My mom, sister Dana, and I decided we would make her baby quilts for the new little ones. It is sort of our tradition for first babies! We used matching white and butterfly fabrics to tie the quilts together. The letters are of course the initials of the baby names. Now they have something cozy to crawl around on! If you have any questions about how we made them feel free to as in the comments (I don't want to bore everyone else).
I started by making the decorations. I bought premade fondant at Michael's. You can also make it yourself, but it adds a step. I then tinted the fondant. It is best to use a gel food coloring or the really potent coloring from the craft store. This way it won't make the fondant sticky. I then rolled it out using powdered sugar to keep the fondant from sticking to the counter.
I cut out a onesie with a paring knife until I got it just right. Then I placed that on top of the rolled fondant to cut the rest. I used a clean tweezer to make the stitching indentations and sprinkles for the color. I did the rattles in much of the same way, although I used the food coloring cap like a cookie cutter to get the round shape. The peas in the pod of course represent to two twins. This was basically done by cutting out a circle and rolling two spheres. I flattened the edges a bit with the back of a spoon and set them to dry over night.
The next day I made the chocolate cupcakes. Lastly the day of the party I made a cream cheese frosting. Of course finishing them the day of the party made me panic and my sister came over to help me. I have to give her half the credit for everything I bake because she always helps me! They turned out pretty delicious and they were a fun favor idea!
If you are interested in the frosting recipe, let me know! Have a delicious night!