I has my first party today for a baby shower. The hostess was open to whatever I had in mind so I showed her these and she loved them. I think they turned out so super cute!!!!
A simple yellow cake with sprinkles added to make it a "funfetti" style.
Yummy buttercream frosting (and super easy! I'll share my recipe with you soon)
The decorations are what really makes these so cute. For the rattle part you buy 4in lollipop sticks and tie a bow of your choice (I used "It's a girl! ribbon that had rattles on it too!!) and then melt white chocolate and dip the end of the stick in just enough to get a small amount on the end, then attach a Life Savors breath mint to the end and let set on a cookie sheet. After you frost the cupcakes, trying to make them as smooth as possible, you melt yellow candies and pour into a decorator bag with a small tip. Zig zag the melted candies back and forth across the cupcake to make a thick line. The colored dots are large sprinkles by Wilton, which you set in the candy before it cools and hardens. Once those are set you simply insert the lollipop stick that you made before into the cupcake and Viola! the cutest little rattle cupcakes!