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25 Gorgeous Baby Shower Cakes
Make a baby shower extra-special with one of these beautiful (but super easy!) cakes. The cake is the centerpiece of any baby shower, so it’s got to be a showstopper. All of these gorgeous baby shower cakes can be made with boxed mix and canned frosting, and we show you how with easy step-by-step instructions, diagrams and pictures of each baby shower cake. (It will only look like you paid a bundle for a professionally done cake!)
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Flower Bouquet Cake
For a baby shower cake that doesn’t scream “baby,” try this elegant flower bouquet confection. Marshmallow halves rolled in colored sugar make brightly-colored petals pop.
Baby Buggy Cake
Don’t all moms-to-be dream about walking down their street with their baby napping peacefully in a pram? This adorable baby shower cake idea only uses one 9” round cake, and the blue and green colors provide an elegant contrast.
You only need one 9” round cake to create this bold and bright Umbrella treat. (It’s raining jelly beans!)
Prepare for massive squealing over this sweet lamb cake, made with a mini-marshmallow coat. It’s perfect for a nursery-rhyme-themed baby shower.
- Kenneth Chen
Cigar Box Cake
Will the dad-to-be make an appearance at the shower? Give the cake a manly edge with tootsie roll cigars in a 9” x 13” cake “box."
Baby Bib Cake
Adaptable for any shower theme, this easy baby bib cake gets its ruffles from nonpareils and duckling design from rolled-out fruit chews.
A stork is the classic harbinger of a baby to come, making it perfectly fitting for a baby shower cake. Create his fluffy feathers from shredded coconut, and the beak from an ice cream cone.
Baby Booties Cake
Perhaps the cutest layette item is shoes—so tiny! Make these adorable booties cakes using store-bought pound cake and piping on the frosting in squiggles to mimic a knitted feel.
Sweet Peas in a Pod Cupcakes
Pea-in-the-Pod is a go-to baby shower theme, especially for twins. These baby shower cupcakes are the perfect match for it, with fruit-chew “peas” nestled in pods.
Rocking Horse Cake
This cake riffs on the iconic playroom fixture. Make it the star of the shower with bright-colored frosting and rolled-out candies to make the saddle and bridle.
Bird’s Nest Cupcakes
Sweet, chirping baby birds are a sign of spring, birth and new beginnings—perfect for a baby shower! Plus, no messy cake-cutting; just pile on toasted coconut to create a nest, add a dollop of frosting for the baby bird, and these baby shower cupcakes are ready to serve.
Diaper Bag Cake
Give the guest of honor a chic treat with this gorgeous diaper bag cake, filled with cookie versions of bottles and teddy bears.
Guests will go quackers over this too-cute ducky cake, which starts with a simple store-bought pound cake.
Humpty Dumpty Cake
For a storybook or nursery-rhyme theme, this Humpty Dumpty cake will impress. And you don’t need all the King’s horses or men to put him together: Colored frosting, fruit leather and an ice cream cone hat are all it takes.
Baby Blanket Cake
Baby blankets are a classic, sure-to-please shower gift. This cake version is so bright and cheery, we wish they would make a matching crib set.
Cabbage Patch Cake
Was her Cabbage Patch Kid her first “baby,” way back in the day? These sweet sleeping cabbage patch flowers will emphasize this momentous, full-circle moment. Plant them on a 9" x 9" cake with colored cornflakes as leaves.
Bunny Face Cupcakes
Babies + bunnies = we can’t take this much cute! These tasty baby shower cupcakes will be a sure hit, especially for a spring-themed celebration.
Teddy Bear Cake
As far as baby shower cake ideas go, this one is cuddle-worthy! Guests will love a teddy bear cake with pastel candy sprinkles and a jaunty fruit leather bow tie.
Baby Bottle Cake
Your mama-to-be-friend will probably be spending a lot of time with baby bottles. Get her acquainted with this cake version, which only requires a little trimming and colored frosting.
Birth Announcement Cake
The mom-to-be can’t wait to send out her baby’s real birth announcements? Give her a preview with this easy 9” x 9” baby shower cake. Customize the color by theme or the mama-to-be’s fave.
Baby Faces Cupcakes
It's fun to wonder what baby will look like. You can make plenty of different mini-me possibilities with these cute baby shower cupcakes.
Baby Blocks Cake
For a simple, colorful focal point for any baby shower, this cake fits the bill. Store-bought pound cake cut into squares make building the “blocks” a cinch.
Wow your mom-to-be with a bold-colored rattle cake. Stacking two bowl-shaped cakes creates this baby shower cake's showy 3D effect.
The binky might just end up being her best friend in a few months, so what better idea for a baby shower cake? We love the handle made from a donut.