Last year I came as close to planning a baby shower as I ever care to when I helped my mom put together my sister’s party. Now that I have a better understanding of the amount of work that goes into making all the little doodads that go on the tables and getting people to shut up and pay attention to the rules of the various baby shower games I consider myself a model baby shower attendee.

When my Aunt Pam asked me to bake for my cousin Ashley’s shower I was extremely flattered, and when they picked some of my favorites – lemon yogurt with ginger cream cheese, Elvis Comeback Specials and coconut with chocolate buttercream – I couldn’t wait to get started. Armed with boatloads of cute candies and papers from Bake It Pretty and custom-designed toppers from Paper and Pigtails I set out making three dozen awfully cute cupcakes if I do say so myself.

I’m by no means a cake decorator so I rely a lot on my large open star tip, offset spatula, royal icing roses and those custom toppers to make special event cakes like this unique. Some sprinkles, fancy baking papers and a cupcake tree later, everyone thinks I’m a genius. Meanwhile, my mom slaved over two flavors of whoopie pies all night and after today decided she’s sticking toppers in them from no one so people think she’s a genius too.

To celebrate another little person coming into my big, warm and welcoming family Sublime Stitching is offering up a prize for one of my readers: an Ultimate Embroidery Kit featuring a black-edged baby bib and I Luv Veggies pattern. It’s everything you need to embroider the cutest baby shower gift ever – and it makes a great gift for a mom-to-be!

There are lots of ways to enter, and you can enter lots of times. Leave a separate comment for each, because each comment counts as one entry:

  1. Like Sublime Stitching on Facebook
  2. Like Paper and Pigtails on Facebook
  3. Like Bake and Destroy on Facebook
  4. Follow Sublime Stitching on Twitter
  5. Follow Paper and Pigtails on Twitter
  6. Follow Bake and Destroy on Twitter
  7. Visit Sublime Stitching and comment about your favorite item
  8. Add Paper and Pigtails to your Etsy favorites
  9. Send out a tweet about this giveaway
  10. Give my cousin’s baby (we don’t know if it’s a boy or girl) a good piece of advice

I’ll choose a winner on April Fool’s Day!

Thanks a lot toΒ Paper and Pigtails for whipping up those toppers to quickly and to Sublime Stitching for the ace giveaway!

This contest is now closed – congrats to Annalee!