Throughout my years of blogging, I’ve had the honor of participating in several virtual showers for some of my closest blogging friends. And it just so happens it’s time again for another virtual shower- except this time…it’s MINE! Yippee!!! My sweet, sweet friend Kelsey of Apple A Day offered to throw me a baby shower waaaay back when I first announced we were expecting and I’ve been looking forward to it all this time! She’s gathered up a fantastic group of my favorite bloggers and they’ve all made goodies in honor of our sweet baby girl: Cassidy Grace (I figured it was about time to debut her name on here!). I am so excited about this and LOVE each and every one of these girls so much! Here we go:

First up, Nikki of Pennies On A Platter made these (*stunning*) Hummingbird Cupcakes. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of tasting a hummingbird cupcake before, it’s a moist cake studded with bananas, pineapple and coconut, topped with luscious cream cheese frosting. Sounds good, right? And I love the gorgeous dried pineapple slices on top- what a gorgeous cupcake!

Jessica of The Novice Chef made these decadent Triple Chocolate Malt Cookies. Look at all that chocolaty goodness (and I love the sweet little pink bows!)! I’ve never actually had cookies with malt powder in them before, so I’m reeeeally wishing this shower wasn’t virtual! Jess, mind driving a couple dozen of these over to Texas?? I’ll leave the porch light on for ya! ;)

Ashley (another Aggie- Whoop!) of Delish (who has her own new little one!) made these yummy Glazed Key Lime Mini Scones. I have a love for all things ‘mini’ and these look seriously dangerous- I could see myself popping these babies like popcorn! Key lime happens to be one of my favorite flavors, so I will definitely be trying these soon!

My good buddy Amy of The Nifty Foodie made these awesome looking Yellow Cupcakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream. In case you’re wondering, Swiss meringue buttercream is no ordinary frosting; it’s smooth, velvety and extra special. In my opinion (and many other food bloggers), it’s the most luxurious of all frostings! I’m loving the specks of fresh strawberry in the frosting, too- just beautiful!

Next up, Krystal of Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate made these adorable Salted Caramel Apple Bites. Umm…YUM! I recently went through a phase where all I wanted was caramel apples (true story…), so these are especially tempting! Like little bites of fall! And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’m thinking these would make an excellent addition to any Thanksgiving dessert spread!

Brady of Branny Boils Over made these sweet little Gingerbread and Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches. The great thing about having baby showers in the fall is the awesome fall-themed treats you get to have! Gingerbread and pumpkin go so well together, so I can only imagine how yummy these taste! And I love the pretty scalloped edges!

Suzanne of Koko Cooks made these (freaking sweet!) Mozart Balls. Suzanne is a fellow musician, so she gets my love for Mozart. (though, she’s probably not as much of a freak about it as I am…) ;) And since there’s a chance Cassidy could be born on Mozart’s birthday (her due date is 2 days before…think I can hold her in until then??), I think these are the perfect treats for my baby shower! For those of you who don’t know, Mozart chocolate is HUGE over in Europe- they’re sweet little balls of chocolate, marzipan and pistachio. Even Izzy discovered she has a love for Mozart chocolate (so much so, we had to pay $400 to keep her from OD’ing on the stuff after she snuck around and found my stash a couple of years back…).

Up next, my good friend (in real life as well as blogging) Jessica of My Baking Heart made Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies. Ok, that title alone is enough to make me start drooling! Anything with the words ‘chocolate’, ‘gooey’ and ‘butter’ in it is an automatic winner in my book! Jess and I have been friends long enough that she knows me and my love for all things gooey and chocolaty! Nailed it, Jess! :)

Annie of Annie’s Eats made these sinful looking Twix Trifles. I definitely have a weak spot for Twix and I’m almost too embarrassed to admit I stashed away a bag of mini Twix at Halloween that disappeared all too quickly. I’m loving those luscious, chocolaty layers and the sweet pink bows on the spoons! A perfect baby shower treat (although, now I’m seriously craving Twix!). Gosh, too bad all my Halloween candy is long gone….

Jen of Beantown Baker made these delicious looking Cranberry Turtle Bars. Chocolate, cranberry, pecans and a buttery crust??? What a knockout! This is another dessert that would really wow people at Thanksgiving (I’m getting so many great ideas here!). I’ll take 5, please! :)

OMG, y’all…up next…..the BEST cookies ever! Fellow Texan, Shawnda of Confections of a Foodie Bride made these adorable A&M Onesie Cookies. I’m so touched (especially since I know how much she hates A&M!) ;) and totally in awe of how awesome these are. Joel loved these too! We already have a fair amount of A&M onesies, stuffed animals and cheerleader outfits, so why not add cookies to the list?!

Courtney of Cook Like a Champion (also a mommy-to-be of a sweet baby girl!) made me this gorgeous Opera Cake. How sweet is that? Opera cake is an almond sponge cake moistened with espresso syrup and filled with layers of espresso buttercream (yum!) and chocolate ganache. An absolute delicacy and Courtney was SWEET enough to make one for me! I am just DYING for a slice of this!

And finally, my sweet friend Kelsey of Apple A Day made these luscious Buttermilk Cupcakes with Pomegranate Cream Cheese Frosting. Oh man. Pomegranate cream cheese frosting?? YES, please! These look moist, rich and absolutely delicious; and the sugar pearls add an elegant finishing touch. What a classy looking cupcake! A perfect finale for my virtual baby shower. Kelsey, you sure know how to put together a perfectly beautiful virtual baby shower! :)

I am so fortunate to have the BEST blogging friends out there- friends who really know me and know my favorite foods, interests and hobbies. Friends who take time out of their busy lives and schedules to participate in a virtual shower for me.  Having friends like that is sweeter than the sweetest buttercream frosting, folks! I’m really, really blessed.  :)

Kelsey, I can’t thank you enough for your kindness in putting all this together- you are SUCH a wonderful friend and I can’t wait for us to (finally!) meet in person someday (soon, ok?!). And to each and every fabulous blogger who participated, THANK YOU! Your special treats made my mouth water and I’m sitting here wishing I could taste every single one of these goodies in person! I’m feeling very loved right now…. thank you, all!

