25 Trendy Baby Shower Cake Ideas

Were you tasked with baking or purchasing a cake for your loved one’s baby shower? With an unlimited number of cake design ideas, you may have trouble choosing just one.

But not to worry! Check out our list of 25 baby shower cake ideas for inspiration. You’ll see that settling on a design will be a piece of cake!

Keep reading to see our list of baby shower cake decorations.

Is There Supposed to Be Cake at a Baby Shower?

Most baby showers feature a cake; it’s the star of the show on the dessert table. Try to match your cake to your baby shower theme, baby’s gender, or your color scheme.

Your baby shower cake idea can be simple, or over the top, depending on your theme. Or let it serve as a gender reveal with pink or blue colored cake inside.

Don’t forget to make sure it’s delicious. Nothing is better than a cake that looks amazing and tastes just as good.

Should a Baby Shower Cake Always Have a Message On It?

Including a message on your baby shower cake is completely optional. You might consider adding a message on a simple cake. Options include, “congratulations (parents’ names)” or “we can’t wait to meet you, little one.”

For cakes with more elaborate details, you may want to forgo a message to avoid it looking cluttered. Ultimately it’s up to the mom-to-be if she wants a message or not.

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Find a local baker who specializes in baby shower cakes, or design it yourself if you’re a skilled decorator. No matter how it’s created, you have to start with a theme. Let’s take a look at some adorable baby shower cake ideas and inspiration.

Gender Reveal Cake Ideas

Gender reveal cakes are cute, low-key, and oh-so-tasty. They’re the perfect choice for revealing your baby’s gender without explosions or a big cleanup. If you want a subtle reveal, a cake is definitely the way to go.

Hidden Color Gender Reveal Cake

This cake is simple and super cute, featuring ‘Boy or Girl?’ on top and a pink or blue center. My friend loved using it at her baby shower since it was a low-key, drama-free yet delicious way to reveal her baby’s gender (no explosions necessary).

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Image from: Monty’s Bakery

Piñata Cake with Colored Candies

The piñata cake is more original than the hidden color cake, releasing a flood of pink or blue candies when you cut into it. It’s relatively easy to make but a tad time-consuming, making it a sweet pick for baking enthusiasts.

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Confetti Sprinkle Cake

Like the piñata cake, this one’s filled with pink or blue candies. On top, however, it’s covered in festive blue and pink sprinkles. It’s a cute choice if you want a photogenic cake that’ll pop in pictures.

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Cartoon and Animal-Themed Cake Ideas

Opting for an animal or cartoon-themed baby shower? A matching cake could be the cherry on top! These adorable cakes not only look great in photos but also boost the party’s fun factor. Sure, they’re a bit more effort than a classic cake, but the payoff is sweet.

Cute Baby Animals

Make your guests say, “aww” with cute baby elephants, bunnies, ducks, or other animals on your baby shower cake. Match the animals with your baby shower theme – i.e. forest animals, the ocean, etc.

Feature a baby shower cake decorated with baby animals. Add touches of sugar flowers, balloons, or greenery to tie in the scene.

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Winnie the Pooh

My friend’s Winnie the Pooh-themed baby shower was a hit, with an adorable two-tiered cake in soft pastels, decorated with honeybee details and faux honey dripping down the sides. It served as a fabulous centerpiece, perfectly complementing her theme.

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Image from: @veres_cakery

The Little Mermaid Under-the-Sea

Featuring scalloped “mermaid scale” icing in purple and green, and decorations like shells and mermaid tales, this cake is picture perfect. You can even add a cutout of a pregnant mermaid on top to play into the theme.

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Classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cake

Mickey and Minnie, everyone’s favorite classic cartoons, make this cake a hit for any Disney-themed bash. Make it a gender reveal cake by adding Mickey and Minnie on top of the cake, with the phrase “how I wonder what you are” in icing.

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Cute Baby Shower Cake Ideas

Cute cakes add to any baby shower, mixing fun flavors with adorable designs for plenty of “awws” and snap-worthy moments. They perfectly capture the sweetness of new beginnings.

Baby Footprints

Most people can agree that baby feet (especially those little toes) are one of the cutest things in the world. Decorate a cake with adorable fondant baby footprints. Feature two large feet on a sheet cake, or smaller footprints that look like they are walking up a tiered cake. Top it off with the message, “It’s a Boy,” or “It’s a Girl.”

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Baby Carriage

A baby carriage, or bassinet, is synonymous with newborn babies. Create a cake shaped like a baby carriage or bassinet for your baby shower. Decorate it with bows and ribbons for an added touch.

