DIY Baby Shower Cakes Made Easy

No fondant needed for these easy-to-make baby shower cakes
DIY Baby Shower Cakes Made Easy

Cupcake displays can make a great alternative to large, tiered baby shower cakes.

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.

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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.

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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.

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You can make a much smaller and less elaborate cake surrounded by other desserts like cake pops, cupcakes, and cookies.

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