A christening is an important occasion, which, of course, calls for a beautiful christening cake.
While many of us would love to spend a few hours in the kitchen baking our own for this special day, as fulltime parents the reality is we just don’t have the time to do that. Thankfully, picking up a cake either in store or online not only solves this problem, but also removes a huge amount of pressure for that day.
Although some people choose to have a bespoke cake made for their child’s christening or naming day, there are plenty of christening cakes that you can purchase from either the supermarket, during your weekly shop, or online. Here, we round up the best ones available to buy.
Christening cakes for girls
There’s plenty to go around with this five layered pink and white striped gateau filled with zingy raspberry jam and fresh cream. If that isn’t sweet enough for your guests, it’s also topped with raspberry and vanilla filled macaroons that have been flicked with chocolate. It’ll definitely hit that sweet spot.
Serves 6 to 8 portions.
Dotted with pink, blue and gold butterflies, this charming cake can feature a message of your choice to mark your little ones special day.
Serves 22 to 24.
Verified customer review: "Bought last week for my daughter’s 40th, a really Lovely looking cake, really beautiful, and absolutely delicious, 2 layers of light tasty sponge, jam and buttercream. Very pleased with this. Thank you."
Keep things simple with this elegant hand decorated cake, which can be personalised with your baby’s name and finished with a beautifully hand-tied ribbon in the colour of your choice. Prices start from £55 and the base can either be made as either a fruitcake, plain or chocolate Genoese sponge.
This floral finished cake is not only pretty, but a brilliant budget-friendly option too. The madeira sponge is covered in frosting and filled with a delicious raspberry jam.
Verified customer review: "The best cake I’ve ever tasted and at a great bargain for the top Quality!!!!!"
Christening cakes for boys
This beautiful bear cake can come in a variety of flavours. It can be made as a fruitcake, Genoese sponge or Genoese chocolate sponge and filled with either soft or royal icing. Your bear can even be personalised with a bow, flower or initials for that extra special touch.
For something a little bit different, why not opt for this super sweet sky blue train cake? You can add a cute little message up to 25 characters to fill one of the puffs of smoke.
Serves 22 to 24.
Verified customer review: "Bought as a 4th birthday for my son, he loved it and so did the grownups! Not too sweet, very fresh (kept for the whole week afterwards) the decorations were just beautiful and plenty to go round."
If you know your guests have a sweet tooth, then this is the cake for them. This five layered blue and white candy striped gateau is filled with layers of sweet raspberry jam, fresh cream and topped with soft vanilla and salted caramel macaroons. They’ll be sure to thank you later.
Other christening cake ideas
This classic vanilla and raspberry sponge is delicately decorated in sugar-paste flowers, sugar pearls and finished with a silver ribbon. You can even personalise it with a hand-piped special message up to 25 characters or leave it blank and add your own decorations.
Serves 30 to 34.
Verified customer review: "I bought this cake for my daughters Christening & everyone commented saying how delicious it was, some even saying it was the best cake they had ever tasted! It looked very pretty too."
If you’d rather write a long meaningful message on your child’s christening cake, than focus on the design, then this is the cake for you. It can fit a message of up to 40 characters and the silver bow still gives it that special feeling.
Verfiied customer review: "Exceptionally pleased with finished product, especially liked ribbon as it was nice and broad and didn't look skimpy."
These are a great option if you don’t fancy having a whole cake and would rather a tier of cupcakes instead. Hidden beneath the pink sugar-paste blossoms and blue icing is soft golden sponge – we suspect you’re guests will want more than one!
Not entirely sure what kind of cake you’re after? Don’t panic! Why not opt for this plain madeira sponge cake, filled with buttercream and raspberry jam and decorate it some of our beautiful christening cake toppers below.
Verified customer review: "We buy this birthday cake every birthday. Its soft, delicious, not too rich and popular with all the family from 73yrs - 3yrs. It great to decorate with your own themes and personal preferences. Very good price too!"
Christening cake toppers
This handmade bunting will be sure to catch the eyes of your guests. It can also be adjusted in length, so it’s perfect for any shape or cake size.
These adorable blue booties will perch perfectly on top of any cake and take it from simple to sweet within seconds, plus they’re edible.
Verified customer review: "Perfect pair of blue shoes for my daughter's Baby Shower Party. Simple white iced square cake with the shoes and tiny little feet placed on and over the cake. Easy and looked good."
Personalise this edible 'Happy Christening' icing sheet with your baby's name and the date of their special day. It will look brilliant in photos.
Verified customer review: "Very professional looking cake toppers. Delivered very quickly. Would definitely recommend."
Make your baby's cake stand out loud and proud with this custom glitter christening cake topper, which can be personalised with any name. It also comes in pink and blue glitter too.
Verified customer review: "We were so unorganised when it come to the cake for my sons christening so we bought this as a last minuet thing. I was really happy with it, it looked beautiful and made the cake personal to him. I was really happy how it looked but we did have a bit of trouble putting it together and keeping it on. The price was really good so can’t grumble. I would recommend and buy again."
Who couldn't resist this beautiful bear for the top of their little girl's cake? It looks so sweet, you'll find it difficult to eat!
Verified customer review: "Just absolutely gorgeous & perfect for a (very! amatuer) made birthday cake for my granddaughter. ‘thank you’ doesn’t cover it!"
Made from natural wood, this rustic cake topper can be personalised with the details of your baby's special day (including their name, the date and the occassion); you can also pick from five different ribbon colours and it will be a great momento for years to come.
Verified customer review: "Absolutely beautiful piece of work. Looked amazing on the cake. Highly recommend this cake topper."