9 Amazing Baby Shower Cakes
From the sweet to the sassy, we found baby shower cakes for any expecting mommy
Check out these amazing cakes all about baby!
In a world that is expecting millions of bundles of joy yearly, it is only natural that the traditional baby shower gets amped up a notch. For an expecting parent, the birth of their child, and dare we say, especially the first, is such a marked occasion that they deserve more than a few onesies and pacifiers.
While the term "baby shower" may be new, celebrating anticipated life dates back as far as ancient Egypt. Although they often took place after the birth, these rituals celebrated both mom and baby for a successful term and a hopeful future. With the success rates of birth obviously much higher today, our showers have morphed into a way to show a new mom support and that her loved ones will be there for her before and after the baby comes into the great wide world. With people’s creative prowess, showers are becoming grander celebrations and naturally as the stakes are raised, so are the cakes.
It seems only fair that an expectant mom-to-be gets a grand cake at her shower — after all, she is eating for two. Check out some amazing cakes that will make mommy (and baby) very happy!
13 Cupcake Ideas for Your Next Baby Shower
Whether you&aposre attending a baby shower or hosting one, cupcakes are a go-to dessert because they&aposre easy to serve and pretty to look at! We&aposve compiled 13 of the cutest cupcakes for baby showers. From themed baby showers to more traditional ones, these ideas deliver on both presentation and taste.
Mini cupcakes are the way to go when it comes to baby showers. They&aposre easy to eat and don&apost leave you feeling overstuffed. These panda cupcakes are adorable for themed baby showers (almost too adorable—you won&apost want to eat them)!
Recipe creator drewface says, "Most strawberry cake recipes ask you to use artificially flavored gelatin. This one uses only uses fresh ingredients. Also makes a great cake!" These classic strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting can be used for any baby shower, but they&aposre especially great if you&aposre looking for something pink!
Reviewer wandy frames says, "Made this for my husband&aposs birthday celebration—loved by all! And I&aposm NOT a baker. Followed recipe exactly—so flavorful, moist, not overly sweet: perfection!" These top-rated cupcakes bring a twist to the classic chocolate cupcake, with the orange flavoring and beautiful pastel green pistachio frosting.
Not only are these cupcakes great for gender reveals, but they&aposre perfect for baby showers too! Simply choose the filling to match the baby shower you&aposre attending. "Add colorful pink and blue sprinkles, creative toppers etc. to these cupcakes to make them extra cute! These cupcakes should be refrigerated and can last a few days. if any are left," says recipe creator Robo-Bo.
These melt in your mouth lemon cupcakes with lemon cream icing are a dreamy dessert for any baby shower. Recipe creator friedbluetomato says, "Ideally, you&aposd use buttercream frosting to ice cupcakes, but I tried these with Lemon Cream Icing for a less buttery icing, and they were perfect!" Learn how to make this top-rated recipe in under 90 minutes!
For cupcakes that will bring something different to the baby shower, these mini no-bake cheesecakes are the perfect choice. "Very sweet. My guests loved these. I had to use a different crust and it still worked. I had extra filling leftover, so I poured it in a chocolate cookie pie crust and froze it for a future occasion," says reviewer KMBLEE. Make them the night before and freeze them overnight for an elegant dessert that&aposs ready to go when you wake up.
If you&aposre attending a themed baby shower, or simply looking to bring something blue to the table, these adorable shark cupcakes are sure to be hit. The best part? They taste just as good. Raspberry cake with a blueberry filling and strawberry frosting make these just as delicious as they are cute!
"Moist vanilla cupcakes are baked until golden brown and frosted with Swiss meringue buttercream," says recipe creator Rae. Add the food coloring of your choice to the Swiss meringue buttercream for a colorful treat that will match the theme of your baby shower.
These customizable cupcakes offer a surprise inside: a multi-colored center! Use this technique to make fun, flavorful cupcakes that match the theme of your baby shower. "I made these for my daughters class for her birthday. They were a HUGE hit. So fun when the kids discovered there was something different inside," says reviewer Jenn Delorey Tulp.
"Cupcakes and cookie dough -- what a great combination! I brought these to a children&aposs birthday party and amongst the ooh&aposs and aah&aposs and everyone asking ‘Who made these?&apos I couldn&apost help but smile," says reviewer Jillian. This top-rated cupcake recipe brings something different to the table with its cookie dough center. Top them off with whatever icing you&aposd like!
15 Beautiful Baby Shower Cakes
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Nothing says party like confetti.
This three-tier cake can double as a center-piece.
Forgo your usual glass of bubbly for something a little sweeter.
Filled with cassis-spiked blackberry jam and coated with lemon buttercream, our Lemon-Blackberry Cake is both delicious and beautifully display-worthy for a party.
With rose frosting and an ombre inside, this cake is totally going to impress.
Get ready to show off your frosting design skills on this spiced carrot cake.
Who can resist ganache and custard?
Show some love with this heart-studded cheesecake.
This classic cake will satisfy literally all your guests.
Try finishing these party-perfect cakes with toppings such as fresh berries and cream, ice cream and warm fruit preserves, butterscotch and grated orange zest, or just a simple sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Baby Shower Cakes for Girls
No matter what theme you have planned for your girl’s baby shower, we have a cake for you in the list below. From the classic vanilla cake to no-bake cakes, we have it all!
