I decided on doing Red Velvet cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream, and then dipped in Ghiradelli Chocolate Ganache. I decorated them with pastel blue buttercream baby booties (woah, alliteration!) and added some white buttercream frill and bows. I then added some words, so that across the four rows, the cupcakes read "It's a Baby Boy".
Here, the leftover batch of my grossly overestimated amount of buttercream. It's in the freezer, hopefully I can find a reason to use it within a month.
The cupcakes sitting on their cake board, sitting on top of the cake box. I covered the cardboard base and box with baby wrapping paper that I found at Walmart, which ended up matching about half of the baby shower gifts. Apparently this is a popular wrapping paper!
I like covering the box with a themed paper, it adds more sense of occasion to the cupcakes. Some cupcakes hardly resemble an occasion, but if you have wedding paper over a box of white cupcakes, the hint gets across.
Cupcakes = Happiness. Especially delicious ones :)