10 Baby Shower Cakes that are Totally Worth the Effort

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Whether it’s a much-anticipated ‘reveal’ cake or just something pretty to celebrate the impending arrival of a little one, no baby shower is complete without a cake to mark the occasion. Here are 10 ideas for baby shower cakes that are totally worth the effort. They’re modern, unique and there’s something for every skill level – from beginners to advanced!

p.s. check out our updated version for even more ideas: Another 10 Baby Shower Cakes that are Totally Worth the Effort

Naked Cakes

If you’re short on time or new to baking, why not try a ‘naked cake’?  They’re a very popular wedding cake style but we think they make an elegant baby shower cake too. Simply add a cute cupcake topper such as ‘hello world’ to complete the look!

Naked Cake

Happy Pushing Rainbow Cake

Cheeky Cakes

Who says baby shower cakes need to be serious? This ‘happy pushing’ naked cake is fun, simple and will delight everyone with its honesty!

Happy Pushing Cake

Modern Cakes

Looking for a cake that isn’t all pastel pink and blue? Why not create a fun sprinkle cake – simple create a sponge layer cake, ice with buttercream and throw sprinkles over it liberally. We also love this geometric cake for the ultra-cool, design-loving mum to be, simply roll out fondant triangles and apply in a chic pattern.

Sprinkles Cake

Geometric Cake

White on White Cakes

This is the perfect style for a mum-to-be that’s waiting until the big day to discover her baby’s gender. From simple and understated to intricate and ornate, white on white cakes will grow in popularity in the year ahead, and we can see why – they’re beautiful!

White Cake 2

White Cake 1

Gender Reveal Cakes

Gender reveal cakes show no sign of slowing down in popularity and we’re loving that they’re achievable for all skill levels. Beginners can experiment with a simple buttercream iced ombre cake or lolly filled cake, while more advanced decorators can experiment with fondant booties, plaques, text or cute little buzzy bees.

Reveal Cake 4

Reveal Cake 1

Reveal Cake 2

Reveal Cake 3

Baby Bump Cakes

They’re popping up everywhere and easy to make – baby bump cakes. Decorate with fondant or buttercream icing and customise to suit the gender and style of the mum to be! Have plenty of Queen fondant ready for this creation!

Bump Cake

Nappy Bag Cakes

Here’s one for the adventurous, a nappy (or diaper, depending where you’re from) bag cake! Not only will it steal the show, it will be talked about for years afterwards. See our fondant decorating tips and give it a try!

Nappy Bag Cake 2

Grey and Pastel Cakes

Elegant grey and pastel coloured baby shower cakes continue to reign in popularity. We love the flat shapes on the side of this cake (easy for all skill levels) plus the sweet little giraffe topper that can be made a week ahead. For the adventurous, this clothes line full of sweet little baby clothes is a wonderful treat for the mum-to-be as well!

Grey Pastel Cake 1

Grey Pastel Cake 2


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