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  1. Congrats- what a sweet group of blogging pals you have!

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    Comment by Blog is the New Black — November 15, 2011 @ 4:50 AM

  2. What a great showing! Congrats on your pregnancy :)

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    Comment by branny — November 15, 2011 @ 4:56 AM

  3. Congratulations, Amy and Joel! I am so honored to have done for y’all. You’ll be wonderful parents SOON! I can’t wait to mee you and baby Cassidy in person :-)

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    Comment by Kelsey — November 15, 2011 @ 6:49 AM

  4. I think these virtual showers are so sweet. Congrats on your pregnancy!

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    Comment by Andrea — November 15, 2011 @ 7:57 AM

  5. Congratulations and best wishes!! What a wonderfully “sweet” shower. ;)

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    Comment by Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — November 15, 2011 @ 8:04 AM

  6. I love these virtual baby showers! Congratulations, and I love her name!

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you! It popped into my head during the ultrasound and I just knew it was the perfect name for our little girl! :)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Reply:

    Aw that is so sweet! I suppose that’s what it was meant to be then :D

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    Comment by Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 15, 2011 @ 8:40 AM

  7. I’m so happy for you and what a *beautiful* name! If baby J had been a girl, her name was going to be Emma Grace. You better bring that baby down to Aggieland for a game next season (hopefully we’ll be playing better). Congrats!!!

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    amy Reply:

    We definitely will be! And I totally want us to meet up! :)

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    Comment by ashley — November 15, 2011 @ 9:14 AM

  8. Congrats, Amy! Love your baby girl’s name, and the sweet treats all look scrumptious!

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    Comment by Eva @ Eva Bakes — November 15, 2011 @ 9:53 AM

  9. What a beautiful spread of delicious and beautiful treats! I’m so honored that I was part of your virtual shower, thank you and I had a blast making something for you!! I absolutely love your baby girl’s name…soo cute! Congratulations again – soon to be mama!!

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    Comment by Krystal @ {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — November 15, 2011 @ 10:03 AM

  10. Such a great shower! Everything looks wonderful and they were all so thoughtful to do musical/Texas A&M related sweets!

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    amy Reply:

    Weren’t they?! I’m so blown away by everybody’s thoughtfulness!

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    Comment by Stephanie — November 15, 2011 @ 10:50 AM

  11. Congratulations, Amy! So happy for you and Joel. Great name, too!

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    Comment by kokocooks — November 15, 2011 @ 10:53 AM

  12. Wow what an awesome idea! Love the name for your baby girl. You have so many great blogging friends. :) I’m blessed to say the same about myself.

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    Comment by Rose — November 15, 2011 @ 11:50 AM

  13. Congratulations! And she has such a beautiful name. I’m glad you guys liked the cookies, they were fun ;)

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    Comment by Shawnda — November 15, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

  14. Congratulations! That is an awesome round up, lots of really great bloggers! I also love your name choice, classic and feminine!

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    Comment by Jessica @Sunny Side Up — November 15, 2011 @ 12:49 PM

  15. For a quick second, I thought, “Gee, that is a LOT of sugar at one shower…” Then I remembered that it was a virtual shower ;-) duh. Must be hard to look at all of those lovely treats without a taste! What super-sweet friends you have! Congrats on your upcoming little bundle of love :)

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    Comment by Laura — November 15, 2011 @ 2:07 PM

  16. Everything looks so awesome! Thanks so much for including me Amy! :-D A Sweets Shower could not have been more prefect!

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    Comment by Jessica — November 15, 2011 @ 2:29 PM

  17. Everything looks fantastic Amy! I love the name you chose for your little girl. Hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing :)

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    Comment by Tracey — November 15, 2011 @ 7:17 PM

  18. Congrats on the little girl (to-be)! Love the name! Looks like some yummy things, thanks for sharing!

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    Comment by Laura — November 15, 2011 @ 8:15 PM

  19. Congratulations Amy! I’m so happy for you and Joel! :-)

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    Comment by Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — November 15, 2011 @ 10:24 PM

  20. SO happy we could celebrate you today! LOVE the name!!

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    Comment by Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) — November 15, 2011 @ 11:34 PM

  21. I think I have died and gone to heaven. : -) This is am amazing collection from some wonderful cooks. Congratulations on the forthcoming birth of Cassidy Grace – a lovely name.

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    Comment by Tessa Rowland — November 16, 2011 @ 3:40 AM

  22. Amy, it was mouth-watering fun to look at the virtual treats for your shower — what a neat idea — so happy for you! Hoping Cassidy Grace decides to hunker down for those two extra days. :) I love Mozart, too!

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    Comment by Kimby — November 16, 2011 @ 5:29 AM

  23. There are so many yummy recipes here! Congrats!

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    Comment by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 16, 2011 @ 6:02 AM

  24. A really fantastic roundup of recipes – everyone did an awesome job! So sorry I couldn’t participate this time. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly, and can’t wait to see pics of your baby girl :)

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    Comment by elly — November 16, 2011 @ 7:58 AM

  25. congratulations! all of these recipes look so great for your virtual baby shower :)

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    Comment by nicole {sweet peony} — November 16, 2011 @ 2:09 PM

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  28. I will be doing this for our Halloween/B-day party on the 27th. Will let ya’ll know how it turned out..

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