sweet welcome home.

one of the loveliest gifts i received after bringing home my first child was a simple box of delicious homemade cupcakes.

such a thoughtful gesture and such a welcome treat to enjoy [and share with visitors] over those first bewildering and exhausting early days.

few things perk up a tired mama better than a lovely cup of tea and a happy hit of cake and frosting [except perhaps a little uninterrupted sleep, but we all know that's not happening for a while with a new human in the house].

if you're planning on visiting a new family some time soon i've made a quick set of cake flag printables - perfect for adding an extra sweet touch to welcome home / hello baby treats.  whether homemade or shop bought, take cake. it'll go down beautifully.