Baby shower cakes serve as the centerpiece for any baby shower.
Choose a cake that best fits the personality of the expectant parent(s) or one that goes along with the theme of the shower. You can also make baby shower cupcakes for an easier handheld dessert option.
Use the ideas below as inspiration to find your perfect baby shower dessert!
Baby Shower Cakes for Girls
Traditionally, pink cakes are for baby girls and and blue cakes are for baby boys. These days anything goes! There is no reason to be held back by gender roles.
That being said, if the expectant parent loves classic pink girly things (check their registry to confirm), one of these cakes would be perfect.
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Baby Shower Cake
For the parent who loves sweets, this cake celebrates the little sweetie that is on her way!
Baby Shower Cakes for Boys
Talk to the parent to see if they like the idea of a blue cake for their baby shower. If they do, go for it!
Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Cakes
These cakes are perfect no matter what the gender of the baby will be. You can't go wrong with one of them!
Choose any sprinkle blend you like to make a fun sprinkle baby shower cake. You could even fill the inside of the cake with pink or blue sprinkles to make it a gender reveal cake. I have instructions on how to fill a cake with sprinkles in my post on sprinkle cakes.
Baby Shower Sheet Cakes
Sheet cakes are always a good choice for a crowd. Plus, they are typically easier to make than layer cakes and cost less if you choose to buy them. Here are a few ideas for baby shower-themed sheet cakes.
Citrus Vanilla Sheet Cake
Start with any sheet cake recipe you love and decorate it to fit the party. This can be as simple as some fun sprinkles or writing some text on the cake. Head to Tula Mama for a giant list of ideas of sayings to write on a baby shower cake. Some of my favorites are:
I swam the fastest.
Bun in the oven!
Simple Baby Shower Cakes
If you are working on a small budget or if you want to make something from scratch and you don't have strong cake baking skills, these simple baby shower cakes are for you!
Under the Sea Baby Shower Topper
One of the easiest ways to make a baby shower cake is to use your favorite cake recipe (like my vanilla cake) or even a store-bought cake and top it with a cute cake topper. This pregnant mermaid topper is perfect for an under the sea-themed shower.
Baby Shower Cupcakes
I love making cupcakes for a baby shower. That way, everyone can have their own dessert!
If you've never baked cupcakes before, read up on making cupcakes before getting started.