter
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Mix together and press into the bottom of a 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

While it cools, cream together:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. cool whip

Spread mixture over the top of the crust and chill.

Mix together:
1 small pkg. of instant chocolate pudding
1 small pkg. of instant vanilla pudding
3 cups cold milk

Spread over the cream cheese mixture and top with remaining cool whip (from 9 oz. container)
Top with sliced, slivered almonds (optional.) (A delicious baby shower dessert)


Double-Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. (12 oz pkg) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. creamy peanut butter, divided
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.

Beat sugar, 1/3 c. peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a large mixer until creamy. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Press 1/2" deep centers with thumb. Fill each center with about 1/2 tsp. peanut butter.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove and cool on wire racks. Makes 3 dozen. Another great baby shower dessert

Hopefully you'll find a place for this variety of sweets at your tea party shower ;D.

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