1. Pink Swirl Cake
This Ombre Baby Shower Cake is so cute and so yummy! An eye-catching cake is the best way to throw a great baby shower and this cake will do the trick. This cake is so adorable, that even the inside is ombre. Glorious treats have all of the information you’ll need and it’s surprisingly easy to make such a glorious cake.
2. Rainbow Cake
If you’re looking for a vibrant and colorful cake for your baby shower, then this is the cake for you. This nine-layered cake is guaranteed to wow any crown and it’s very simple to make. Bump Smitten has all of the directions and ingredients you’re going to need.
3. Baby Princess Cake
This Princess Crown Cake from Make Fabulous Cakes is so charming! It’s perfect for a girl’s baby shower and would match all other pink decors. You’re going to be surprised by how easy it is to make a cake like this. This is definitely a cake your guests won’t forget.
4. Rustic Lemon Layer Cake
This Rustic Lemon Flavored Cake is a fun twist on the traditional white cake with pink frosting. This cake includes macaroons and also has lemon curd on the inner layers. It’s delicious and simple to make. To find the directions and ingredients, head over to Simple Bites.
5. Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake
If you like red velvet cake but are looking to spice it up a bit, this Pink Velvet Cake is the cake for you. It has hints of raspberry along with traditional red velvet. This dazzling cake doesn’t take very long to make and the ingredients might already be in your kitchen. Country Living has all of the details.
6. Hummingbird Cake
This Hummingbird Cake might not be decked out in pink frosting, but it’s a delicious and easy recipe. If your baby shower is in the springtime, this is the perfect cake for you. It’s topped with pecans that add a special touch. Southern Living has all of the info you’re going to need.
7. Pink Vanilla Bean Cake
This Vanilla Bean Cake from Smells Like Home is such a classic girl’s baby shower cake. It’s simple, yummy, and pink. What more is there to a girl’s baby shower? Although this cake is extremely simple, the three layers of vanilla cake paired with buttercream frosting make it to die for.
8. Pink Lemon Pound Cake
Here’s another yummy lemon-flavored cake that would be perfect for a girl’s baby shower. There’s something about lemon and springtime so if your baby shower is in the spring, then this is the cake for you. The frosting is a lovely shade of pink that’s guaranteed to match all of the other shower decors. Smart School House has all of the ingredients and the directions you’re going to need.
9. Pink Rainbow Cake
Here’s another simple and classic cake for a girl’s baby shower. This Pink Rainbow Cake from Calls Me Cupcake is so light and fluffy that your guests will love it. You can also choose to add small decorations, like the one in the image above, to personalize the cake.
10. Onesie cake
You’re going to be shocked by how easy this cake is to make. It’s so cute and such a conversation piece. Craftsy has all of the directions you need to make this cake. Hint – you’re going to start with just a simple cake in a 15″ – 10″ pan. It is really that easy.
11. Sweet baby in a hammock
My Cake School has the cutest baby shower cake idea. This hammock cake is adorable and eye-catching. Not only that, it’s super yummy too. You’re going to be surprised by how simple it is to make and then decorate. You don’t need expert baking skills to design the trees, grass, or the hammock on this cake.
12. Pink Velvet Swiss Roll
If you’re looking for an easy but charming pink cake for your girl’s baby shower, then this is the cake for you. This cake is a fun twist on the snack size swiss roll. It’s basically a large cake with icing that has been rolled into log-form. Garnish and Glaze has all of the instructions and directions you’re going to need.
13. Fondant tree stump cake
This adorable Fondant Tree Stump Cake from Veena Azmanov is delicious and a conversation starter at any party. It’s a chocolate mud cake that is decorated with fondant on the outside. Veena Azmonov walks you through how to make each part of this cake so no special baking skills are needed.
14. No-Bake Strawberry Milkshake
This no-bake cake is such a fun twist on the traditional cake. It’s a strawberry milkshake-flavored cheesecake that is so yummy and a great addition to a girl’s baby shower. There are no crazy decorations so there’s no need for extreme baking skills. Life Love and Sugar has all of the information you’ll need.
15. Raspberry-Cream Layer Cake
This Raspberry-Cream Layer cake is so light, fluffy, and delicious. The cake is so simple but a crowd favorite and takes common pantry ingredients to make. You seriously only need five ingredients. That’s it. Martha Stewert has all of the details you’ll need.
16. Funfetti Cake
Funfetti is a classic cake for any type of party. To make this a girl’s baby shower cake, simply add pink frosting or other decorations as shown. This funfetti cake is three layers of yummy cake separated with delicious buttercream frosting. Check out the recipe by Sugar Geek Show.
17. White and Pink Rabbit baby shower cake
This White and Pink Rabbit cake is so elegant and eye-catching. The rose gold, pink, and white mix together so perfectly. Not to mention it’s also very tasty. Find the recipe from Fab Mood.
18. Sugar and Spice
This cake goes above and beyond all girl baby shower standards. It’s so creative, intricate, and kid-themed which makes it perfect for a baby shower. The small details on this cake bring the whole thing together and make it a great conversation piece. Rose Bakes will walk you through all of the directions so no baking experience is needed.
19. Confetti Cake
This Confetti Cake from Girl Inspired is such an easy way to spice up a normal white cake. These cute confetti pieces are made out of fondant and you’re only going to need a couple of ingredients to make them. Some fondant, a circular color, and food coloring are all you need to make these confetti pieces. They make a great addition to normal cakes.
