Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Sweet Shower for Amy

Oh readers, I've been waiting and waiting for today to come!  Now it's finally here--Amy's baby shower!  That's right, readers, the same Amy, author of Sing for Your Supper, who threw me a beautiful wedding shower earlier this year.  I am beyond excited to be able to return the favor.  In fact, I e-mailed Amy to ask if I could be the hostess of her virtual shower as soon as she announced her pregnancy.

Amy and I met on a cooking board a few years back and have been friends ever since.  She is a complete and total sweetheart and she and her husband are just bound to be wonderful parents.  They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their sweet baby girl, so I rounded up a great group of blogging friends to celebrate with an all sweets shower.  Just look at all these wonderful treats!

Amy has a roundup on her blog, too.  Click here to check it out and to see an extra little bit of information about her sweet baby girl!


 Branny of Branny Boils Over is setting the tone for a fabulous fall shower with gingerbread and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.  I guess one up side to this being a virtual shower is that none of us will get hurt fighting over these!


Jen, also known as the Beantown Baker, just loves cranberry.  Amy loves anything and everything that reminds her of the holidays, so I know these cranberry turtle bars will put her in an even more festive mood than she probably already is! 


Jessica, the Novice Chef, made triple chocolate malt cookies.  Cookies are such a perfect treat for showers because you can pick one up and carry it around while socialize.  With three types of chocolate, I'll have to exercise some serious willpower around these little guys!


Next up is Nikki.  If you read her blog, Pennies on a Platter, you know just how thoughtful she is.  For Amy's shower, she kept Amy's life as a singer and voice teacher in mind by making hummingbird cupcakes with pineapple flowers.


Courtney of Cook Like a Champion also took inspiration from Amy's work as an opera singer with this gorgeous opera cake--an almond sponge cake moistened with espresso syrup then filled with layers of espresso buttercream and chocolate ganache.  Isn't it just stunning? 


Suzanne of Kokocooks shares Amy's passion and knowledge of music.  She and Amy share a love of Mozart.  I know Suzanne hit all the right notes (I couldn't resist) with these Mozart balls.  Mozart and chocolate?  These have Amy written all over them.


Ashley from Delish made these glazed key lime mini scones.  With all the rich desserts we've got, these scones are sure to provide the perfect bite of zesty citrus.  Plus, their miniature size means we'll all have room for one of these and plenty of the others!

   
Next up is Shawnda, baker extraordinaire from Confections of a Foodie Bride.  I know Amy and her husband, both true Aggies fans, will really love what Shawnda brought--sugar cookies decorated as teeny tiny Texas A&M onesies.


Always a gracious and impeccable hostess, Annie brought perfectly presented tiny Twix trifles.  Individual chocolate desserts for a baby shower?  Absolute perfection!


Amy, the Nifty Foodie, brought these yellow cupcakes with strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream.  Our mom-to-be loves cupcakes, so I know she'll be making these sometime soon.


Krystal's treat is sure to make everyone swoon.  Salted caramel is uber popular right now and this dish uses it in all the right ways.  Who wouldn't love a salted caramel apple bite?  


Jessica of My Baking Heart, is one of the ladies who has been fortunate enough to meet Amy in person.  They live in the same area and have had plenty of fun together.  Jess knows Amy well and she knows she'll adore these chocolate gooey butter cookies.


These buttermilk cupcakes with pomegranate-cream cheese frosting are my contribution to Amy's shower.  The are soft and sweet just like I know Amy's sweet baby girl will be.  Since this post is already lengthy, I'll be sharing the recipe tomorrow.

Amy, I wish you and your husband all the best as you begin your lives as a family of three.  I've loved hosting this shower for you and I look forward to meeting you, your husband, and your baby girl in person one day!

10 comments :

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray said...

This is so sweet! I found you through Beantown Baker's post--I love the idea of virtual showers. :) The foodie community is so wonderful!

Eva said...

The treats look fantastic, Kelsey! I'm sure Amy will be thrilled to see all these wonderful sweets.

ashley said...

Thanks for being the shower hostess! :-) Can't wait to see the recipe for your cupcakes!

Amy (Sing For Your Supper) said...

Oh Kelsey! What a wonderful, wonderful shower! I am so full of love right now and I can't tell you how grateful I am to have you as a friend. These cupcakes were the perfect treat for today - I just wish I could taste one! :) Thank you so much for doing this for me!

Krystal said...

Fantastic job the hostess with the mostess!! I can't wait to see the recipe for your cupcakes...what a great turnout!!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Lovely job hosting, Kelsey! I'm in sugar-overload right now looking at all the photos! :)

kokocooks said...

Thank you so much, Kelsey, for hosting and inviting me to celebrate Amy's baby shower! I feel honored to be among so many talented and generous ladies. Pretty cupcakes!

Nikki said...

Thanks for hosting, Kelsey! The party was so much fun! ;)

Nikki said...

...and I can't wait for that pomegranate frosting recipe! :)

Courtney said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Kelsey! This was such a sweet (in more ways than one) shower!