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Fun Baby Shower Cake Ideas

Team Peanut
Team Peanut8 months ago5 min read

Looking for baby shower cake ideas? Look no further.

Baby Shower Cake Ideas

It’s time to celebrate the newest little family member on the way.











Your family and friends have gathered around to share their excitement for your new baby, but they’re also excited about something else…. Cake!

Let’s not disappoint them.

If you’re looking for some baby shower cake ideas, we’ve got you covered with these cakes that can suit any theme.

In this article: 📝

  • What cake should I have for a baby shower?
  • What should it say on a baby shower cake?
  • Should you have a cake at a baby shower?

What cake should I have for a baby shower?

What cake you choose totally depends on the vibe you’re going for at your baby shower, but you can be as creative or as traditional as you like – there are cakes to suit every kind of party.

Here are some typical cake types that you might choose:

Baby-themed cake baby shower cake

Baby-themed cake

If you’re feeling creative in the kitchen (or know a good bakery), there are a whole host of different baby-themed cakes you can try, from onesie cakes to stroller cakes, baby bottle cakes, and baby bump cakes.

The possibilities are endless.

Traditional baby shower cake

Traditional baby shower cake

If you’re not up for the creatively shaped cakes above, you can also make a simple layer cake or cupcakes in a traditional baby shower flavor.

How about a strawberry cream cake, this gorgeous champagne cake, or a tangy lemon cake?

A simple but classy cake could make a wonderful addition to any baby shower.

Gender reveal baby shower cake

Gender reveal baby shower cake

If your baby shower is also going to be a gender reveal, this could be the perfect way to let everyone in on the surprise.

Gender reveal cakes are made by removing the center of the cake’s middle layers and filling it with sprinkles or candies.

You could also make the cake itself a certain color as long as the icing hides it.

Make sure to keep the outside of the cake gender-neutral.

Baby shower cakes for boys

Baby shower cakes for boys

How about this adorable under the sea cake, this all-star cake, or these beautiful blue velvet cupcakes?

You can also color-theme any cake with this simple recipe for blue icing.

Baby shower cakes for girls

Baby shower cakes for girls

How about this pink velvet cake, which is both delicious and gorgeous to look at?

You can also give this drip cake a go, or if you’re feeling ambitious, this ombre cake will look beautiful at any baby shower.

Animal-themed baby shower cake

Animal-themed baby shower cake

Cute animals can play a role in baby showers and kids’ birthday parties alike.

Some adorable ideas are these jungle-themed cupcakes or these simple butterfly cakes.

What should it say on a baby shower cake?

Finding the right toppers or words to say can be the perfect finishing touch for your cake.

There are no rules for what to put on a baby shower cake or what to write on a baby shower cake, so let your ideas flow!

It can range from something as simple as “It’s a Boy/Girl!” to full nursery rhymes or poems.

Here are some simple ideas to get you started:

  • Welcome, little one
  • Ready or not, here I come!
  • Little Baby, Big Love
  • Next stop: Parenthood
  • Let the adventure begin
  • New kid on the block

Should you have a cake at a baby shower?

That’s totally up to you!

If a full cake isn’t your thing, how about some cupcakes or cake pops instead?

Or if cake’s out of the question, you can also try some more unique desserts – things like cookies, macarons, and chocolate are very cute and can complement any theme or decor.

Or skip the desserts entirely and go for something savory! Maybe a baby shower pizza.

Or you can even go for a non-edible, but definitely super useful, diaper cake.

But be warned – there might be some guests who were looking forward all day to a sweet treat!

If you’re going to go the savory route, maybe at least provide some blue and pink M&Ms as a party favor?

Whatever you choose, we’re sure you and all your guests will have a great time welcoming a little peanut into the world.

If you’re looking for more inspiration or have some great ideas of your own to share, head over to the Peanut community.

Have fun!

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