20. Lemon Naked Cake Recipe with Flower Crown
Minimalist cakes are very in right now and this is such a great example of one. The flowers on top give this simple cake such charming details while still fitting the minimalist-style. Not only is this cake adorable, it’s super easy considering there are fewer frosting and decorations. Southern Living has all of the information you’re going to need.
21. No-Bake Cheesecake with Berry Toppings
If you’re going to be serving a large group of guests at your girl’s baby shower, then this is the cake for you. It’s super easy to customize the toppings to fit anyone and everyone’s taste preferences. Choose between strawberries, blueberries, chocolate, or even caramel. Country Living has all of the information you’ll need.
22. Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
Here’s another lemon-flavored cake that’s perfect for spring. A lemon and strawberry combination is so yummy and would work great for a girl’s baby shower. The soft pink icing is so easy to make and Southern Living has all of the ingredients you’ll need.
23. Rose Ombre Cake
Ombre cakes are a for-sure way to impress your guests at a party. They’re surprisingly easy to make but so eye-catching. The ingredients are very simple so you might already have them in your pantry. This recipe is from Country Clever so head there for the rest of the directions.
24. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
If a traditional cake isn’t for you, then a cheesecake might be the perfect fit. They’re so yummy and also easy to decorate. The raspberries in this recipe fit the girl’s baby shower theme and they’re created with just a toothpick. Cooking Classy has the rest of the recipe.
25. Red Velvet Snowball Cake
An all-white cake with a vibrant color on the inside is so charming. Your guests will be so surprised when the cake is finally cut and there’s a delicious red velvet cake on the inside. To get the “snowball” look for this cake, you’re going top with coconut flakes. Redbook Mag has all the directions you need.
26. Sweet Teddy Bear Cake
This Teddy Bear Cake from My Cake School is absolutely adorable. The pink dress and embellishments on the bear perfect for a girl’s baby shower. The bear and other decorations are made with fondant and all of the instructions are laid out for you. The instructions are easy to follow and execute so there’s no need for experienced baking skills.
27. Light Muscovado Carrot Cake
Here’s another springtime cake for a girl’s baby shower. Carrot cakes are so delicious and are especially yummy when they’re paired with buttercream frosting. This cake from Baking Mad is light, fluffy, and tasty. It’s simple to make and all of the instructions are easy to follow.
28. Lemon Cake
A lemon cake is always a crowd favorite and will get your guests talking. It’s light, fluffy, and zesty. It’s garnished with lemon slices that give it such a cute, simple, and minimalist vibe. Martha Stewart has the recipe you’ll need.
29. Almond Macaroons Galette with Strawberries
This Almond Macaroons Galette with Strawberries is such a fun and unique idea for a cake. It’s topped with strawberry jam and then more strawberries. The red and pink tones of this cake are perfect for a girl’s baby shower. Martha Stewert has the recipe.
30. Baby Shower Cake
A Princess Crown Cake is the perfect cake for a girl’s baby shower. It’s so easy to make, on-theme, and absolutely adorable. This cake is a White Chocolate Cake coated in smooth White Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream. It’s so delicious and The Sugar Coated Cottage has the recipe!
31. Vanilla, Raspberry & White Chocolate Layered Sponge Cake
This vanilla, raspberry, and white chocolate layered cake is a real showstopper. All four layers are moist, flavorful, and delicious. This cake is garnished with raspberries which fit the girl’s baby shower theme. The pink and red on this cake will match another decor. Baking mad has the recipe.
A classic 4 layer of Vanilla sponge cake, infused with a Vanilla syrup to make it extra moist. Not to mention, it’s filled and covered with a yummy buttercream frosting. The pink embellishments on this cake make it perfect for a girl’s baby shower. Barking Mad has the recipe.
The fresh pink flowers added to this cake my is so charming and fitting for a girl’s baby shower. Since these are real flowers, there are no baking skills needed. The cake is a simple yellow cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. It’s so simple but it’s a crowd-pleaser. Southern Living has the recipe.
This Ombre Lemon Cake from Baking Mad is so unique and delicious. The pattern of the frosting is so cool but also so simple to do. Baking mad even has a video explaining every step. No mad baking skills are required.
This cake is so unique and very easy to make. The polka dots are made from the classic yellow cake so you can change the colors to whatever you’d like. Shades of pink would make it perfect for a girl’s baby shower. Easy Baked has the recipe.
20 Totally Adorable Baby Shower Cakes and Desserts
Celebrate the mom-to-be with these scrumptious sweets.
Celebrate the mom-to-be with these scrumptious sweets. Plus, get more great baby shower food & decorating ideas and fun baby shower games!
This pretty-in-pink raspberry velvet serves as the perfect spring cake when topped with fluffy meringues and edible flowers.
There's no baking required for this elegant and delightful cheesecake.
Perfect for a gender-neutral themed party, this simple lemon-coconut cake decorated with fondant daisy flowers aims to impress your guests.
Topped with rainbow sprinkles, this dense pink vanilla bean cake will give your guests even reason to celebrate.
Get the recipe at Smells Like Home.
When frosted with Swiss meringue buttercream, this plain vanilla cake transforms into a gorgeous dessert.
Get the recipe at Whisk Affair.
Use this super easy frosting technique to help "bloom" some beautiful rose cookies.
