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If you’re hosting a baby shower for a special mom-to-be, there has to be cake! Here’s our round-up of the best baby shower cake ideas for you to bake. Whether you’re searching for baby shower ideas for a girl or a boy – or even a gender reveal cake – we’ve got all the inspiration you need to get baking!

Rainbow fringe cake

Bake this super stylish rainbow cake for the coolest mom-to-be you know! Decorated with hand-drawn rows of rainbows, a buttercream fringe and topped with a crown of beads, this cake is a great challenge for a beginner baker. We love the muted shades of pink, but this would work perfectly with blue tones for a boy or colorful rainbows for a gender-neutral idea!

Teddy bear cake

This totally adorable teddy bear cake is much easier to make than you think! Whip up a batch of your favorite cake mix and pop it into a teddy bear shaped cake pan. Once you’ve baked and cooled the cake, have fun piping the bear’s fur using a grass tip and tasty chocolate buttercream frosting!

Gender reveal cake

We love this alternative gender reveal cake! Surprise friends and family with the baby’s gender revealed in frosting inside the cake. It looks so impressive and it couldn’t be easier to make -  real crowd pleaser!

Hues of blue baby shower cake

If you’re searching for a more sophisticated baby shower cake – this is the design for you! Celebrate the new addition to your family with this stunning two tier cake, decorated with candy bark, meringue cookies, sweets and more! This could easily be adapted to have pink features for a girl, or any other color you like for a gender-neutral baby shower.

Striped spectrum cupcakes

This has to be the best of all baby shower cake ideas for girls! Wrap layers of fondant frosting around a fluffy cupcake in tonal shades of pink, blue, yellow or a rainbow of colors, and finish with a swirl of buttercream. 

Pull-apart brownie heart

This makes the perfect sharing dessert if you’re hosting a buffet-style baby shower. Arrange fudgey chocolate brownies in a heart shape and pipe on stars, dots and drop flowers in tonal shades of one color.

Surprise inside cupcake

This is the most delicious gender reveal idea ever! Core simple cupcakes and fill the inside with colored sprinkles – pink for a girl, blue for a boy, or multi-colored for a baby shower! Topped with sumptuous buttercream, these cakes are sure to go down a treat.

Baby romper ducky cake

Get ready for the arrival of a new little duckling with this fun cake in the shape of a romper! Decorated with buttercream frosting and finished with the cutest little duckling, this is a cake that friends and family will be talking about for years to come.

Blue ombre elephant cake

This cake is simply elephantastic! The gorgeous ombre can be adapted to any color – go with shades of pink for a girl, blue for a boy or yellow for a gender-neutral idea.

Surprise inside gender reveal cake

Expect all eyes on the cake when you cut into this beauty! When you slice this five-layer sponge, thousands of blue or pink sprinkles will flow out, revealing the gender of the baby – a totally magical moment! This cake is a perfect beginner bake for a baby shower as it only requires one load of cake mix, and the rough-and-ready decoration is super easy to recreate at home.

Crib cuddlers baby shower cupcakes

If you’re looking for a more traditional baby shower cake, these adorable little cupcakes are the perfect option! These sweet fondant babies might look impressive, but they really couldn't be simpler to make with a bit of practice.