I think we can all agree, throwing a baby shower can be a very stressful experience. The decorations, the party games, the gifts, the food, and the guest list... there is just so much that goes into planning such an event. And with the booming popularity of Pinterest, baby showers are becoming increasingly extravagant affairs. I thought I’d help take some of the pressure off by creating a list of recipes that are perfect for any baby shower. These ideas are cute, budget-friendly, and super easy. Everything on this list is gender neutral, but can easily be transformed to suit a baby girl or baby boy with the addition of some pink or blue food colouring.
Sit back, relax, and check out this list of 11 adorable recipes that are perfect for a baby shower!
11 Baby Shower Rattle Cupcakes
Incredibly easy and super adorable, these Rattle Cupcakes are made with a store-bought cake mix and icing. Grab some edible mini flower decorations and some plastic sticks to pop into the base of the cupcake, and voila! You’ve created some adorable cupcakes. Get the recipe here.
10 Diaper Tarts
Ok, I love these. Simple, flaky, fruity, and baby-inspired, all in one! These mini tarts are the perfect baby shower take on pie. Grab some ready-made pie crust from the grocery store, some strawberry jam, an egg, and of course, ribbon for the little bows, and get crackin’! The recipe includes the diaper template so you don’t even have to worry about messing up the fold. Get the recipe here.
9 Baby Jar Parfait
These baby jar parfaits are delicious and perfect for the occasion! Buy some baby food and empty out the contents of the jar, and then fill with five scrumptious layers of nothing but dessert. Sponge cake, a pecan/toffee mix, cheesecake, more sponge cake, and whipped cream are all combined to make the most heavenly miniature trifle. Tip: attach a cute tag to each of the jars with the details of the shower. Find the recipe here.
8 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Ice Cream Cones
These kiddy themed Rice Krispies Ice Cream Cones are a fun and colourful addition to your typical baby shower food. Essentially, you make a batch of Rice Krispie squares, mould them into balls with an ice cream scoop, place the moulded ball of Rice Krispies into an ice cream cone, and top with melted white chocolate and sprinkles. Perfect for any youngsters attending your shower. Find the recipe here.
7 Baby Carriage Cake
This cake is a work of art (but I assure you, it’s not too difficult to make!). With donuts as the wheels, a basic sponge cake as the body of the carriage, and a simplistic icing design, your version will look just like the picture! Tip: swap out the icing flowers for real flowers! Pansies are a pretty and edible option. Get the recipe here.
6 Baby Rattle Cake Pops
These are probably the prettiest desserts on this list. These Baby Rattle Cake Pops look exactly like the real thing! Grab some store-bought cake and icing to make it easy on yourself, find some popsicle sticks, white chocolate, and pink sugar, and you’re all set to begin! For those of you that have never made cake pops before, I assure you they aren’t nearly as finicky as they look. Check out the recipe here.
5 “Reveal” Baby Cakes
An amazing idea if you’re planning on revealing the sex of your baby at the baby shower. Bake a batch of vanilla cupcakes, top with chocolate icing, and add a mysterious question mark with some white icing. To get the surprise in the middle, the key is to only fill the cupcake liners with batter half way, and to top up with your secondary batter that contains the pink or blue food colouring. Get the full recipe here.
4 Alphabet Block Cheese
This is one amazingly creative cheese ball. Make your cheeseball look just like a children’s block with the addition of a few simple letters cut out of American cheese. Get the details here.
3 Mini Cereal Cakes
What baby can resist a big handful of Cheerios? These mini cereal cakes are not only easy to make, they are bright and colourful! Made with just three ingredients, these three-tiered cereal cakes are made out of your favourite cereal mixed with melted marshmallow and butter (think Rice Krispies but with different cereal), and so can be easily moulded into whatever shape you wish. Find the recipe here.
2 Baby Face Cookies
Who could resist one of these adorable bite-sized cookies? Using a simple sugar cookie recipe, these cookies are transformed into baby shower mode with the addition of some royal icing, and a couple of black squiggles to create a smiling baby face with a tiny curl of hair. Get the recipe here.
1 Ready to Pop Popcorn
I absolutely LOVE these popcorn bags, and the popcorn isn’t bad either! A combination of popcorn, melted white chocolate, and pastel M&M’s makes for a delicious party mix. Make a DIY version of the popcorn bags or order them online. Find more information on the bags and the popcorn recipe here.