Get the recipe at The Baker Chick.
This light and fluffy pound cake will taste even better when covered with a pink lemon glaze frosting.
Get the recipe at Smart School House.
These blue velvet cupcakes will be a great addition to any dessert table. Don't forget to add the darling pearl sprinkles on top!
Get the tutorial at A Helicopter Mom.
Keep your dessert gender neutral with this luscious lemon cake, topped off with sprigs of lavender.
Go bite-sized (and eliminate cutlery!) with cake pops. Pastel pink and blue frosting make them a darling addition to a baby shower.
A cake roll is a light and fluffy alternative to traditional cupcakes or cake. With powdered sugar on top and a cream cheese interior, it's a pastel-pretty party dessert.
Baby Shower Cake Toppers and Decorations
Baby Shower Cake #1: If you’re looking for something chic and elegant, then this pink and gold baby shower cake should be on top of your list of inspirations. Adding some hints of gold to your cake will always bring a touch of elegance, so you can even use other pastel hues if pink is not your thing. Pale yellow and gold, robin’s egg blue and gold – all of these are wonderful color combinations for your elegant baby shower cake!
Baby Shower Cake #2: Looking for something subtly rustic? This blush garden baby shower cake is an amazing option. This woodland baby shower cake will be perfect for your nature-themed baby shower with its delicate flower wreath and wood textured accents. It’s truly one of the best unique baby shower cakes around.
Baby Shower Cake #3: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a sweet nursery rhyme that every parent will sing to their child and the stars are just beautiful! This twinkle little star baby shower cake will be a perfect fit for any whimsical baby showers. Having twins? Adding the popular little twin star characters to this cake can turn this into one of the most creative twin baby shower cakes!
Baby Shower Cake #4: This is one of my absolute favorite cakes – who can say no to sprinkles?! If you want to add a big splash of color to your baby shower, then a baby sprinkle cake is definitely the way to go. This sprinkle baby shower cake is nice and simple to make, but it’s without a doubt eye-catching! If you’re on the hunt for easy baby shower cakes, give this one a go.
Baby Shower Cake #5: Can’t go wrong with chevron, rosettes and some sweet fondant teddy bears. The hanging baby blocks, the amazingly formed fondant bow also deserve some applause. The absolutely gorgeous details on this pink and gray chevron/rosettes teddy bear baby shower cake will make your baby shower one to remember. From the adorable teddy bear cake toppers to the beautifully piped rosettes, this cake is fit for royalty.
Baby Shower Cake #6: This is such a sweet gender neutral cake with all those gorgeous pale pink and light blue fondant hearts. The simple but sweet cake pop hearts on top and cute tiny baby shoes really make this love hearts baby shower cake one of the most delightful baby shower treats. Want to add something to make this simple cake extra special? How about adding cupcakes with little fondant hearts to your dessert selection? You can also use ice cream as the base so your guest will have a pleasant surprise when they take a bite.
Baby Shower Cake #7: This is one amazing gender reveal cake for the true, blue Star Wars fan! What an awesome Star Wars “It’s a Jedi” baby shower cake! For any solid fan of the popular sci-fi movies, this cute baby shower cake is an absolute must. The cute sleeping baby in a Yoda hat and cloak, the light sabers adorning the cake, and the Yoda, Han Solo, and other Star Wars characters baby shower cake decorations – all these details make this cake out of this world and definitely from a galaxy far, far, away!
Baby Shower Cake #8: The colors here just work together swimmingly – and how sweet are those bow ties?! This green/blue bow tie baby shower cake can be a good gender-neutral cake, and the modern design of the cake can also fit any color scheme. So whether you’re looking for baby shower cakes for boys or baby shower cakes for girls, you really can’t go wrong with this design.
Baby Shower Cake #9: Is this not such a sweet cake with giraffes, elephants and hearts!? An amazing addition to any safari-themed baby shower is this giraffe and elephant baby shower cake . Pale yellow and light gray is a great color mixture for this sweet cake, but feel free to modify the colors to suit the theme of your baby shower. Want different animals? Why not! You can make a pig and duck cake or a dog and cat cake. What makes this cake so great is that you can be super creative with customizing this cake design for any baby shower.
Baby Shower Cake #10: Buttons and sweet little baby outfits hanging on a line – absolutely adorable! But what makes this cake a true standout is the big teddy bear cake topper adorning it! Beautifully crafted with amazing detail (just look at those individual buttons!), this blue buttons baby shower cake is perfect for any little prince. Use baby pink instead if you want a princess baby shower cake or even pale yellow or green for a gender neutral cake. This beautiful cake would be perfect to celebrate any new baby!
I love looking for new ideas for all kinds of cakes to help you plan your parties. After all, you can’t really call your party complete if you don’t have a wonderful cake to serve as the centerpiece of your table, right?
One of the best ways to make your party fabulous is with an incredible cake! I hope the next shower you plan will draw inspiration from one of these 10 Gorgeous Baby Shower Cakes! Which one is your favorite? Do you want other ideas like baby shower sheet cakes or maybe a cute onesie cake? Let us know in the comments below!
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17.Baby Blue Layered Jell-O
Perfect for a party, this layered Jell-O treat is not only fun to make, but also tasty to eat!
