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Photo of Baby Blocks and Booties Baby Shower Cake
Reader-Submitted Photos of Cakes Made for Baby Showers
Baby shower cakes are made to celebrate both the mom and the future, or newly delivered, little baby. They fall into two categories, cakes you can eat, and cakes you can look at until the mom tears them apart to cover that new baby's little bottom. In either case, they're charming to see. If you'd like to brag about a baby shower cake you've created, visit our Cake Brag Book Submissions Guidelines page listed under the... "Related Resources" sidebar below.
This cake was created for the baby shower for a lady who did not know what sex the baby was. We needed the cake to be fun, but not gender specific. Most importantly, it needed to feed a bunch of people. Plus, doing the cake in blocks allowed for both chocolate cake and a non-chocolate option (in this case, orange chiffon). It was definitely a crowd pleaser.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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Photo of a Baby Booties Baby Shower Cake
This cake was created for a surprise baby shower for my son's 2nd grade teacher. The booties were made of 2 and 1/2 large marshmallows each and then frosted. It was simple and fun!Continue to 3 of 24 below.
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Baby Boy Named Grant Baby Shower Cake Photo
My sister recently had her first baby. I helped with her shower and I wanted to make a special cake to welcome her baby Grant! I was sitting at home and came up with the design and the colors. It was fun to make and delicious also!Continue to 4 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Diaper Cake for a Baby Girl Shower
My mom and I made this cake for my sister-in-law's baby shower.Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Diaper Cake for a Baby Boy Shower
I made this cake for a baby shower we hosted for a friend who was expecting her third child. She had never seen a diaper cake before and was very surprised.Continue to 6 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Babies Having FunContinue to 7 of 24 below.
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Zane's Baby Blocks Shower Cake
I made these "baby block" cakes for my daughter's baby shower. She was pregnant with my grandson, David Zane Crawford, or Zane (the letters on the cakes). They were made with 6" x 6" cake pans, doubled layer.Continue to 8 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Noah's Ark Baby Shower Cake
My Pastor's wife asked me to make a cake for her sister's baby shower, so Noah's Ark seemed the perfect theme. All of the decorations were made with fondant. Creating the little characters was actually a lot of fun, but make sure to do it well in advance so they have time to harden before you try to attach them to the cake. I made white cake and dyed portions pink and blue and then layered the blue and pink cakes so it was striped when you cut into it. The cake was a big hit and now... I have to try to top it because the Pastor's wife is pregnant!Continue to 9 of 24 below.
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Cute Elephant Boy Baby Shower Cake
This cake was made for my co-workers daughters BOY baby shower. It was made to look like the napkin they had for the party. She also wanted mini cup-cakes and I decorated those with little blue booties.Continue to 10 of 24 below.
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Girl Baby Shower Cake
This cake was created for a family friend, it was her GIRL baby shower. She wanted the Pink Gingham ribbon on the cake to match with other items she had. Instead of making a bow on the top of the round cake I used flowers I have used for making homecoming mums. The cake is a double layered 1/2 sheet, with an 8in. round double layered on top.Continue to 11 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Baby Shower Ducky Theme Cake
This was a baby shower cake for my husband's cousin. The top Duck was make in a 3-D duck pan and the little ducks on the bottom were made in duck candy molds tinted yellow. The big umbrella on the top duck is made from fondant. I colored it pink because she was having a girl. I had a lot of fun doing this cake and I hope you can get some ideas.Continue to 12 of 24 below.
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Baby Shower Cake Gallery
Here is a cake I made for a friends Baby Shower. She knew she was having a girl and I had seen this photo and decided to try and make a cake, by looking at the picture....and, I did it! She and everyone at the party loved it!Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Duck Theme Baby Shower Cake
I made this cake for my niece's baby shower yesterday. It was a duck theme shower for a baby boy. I was going to use the special 3D duck pan, but I couldn't find one and when I looked online, I thought it was a little expensive. I decided to make square "presents" and then do the ducks. I used two rectangle pans for the bottom and top (I cut the rectangle in a square and used the leftover to cut two smaller squares for the top layer). For the middle layer, I just used two... square pans. I covered each layer in white fondant and then colored the fondant blue and cut out the "ribbons". I colored fondant yellow and used a cookie cutter to cut out the ducks and used frosting to stick them on the cake. I used the Wilton #21 tip to do the blue trim with store-bought vanilla frosting tinted blue. The rubber ducks I found at a party supply store. It was my first cake using fondant, and it was a little harder than I thought to roll it out, but not as hard as I thought to smooth it out. All of the guests were amazed, everyone wanted to know where I ordered it! I told them I ordered it from my kitchen!Continue to 14 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Chickie Baby Shower Cake
This is a fondant covered lemon-raspberry cake I made for my daughter's baby shower. The theme for the shower was to recreate the pattern that is on my granddaughter Lily's nursery bedding.
