50 best baby shower cake ideas ever


by Lorna White |

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 décor? 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…

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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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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...

Colourful creation

It’s a boy

Everyone loves unicorns

Neutral florals

Washing line

Peek-a-boo baby

Pink unicorn

Cute as a button

Winne the Pooh

Pink or blue

Peter Rabbit and friends

Oh baby

Pink and grey

Beautiful in blue

Bubbly bear

More from Mother&Baby.co.uk:

Your complete guide to planning the perfect baby shower
The best baby shower games to play
23 baby shower gift ideas for mums-to-be and babies

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If you’re planning a baby shower, why not create a baby shower wish list on Amazon? You can list all the baby gear you need before your baby arrives, and your baby shower guests can get you those baby essentials you really need.

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