The Baby Shower for one of my dearest friends was this weekend and Lara, Brittany and I had a great time making High-Heel Cupcakes for the event! Why High-Heels, you ask? Well, you have to know Paula and her passion for fashion…especially high-heel shoes! She has so many shoes that when Paula moved to a new home, our daughter, Brittany, wanted to see how Paula organized all her shoes in her walk-in closet! And even though Paula is 7 months pregnant… she still sports high-heel shoes! And she balances herself on them perfectly!
To give you a little history…. when Paula first found out she was expecting, Lara, Brittany and I went shopping with her to find flat shoes. You see… everyone told her she couldn’t wear high heels. Poor Paula was devastated! So we spent 6 hours shopping for low heel or flat shoes! Paula had a tough time finding ones she really liked! She tried a few pairs but within a couple weeks, she threw that idea out the window and went back to her heels! Even at her baby shower, she was wearing 5 inch high pink heels with silk-like flowers on the strap! Really? I could barely waddle my way around at 7 months and she’s strutting around on heels like ot’s nothing! She’s amazing! You gotta love her!
So… when it came to talking with her friends and family about a shower, no one had a theme idea. We asked Paula what her baby theme was and she said, “It’s a girl. I don’t have a theme. Surprise me.” A couple weeks later I was thinking…. it’s Paula, she’s having a girl and she loves shoes! Let’s do a High-Heel theme! Our friend, Libby, and Paula’s sister, Ale, agreed so we started searching for ideas! Lara went to Pinterest, which she loves, and found two things…. a picture of Cupcakes made into miniature High Heel shoes… and an invitation that said, “From High Heels to High Chairs.” How perfect! We sent the ideas to Libby and Ale and they approved the idea!
We started searching for any information we could get about the cupcakes. My friend, Tammy, even sent me a video she found online! Then we looked at local craft stores for different patterned cupcake holders! And we needed different toppings… like colored crystals and pearls! We were having a blast! We thought about trying to make them a week or two before but time got away from us so the day before the shower, we started. Little did we know the time that was involved and that some of the things we were doing weren’t the best choices! And when we started to decorate them, we wanted each one to be different! Boy, that was tough! The biggest challenge was how do we vary all the colors and sprinkles and cupcake holders? And then the chocolate-covered-graham-cracker-sole-of-the-shoe and the pirouette cookie for the heel wasn’t staying in place! And then we had to figure out how we would transport them to Ale’s house for the event! We survived with very little damage to the 34 cupcakes…or 17 pairs of edible shoes!!
Ale had raised cake plates ready to display the cupcakes on the dessert table and in the kitchen… and everyone seemed to enjoy them! But we got a little worried when we heard too many guests say, “They’re too pretty to eat!” We told them that if they didn’t eat them, Paula would be taking 17 pairs of shoes home with her! HaHaHa! Almost all of them were gone by the time we left! I just hope Paula was able to try one! Enjoy the pictures! And if you decide to make them, be sure to get some of our “tips” to make it easier… because trust me…. we’ll save you a lot of time! Here is the website that had a video on how to do this…with some minor changes! http://www.abc15.com/dpp/lifestyle/sonoran_living/get-creative-with-cupcake-stilettos