I think the ribbons add a nice finishing touch...and an easy way to color coordinate with other shower decorations! This was my first attempt at using gumpaste. I had to color it first to get it to be navy and then after several failed attempts with fondant/cookie cutters, I ended up just drawing the "B's" in freehand. The nice thing about gumpaste was I was able to make the "B's" weeks in advance and store them away in an airtight container once they were dry. That left me with much less to do the night before the shower.
The white cupcake was a white chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. And the chocolate cake had a peanut butter cup baked inside and was topped with dark chocolate buttercream.
Congratulations, Heather & Pete!