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 2hrs 20 min
Total time: 2hrs 40min
You will need:
- 4 packets berry blue Jell-O
- 4 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 5 cups water
- Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Mix one 3oz packet of Jell-O with a little over one teaspoon unflavored gelatin. Add a cup of boiling water and stir until it mixes properly. Pour into the content into a pan. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Mix the can of sweetened condensed milk with one cup of boiling water.
- In another bowl, mix half cup cold water in two packets of unflavored gelatin. Let it stand for three minutes. Add in half cup boiling water and stir to dissolve.
- Add sweetened condensed milk and cool it down to room temperature. Once the layer of Jell-O (from step 2) has set up for 20 minutes, pour one cup of the sweetened condensed milk mixture evenly over the layer of Jell-O. Refrigerate again for 20 minutes.
- Repeat the Jell-O steps above to create another layer of Jell-O. Refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
- Repeat until you have four layers of Jell-O and three layers of the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Keep it in the refrigerator until it completely sets. Cut into squares.
18. Blackberry-Blueberry Cupcakes With Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Sometimes desserts are more fun when they are shared. Share a batch of these tempting and wholesome naturally coloured blueberry cupcakes and celebrate with friends and family.
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 24min
Total time: 44min
You will need:
For blackberry-blueberry cupcakes:
- 7-1/2oz all-purpose flour
- 1/2tbsp baking powder
- 1/4tsp salt
- 17g freeze dried blueberries powder
- 4oz unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- A few drops of lemon oil
- 2 large eggs
- 3oz buttermilk
- 2oz blueberries, pureed and strained
- 2oz blackberries, pureed and strained
- 1tsp vanilla paste
For blueberry cream cheese frosting:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 4oz cream cheese
- 1tsp vanilla paste
- 17g freeze dried blueberries powder
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- For blackberry-blueberry cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder and powdered blueberries.
- Mix butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a stand mixer. Add a few drops of lemon oil. Add eggs one at a time and mix until smooth.
- In a measuring cup, mix buttermilk, blueberry and blackberry puree, and vanilla paste.
- Alternately add buttermilk mixture and flour mixture into the creamed butter. Mix until fully incorporated.
- Pour the batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 20-24 minutes.
- For blueberry cream cheese frosting, mix together butter and cream cheese.
- Add vanilla paste, blueberry powder, and confectioner’s sugar. Mix until smooth.
19. Blue Velvet Cupcakes
These ultimate baby boy shower dessert is a perfect shade of blue. They are a yummy treat for both your eyes and taste buds.
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 25min
Total time: 45min
You will need:
For the cake:
- 2 cups sugars
- ½ pound butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1tbsp cocoa powder
- 1tbsp royal blue gel food coloring
- 1 dab violet gel food coloring
- 2-1/2 cups cake flour
- 1tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- ½tsp baking soda
- 1tbsp vinegar
- Cream cheese
- 2 sticks butter
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line the cupcake pan with paper liners.
- For the cake, combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and blend it well after each addition.
- Blend cocoa and food colorings to form a paste, add to the above mixture and mix well.
- Sieve together flour and salt.
- Add the flour mixture into the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla extract. In a bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and gradually add to the mixture. Pour the batter into cupcake papers.
- Batter should be thick! Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Let it cool completely before frosting.
- For frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until they are smooth. Beat until desired consistency is achieved. Put in the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Frost the cupcakes with a butter knife.
20. Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops
Who can say no to these adorable looking little pea sugar cookie pops? Don’t you just love the blue color scheme in this baby boy shower dessert?
Preparation time: 25min
Cooking time: 15min
Total time: 40min
You will need:
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1tsp salt
- 2 cups unsalted butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1tbsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼tsp pure lemon extract
- Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
- In a mixer, mix cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Add flour mixture, vanilla and lemon extract to it and blend well.
- Remove half the dough from the bowl, make a ball and wrap it well with a plastic wrap. Press down the wrapped ball with your palm and make a disc about two inches thick. Repeat the same thing with the second half of the dough. Refrigerate both the discs for 45 minutes.
- Once cold and set, remove one disc, place two one-fourth inch wooden dowels on either side of the dough. Roll dough so it’s flush with dowels. This will ensure even thickness.
- Place your dough again in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes. And cut your shapes using a cutter.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degree F.
- Bake for 14 minutes or till golden brown.
- Let cookies cool.
Calories: 280 kcal
Now, it is the time to move to the pink colors.
Baby Shower Cakes And Frosting Recipes
Baby showers are usually a light hearted and fun way to congratulate the soon-to-be mom and give a gift to the baby. The cake should make a statement about the baby and what you wish for the family.
There are several different types of icing to use on this type of cake.
1 pound sweet unsalted butter
1 pound icing fondant
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 pounds 3 cups
Use a flat beater or mixer to cream the butter. Add fondant gradually while beating.
Time – about 12 minutes
10 oz of cream cheese
14 oz of icing fondant
7 ounces of shortening
2 pounds 3 cups
With a flat beater, beat cream cheese while adding icing fondant a little at a time.
Mix until smooth, add shortening, mix all together until smooth and light.
Time 10 to 12 minutes.
Remember that your cake decoration for a baby shower will be the centerpiece for the baby shower. There are plenty of places to get ideas for making wonderful baby shower cakes on the internet, or you may want to make up your own design. In any case you can use one of these great icing recipes.
3 Tblsp. Meringue Powder
1/2 cup water
3 cups of Icing Sugar
1 cup Sweet Butter
1 cup shortening
Vanilla to taste.
