Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Baby Shower & Hot Chocolate Cupcakes! [Guest Post by Jenn fromWuthering Iris]

This summer, when I was hugely pregnant with Nicholas (oh wait, when was I not huge during my pregnancy?), my good friends Jenn and Becky threw me an amazing baby shower. I couldn't believe how beautiful the decorations were, how tasty the food was, and how blessed I felt by my friends! The decorations were some of the coolest I've ever seen, and super Pinterest worthy :) Today I get to share about my baby shower by showcasing one of the lovely hosts! Jenn, from Wuthering Iris, is not only a blogging-world friend, she's one of my real life friends! We work together and Jenn and her husband have become good friends of ours. Jenn is kind, super creative, a faithful woman of God, and one of the most beautiful and sophisticated people I know. She's also an amazing Bible teacher, this girl has taught me so much! I encourage you to visit her blog, and you'll be inspired by the beautiful things she shares about! Make sure you check out the Hot Chocolate Cupcake recipe that is below the baby shower pictures - these cupcakes are delicious!

Hey Life of a Pint-Sized Mama readers, Iʼm Jenn from Wuthering Iris! I have the privilege of
guest blogging on my lovely friend, Mackenzieʼs blog today! A little about Wuthering Iris:
Wuthering Iris is a blog that celebrates the things in life (big or small) that put a smile on
your face. Whether that be Food, Fashion, Art, Design, or just the daily surprises in life...
whatever puts a smile on my face, I want to share it with you!

Today I get to share with you a little about Mackenzieʼs baby shower. I was so privileged
to be able to co-host it with our friend Becky, and from the moment we sat down to start
planning the inspiration kept flowing! We settled on the theme of a Vintage Toy Shower.
So with vintage Tonka Trucks and Tractors, a table runner made from coloring book
pages, chalkboard signs, stripped paper straws, childrenʼs story books, and a hanging
clothes line filled with little boy clothes...the party was a success! The ladies invited
enjoyed some of Mackenzieʼs favorite food, Popcorn and Hot Chocolate, as they were
able to celebrate Mackenzie and the gift of Nicholas that God had given her. But, since
it was a warm summer night, we turned the Hot Chocolate into Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
topped with baby blue frosting! They were so delicious, therefore I wanted to share the
recipe with you! Enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 tbsp almond meal
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake pan with liners.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the coconut milk, canola oil, vanilla extract, and sugar together
until all the sugar is dissolved.
3. In a separate, larger bowl, sift the flour, almond meal, cocoa, baking soda, baking
powder, and salt together.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry mix and add the wet mix. Stir until all the lumps
are out and it is smooth.
5. Fill the cupcake liners until about 3/4 full.
6. Bake at 350 for about 18-20 minutes (if making normal sized cupcakes). Bake 10
minutes if making mini cupcakes.

1/2 cup butter
3 cups powder sugar
2 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
blue food coloring

1. Beat all the ingredients on high in a electric mixer.
2. Pipe on to completely cooled cupcakes.

Don't those look so tasty? They were, believe me. I ate a LOT of them. Now go visit Jenn's blog for more inspiration, and make those cupcakes! I'm sure she'd love to hear from you!


  1. Oh thank you so much for letting me guest post on your blog!!!

  2. those cupcakes sound amazing. what an awesome shower...i had so much fun at my showers! And I absolutely love how your friends prayed over you!

    happy tuesday!

  3. Definitely one of my favorite memories! How are we going to top that shower off when baby number two comes a knockin'?! We'll probably just have to go on an extravagant trip or something:) Spoiling you is one of my favorite things to do!


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