Baby shower cakes don’t have to be intimidating. If you want to make a baby shower cake but aren’t sure you’re up for the challenges of working with fondant, you still have a few options.
Baby shower cakes that are covered in buttercream or cream cheese frosting can be just as beautiful and modern as those covered in fondant.
Try covering a cake in buttercream and then covering the entire surface of the cake in sprinkles. You can even use pastel-colored sprinkles for a more traditional baby shower look.
Another buttercream option is to pipe roses on the entire surface of the cake. Pipe swirls using a pastry bag that’s been fitted with a star tip. Start at the base of the cake and work your way up until the entire surface is covered.
Swirls of buttercream (piped through a star tip) also make an easy topping for cupcakes.
If still not sure you’re ready to tackle a full-sized baby shower cake, try setting up a dessert table instead.
You can make a much smaller and less elaborate cake surrounded by other desserts like cake pops, cupcakes, and cookies.
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