Make Baby Showers a Blast with Decorated Baby Shower Cakes

Coming up with the best baby shower gift can be a difficult task sometimes and you may find yourself at a loss as to what gift to give. If you find yourself in this situation, perhaps, you can volunteer to bake the baby shower cake. Specially decorated baby shower cakes can be the star of the occasion and can make the shower more special for the mom-to-be.

A cake may not last longer than the event itself but then, there is always something special with artfully decorated baby shower cakes especially in the eyes of the future mom. Catchy lines and toppings on the cake are always fun and you have free reign over the decorations.

Ideas for cake decorations abound and there are designs you can choose from for boys, girls and twins. You can also flavor baby showers cakes in many ways. Common flavors include lemon, butter-cream, mixed fruit and chocolate.

Decorated baby shower cakes look best when they are baked specially for the new mother. There are more ways than one to make a cake for baby showers memorable for a new mother. You can surely find interesting baby shower cake recipes online as well as helpful tips on decorating them. There are several patterns for decorating cakes that can turn them into baby shower centerpieces.

Here are some ideas for baby shower cake decorations you can consider.

  • Bake a simple cake shaped like a heart, square or round and by using icing pens, decorate it by writing the baby’s name on it or a quote for the newborn or a message to the parents.
  • If you are in charge of planning the baby shower party, come up with a theme and decorate the cake according to that theme. You can bake the cake in the shape of cartoon characters, animals, alphabets, or make use of toys as baby cake toppers.
  • You can also use ready-made plaques in your baby shower cake decorating. These plaques available in the market and come in themes like toys, angels, teddy bears, a stork carrying a baby, etc.
  • If you want to really mark the occasion, you can make the cake in the shape of a pregnant belly.

The ideas above for decorated baby shower cakes are for edible cakes. There is another kind of cake commonly prepared for baby showers which is made of disposable diapers. A baby shower diaper cake is made by rolling disposable diapers and tying them with fancy ribbons. The rolled diapers are tied together with rubber bands and depending on the number of diapers, you can make a 2 to 3 tiered cake. You can decorate a diaper cake with other useful baby things like bibs, shampoos, soaps, clothes, etc.

Indeed, well decorated baby shower cakes, edible or not, can be the centerpiece of the party. And to make a unique baby shower cake, you simply need to be creative and devote some time to prepare it. Your efforts will surely be greatly appreciated by the expectant mother.

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