Cute cakes that are perfect for a baby shower! There are animals of all kinds - elephants, lions, frogs ... oh my! Jungle baby shower cakes seem to be the most popular! If you are planning an "Animal-Themed Baby Shower" - we've got some adorable animal cakes for you to see!
Some of the baby shower animal cakes below have been submitted by our amazingly talented readers (like you!)
Animal Baby Shower Cake For Boys: Submitted By Reader - Angela
I first made a cream cheese pound cake so I would have a solid base to support the fondant and the animals.
Then I used store bought fondant on part of the cake in the interest of saving some time.
And homemade marshmallow fondant on the other parts, such as the animals and the weaving on the bottom layer.
The bottom layer is a 10" x 10" x 2" square cake, and the top layer is a 6" x 3" round cake.
I love the contrast of using 2 different shapes of cakes. It is as if the top round cake is sitting upon a platform.
I covered the bottom square cake in white marshmallow fondant and then weaved multiple pastel colored strips into a basket weave over the white fondant.
After covering the top layer with baby blue fondant, I set it on top of my bottom layer and added hand rolled balls that I made by combining the left over strips from basket weaving.
I mixed it only partially to get a marbled look.
The top layer ended up covering almost all of the weaving that took nearly an hour to do.
I didn't think about it enough to figure that if I put a 6" round on top of a four inch square that I would only have 4" showing of the bottom layer.
It was originally going to be a "Noah's Ark" theme but I ran out of time to duplicate the animals which I made a day or two before with fondant and left out to dry.
The baby's name is on flat square block pieces that I made with gum paste and then placed them on silver wire at varying heights in front of the ark figure.
This is only the fourth fondant cake I have made and out of all of them, this baby animals cake is my favorite!
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For this cute baby lion cake all you have to do is make 2 - 9" round cakes, frost them and stack on each other, make 12 cupcakes, frost them and place around the cake. Make the face using fondant (add uncooked spaghetti for the whiskers.)
These adorable baby bear cupcakes make such a sweet impression and look like they would be hard to make, but actually, anyone can make them!
Get inspired by these sweet little farm animal cupcakes for a baby shower! Little pigs, cows and baby chicks - perfect for a farm themed baby shower.
Tip: Instead of making an elaborate baby shower cake, you can opt for making cute cupcakes and poking a simple cupcake pick into the top of each one! And then pop them into cute animal print cupcake wrappers! Same level of cuteness, only much simpler!
These sweet and adorable little panda cupcakes are perfect for a baby shower or kid's birthday party! You can choose to make mini cupcakes, using a mini cupcake pan, or regular sized cupcakes.
Cake Submitted By A Reader:
This baby boy animal cake was my first fondant cake!
I used my 16 in round cake pan for the bottom layer and an 8 in round for top layer.
I bought some fondant and rolled it out. Then I placed it on top of both layers separately.
The fondant was tucked under edges of the cakes and I stuck candy dowels in the bottom layer cake to hold up the top layer.
I made my animal cut outs with mini cookie cutters and my son helped make the balls around the outer edges.
With a paintbrush, I lightly brushed a bit of water onto each fondant cutout and ball and placed them on the cake. This helped them adhere to the cake a little easier.
I brushed the cake with edible shimmer dust (disco dust) and used a tapestry needle to "punch" holes on each animal to give them a sewn look! Everyone loved it!
I impressed myself with the fondant!
It was actually easy to use!
Oh, and the baby on top was made with fondant too! I did some internet research on what I wanted it to look like.
These sweet animal cookie cupcakes are smothered in yummy sprinkles and are perfect for a baby shower or 1st birthday with a baby animal theme. They are adorable and so simple to make! Bake some cupcakes, shake, shake, shake the sprinkles on, and top off with animal cookies.
This cute Baby McDonald Farm Animal Cake was submitted by Trisha from Sherwood, AR. Below are her instructions for making the cake:
Farm Animal Cake Instructions:
Below are some detailed pictures of this cute cake!
This cake is adorable and I am sure the guests just loved it! It is great the way you used Mason jars as the utensils holder and added the cute bale of hay with the cow on top. The farm animal theme is such a cute theme that allows for so many creative possibilities!
Some more cute farm animal decorating ideas are:
Print these cute elephants out from your home computer and use to decorate the baby shower! Click on the picture to print and get ideas for using them.
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Creating printables is my favorite thing to do - I have been busy making tons of free baby shower thank you tags, favor tags and signs. Enjoy!
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Envelope Address Station: Make life easier for the mom-to-be by setting up a "Thank You Card Address Table."
Guests can easily fill out their address to help the new mom send out her thank you cards!
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