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50 best baby shower cake ideas ever

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baby shower cake

When planning a baby shower, you need to think of 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!

There are so many options when it comes to the cake – is it a boy, girl, twins, triplets or a complete surprise? Do you match the nursery decor? Pooh Bear or Peter Rabbit? Do you go for animals, or rainbows? Do you celebrate the new mum with a gorgeous baby bump cake? Or have an adorable cake topper the parents can keep for the first birthday?

The list goes on – baby shower cakes come in all shapes, sizes and styles. And there are some amazing ideas out there.


We recommend taking your time, and talking with the mum-to-be (or her family/partner if it's a surprise) to get a real idea of what she's planning for her new arrival and come up with a baby shower that she will love.

From the simplistic to the mind-blowing, get inspired by these brilliant bakes from social media and beyond...

25 Pin-spirational baby shower cake ideas

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1) Hot air balloon cake

Cookies as cake toppers – genius! This simplistic design is stylish and cute, and the hot air balloon is a great theme to play with. Via Pinterest, Find Your Cake Inspiration.
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2) Stork cake

How cute is the stork on this simple pink cake! We love the delicate floral touches, and the baby girl bunting. Via Pinterest, My Cake School.
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3) Safari cake

An animal themed cake for a fabulous safari baby shower – what a great gender neutral theme! Via Pinterest, Catch My Party.
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4) Elephant cake 

This makes such a lovely baby boy cake for a shower – the elephant on this design also featured on the invitation, a lovely personal touch. Via Pinterest, The Busy Spatula.
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5) Twinkle twinkle little star cake

The great thing about this cake idea is that you could use any colour for the main cake – perhaps go more grown up with a deep navy, or a more playful teal – or you can stick to the traditional baby blues, yellow or pastel pinks. The sleeping baby is an adorable topper. Via Pinterest, Darling Celebrations.
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6) Giraffe cake

Pastel colours, hanging (yes, hanging!) baby clothes and a family of giraffes make this one of our favourite baby shower cakes.

[Pinterest: via D R E A M E R]
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7) Baby Bootie Cake

The detail in this cake is amazing – just look at the stitching effect. And the baby booties are oh-so-cute.

[Pinterest: via Deborah Hwang]
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8) Baby Block Cake

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.

[Pinterest: via]
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9) Animal Tower Cake

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.

[Pinterest: via Marnie Fisher]
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10) Dummy Cupcakes

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.

[Pinterest: via Caroline D’Monte]
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11) Knitted Bootie Cake

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.

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12) Stork Cupcake

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.

[Pinterest: via Ana_Fuji]
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13) Sprinkle Cake

You don’t have to go mad with intricate decorations and add-ons on your baby showed cake – as this sprinkled affair proves.

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14) Tiffany Cake

Tiffany Co. fans will love this edible replica of the brand’s iconic jewellery boxes. And so do we.

[Pinterest: via]
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15) Changing Bag Cake

Just. Wow. OK, so isn’t an easy one to replicate BUT it’s too good to miss off this round up.

[Pinterest: via]
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16) Baby Shower Cake

This cake takes the baby shower theme a little too literally, but it’s definitely impressive all the same. And definitely inspirational!

[Pinterest: via]
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17) Ultrasound Cake

If you’re looking to make an incredibly personal cake, this ultrasound cake could spark some ideas…

[Pinterest: via Tan Cooke]
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18) Deluxe Baby Shower Cake

There’s so much to this cake, we don’t even know where to start. But you have to admit, it’s amazing.

[Pinterest: via]
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19) Baby Bottle Cake

This fun take on a classic baby bottle cake definitely caught our eye.

[Pinterest: via Siobhan Kelly Ivory].
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20) Children’s Book Cake

If you don’t want to go down the traditional baby bottle/dummy/booties root, this children’s book cake is a lovely idea.

[Pinterest: via Gillian Haberfield]
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21) Elephant Cake

Featuring three tiers, each with different classic designs, this cake is perfect for a modern mum-to-be.

[Pinterest: via]
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22) Baby Cake Pops

Cleverly, each of these round cake pops have been transformed into baby heads complete with a blond lock of hair and dummy.

[Pinterest: via]
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23) Blue and Gold Cake

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.
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24) Giraffe Cake

Your cake doesn’t have to be cake-shaped – as this giraffe-shaped one proves!

[Pinterest: via Alliance Bakery]
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25) Pram Cake

Easier to make than you may think, this cake is all about clever cutting and spot-on decorating.

[Pinterest: via Moira Fraser]

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There are so many places you can get inspiration from – Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram – whether you're baking it yourself (we salute you!) or decide to opt for a baker – there's plenty more here to get your imagination going...

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It’s a boy

Everyone loves unicorns

Neutral florals

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Winne the Pooh



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Pink or blue

Peter Rabbit and friends

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Pink and grey


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Beautiful in blue

Bubbly bear

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