banana cake, homemade marshmallow fondant, sports balls, sports themed shower, vanilla-bean frosting
A darling friend asked me to make sports-themed cupcakes for her baby shower brunch this past spring. Her husband was a sports star in high school, so this was an appropriate theme for their first baby, a boy due sometime this month :0)
These cupcakes were banana cake with vanilla-bean buttercream. I cut sports balls out of homemade marshmallow fondant and piped details on with royal icing. They were packaged for the shower in clear plastic cups and glassine bags tied with silk ribbons.
I added the second “It’s a Boy!” cupcake liner after they were baked to make sure the image and blue stripes stayed clear.
These were sure fun to make and it was great to practice with a few of my new sports fondant cutters.
Good luck with the new baby, Carolyn! Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!