Inspirational Baby Shower Desserts

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A baby shower is only complete with great desserts! If you are hosting a baby shower, you may be looking for inspirational baby shower dessert ideas, because it can be overwhelming to figure out what to make for dessert. We are here to help!

Do People Have Cake at Baby Showers?

Yes, there typically is cake at baby showers. However, suppose the mom-to-be prefers cupcakes, brownies, cheesecake, or another dessert. In that case, it is acceptable to have another dessert option instead of cake at the baby shower.

What Dessert Should You Have at a Baby Shower?

There are so many options for dessert at baby showers! If you need help narrowing down dessert ideas, consider a dessert bar and offer a few different dessert options. Check out some of these ideas for your dessert table.

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Offering a dessert bar is a great way to make sure every guest has a dessert they love!


There are so many festive baby shower cakes that you can choose! When deciding how to decorate your cake, be sure to consider the theme of the shower and choose something that will fit with the rest of the party’s decorations.

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There are so many adorable baby cake designs. Be sure to pick one that connects with your shower theme.

Onesie Cake

You can make a onesie cake with any cake flavor. You can make this cake by cutting a sheet cake into a onesie shape! You can decorate these cakes with frosting and sprinkles to look just like a baby onesie.

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Pro Tip: Find out what type of frosting (buttercream, cream cheese frosting, etc.) the Mom-to-be prefers and use that frosting option.

Baby In The Belly Cake

If you want a cake that is the star of the show, this is the cake you need to make! Bake this cake to look like a pregnant belly with a baby inside.

Cake Pops

Cake pops are a fun, sweet treat. You could make cake pops to match the theme of your baby shower. For example, if the theme is “Little Princess,” you could make pink cake pops and add edible sparkles or sprinkles.

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Everyone loves cake pops, and they are a ton of fun to decorate!


Fruit tarts are a baby shower treat! Here are a few ideas for baby shower tarts.

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Fruit tarts make for a great lighter baby shower dessert.

Diaper Strawberry Tarts

Diaper strawberry tarts are diaper-shaped tarts! You can quickly whip up diaper tarts with a store-bought pie crust and strawberry jam.

Fruit Tarts

Make mini fruit pizza cups! Mini desserts are always a guest favorite! You can make mini fruit pizza cups easily using a muffin tin.


If the mom-to-be is a donut lover, there are tons of fun donut-dessert ideas.

Donut Wall Or Donut Stand

Please keep it simple and put donuts on display on a donut wall or donut stand. You can find a donut wall on Etsy or make your own!

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A donut wall isn’t just a great dessert idea, it makes for an amazing baby shower centerpiece!

Donuts With Pacifiers

You could purchase glazed donuts and pacifiers if you want another donut idea. Add pacifiers to the hole of each donut.


Cupcakes are another great option for the dessert table!

Mini Cupcakes

Mini cupcakes are always fun! You could make mini cupcakes in any cake flavor and frosting and use colors from the baby shower theme too.

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Themed Cupcakes

You can also make regular-sized cupcakes and stick to the baby shower theme for decorating them! For example, suppose you have a jungle-themed baby shower. You could make cupcakes with green and white frosting and add cupcake toppers with jungle animals!

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Add rattles, bottles, or other baby designs for great baby shower cupcakes.

Brownies & Bars

If you have a large baby shower, consider asking a few people to bring desserts to help out. It would be super easy to assign a brownie or bar recipe to a handful of people!

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Everyone loves brownies, and there are so many different kinds you can make.

Pink Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Make extra special pink velvet cheesecake swirl brownies for a baby girl’s baby shower. These brownies are sure to be the baby shower dessert table star!

Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are a fun, fruity bar option! For an extra special touch, add a banner or topper to the pan of lemon bars specifically for the baby shower.

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Looking for an option besides typical vanilla and chocolate desserts? Try some classic lemon bars!

Peanut Butter Brownies

For another twist on traditional brownies, consider peanut butter brownies! These are a decadent, fudgy treat.

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For a fun take on classic brownies, try adding a peanut butter swirl.

No-Bake Dessert Ideas

If you are looking for easy baby shower desserts, consider no-bake dessert ideas.

Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake is always a hit! If you are hosting a summer baby shower, serving an ice cream cake may hit the spot for your guests.

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Hosting a party in the summer? Try an ice cream cake for a cool treat.

Ice Cream Bar

Make all of your guests happy with an ice cream bar! Serve a few flavors of ice cream and then have a variety of toppings. Order local custard or gelato for a unique ice cream bar. Here are some ideas for ice cream toppings:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Oreo cookies
  • Hot fudge
  • Caramel
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
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Looking for a creative idea for a baby shower desserts? Put together an ice cream sundae bar!

What Dessert Goes Best with a Fruit Salad?

A cheesecake pairs perfectly with a fruit salad. Guests could even top their cheesecake with a bit of fruit from the fruit salad if they desire!

What Is Baby shower food?

Serving light snacks or appetizers, desserts, and drinks at a baby shower is customary. Depending on the time of day of the shower, consider a light brunch or light meal if you want to offer more food.

There are so many more options for baby shower desserts, but we hope it gave you some inspiration for yummy baby shower treats! For more baby shower dessert ideas, check out our guide to baby shower cupcakes.


Macy Westlund is a writer and contributor for Bespoke Baby Shower. Macy is the oldest of five and has a large extended family and has been attending baby showers for as long as she can remember.

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