Place water, meringue powder, and sugar in a bowl.
Beat with a beater until mixture makes peaks (7 to 10 minutes)
Add soft butter, shortening, and vanilla
Whip until fluffy and all lumps are gone
Flavoring your buttercream icing.
Amounts are based on flavoring one cup of icing.
2 Tbsp Hazelnut paste (melt over low heat)
1/2 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 1/2 tsp water.
2 Tbsp Semi-Sweet chocolate-melted
Cocoa and Oil
Mix 3 Tbsp cocoa powder and 2 Tbsp veg oil into a paste.
Lorran Oils- 10 to 12 drops
Lemon Flavor- 6 drops lemon oil and 2 Tbsp Lemon Butter
Of course, you can use these recipes on any cake decorating design. The baby shower cake is usually a smaller cake with whimsical or heartwarming decorations in a baby theme. In times past, the decorations for baby shower cakes were limited, now they can be found everywhere. Craft stores usually have a variety of ready-made cake decorations for your baby shower cake.
Whether you are a pro or a novice it is fun to do a baby shower cake decorating project. You can choose to buy the decorations, or make your own with icing. You can use your skills and imagination to make your baby shower cake outstanding. You will be elated when everyone compliments you on the beautiful baby shower cake.
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Baby Shower Cakes - Ideas and Pictures
This baby shower cakes design was made to match the invitation and theme.
Emily from Winston Salem, NC ordered this unique custom design for her baby shower.
The cake flavor was white with cheesecake mousse filling, yummy!
The cake was decorated with our hand made marshmallow fondant.
We nicked named it the peek a boo cake.
She emailed us the baby shower invitation and wanted the design and colors to match.
Bringing all of the design ideas together makes for a wonderful baby shower.
These cakes are the most fun to make!
Design something unique, just for you. or them!
”Hi, Stephanie! I hope you've had a great week. Your baby shower cake "basket cake" was the"piece de resistance" of the baby shower!
People raved and raved about it and no one wanted to cut it when the time came.
I can't thank you enough for helping me to make these occasions so special.
Looking forward to my next cake tomorrow!” Kim U. – Raleigh, NC
Kim U. of Raleigh who is one of our frequent cake clients ordered this basket cake. Kim was hosting a baby shower, along with other friends and e-mailed a picture of a baby shower cake she wanted me to recreate. The cake flavor was chocolate with chocolate butter cream icing and a layer of raspberry preserves, covered with chocolate butter cream to create that basket weave look.
All of the decorations were edible. Thanks Kim and I look forward to our next cake project!
Each month we choose our favorite cakes made and email them to our e-zine subscribers.
It’s free and has some really cool cake pictures, instructions, tips, and design ideas. We invite you to join our cake pictures e-zine here.
Here are some fabulous decorating ideas for baby shower and baby shower centerpiece ideas.
Paige A. from Raleigh ordered this pink baby shower cake.
The shower party colors are this lovely pink, green and white.
The cake flavor was vanilla with butter cream icing, covered and decorated with marshmallow fondant.
We topped the cake with a baby basinet. Cakes can be made to resemble anything creative that has to do with the arrival of the new baby such as baby furniture or favorite classic baby toy.
Play the movie below and hear why girls just want to have fun!
This baby shower cakes bottle is made with candy melts.
Tiffany S. of Raleigh ordered this baby shower present cake for her friend that she was hosting a party for.
The cake flavor was vanilla and covered with marshmallow fondant. The bottle is edible and the fondant bow is made from a mixture of gum paste and fondant.
The expectant mother’s best friend ordered this stamped lavender cake.
The shower cake flavor was vanilla with butter cream and yummy raspberry filling.
The bow that topped the cake was handmade with marshmallow fondant.
”Hi Stephanie. The baby shower cake you made was beautiful. All of the guest at the baby shower, including mommy and daddy-to-be, just raved on and on about how pretty the cake was. Thanks for the great job on the shower cake, it was a huge hit.” Velvet A. – Raleigh
Helen B. of Raleigh ordered this baby shower cake with a pregnant lady cake topper.
The cake flavors were chocolate cake with butter cream icing and a layer of raspberry preserves covered in marshmallow fondant.
The pregnant lady sitting on top is edible and made with marshmallow fondant.
Sarah A. from Fuquay Varina ordered this baby shower beach theme cake with a special sea turtle on top for her friends baby shower.
The mom to be loves sea turtles and has the baby’s room decorated in a beautiful sea turtle theme.
It was hand painted by the grandma to be and she did an AMAZING job!
This beach theme baby shower cake was lemon flavor with butter cream icing and a layer of raspberry preserves. The cake covered in marshmallow fondant.
The sea turtle was made from a mixture of gum paste and fondant. The seashells were vanilla candy melts and the sand is graham cracker crumbs.
This baby shower zoo cake had lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!
The colors were to match the bedding that the mother to be had decorated the baby’s room in.
The cake flavors were vanilla with butter cream icing and covered in marshmallow fondant. The animals were stamped on with gel food coloring.
Design something unique, just for you. or them! Whether you are decorating with expensive or discount baby shower supplies and invitations, use them to inspire your baby shower cake.
Diane from Knightdale ordered this carriage cake for a baby shower she was hosting.
