Baby shower – Carrot cake and button cookies

I have been happily busy since end of June with bbq, baby shower, meeting food blogger friends, friends from Finland and Austria….we have been enjoying Belgium summer with great chocolates and beers. I have never been a beer person, but there is something about Belgian beers, its slowly growing on me, especially the fruit and light ones!
Ok folks, until I keep enjoying with my 3rd batch of good friends who will landing this Saturday in Belgium. I will let you stroll thro’ the pictures from baby shower party, which I organised (Oh it was fantastic to play with blue and white). I loved playing with fondant again after a big failure from my first trial. I’m quite happy with the results this time, though I still need to work more on the fondants.     Those butterflies were made using the fondant print and I left them to dry between the chopstick to give it a feeling of flying. For some butterflies I used single colour fondant and some I mixed few colours. (Be a baby and play!) The menu for the evening was carrot cake with orange flavoured cream cheese frosting, vanilla cupcake with mascarpone frosting, button cookies, Indian home made biscuits and lemon pineapple punch.  Note, how to turn normal use and throw cups to pretty ones, wrap a fancy tape around the cup and top with some stickers, they were adorable…Also meet my old hobby crochet.
If you still on the sunny side of the world….happy summer and happy baking!
Carrot Cake – Joy of baking (tweaked by cutting down the sugar)
Frosting – Joy of baking (Tweaked by adding orange zest and a splash of cointreau)
Button cookies – Give reipce
Pineapple and lemon punch – Froggy and the mouse
I didn’t note down the proportion while cooking, its recipe from mom so will update here soon :)

Crochet baby blanket with hood – Here 


  1. anubhavati says:

    Hi Ananda,

    First time on your space. The blue hues are so beautiful and I love the light streaming in to your home!!! The button cookies are way too cute!


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