For some reason I cannot think of an interesting title for this post...I am stumped! I wanted to name it 'clothesline baby' but then when I wrote it out, I realize I don't know how to spell clothesline! So I decided I don't want my title to have a poorly misspelled word and for anyone just looking at my post titles to be like "man this girls does not know how to spell!" So I figure the potentially misspelled word fits better in the body of the post. I know what you are thinking...wouldn't it have just been easier to Google the word and not write this whole paragraph on not being able to spell? Well yes, that would be easier, and yes I thought of that, but...this is a blog, and blogs are honest thoughts, and honestly, I am a terrible speller (? word probably not). It is sort of a trait you must exhibit to be a doctor, you pretty much have to be a poor spelling bee contestant. I blame it on the fact that we spend years learning these crazy Latin terms and names of things that have no "sounding out" ability. So I blame my lack of spelling on that! The other problem I had with this title is...doesn't it sort of sound like there would be a baby hanging on the clothesline, yeah, definitely not! The point of this whole post is to show you the treats I made for a dear friend of mine who is having a baby! Yay! And had the most sophisticated shower I've ever been to that happened to have a clothesline theme. So long story short, I tried to keep the clothesline theme in both the cake and the cookies I made for the shower.
The invitation was my inspiration. Initially I thought I would do some simple onesies, orange with white polka dots, but somehow I lost my onesie cutter. Losing it was a blessing in disguise because it forced me to do an even better idea! I loved how the clothesline cookies came out! They were placed at each person's place setting at the table which was perfect!
the inviteAs for the cake, the flavor was an easy decision...carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, the mother to be's fave. I had this great idea for the cake completely spacing out that it is near impossible to do anything too decorative with cream cheese frosting, so you just have to roll with the punches and go to plan B. So this is what I came up with. Blue sky with clouds and a little chickie standing beneath a clothesline that I crafted out of cake pillars, skewers & twine. So check, check, check it out!
Happy Baking, Happier Eating!