The flavor is vanilla with butter cream filling/icing, covered in marshmallow fondant topped with a baby carriage.
The design possibilities are unlimited and are available in all flavors, fillings, frostings, and sizes.
When you plan your next baby shower let Piece A Cake make you a unique and delicious one-of-a-kind baby shower cake for that special mom to be!
This was a Mom and Dad baby shower.
The baby shower event was held at Rudinos restaurant near the RTP and I40 in Durham.
The cake was butter flavored with butter-cream icing covered in marshmallow fondant with teddy bears stamped using edible ink. The balloons were fondant cutouts.
The Dad cut the cake and did the job quite well!
”Stephanie, the baby shower cake was well received by Dad, Mom, and the rest of the guests at the party. This was handled exceptionally well. Your response was quick, the arrangements and payment for the cake were handled professionally, and the cake was great! Thanks for a wonderful experience.” Crystal H – Raleigh
All of my family lives in the Pensacola, Fl area so when ever I can get away, Florida is where we go!
This cake was made for my cousin Amanda. She is having a boy and put me in charge of the style and color of the cake for the baby shower.
”The cake was wonderful and delicious too. I couldn’t believe how moist it was. Thank you so much Steph for making the perfect cake for my baby shower.” Amanda – Pensacola
She did not want the traditional, pink, blue and yellow, so I colored the fondant in the blue, green and brown color scheme, the more modern colors.
At the baby shower, everyone commented was how beautiful it was. They also keep saying how deliciously moist it was. What can I say, my granny taught me!
Amanda did not want to cut it when it came time! Her and her mother made sure they got plenty of cake pictures.
One comment from her Dad was “It almost looks like plastic”.
I love it when my cake clients tell me what the scheme of the party is, how many servings, and trust in me to bring it out in the cake decorating ideas!
Since the top tier of the cake was not cut, Amanda had decided to freeze the top piece and open it for his first birthday, what a cool and wonderful idea!
The baby shower cake should make that Mom to be, feel special and unique. These cakes are designed to do just that.
”We taste-tested cakes in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and even in Greensboro. None compared to the awesome Italian cream cake sample that Stephanie made for us. It was a hit at the baby shower and everyone wanted the recipe.” Susan G. – Cary, NC
What better way to express your love than to give that special person a unique cake that tastes great too!
These special cakes are made to celebrate both the Mom and baby.
Cakes for baby showers are charming to see and at Piece A Cake are delightful to eat!
”Simply divine artwork.” Jennifer C. – Cary
The happy event of a baby shower allows for creativity, fun and entertainment.
The baby shower cake serves as a great centerpiece during the party and delicious dessert thereafter.
Most of our cake design ideas come from our clients. This onesie baby shower cake was for baby Darden.
”Stephanie made a cake in the shape of a onesie for a baby shower that I hosted. The cake was an absolute hit with everyone. Everyone loved the decoration. The cake was very moist and delicious. This was my 1st experience with Piece A Cake and I will be calling her again.” Angie S. – Fuquay
Welcome baby Darden! May all of your days be filled with joy!
My good friend "Chef Deb" has some great menus for baby showers. I highly recommend that you view her site Chef-Menus.Com for some great ideas for planning your next baby shower, or really, any event that involves cooking!
This rubber ducky cake flavor was vanilla topped with rubber ducks swimming in a rich blue foamy sea of butter cream icing!
”Stephanie, the cake was a hit! I loved it and so did the mommy to be. It was exactly what I had pictured and it tasted great too! I got many questions about who made it. I tried to give as much information about you as possible. Hopefully, you will have some future clients. Thanks so much! Kristen D. - Raleigh, NC
This baby showers cakes bottle is made with candy melts, yummy!
Kristina W. from Creedmoor, NC ordered this beautiful baby shower cake.
The flavor was vanilla with butter cream icing covered and decorated with our hand made marshmallow fondant.
The bow was also made using a little gumpaste mixed with fondant to help it harden.
If you have a cake idea send it and let us bring your cake into reality.
"Stephanie, thanks so much for the baby shower cake it was so good and delicious. Everyone was talking about how Amazing it looked. Thanks so much for going out of your way and bringing it to Greensboro. You best believe I will be booking you to do my cakes for any upcoming events! Love Aleisha – Greensboro, NC
This fondant baby shower cake was chocolate and white flavored.
The topper was a plastic (non-edible) baby carriage.
It was covered and decorated with delicious hand made marshmallow fondant.
Pamela ordered these baby shower cakes. The baby shower theme was safari. The cake flavors were vanilla and yellow with butter cream icing covered in fondant.
”Stephanie, many, many thanks for the wonderful job you did with the cakes. Everyone loved them! As a matter if fact, I didn't even want to cut the baby shower cake because it was so beautiful and delicious too! The parents-to-be took their vegan cake home, so I wasn't able to taste it. Like I did at the bank, I gave lots of people your web site. Thanks again.” Pam T. – Garner, NC
The animals were stamped using a stencil and food coloring.
The bottle was made from vanilla candy melt.
The smaller cake was made for the parents-to-be who are Vegetarians so I specially made a vanilla vegan cake for them to enjoy.
”Stephanie, I want to thank you so much for the beautiful baby blocks cake! You did a great job, it was better than I could have hoped for and my sister LOVED it! It made the shower very special and I wanted to let you know. I will make sure to refer anyone your way in the future. Thanks again.” Kelly P. – Fuquay Varina, NC
The baby block cakes were actually nine square cakes covered and decorated with hand made marshmallow fondant. They were flavored marble with buttercream icing.
