Baby Shower Cakes [25 Adorable + 3 Horrible Ones!]

We are all about baby showers; new moms deserve to be celebrated and every baby deserves to be welcomed into the world the right way. Today we are bringing you the ultimate list of baby shower cake ideas. Some of these can be easily made at home and others will inspire you to reach out to your local baker with ideas. 

You will find a section dedicated to cakes for baby boys on the way, and another for girls. We have also got a gender neutral section. These gender-neutral cakes are wonderful for themed baby showers; whether it be a safari, a bohemian vibe, or even Harry Potter!


Best Baby Shower Cakes For Sweet Boys

1. Speckled Malted Coconut Cake

This speckled blue is precious. Plus, it is coconut and sure to be delicious!

Photo: Brian Woodcock

Get the Recipe Here at Country Living

What You’ll Need: A Beautiful Detailed Cake Stand From Amazon

2. Fondant Elephant Baby Shower Cake

How cute is this little elephant? Take this idea to your local baker!

Photo: Sweets Cakes & Pastry

3. Blue Velvet Cake

I absolutely love how bold the deep blue color is. Not to mention, it is actually pretty easy to make yourself. 

Photo: Robyn from Add a Pinch

Get the Recipe at Add a Pinch

What You’ll Need: Violet and Royal Blue Food Coloring to Make the Gorgeous Color! (Amazon)

4. Starry Night Cake

The blue sky ombre and icing drip make for an unforgettable baby shower centerpiece. Created By Butter Fingers Bakery.

Photo: Butter Fingers Bakery

5. Where the Wild Things Are Baby Boy Cake

Where the Wild Things Are has taken the themed party world by storm. You can take this idea to a baker or get two fondant cakes to stack and do the decorating yourself! 

Photo: Inspired By This

6. Bouncing Baby Boy 

I love this whole set up from the balloons to the pretty plates. Talk about feeling inspired! Check out this whole adorable party here.

Photo: Cristin Cooper A Life & Style Blog

7. The Stork Cake

I am not usually the biggest fan of stork decorations, as they are usually cheesy. However, this cake was done perfectly and the stork is actually adorable!

Photo: Peace of Cake Design

8. It’s a Boy! 

I love a simple frosted white cake. I think it is because they are so elegant and timeless. Buy or make any white cake of your choosing and pop on an adorable cake topper, viola! 

Photo: The Duo Studio

Supplies You’ll Need: Here is this cute cake topper!


Pretty Baby Shower Cakes for Baby Girls

1. Wonderland Masterpiece

A rustic wonderland is a perfect way to celebrate a baby girl on the way! Created By: Juniper Cakery

Photo: Juniper Cakery

2. Pink Velvet Swiss Roll 

Twist things up a bit, literally, with this pretty Swiss Roll! I love this option for a second baby shower or a more intimate party. 

Photo: Melanie from Garnish and Glaze

Get the Recipe From Garnish and Glaze Here!

Supplies You’ll Need: A Cake Mat to Make Rolling Easier (Amazon)

3. Fresh Strawberry Baby Shower Cake

I cannot say no to a fresh strawberry, especially if it is piled on top of a delicious cake. This cake is simple enough to make at home and makes the perfect addition to brunch. 

Photo: Getty Images

Get the Recipe at Country Living

What You’ll Need: A Jade Cake Stand as Pictured (Amazon)

4. No-Cook Watermelon Baby Shower Cake

If no cooking sounds great to you or you are living a raw lifestyle, you have to check out this watermelon cake! It is healthy, but definitely not lacking in flavor. Trust me, your sweet tooth will still be satisfied. 

Photo: Johnny Miller

Find the Recipe (& watermelon deliciousness) at Good Housekeeping

5. Confetti Cake Dreams

I am pretty sure there is no such thing as too much confetti. If you think differently, we will have to discuss it. Isn’t this the perfect way to get excited for a baby girl? 

Photo: Lulu’s Event Design

6. Pretty in Pink Baby Shower Cake

This cake is as girly as it gets and I am loving it! On top of that, the backdrop they have set up is absolute perfection.

Photo: Jenny Cookies

Designed By Jenny Cookies

What You’ll Need: Sparkler Candles (Amazon)

7. XOXO Baby Shower Cake

 This two-tiered cake would be perfect for a heart or love themed baby shower! This Beauty was Designed by Beverly’s Bakery

Photo: Beverly’s Bakery

8. Pink Ombre Cake

Pink Ombre Cake is sure to catch all your guest’s attention before and after it is sliced. I love a cake that looks just as pretty on your dish as it does on the cake platter. 

Photo: Oh, Sweet Basil

Get the Recipe at Oh, Sweet Basil

Supplies You’ll Need: Pretty Disposable Serving Dishes (Target)


Gender Neutral Cakes Perfect for a Baby Shower

1. Candied Pretzel Baby Shower Cake

This cake can be made with any accent colors that go along with your baby shower theme! Although, I do love the sparkly blue and white they have done in the photo below. Best of all, you get two desserts in one!

Photo: Becky Lugart-Stayner

Get the Recipe at Country Living 

2. Burlap Baby Shower Cake

Sweet and simple, this cake will be the perfect addition to any shower. 

Photo: The Craft and Cupboard

Supplies You’ll Need: This cute burlap cake banner is from The Craft and Cupboard. 

3. Oh, Baby! Pink or Blue

I love vibrant light blue and pink next to each other, especially with gold accents! This could also make for a great gender reveal cake with the reveal color being inside. 

Designed By Maria Sweet Cakery

4. Taco Bout a Baby

Dare to be bold with a taco-themed baby shower! Just be sure to book a delicious taco truck for food because we will all be expecting it. 

Photo: Show Pony Party Shop

What You’ll Need: Simple white cupcakes and cakes from your local baker like shown and this priceless banner!

5. Basic Vanilla

Sometimes keeping it simple is the best option. This cake is super easy to make, but your guests will be raving about it. It is super moist and the brown butter frosting will have everyone licking their forks and plates clean. 

Photo: Charles Schiller

Get the Recipe Here at Country Living

Tools You’ll Need: A KitchenAid Mixer (Amazon) and the Best 8 in Cake Pan (Amazon)

6. Bohemian Vibe and Personalized Topper

If you haven’t noticed, white cakes with pretty toppings are definitely my weakness. This semi-naked cake with greens on top and an adorable cake topper would probably be similar to my own choice for a baby shower. 

Photo: Lancaster Laser Co.

Where to Get the Supplies: Personalized cake topper from Lancaster Laser Co. & Olive Foliage or Eucalyptus from any local florist

7. Welcoming Your Wizard

I did not forget all you Potterheads! How cute is that little golden snitch? 

Photo: My Two Sweetie Pies

8. Pretty Naked Baby Shower Cake

I am obsessed with these little fox cake toppers! 

Photo: Shrimp Salad Circus

Learn How to Make Naked Cakes Here!

9. Wild Safari Baby Shower Cake

For the little wild one on the way, you have to look into getting this safari cake made! I love the different patterns on each tier. 

Photo: Inspired By This


3 Horrible (Funny) Baby Shower Cakes

These are the cakes for you if you are looking to have a more, er, unique baby shower? From unique to just flat out weird, here are 3 horrible cakes that make us wonder what the heck people were thinking. 

1. Dad Is Out

Photo: Pinterest

2. Would You Like a Slice of Foot?

Photo: Pinterest

3. Graphic Scroll At Your Own Risk!

Photo: Pinterest

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