Baby Showers, like all pregnancy-related events, are fun, exciting, and extremely festive. As a result, they should have desserts to match.

Picking out or making a cute cake for a baby shower is not as simple as it first seems. Luckily, there are plenty of creative ideas out there that are perfect for the occasion.

A Different Take on Dessert

Chocolate cake with toppings

While baking a cake is simple, that is not always the case when making one for a specific event. Not only does it have to taste good (always the most important thing) but it also needs to be on theme as well.

That is where this list comes in.

The following baked goods are perfect for any baby shower, and will have all of the guests, not only complementing the look, but going back for seconds.

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1. Nursery Rhyme-Themed Cake

Nursery Rhyme-Themed Cake

The first of the baby shower cakes on our list is a Nursery Rhyme-Themed cake.

When making special desserts, it is often a good idea to go with a theme that fits the event. In this case, decorating a cake in the vein of a common or popular nursery rhyme adds a cute touch that ties in with the shower.

There are several ways to go about making this, but the easiest is by drawing with frosting. Simply pick whichever rhyme you want and then decorate away.

For instance, for Baa Baa Black Sheep you could use icing to draw black sheep on the top and sides of the cake, while for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star you could frost the cake all black and then ice on stars and a moon.

Those are just two examples, but they reveal the different options available with this choice. You can even take your cake to the next level by putting some small toys or figures on top to set a scene in 3D.

Verdict: 5 Stars

2. Gender Reveal Cake

Cake with sprinkles

Though not quite as original as they once were, gender reveal cakes are great baby shower cakes that can still put a fun twist on the party.

The idea behind this cake is that the outside is a neutral color (typically white) and then when it is cut it is either pink for a girl or blue for a boy. That then reveals to the guests the gender of the baby, adding an extra surprise to the shower.

Gender reveals have been around for a long time but incorporating them directly into baby shower cakes is a newer idea that helps create a bit more excitement and gets people thinking about dessert.

If you want to take your shower cake to the next level, or if you simply want to make it one of the focuses of the event, this is perhaps the best way to do it.

Verdict: 5 Stars

3. Gift Box Cake

Gift Box Cake with white ribbon

This cake is similar to the Nursery Rhyme-Theme Cake in that it represents something related to the baby shower (in this case, gifts), but it differs because the cake shape is more important than a frosting decoration.

To make this cake, you want to bake a cake (both layer and sheet pans work for this) and then cut out squares. Stack those squares up on top of each other to form a cube and then frost them one color.

Finish it off with an icing bow (or even a real or fondant one) on top and add in lines to the sides/a box lid to give the appearance of a gift.

This is one of the more fun baby shower cakes out there. It also looks impressive and is not that difficult to put together. A perfect combination of both cute and tasty.

Verdict: 5 Stars

4. Cute Animal Cake

Cute Animal Cake

A key part of cute baby shower cakes is making sure they call back to the ideas of babies or birth. For that reason, a cute animal cake is a great way to add a bit of flair to your baked goods.

This dessert simply requires you to bake a round layered cake (or cut round pieces out of a rectangular cake) and then frost it so that it is smooth all around. From there, decorate the top with icing in a way that makes it look like an animal’s face.

This is a particularly fun cake because you can go as detailed or as simple as you want. Maybe you choose a cheetah and cover the whole things in spots, maybe you do an elephant and put cookie ears on the sides, or maybe you bake a fox cake decorated with orange, white, and brown streaks.

The animal you choose does not matter as long as it is cute, fits the shower, and is appealing to the eye.

Verdict: 5 Stars

5. Teddy Bear Cake

Pink Teddy Bear Cake

Continuing on with the animal theme for baby shower cakes, a teddy bear is another great way to combine both babies and animals into a fun package.

This cake is a simple-but-adorable choice for any baby shower. You can go with a few different colors if you wish (the point is to have fun after all) but the basics are to ice a cake with a bright color and then use icing to draw an adorable bear on the top or the sides.

A single teddy bear on top is a cute look (especially if your frosting color evokes a boy or girl), but you can put smaller teddy bears on the sides of the cake as well.

If you want, you can also get more creative by using Teddy Grahams as decorations or even putting a small plastic teddy bear on top.

Baby showers are fun, and you want to have fun with baby shower cakes. If you have an idea to spice up this one, you should do so. Nothing reinforces this cake more than an actual stuffed bear as a gift.

Verdict: 5 Stars

6. Flower Cake

Flower Cake with candles

Despite the above options, not all baby flower cakes need to specifically evoke an item or image related to babies. Rather, some of them can fit the theme in other ways.

