Wednesday 22nd April 2015
There really is no better way to celebrate a new arrival than with cake. With the royal baby due any day now, we thought we’d offer some inspiration for those of you who might be baking cakes in celebration of a new arrival in the family, or even to commemorate the new royal baby.
Baby showers have become increasingly popular in the UK, and something baked makes a great gift to an expectant mum, one you can all share together. The great thing about baby shower cakes and cookies is the sheer range of options open to you in terms of style and decoration. With that in mind we’ve selected 3 radically different approaches, which we hope will get you in the baking mind-set.
(Image via Wee Love Baking)
These baby-faced biscuits by Wee Love Baking are some of the most adorable biscuits we’ve seen. You can get so creative with these, creating the different expressions on a babies face from a cute little giggle to the not-so-cute crying face, or you could stick with the peaceful look when they have their dummies!
You can add a bit of colour like pastel blue or pink for the dummy, and depending on the hair colour of mum and dad you can add a little wisp of fondant icing hair to the top to match. This is a very simple decorating idea but is perfect for sharing.
We love cupcakes. You love cupcakes. Everybody loves cupcakes. And that’s why they make a great, and easy, baking project for any occasion. Just with a few tweaks to the decoration you can make cupcakes for anything.
The combination of pink and baby blue frosting makes these cupcakes suitable for any baby shower, or if the sex of the baby is known then you can just use the appropriate colour. The tiny toppers are easy to make using Ready to Roll Icing and appropriate cutters.
Find out how to make these cute cupcakes here.
(Image via Emmazing Bakes)
This cake by Emmazing Bakes is simply exquisite. Clearly for a girl, it could be easily adapted for a boy by just changing the icing colour to a powder blue.
The quilted effect on the cakes is executed perfectly and we like the reversal of the colours on the white tier. All the decorations show really refined sugarcrafting, from the delicate bows to the detailed pram with its textured sunshade and blanket. Although this may be beyond the skills of some of us, it’s certainly something to aspire to.
Have you baked a cake for a baby shower recently? Or are you about to embark on a new project? If so share your creations with us on social media.