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Baby Bottle

Create something unexpected with a cake shaped like a baby bottle. Use fondant for a smooth surface over the cake. Add finishing touches, including pacifiers, baby shoes, and rattles at the base of the cake.

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Baby Clothes

Petite dresses, overalls, tutus, and pajamas are the star of the show on this sweet baby shower cake idea. Use fondant cutouts of different clothing items on your cake. For added detail, showcase the cutouts hanging from a clothesline.

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Baby Stroller

A baby stroller is one of the top items on a baby registry. Use this as inspiration for a baby shower cake idea. Shape your cake to look like a baby stroller, complete with intricate details like wheels and a canopy.

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Baby Hats

Decorate your cake with little baby hats in different colors and designs to match your shower theme. Or shape the entire cake to look like an adorable baby hat. For a winter shower, feature a sweet baby beanie complete with a pom pom on top.

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Baby Bottles & Sippy Cups

Baby bottles and sippy cups are a staple in any household with a little one. Feature them on your baby shower cake in different patterns and colors. Opt for the traditional blue or pink colors, or go with neutral shades if you’re keeping baby’s gender a secret.

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Image from: UG Cakes

Baby’s Play Gym

This adorable baby cake shower cake idea includes baby toys in all shapes and sizes. Trains, planes, baby blocks, and stacking toys made of fondant are just a few ideas. Embrace bright, bold colors for extra fun.

Baby’s Shoes

Darling baby shoes are the focus of this baby shower cake. Little fondant sneakers, dress shoes, and slippers are a few ideas. Go for different shoe styles for each tier, or feature them on the top tier of your cake.

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Baby’s Nursery

A baby’s nursery is filled with sweet clothes, swaddle blankets, books, and diapers. But, most of all, it’s full of love and memories of baby’s first years. Celebrate the sweetness of a baby nursery with a cake donned with a crib, stuffed animals, toys, blankets, and more.

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Baby’s First Words

Baby babble is adorable, but it’s even sweeter when they say their first words. Use this milestone as inspiration for your baby shower cake. Spell out words, including “Mama,” and “Dada,” in colorful letters.

Baby’s First Haircut

Another noteworthy milestone is baby’s first haircut. Decorate your cake with a baby, tiny scissors, a cape, and a comb. This is a wonderful choice if mom or dad is a hairstylist.

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Baby Shower Cake Ideas for Boys

Cakes for boys are unique, creative, and fun, offering surprises and smiles with each slice. They perfectly capture the excitement and adventure of welcoming a new baby boy!

Nautical Sailboat Cake

For parents who love spending time on the water, this cake is perfect, featuring a tiny sailboat sailing across an ocean-themed cake. It fits sailor, under-the-sea, pirate, or various other sea-inspired themes perfectly.

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Jungle Safari Cake

This exciting cake will make a great centerpiece for your jungle baby shower, featuring lions, elephants, giraffes and other jungle animals on a green, leafy cake. Go for cute, cartoonish animals for a youthful look, or animal figurines for a more realistic one.

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Little Prince Cake

The little prince theme puts a unique spin on the classic princess theme for girls, offering a fresh take that’s just as elegant. Picture a multi-tiered royal blue cake, topped with a crown and elegant gold details. It’s sure to be an eye-catcher!

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Baby Shower Cake Ideas for Girls

Baby shower cakes for girls are whimsical, creative and beautiful, making them the perfect centerpiece for your special day. They’ll be an unforgettable addition that’ll really sweeten the party for all your guests!

Little Princess

You can’t go wrong with this classic theme, or this classic cake, featuring multiple layers decked out in pink icing with gold detailing and a crown on top. Add ruffle icing on the bottom layer to make the cake look like a foofy dress fit for royalty.

princess themed baby shower cake

Boho Chic

This cake is perfect for an aesthetic, modern vibe, with its soft, neutral colors, delicate flowers, leaves, and pampas grass. It’s customizable to fit your theme, whether that means adding a rainbow or some simple gold butterflies.

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Butterfly Cake

Butterflies are perfect for a girl’s cake, especially for an outdoor or garden baby shower in spring or summer. With icing in soft pastels like pink, lavender, or pale green and cute butterflies fluttering up its sides, this cake is truly magical!

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Chelsea previously worked with special needs children before transitioning to her current passion, freelance writing. She’s written on a plethora of topics and enjoys the diversity of her work. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys hiking, creating artwork, and reading true crime.

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