A baby shower cake is a must have at any baby shower. Even if you choose not to serve any lunch or dinner foods at your baby shower, at least you have a delicious dessert to offer your guests. Of course, a regular cake won’t do. You’ll need a baby shower cake with some pizzazz. It should have something to do with babies, or follow a theme that you created for your party.
Make the Baby Shower Cake Yourself
Even if you are no whiz in the kitchen, you can still make the baby shower cake yourself. Start off by creating a sheet cake. You can use Betty Crocker mixes if you don’t know how to make a cake from scratch. Next, simply decorate the cake by drawing on diapers, baby bottles, rattles, or anything else that makes you think “baby” using frosting or a frosting pen. Another option is to obtain some plastic figurines from a craft store that also focuses on cake decorating, such as Michael’s.
Get a Friend to Make the Baby Shower Cake
A know at least four ladies off the top of my head that know how to make cake’s themselves. They know how to cover the cake in fondant and mold little white chocolate figures and baby items. Best of all, these women pride themselves on creating the cakes from scratch. You’ll have someone to collaborate with that knows you and your style so you are sure to get a cake that you love.
Hire a Professional to Make Your Baby Shower Cake
If you don’t want to take any chances on not having the perfect cake, you can hire a professional to bake one for you. Bakers often have catalogs you can browse through if you don’t have an idea of your own. Bakers can also sculpt your cake to look just like something, like a diaper, stork, or a yellow rubber duck. This option is on the expensive side, but if you can afford it why not give it a try.
Note: It is also acceptable to go with baby shower cupcakes instead of a full baby shower cake. Use pink icing if your guest of honor is expecting a girl, and blue icing if she’s expecting a boy. Top the cupcakes with baby items made of sugar, which again you can get at a craft store that also focuses on cake decorating.