For instance, while a flower cake (which is a light-colored cake covered in decorative candy or frosting flowers) may not directly say “baby” it does bring about the ideas related to love, life, birth, and springtime.

This style of cake is usually a vanilla interior (though chocolate works fine as well) covered in a white, pink, or blue icing and decorated with frosted flowers. That provides a great look that perfectly fits in with all of the themes around a shower.

You can simply put a cluster of frosted flowers in one corner of the cake for a simple approach, or you can place them around the top or the sides in a decorative pattern.

Though there are quite a few flower choices out there, some of the best to go with are the classic options like roses, dandelions, and daisies.

This is not the best choice for the fall or winter months, but it is one of the best baby shower cakes for any event taking place in the spring or summer.

Verdict: 5 Stars

7.  Pink/Blue Sprinkle Cake

Pink/Blue Sprinkle Cake

Sometimes, less truly is more. That is definitely the case with a sprinkle cake, which is one of the simpler baby shower cakes out there. However, that does not mean it doesn’t have the same charm as the other desserts on this list.

This type of cake is tailored to the gender of the baby. You ice it either pink or blue (depending on the baby’s gender) and then cover it with sprinkles in a tasteful way.

That sounds easy but, as with so many other baby shower cakes, you have quite a bit of freedom in that decoration.

The goal of making a fun cake is to make something adorable and on-theme. That means you can either cover the entire dessert in sprinkles so that it is uniform, or you can create a distinct pattern.

The uniform icing is both cute and clean, while the sprinkles evoke the idea of children and the color calls to the unborn child.

This, like the flower cake, shows how you can bake cute baby shower cakes without going down the traditional routes. If you like straying from the beaten path, this is a good choice.

Verdict: 4.5 Stars

8. Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake with toppings

Another dessert that fits right in with baby shower cakes is a lemon cake. Now, this may seem odd given that it does not have a set image, but, as covered above, that is not a set requirement for this type of dessert.

Like the sprinkle cake, a lemon cake fits right in with all of the themes of the baby shower. The sharp, aromatic flavors evoke nature and spring time, while the bright colors (yellow and white) are a perfect complement to the overall shower.

Also note that this style of cake does not have to be plain. Though something simple like white frosting with a few choice splashes of yellow is great, you can go much more detailed if you wish.

For instance, icing an intricate white pattern on top of yellow frosting really pops off the table and will make your dessert the hit of the shower. The flavor is the star of the show here, but that does not mean to be the cake needs to be plain.

Verdict: 4.5 Stars

9. Decorated Chocolate Cake

Deep Decorated Chocolate Cake

How can you go wrong with chocolate?

Continuing off of the above idea, you don’t always have to bake in the vein of traditional baby shower cakes.

As with lemon cake, this dessert brings something different to the table while still respecting and referencing the event as a whole.

However, unlike lemon cake, the flavor does not evoke springtime or birth. To overcome that, you want to decorate your cake with baby-like images. You can do that with on-theme cake toppers,, small candy pieces, or simply by adding on various colors.

Though the outside of this should be dark brown (giving it a distinctly unique look against the bright colors of the shower) you can splash in pinks or blues as well. Small icing dots or specific icing decorations go a long way with this design.

Verdict: 4.5 Stars

10. Onesie Sheet Cake

Onesie Sheet Cake

Going back to the ideas at the start of this list, there are many item-based baby shower cakes that you can make. However, few of them are quite as cute or as on-theme as a onesie cake.

This style is a bit more work intensive than some of the other baby shower cakes on this list, but it is absolutely worth it if you’re looking for a cute dessert everyone will be talking about.

Bake a sheet cake (the bigger, the better) and carefully use a knife to shape it into a baby onesie. Then, make a frosting base and ice on lines to shape into a onesie.

Once that’s done, you can write on the middle of the onesie to make the cake even more fun. Maybe you say congratulations, maybe you put a boy or girl themed message, or perhaps you write a funny joke.

Though the cake has to be a onesie, there are many ways you can do with that design. Those choices are what make it so fun.

Verdict: 4.5 Stars

Bright, Fun, Festive, and Delicious

Baby shower cakes are extremely fun to both bake and decorate. Though there are countless options out there, you cannot go wrong with the above ten designs.

Each entry to this list brings something unique to the table, and does so in a cute and exciting way. If you want to dive full into the baby theme, you can do that, but you have a few more subtle options as well.

Regardless of what you choose, there is no doubt that your dessert will be the talk of the party.

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