April showers bring…babies?
I woke up to birds chirping and rain coming down the other morning and that only means one thing: it’s finally spring! Thinking about spring got me thinking about new life (you know that whole April showers brings May flowers saying), but instead of thinking about flowers I thought about babies. The little bundles of joy that come into our lives are a wonderful reason to celebrate—with presents and cake abound! We’ve been making quite a few baby shower cakes over the past few months and have many more planned in the coming weeks. And in a couple months, Katie, one of our decorators is having her baby shower so all the more reason for us to celebrate!
While we’ve made plenty of shower cakes over the years, it’s becoming almost a regular occurrence to have one every week or so. I’m not sure what’s changed but we love it! Baby shower cakes come in lots of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Often the designs are based on the décor of the shower, the nursery colors/theme, and I’d guess, most often would be from the invitation.
The other trend is for ordering “gender revealing” cakes and cupcakes. Parents choose not to find out the gender of their baby from their doctor and instead we get the ultrasound results. We then fill the cake with either blue or pink vanilla buttercream (or raspberry, strawberry, or cherry buttercream for pink options) and of course keep the big secret when the cake is being picked up! When the parents cut into the cake at their shower, or sometimes a gender-revealing party, the buttercream shows the gender. A fun and tasty surprise! This cake is one that we feature on our website and is pretty popular although there are many ways of designing gender-revealing cakes.
Some shower cakes, like the treasured first birthday cake, are often picked just because they’re adorable and you want them! And you know, that’s totally okay. We think they’re cute too. So please enjoy our collection of some past and present baby shower cakes and stay tuned for next week’s post on designing cakes from invitations.