As mentioned on Friday, one of my friends had a baby shower in San Diego over the weekend. Of course I had to take some goodies along with the baby present I had made. I thought it would be fun to make a donut tower. I had not made one before and was excited to see if I could pull it off without practicing first. The night before I was cutting and sewing fabric flowers that matched the bunting I had made for the babies room.
I had seen this tutorial by my friend Paige from Paiges of Style over on Cake and thought it looked sweet and easy. And I do think it turned out darling! It was just time consuming making the flowers; other than that super simple. I used about 3-1/2 boxes of hostess donuts and made 8 flowers to “climb” up the side. They are kept in place by pearl head pins.
Here is what our “simple” display of sweets looked like. These cupcakes were UNBELIEVABLE!! I could have eaten 5. They were coconut and strawberry. YUM! The cake is a home made molten lava cake. I think I may have my friend Jesi give me the recipe to share with you. She swears she has finally perfected it and it was delicious. I added a tray of some meringues and a compote of sixlets. Then done. There is something to be said for a simple display of sweets. I love that there was not more than necessary and that it was all easy to pull together.
Here is me with my friend Gretchen. She and I used to live together in college with 2 other girls. It was a blast living with all of them and I was so sad when I moved away. There is a saying in our group of friends called “forever friends” and she is one of mine. I can not wait to see her baby girl in just a few weeks now!
Hope you all had a great weekend too! Stay tuned tomorrow for something BIG, NEW, and available in the SHOP!! Do you know what it is??