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Baby shower cake ideas

Cake ideas for celebrating a new baby or for baby showers

Expecting a baby or welcoming a new child into the world is an exciting time for expecting parents. Regardless of the gender of the child, what we all really want for our new bundle of joy is for them to be happy and healthy.

It has become a time of celebration while expecting – throwing baby showers for expectant parents is a common occurrence to celebrate the future arrival. And some also choose to celebrate the birth of a child after its been born, so friends and family can meet them.

We’ve put together some cake ideas for baby showers and new baby celebrations!

Baby sponges for Baby celebrations

Our baby sponges are great cakes for any celebration! You can have them to enjoy together, have as part of a buffet set up or given them out as party gifts as they are wrapped individually. These delicious miniature sponge cakes are versatile, helping you to share and celebrate in any way you want.

These scrumptious little cakes are available in quantities of 4, 8, 16, 40, 80 or even 120, so you’ll have plenty to share around!

There are plenty of flavours to choose from as well; from traditional flavours such Victoria, Lemon or chocolate, to more unique flavours like sticky toffee or Millionaires. A great thing about our baby Sponge packages is that you can mix and match the flavours to have a variety of choices. And, there are gluten free and vegan options too, so you’ll be able to accommodate dietary requirements!

Whole Cakes for Celebrations

What celebration would be complete without a cake? Our whole cakes are ideal for any celebration, with so many delicious flavours to choose from. Our flavour options include classic cakes such as Coffee, Victoria, Chocolate and Bakewell, as well as other flavours like Cookies and cream, Rocky Road and Apple Crumble. We also have gluten free and Vegan whole cake flavours as well. So, everyone can enjoy a delicious cake while celebrating.

Our cakes are great to celebrate the arrival of a new child, you can add personalised items like cards, balloons, candles, drinks, and you can even get your cake gift wrapped. There are lots of personalised items to choose from which you can add when you go through the order process with your cake.

You could also have one of our whole cakes at a baby shower or gender reveal celebration. If the parents know the gender of the baby you could add candles or other decorations that match the colour associated with the gender of the child they are expecting. If you are doing a gender reveal at the party with a cake, there are even candles available on the internet that burn the colour of the gender that they are going to have, so they will only find out the gender of the baby once they light the candles. What a great way to surprise them and find out!

Super sharing sponges

Another great option for a celebration is our Super sharing cakes. Our Super Sharing Cake has fourteen different flavoured wedges and makes a stunning centrepiece for a party or event. Try all our most popular cake flavours in one go! Our Super Sharing Sponge has one wedge of each of our most popular flavours - Carrot, Bakewell, Chocolate, Victoria, Lemon, Coffee, Cookies & Cream, Red Velvet, Sticky Toffee, Rocky Road, Millionaires, Apple Crumble, Chocolate Orange and Seasonal Special. We are sure that there will be a favourite flavour for everyone in this cake.

If you can’t be with someone to celebrate a baby shower or new baby’s arrival Cake Cards are a great way to help the new or soon to be parent celebrate. Our cake cards start from just £7.95 and you and choose to pop in one or two slices of cake. There are also some great added extras you can send with them!

We have a lovely range of new baby cards to send to friends, family members and loved ones. They are unique designs and we are sure the recipients will love this gift!

New baby Cake Delivery

Are you looking for a new baby celebration cake or baby shower cake near you? We can help! We deliver our cakes everywhere in the UK! From Liverpool, Bristol, Nottingham, London, Northern Ireland and more! We deliver our cakes right to your door.

Cake Storage

You’ll be delighted to hear that all of our fruit-based cakes stay fresh for up to 7 days and non-fruit-based cakes stay fresh for 10 days in their packaging. This includes our gluten free and vegan cakes as well! Once the packaging is open, we recommend storing them in air tight containers to maintain the freshness of the cake. Our cakes don’t like being cold, so to keep them delicious, and to avoid dryness and crumbliness, store them in a nice cosy spot.

You’ll also be pleased to know that you can even freeze our cakes for up to 6 months! Just pop them in the freezer either whole in their packaging or in slices in an air tight container. Once you are ready for the next delicious slice, take it out of the freeze and pop it in a nice cosy spot for 24 hours and then it will be ready to enjoy! Yum!

New baby traditions

In Ireland, it has been tradition at the christening of a new baby, to sprinkle some of the top tiered of the family wedding cake (usually a fruit cake with marzipan) over the head of the baby. It’s used as a symbol of the circular nature of family life. The rest of the cake does to the attendants at the funeral.

Wetting the baby’s head traditional referred to a Christian Baptism or christening ceremony, where a baby’s head is sprinkled with Holy water from the font as they are blessed. The term is now more commonly used to refer to the child’s parent having alcoholic beverages with friends to celebrate the new arrival.

Crossing the baby’s palm with silver is another tradition that is supposed to bring the child luck. It’s said that in the baby grasps the coin tightly they will grow into a frugal adult. However, if the coin is dropped, they will be a free spender. It was also thought that this tradition also brought wealth to the baby.

Silver is a common occurrence in British tradition, often at Christening ceremonies children are given silver items. This symbolises the presents given to Jesus by the three kings and goes back to the fourth century when new members of the church, including babies, had to be sponsored by existing members. Friends and family within the church would then be asked to become godparents and present these silver items as a christening gift.

Baby shower traditions

The tradition of Baby showers originates from America, where the expectant mother-to-be is literally ‘showered’ in gifts for their unborn child. This helps to take the financial pressure off the soon to be new parents.

The popularity of baby showers has increased in the UK over the last few years. It’s an opportunity for close friends and family to gather and celebrate the mother before the arrival of her baby. They usually involve tea and cake, while sharing advice and having a laugh before the new baby arrives.