28. horchata cupcakes & a baby shower!

My friend Mandy requested my cupcakes for her baby shower today….One of her favorites are my horchata cupcakes. I basically just modified my go-to vanilla cupcake recipe a while back, after trying an horchata cupcake at swim cafe. These definitely are a crowd pleaser; vegans and non vegans seem to love them! They were definitely a hit at today’s baby shower….

Heres the recipe:  (makes 12)
1 cup vegan horchata milk
1 tspn apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 tspn vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
2T cornstarch
1/2 tspn baking soda
3/4 tspn baking powder
1 tspn cinnamon
1/4 tspn salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake liners.  Whisk the horchata with the vinegar and set aside for a few minutes.
Beat together the horchata, oil, sugar, vanilla in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Don’t overmix, but mix to make sure there are no lumps. Pour into liners and bake 20-22 minutes.

Frosting:
1/4 cup cup earth balance
1/4 cup vegan cream cheese
1tspn vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tspn cinnamon (add more or less depending on how you want it!)

With a mixer, beat together the earth balance and cream cheese. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and cinnamon and beat on high until light and fluffy.

And now here are some scenes from today’s baby shower. We kept the theme (moustaches!) a surprise, and she loved it.


I set up a mock/DIY style photobooth. Basically I put the camera on a tripod and brought the remote so mandy can take photos with all her friends. We used glitter moustaches as a prop. Kind of silly, but we had fun with it…

19. keep calm and grow on.

The baby shower is almost a week away, so I’m working on wrapping everything up. I found some frames at the thrift store this weekend and threw together this silly design to play off the moustache theme. I made them different sizes and plan to put them on various tables at the baby shower. Hopefully she will want to keep one to hang in the baby’s room too!

11. moustache cups.

Tonight I made moustache vinyl stickers for the cups for my friends upcoming baby shower. I bought contact paper, drew moustaches on them with a sharpie, peeled and stuck to the cups. A fun way to spice up the punch we’ll be drinking!

05. baby blanket.

I took a stab at making my first baby blanket, to give to one of my friends as a gift. It’s nice and big, and really soft. (maybe too big?) I didn’t really follow any pattern or anything. I basically took a yard of each fabric, sewed them right side together, turned inside out and then top stitched the edges.

01. bunting.



I started the new year finishing up this bunting project for my friends baby shower. This was my first-ever bunting project.  I went to the thrift store and picked out some men’s shirts to use for the fabric. The baby’s nursery is orange, brown and creme, so I chose shirts in this pallete, with the hopes that she will hang them in there after the shower. I cut out some felt letters that read “oh boy!” and sewed them on as well; I put a little moustache on the “o.” I sewed it together with some bias tape. It is far from perfect, but i think it turned out pretty good. Here’s to hoping she likes it too!

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