When planning a baby shower, you need to think everything from gifts and games to food. Whether you choose to go simple with a few nibbles, a sit-down meal or a cute afternoon tea there is one food item you simply cannot forget. A centrepiece cake!
Cakes come in all shapes, sizes and styles. And there are some amazing ideas out there. From the simplistic to the mind-blowing, get inspired by these 20 brilliant bakes.
The best baby shower cake inspo:
Pastel colours, hanging (yes, hanging!) baby clothes and a family of giraffes make this one of our favourite baby shower cakes.
1) Giraffe cake
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The detail in this cake is amazing – just look at the stitching effect. And the baby booties are oh-so-cute.
2) Baby Bootie Cake
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This is a great idea if you’ve got some fussy cake eaters on your hands and you want to make some different flavoured sponges.
3) Baby Block Cake
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Ideal if the baby’s gender hasn’t yet been revealed, this yellow and grey cake isn’t too overly cutesy but is seamlessly executed. And the animals are the perfect topping.
4) Animal Tower Cake
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Can’t face the thought of making a cake? Cupcakes are a brilliant option as if one goes wrong, it doesn’t matter! These dummy ones look quite simple to make but are really effective.
5) Dummy Cupcakes
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We can’t get over how real the ‘knitted’ baby boots on the top of this pristine cake look. Granted, if we tried making this cake it definitely wouldn’t look so perfect but it could be simplified.
6) Knitted Bootie Cake
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OK, this is a lot of detail for one small cupcake, but upscale this to a big cake and this would be fantastic for someone expecting a baby girl.
7) Stork Cupcake
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You don’t have to go mad with intricate decorations and add-ons on your baby showed cake – as this sprinkled affair proves.
8) Sprinkle Cake
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Tiffany Co. fans will love this edible replica of the brand’s iconic jewellery boxes. And so do we.
9) Tiffany Cake
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Just. Wow. OK, so isn’t an easy one to replicate BUT it’s too good to miss off this round up.
10) Changing Bag Cake
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This cake takes the baby shower theme a little too literally, but it’s definitely impressive all the same. And definitely inspirational!
11) Baby Shower Cake
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If you’re looking to make an incredibly personal cake, this ultrasound cake could spark some ideas…
12) Ultrasound Cake
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There’s so much to this cake, we don’t even know where to start. But you have to admit, it’s amazing.
13) Deluxe Baby Shower Cake
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This fun take on a classic baby bottle cake definitely caught our eye.
14) Baby Bottle Cake
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If you don’t want to go down the traditional baby bottle/dummy/booties root, this children’s book cake is a lovely idea.
15) Children’s Book Cake
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Featuring three tiers, each with different classic designs, this cake is perfect for a modern mum-to-be.
16) Elephant Cake
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Cleverly, each of these round cake pops have been transformed into baby heads complete with a blond lock of hair and dummy.
17) Baby Cake Pops
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If you’re after simplistic, you’ve found it with this beautiful cake. With four tiers and gold icing details, it’s pure sophistication in a cake.
18) Blue and Gold Cake
Your cake doesn’t have to be cake-shaped – as this giraffe-shaped one proves!
19) Giraffe Cake
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