Choosing Baby Shower Cakes

Organizing a baby shower party can be a very tedious task. You'll first need to
define the guest list, then conceptualize the theme, then print and send the
invitations, and then prepare for the special date itself etc etc

For the party, you will need think about what decorations to use on the place, what
will be the programs, what games to have, what baby shower favors to give, and,
what to serve etc etc

During the baby shower party, the table centerpiece is most likely to be a baby
shower cake. The baby shower cake can not be similar to the cake that can just be
bought from the local bakeshop.

It'll be better if you or one of the guests baked the baby shower cake yourself.
Doing so will also assure you that the cake that will be served as a table centerpiece
is in accord with the theme that you have conceptualized.

Of course, preordering the cake will also be fine as long as you give enough time for
the cake to be prepared and that you have discussed with the person who will
prepare the cake the concept of the baby shower party and how you would like the
cake to look.

However, if you have some baking skills, or if you can follow instructions from
cookbooks well, it is much better to prepare the cake yourself. You can use your
creativity for the design and you can always ask for help from friends. Needless to
mention, it is also less costly.

To prepare the baby shower cake, check online for tried and tested recipes and
designs. You can also choose the flavor of the baby shower cake.

Typically, the designs and shapes of baby shower cakes are nursery items. These are
flowers, birds, butterflies, baby-shaped, toys and other kid stuff. The most common
icing colors are yellow, pink, blue, green and white.

In addition, if you have scheduled the baby shower after the baby was born, you can
also ask for the babyís picture and have professional cake decorators create and
edible cake design using the babyís picture.

Another idea for the baby shower cake is to use diapers. Thatís right ñ diapers. Of
course, this cake is not for the guests to enjoy. However, the mom will definitely
appreciate it if there is already a stack of diapers prepared for the baby.

To prepare a diaper cake, all you need to do is carefully stack rolled diapers into
several levels (having three levels is suggested). You may use laces and ribbons to
keep the diapers in place. However, make sure that you did not tie the diapers too
tightly together to prevent them from being deformed. Defurred diapers will be
useless and will just end up in the garbage bin.

The diaper cake can also be placed as a table centerpiece. If you still prefer to have
a real cake for the baby shower, you can bake or order a simple cake from the

After preparing the table centerpiece, you'll need to combine it with good baby
shower food. Most of the time snacks, tea, desserts and punches are served. You
can also have some barbecues and grilled foods, in case you have invited some male
guests. The dads can bond and have some conversation while attending to the
grills. This way, everyone can participate in welcoming the new member of the