Surprise Baby Shower for Lauren!

September 22, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Minis 3 | Espresso and Cream
My good friend, Lauren, has been mentioned a number of times on this blog. She is one of my oldest blog friends, and we followed each other’s blogs for years, practically since the beginning when I’m sure neither of us had any clue what we were doing. Lauren has gone from corporate finance guru to small bakery owner to her most exciting new role: momma-to-be! I’m so excited for Lauren and her hubby and can’t wait for them to welcome their little boy soon.

A couple of Lauren’s friends are hosting a surprise virtual baby shower for Lauren today. And, to keep things true to Lauren’s love of sweets and all things mini, we all created desserts that are miniature in nature.

Unfortunately, my attempts at miniature crust-less mini pumpkin pies with struesel topping were an utter failure. Well, I guess I can’t say they were a total failure since Joe still devoured them and said they were pretty tasty, but they’re certainly not worth sharing on E&C, at least not yet. However, I absolutely couldn’t miss out on the shower and getting a chance to celebrate Lauren, recipe or no recipe! Here are a few other pumpkin pie recipes on E&C I would suggest you check out:


1. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie (aka Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie)
2. Caramel Pumpkin Pie
. Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

And in case you’re looking to check out the other recipes from the shower, here they are!

Mini Pumpkin Layer Cakes from The Baker Chick

Mini Apple Spice Cupcakes from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Mini Nutella Brownies from The Cooking Actress

Mini Iced Oatmeal Cookie Apple Pies from Girl Versus Dough

Pickles in a Blanket from The Lemon Bowl

Mini No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes from Bake or Break

Mini Cookie Cocktail (and Mocktail!) from We Are Not Martha

Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fondant Cakes from London Bakes

Double Decker Birthday Cake Blondie Bites from Baker By Nature

Mini Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes from Eats Well With Others

Roasted Caprese Stack with Peaches from Warm Vanilla Sugar

Crunchy Cookie Butter M&M Bars from The Avid Appetite

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  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet September 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Madison, you are so sweet! And it is crazy now that we have both been reading each other’s blogs / friends for what, 4 years?! I’m so excited that we are both going through pregnancy at overlapping times and can’t wait to read more about your experience. That mini pie looks like it was pretty good to me! xo

  • Reply taylor @ greens & chocolate September 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    So sweet! Love all your pumpkin desserts and I bet those mini pumpkin pies were delicious even if they weren’t ‘blog worthy’ 😉

  • Reply Erin @ Dinners, Dishes... September 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Hate it when stuff doesn’t work out! But love all the other pumpkin desserts!

  • Reply Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough September 23, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Well I am waiting with bated breath for the moment those mini pies do work out, because they sound amazing. 🙂 In the meantime, I’ll be drooling over these other pumpkin recipe ideas!

  • Reply Ike BabyShowers September 24, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Jeez! that chocolate pumpkin pie slice looks amazing!!

  • Reply Shannon J. Perkins September 30, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Perfect! Thanks for this! I was really looking for some recipes that I can use for the upcoming Halloween Baby Shower of my cousin.

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