21 Delightful Baby Shower Cake and Dessert Ideas

Hosting a baby shower? No need to call the bakery. Easily make these charming cakes and desserts in your own kitchen.

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November 29, 2016

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Multiple Cakes

Planning for a baby shower for twins or triplets? Instead of creating a multi-layered cake, bake individual single-layer cakes. Choose the same cake flavor or mix it up so guests can try a variety of flavors.

Sprinkled With Love

Spice up store-bought cookies by dipping them in melted pink or blue chocolate and topping them with colorful sprinkles. For a fancier presentation, try gold or silver nonpareils.

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

Mason jars are wonderful for all sorts of reasons — why not serve your dessert in them? Jars filled with strawberry shortcake, whipped cream and topped with a fresh strawberry make a delicous and light treat that would be great for a summer baby shower.

Cupcakes With Cake Pops

We all know one cake pop is not enough to satisfy the sweet tooth. Instead of an inedible cupcake topper, place a cake pop in the middle of each cupcake. Easily change up the colors to match the theme of your shower. 

Mini Naked Cakes

No backyard baby shower is complete without these dainty mini cakes embellished with flowers. They're pretty and easy to make, so you can make one for every guest! Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Colorful Sprinkles

For the mom-to-be having her second or third child, throw her a baby sprinkle where guests can shower her with the items she really needs. Tie together the theme with a plain white cake decorated with a colorful, sprinkled heart. See more of this sprinkle baby shower here >>

Mini Vanilla Bean Donuts

Perfect for a baby shower brunch, these mini donuts are a sweet and light treat that would look lovely layered up on a cake stand. The vanilla glaze can be any color you desire. Get the recipe here >>

Pretty Pink Rose Cake

Impress guests with your baking skills and make a homemade, three-tiered cake complete with pink fondant roses — the perfect cake for a little girl on the way. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Fresh Fruit + Greenery

Add Southern charm to an outdoor, afternoon baby shower with a simple, yet lovely cake embellished with fresh blackberries and greenery. Surround the cake with other delectable desserts for guests to choose from.

Mini Pies

Forego the traditional baby shower cake and opt for tasty mini pies or pastries for guests to enjoy. You can even make them into pie pops! Get the recipe here >> 

Ombre Cupcakes

Frost cupcakes using the ombre effect. Simply divide your frosting into two or three separate parts and use food coloring to make a darker shade and one or two lighter shades. Fill piping bags with each shade and squeeze together as you swirl from the middle of the cupcake outwards. Another option? Try this method with the cake batter.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Chocolate and peanut butter lovers will adore this treat for sure. Serve up a warm piece of this mouthwatering dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the mom-to-be and her guests. Get the recipe here >>

Yummy Lemon Bars

Stack up a plate full of tart but sweet lemon bars topped with powdered sugar for guests to snack on. Just be prepared to give inquiring guests this tasty recipe! Get the recipe here >>

Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies

Pretty, pink and packed with strawberry flavor, these little goodies are just as delicious as they are delightful. Decorate with sprinkles in the color of your choice. Get the recipe here >>

Raspberry Tartlets

Offer a light, but sweet indulgence like these fresh raspberry tartlets. They're so small that having more than one is perfectly acceptable.

Glitzy Gold Cake Topper

Perfect for a little princess on the way, glam up a naked cake with a glitzy gold topper. Simply take a homemade chocolate cake, layer with pale pink frosting and dust with powdered sugar. Add a single pink flower as a finishing detail.

Charming Woodland Theme

Decorate a plain, white cake with the theme of the shower. This woodland themed cake atop a wooden tree slice features adorable little creatures, mini pine cones and a custom banner. Continue the theme with a trail mix bar for guests to take a goodie bag of treats home with them.

White Chocolate-Dipped Rice Cereal Treats

Ooey gooey rice cereal treats taste even better dipped in white chocolate and topped with sprinkles. Drizzle with blue or pink candy melts as the finishing touch. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Adorable Animal Figurines

Dress up a simple cake with plastic animal figurines and a minimalist banner for an effortlessly chic look that would work well for a baby boy or girl.

French Macarons

Yes, macarons are a delicious treat on their own, but it's so easy to make a cake not-so-boring by adding a little embellishment. Instead of a cake topper, consider adding a circle of macarons. Buy them from the store or whip up some yourself using this recipe.

Elegant Blush Ruffles + Gold Sequins

Wow your guests with this incredible DIY cake featuring blush pink ruffles and edible gold sequins. Topped with pretty pink flowers and displayed on a mercury glass cake stand, you'll have everyone asking you how to make this beauty. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

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