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Incredible Baby Shower Cake Ideas

Baby showers are all about celebrating the arrival of a new baby. Baby shower cakes are one of the most important parts of the decor and usually tie in with a theme. 

Are you planning a gender reveal at the baby shower? Are there thematic elements on the cake? Whether you are making a simple baby shower cake or a complex one, read on for some tips and ideas to really make your baby shower cake pop.

Start by planning the theme of the party. Once you have a theme, pick out a few main colors or designs from that theme and incorporate them into the designs on your cake. 

Many children’s books have colors and designs you can pull from. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a popular children’s book and has plenty of colors and adorable characters to incorporate into the cake design.

There are hundreds of possible cake styles and even more ways to decorate them. When hosting a baby shower, you want everyone to love the cake. People have varying tastes, so you may want to stick to a simple baby shower cake so everyone is happy.

Try one of these easy baby shower cakes for a simple but impressive look:

  • Angel food cake
  • Classic layer cake
  • Pound cake

When you stick to a simple baby shower cake, you may have an easier time ensuring that everyone enjoys it. Then you can get creative with your theme by varying the flavors you choose and the way you decorate the cake. Get creative with your theme when choosing colors and decorations.

Baby shower cakes can be cute and simple, elaborate and complex, or anywhere in between. Think about the season the party is going to be hosted in when picking your colors. 

The parents may have a favorite color or element you can include in your designs, such as an animal or children’s story character like Peter Rabbit. Get creative with your frosting work to add stripes or circles of color for a fun pop. Any of the following colors will give your cake a sweet and gentle look suitable for a baby shower:

  • Pink
  • White
  • Yellow 
  • Gold
  • Blue
  • Gray
  • Green 
  • Brown

Cute, edible designs made with marzipan, frosting, or modeling chocolate can add the finishing touches to your baby shower cake:

  • Baby shoes
  • Rabbits
  • Birds
  • Flowers
  • Bows
  • Bunting
  • Butterflies
  • Crowns
  • Baby elephants
  • Balloons
  • Argyle print
  • Clouds
  • Monkeys
  • Nautical anchors
  • Buttons

If the parents have a favorite children’s book, you can incorporate that theme into the cake. Include characters or main colors from the story onto the cake to add a personalized touch to the design. Using cake toppers that fit the baby shower theme adds height and design.

Twins can be delightful to design a cake for. There’s twice as much baby fun! When you are decorating a cake for two, try to play with two complementary colors to indicate a pair. 

  • Pink and yellow
  • Green and blue
  • Yellow and green
  • Pink and blue

When you decorate a cake for twins, try to add two of everything in complementary colors, such as the following:

  • Babies
  • Strollers
  • Pacifiers
  • Bears
  • Rattles
  • Onesies

You can also create two baby shower cakes that are identical but in different colors — one for each baby. This is a great idea if there are triplets too, so a single cake doesn’t get too cluttered with triplet decor. 

Use simple flavors that highlight the season and the theme of the party. Some great flavors to use in your baby shower cake include:

  • Lemon
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Red velvet

If you are feeling adventurous, use a recipe to create an interesting look in the layers of the cake. This could include:

  • Ombre layers
  • Checkerboard
  • Stripes

Use different flavors and colors of cake batter to create these cool patterns. Lemon and strawberry are great flavor combinations, as are vanilla and chocolate. Simple buttercream frosting adds a tasty twist between layers of cake.

Gender reveal cakes traditionally use pink cake batter for girls and blue for boys. Cover the cake with a neutral frosting like white. When the guests get their piece, the cake inside tells them the sex of the baby.

What makes your cake stand out from any other cake? An adorable baby-related saying will do the trick! 

If you have a steady hand, pipe the saying right onto the cake with frosting. If you’d like a raised design, use a decoration with a saying on it. Some traditional baby shower sayings include:

  • Welcome to the world.
  • Oh baby!
  • Welcome baby.
  • Twins!
  • Hello baby!

If you already know the name of the baby, you can write “Welcome, ____” for a personal touch that is sure to make the parents smile. You can use this technique for twins as well. You can make easy baby shower cakes look impressive and beautiful with a personal message or color coordination.

If you have a large guest list, you may want to have additional treats prepared alongside your cake. The parents may not want to have a traditional cake at all, in which case consider the following baby shower cake alternatives:

  • French macarons
  • Cheesecake
  • Cupcakes
  • Small tarts
  • Cake pops
  • Petits fours, also known as mignardises

These treats are all delicious, beautiful, and can be decorated to fit a theme. The same colors and flavors can still apply to these treats. Personalize macarons by coloring them in the same colors as you would a cake. Add a baby shower saying onto a cake pop. Fill your cupcakes with pink or blue chocolate candies for a playful gender reveal dessert. 

Throw a baby shower your guests will rave about for years. Start with a simple baby shower cake idea and add creative twists. Use elements from favorite children’s books, favorite colors, and the chosen name for the baby. Have fun with your cake and sweet treats and use personal touches to give the parents a special celebration they will remember forever.

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