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Baby Shower Cake Decorations

Baby shower cakes are always fun to do and should keep a very childlike theme. Sometimes the expectant mother will know the sex of the baby and you can create a boy or girl themed cake and sometimes the mother might be waiting to know the sex, in which case neutral cakes that celebrate babies are always a safe bet.

Gender neutral baby shower cakes – If no one knows what the sex of the baby will be then you want to create a cake that is gender neutral.  You can still make cakes that are fun and interesting without knowing if the baby is a boy or a girl.


Cake Ideas

Cradle cakes are always sweet to make for baby showers.  Make a cake in a loaf pan and dig out the center to be the main part of the cradle and then create the rocking pieces on the side out of frosting. Place a doll in the center with a frosting layette in a gender neutral color like lemon yellow for a glorious baby shower cake.

Rocking chair cakes are great for baby showers but should only be done by someone experienced at cake decorating.  A rocking chair cake takes a lot of sculpting and fine work but can be truly beautiful when completed.

Mother and child cakes are very sweet and are loved by expectant mothers.  Use a Wilton cake pan to bake a cake in the shape of a mother holding an infant and then use decorating tools to make it resemble the expectant mother.  It will be a wonderful reminder of the joys of motherhood.

Cartoon theme cakes are very popular gender neutral cake options.  Early childhood characters like the Cat in the Hat, Winnie the Pooh, and the Sesame Street characters are all wonderful additions to baby shower cakes.  The cakes can be made in the shape of a beloved childhood icon or decorated to look like the character.

Teddy bear cakes are always in fashion with expectant mothers.  Is there anything sweeter than a great fuzzy stuffed bear? Whether it’s three dimensional or a decorated flat cake, a teddy bear cake will make any expectant mother smile.

There are many other styles of cakes that are gender neutral and can be great for baby showers but the most popular kind of cake for baby showers right now can’t be eaten; it’s a diaper cake! The one thing that new moms need more than anything else is diapers, and a diaper cake is a cute way of helping the new mom stock up before the little one arrives.

Also check out ideas for great baby shower gifts like the perfect baby stroller.