We used the baby shower plate for the color and theme and added Welcome Baby Holden! May your life be blessed!
This baby cake has a fondant baby on top. Its bottom layer is French vanilla with cream cheese frosting and the top layer is chocolate cake also with cream cheese filling.
A wonderful and loving lady named Joy ordered this baby shower cake for her special mom-to-be friend. We based the style and color theme on the swatch she e-mailed.
The colors were pink and chocolate and used fondant to wrap it up like a present.
The rocking horses were used for the cake topper.
Welcome Mya! May all of your dreams come true!
The cake colors are constantly changing.
The modern colors that are popular these days are blue, brown, and green.
This blue brown cake was flavored chocolate with butter-cream icing covered with fondant and decorated with fondant cut out circles.
Visit our friends at Inspiring Birthdays for free downloadable baby shower invitations plus unique ideas for the hostess. Also see invites and gift ideas for all the major birthdays.
These baby shower cakes were ordered by the grandmother to be for the party she was hosting for her daughter.
The baby shower cake and cupcakes flavor was white cake, topped with chocolate butter cream and finished with a fondant bear. The pregnant lady baby shower cake topper is also hand made with marshmallow fondant.
Baby shower cupcakes are an economical way to have a very beautiful cake presentation that's easy to serve.
Add some baby shower cupcake toppers like, bears, bottles, rocking horses, rattles, and more in a varity of colors to match your baby shower theme.
”Stephanie, I want to THANK YOU so very much for the cupcakes you made for my daughter's baby shower. They were wonderful, and absolutely delicious. Everyone was raving about how nice they were, and of course, how well they were displayed."
This lady bug cake was ordered by Amy P. from Garner, NC.
It was for her good friends baby shower.
Her theme was ladybugs. Mrs. Lady Bug was made from vanilla cake with butter cream icing and strawberry filling, covered in marshmallow fondant.
The ladybug was only for the mother to be.
The guest enjoyed the baby ladybug cupcakes.
This bumblebee cake theme was made for a friend of a friend’s baby shower that the lady’s of the church were throwing for her.
It was yellow cake with butter cream icing covered in marshmallow fondant with hand painted bees and gum paste daisies.
We invite you to see Our "Fresh Out of the Oven" Cakes. We just made these!
Aisha of Knightdale ordered this blue brown baby shower cake for one of her very good friends.
The cake was French vanilla with butter cream icing covered and decorated with marshmallow fondant.
Paula from Raleigh ordered these baby shower cakes with a frog theme.
The cakes were almond and butter cream icing covered with marshmallow fondant.
All of the decorations on these baby shower cakes are edible, even the frog that is hand made using fondant.
This is a frog baby shower cake that was ordered by Michelle O. from Willow Springs.
The flavor of the frog cake was yellow and butter cream icing covered in marshmallow fondant.
Decorated with fondant lily pads, daises, and mom and baby fondant frogs.
Amazing Baby Shower Ideas Free baby shower ideas available right here! You'll find free printable baby shower cards, shower games, even your baby shower menu, all in your chosen theme!
”The gender cake was awesome, which you already knew! I loved my gender reveal cake, the whole day was perfect.
Everyone there was amazed at this idea and just thought it was so cool how we found out the gender of our baby.
I have attached a few pictures before and after for your viewers to enjoy!
Krystl from Raleigh, NC ordered this beautiful mad hatter cake for a baby shower. I love the colors on this one!
The baby shower cake flavors were vanilla with butter cream icing and chocolate with chocolate butter cream.
All covered with marshmallow fondant topped with a gum paste fondant bow and we added some hanging “bling” around the mad hatter cake.
Alice in Raleigh, NC ordered this baby bump cake for her friends baby shower.
The flavor was carrot cake with cream cheese icing covered with marshmallow fondant and fondant daisies.
And yes, she had an out-ie!
”Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for the wonderful Dwell baby shower cake! You did such a fantastic job and it was absolutely delicious! You did such a great job with the trees, owls, and the colors were perfect. Everyone talked about how great the design was and how good it tasted! I made sure everyone knew who did it. It was such a great centerpiece to the party I hated to cut it up! Thanks again and thanks to your hubby, “the transporter”, for delivering it!” Elizabeth C. – Raleigh NC
Elizabeth emailed me a theme print from Dwell Studio to match. The cake flavor was lemon buttercream with raspberry filling. Yummy!
”Hey Stephanie. My butterfly baby shower cake was wonderful!
Thank you so much, everyone loved it and I have to say the marble cake with the chocolate mousse was my favorite!
Thank you so much, I would recommend you to anyone!” Ciji – Knightdale, NC
The cake flavor was marble with chocolate mousse filling and French vanilla with buttercream and raspberry filling, yummy!
”Hey Stephanie, just wanted to let you guys know everyone loved the pea in a pod cake! It was the talk of the baby shower. The cake tasted great I enjoyed both flavors and so did the mommy to be. She said the little pea in the pod baby was so cute she's going to freeze him. Thanks aging and I will be calling on you for all of my events to come! Talk to you soon and stay blessed” Ebonie J.
This pea in a pod cake flavor was French vanilla and red velvet with whipped icing. yummy!
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