I used Fondx fondant and used food coloring in a Fondx-gumpaste mix for the decorations. The baby crib on top is by Wilton and I made the fondant baby and blanket and placed them inside.Continue to 15 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Safari Theme Baby Shower Cake
This Safari themed caked was created for my sister's baby shower. [p]The three-tiered cake is composed of chocolate, vanilla and marble cakes. White fondant was covered on top of the cakes.I used green and brown icing and drew on the grass. To create the palm trees, I took cinnamon sticks, and glues greenery onto them. The animals are wooden cut-outs with felt and glitter accents. yarn and flowers complete the decorations.Continue to 16 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Bassinet Baby Shower Cake
I created this 3-D bassinet cake using a large Wilton oval cake pan. I baked two separate yellow layers, trimmed the domed top so that it was flat, and added raspberry filling between the layers. I placed this cake on a cardboard cake board, cut in the shape of the cake, and placed it on the bottom of the cake pan itself, upside down for support, then placed 4 8" plastic plates on 4" pillars under the pan as I wanted it elevated, not laying on the table. The hood of the bassinet is made... out of white chocolate, carefully melted in the microwave, and shaped over a large plastic bowl covered in aluminum foil. Once that layer hardened, I added another layer of white chocolate using a paint brush, and let it set. Once set, i removed the foil very carefully from the bowl, than began peeling off the foil. I shaved down the chocolate to the desired shape and size. After frosting the top of the cake in pink buttercream, I added the hood, then began piping large flowers very close together to cover all the cake and hood. The wheels are large, store bought sugar cookies, with my flowers piped on, and a top of a baby rattle (handle removed) for the hubcaps. Then I attached the cookies with a dab of icing to the pillars to look like bassinet wheels. I added bows, and a piece of pink lace for the blanket and created a dowel shaped pillow out of fabric and lace, then tied the ends with ribbon, little plastic booties, and diaper pins purchased at my local cake supply store added a little something extra. It took a lot of thinking to figure this one out, but it worked beautifully and everyone ooh'd and aah'd over it. I am very pleased with the results, as I just do these for fun, not for a living as everyone thinks.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a White Duck Baby Shower Cake
I made this cake for a friend. She was having her third baby but her first girl. I used a 3-D ducky cake pan made by Wilton (purchased at Hobby Lobby), and a pound cake recipe. I made the frosting following a snow-white buttercream recipe.Continue to 18 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Oscar the Octopus
Meet Oscar the Octopus! This cute little cake was made for my daughter's baby shower. The shower was held at my home and this little octopus cake was a hit! Oscar is a home made version of an octopus cake I found online. The theme for our baby shower was "Under the Sea with Baby and Me". I asked Suzie, my daughter's aunt, to make the cake. She did a wonderful job!
I purchased the wilton a 9" round cake pan and the wilton ball cake pan. The ball was used for the octopus bady. I believe, if you... have the right size stainless mixing bowl on hand it would be a good substitute for the ball, would save money too...
Suzie baked 3 - 9" layers which were the base for the cake. The ball cake was trimmed on the bottom and placed trimmed side down on top of the layers. Having never used fondant, Suzie used butter cream frosting which was purchased from the cake bakery. Of course, you can make it! All layers were iced in light blue and the ball in darker blue, in keeping with our baby boy colors. Dowels were used and really needed to support the cake. The cake was a total of 4 layers including the ball.
I purchased the large coupling for large decorating tips. The coupling made the perfect legs for the octopus. A small round tip was used to make the plants on the front of the cake. Suzie just swirled light green frosting on, presto, it looked just like sea weed!
I thought the most creative part of this cake was the sailor cap. We could not find a small sailor cap. Suzie creatively used a store bought cup cake and just iced it white!
Our little Oscar the Octopus cake was a hit and wonderful conversation piece! It would be precious in pink for a baby girl shower! Don't be afraid, make your own party cake! The internet is a great starting place for party ideas and tips.Continue to 19 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Baby Shaelyn Shower Cake
This was for my sister's baby shower cake. It is her first baby and we all are very excited.The baby's name is Shaelyn and so I spelled BABY SHAELYN around the sides of the lower cake and bought the doll on the top at Wal-Mart. It was very simple to make.Continue to 20 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Baby Shower Cake - It's a Girl!
For this cake I chose only recipes that could be made days in advance. I kept the layers well-wrapped in the freezer. I also made mousseline buttercream, lemon curd, and fondant in advance. I tinted the fondant, a little royal icing, and some of the buttercream for piping around the bottom of the cake, and kept them in the fridge.
The cake is fairly large and, with the fondant, relatively heavy. To keep it intact and looking good, it is almost necessary to think like a carpenter. After cooling... but before freezing, the layers should be supported by cake cardboards, and should be checked to see that the finished cake will be level. This is the time to think about what kind of adjustments might be needed. The sharp edge should be trimmed off the rim of the top layer so the fondant will lie smoothly.
The day before the event, I filled between the frozen layers with a mixture of untinted buttercream and lemon curd then I spread a thin coat of buttercream all over the outside and covered it with fondant rolled out to 1/4 inch. Fondant needs to set for at least 12 hours before decorating.
The day of the event, I laid a parchment pattern over the fondant and made pinholes to mark the location of the decorations. I used royal icing to glue dots and lettering to the fondant. The layout of dots is not only pretty, it serves as a cutting guide, marking 16 pieces from around the perimeter, each cut 2 inches into the top. It is an 11", two-layer cake that can easily serve 24 for dessert. We served 16 people, which left the center of the cake intact, making a pretty 6-inch cake for the prospective mommy to take home.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Baby Buggy Baby Shower Cake
This cake was made for my granddaughter's baby shower using 1 large round cake, cut in half for the bottom; cut one half slightly to add the hood of the carriage. I used two iced muffins for the wheels and rattles for added interest.Continue to 22 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Teddy Bear Diaper CakeContinue to 23 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Ducky Baby Shower Cake
This train cake was made for a friend's baby shower. I used the Wilton 3D ducky cake and a 14" round single layer cake on the bottom. Both were made from French vanilla cake with buttercreme icing.Continue to 24 of 24 below.
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Reader Submitted Photo of a Pink Giraffe Baby Shower Cake
This giraffe cake was made for a friend's baby shower. I made the cake to match the invitations and used French vanilla cake and buttercreme icing. I cut the shape from 3 - 9" X 13" pans. The final cake was 2 layers.