What to write on a baby shower cake?

Are you in charge of bringing a cake to an upcoming baby shower for your favorite mom-to-be, but aren’t sure what to write on it? Here are some cute ideas for what to write on a baby shower cake!

Baby shower cake

It’s no secret that a baby shower is one of the most memorable occasions a mother-to-be can experience. Aside from the evident excitement of welcoming a new life into the world, it’s also a time to celebrate with friends and family and share in the joyous anticipation of parenthood. So what to write on the baby shower cake?

Whether you want something sweet and sentimental or funny and cute, there’s sure to be a message that will fit the occasion. Below you will find some ideas to get you started!

Why do you need to write on the baby shower cake?

A baby shower is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the impending arrival of a new life. One of the essential parts of any baby shower is the cake. Not only do baby shower cakes add an element of sweetness to the occasion, but they also provide a central focus for the festivities. After all, what’s a party without a cake?

There are no hard and fast rules for baby shower cakes. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing or creating a cake for a special event.

First and foremost, it’s essential to ensure that the cake is safe for any guests who might have food allergies. If you aren’t sure about the guest’s allergies, make sure you have this info on hand in case somebody asks!

Secondly, it’s often helpful to choose a cake that reflects the baby shower’s theme. For example, if the shower is centered around a particular children’s book or cartoon character, choosing a cake that features that same character might be fun. And finally, don’t forget that the baby shower cake should be delicious! After all, what’s the point of having a cake if it’s not going to taste good?

Third, you don’t have to write your message by hand! There are lots of cake toppers with cute shower cake messages that you can purchase. I’ve always found mine at local shops, but there’s lots available online.

Do you have to write on the cake?

No! Nowadays, you can get cake toppers for most occasions. So if you’re not confident about your writing – Don’t fret! Simply find one at the store.

If you’re ordering your cake, chances are you’ll get to request a saying. So whether you are making the shower cake yourself or are ordering it, there are plenty of baby shower cake sayings that could work for you. You could also get crafty like the picture below and make a little banner!

What to write on baby shower cake?

When it comes to baby shower cakes, there are many different ways that you can decorate them. You can go with a simple design or get creative and add your personal touch. Really, it all depends on the Mom’s style and taste!

If you know the parents-to-be well, you may want to consider using their last name as part of the design. For example, you could incorporate the parent’s last name into your saying. This would be a great way to personalize the cake and make it more special for the parents-to-be.

If you are looking for something more creative, you may want to consider using a quote from a children’s book or movie. This is a great way to add some personality to the cake and make it memorable.

No matter what you decide to write on the baby shower cake, keep it simple and sweet!

Common baby shower cake sayings

Writing on a baby shower cake can be tricky. You want to say something sweet and unique, but you don’t want to get too sappy. The key is to find the perfect balance between sentimentality and humor.

Bonus – Lots of these can be used for gender reveal party cakes, too!

Here are a few ideas to get you started: 

Gender Neutral

These sayings are all appropriate for a gender-neutral baby shower. For this type of party, it’s important that you welcome baby without referencing the baby’s gender.

  • “Welcoming our little bundle of joy!” 
  • “Hello, baby!”
  • “Best wishes on this new adventure!” 
  • “Congratulations on your new arrival!” 
  • “Best wishes for a happy and healthy baby!”
  • “Wishing you all the joys of motherhood.”
  • “Oh, baby!”
  • “We can’t wait to meet your little one!”
  • “Can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family!” 
  • “So many kisses for the new baby!” 
  • “Little bundle of joy.”
  • “Here’s to lots of love, laughter, and happiness in the years ahead.”
  • “We can bearly wait!” *This would be adorable for a Winnie the Pooh-themed shower!

Baby Girl

These are all sweet little sayings that will help you welcome baby girl.

  • “It’s a baby girl!”
  • “Welcome, precious little girl!”
  • “Tickled pink!”
  • “Cute little miss” *I would also include the baby’s last name here, too!
  • “Little miss sunshine”
  • “Sugar, spice, and everything nice – Welcome to our sweetest delight!”

Baby Boy

Does Mama have a little boy on the way? Try one of these quotes!

  • “Cute little prince”
  • “Oh, boy!”
  • “It’s a baby boy!”
  • “Sweet baby boy.”
  • “Bouncing baby boy.”
  • “Frogs, snails, puppy dog tails – That’s what little boys are made of!”

Twins

If Mom is expecting twins, here are some cute ideas:

  • “Twice the fun!”
  • “Twice the blessings!”
  • “Double trouble!”
  • “Double the joy”

Funny/Cute Cake Toppers

Does the family you’re celebrating have a great sense of humor? I’ll forwarn you, I’m not the punniest of bakers, but here are some ideas I’ve seen and loved:

  • “Goodbye sleep and hello baby!”
  • “Teeny weeny toes and ten little fingers… Sleepless nights and mountains of dirty diapers!”
  • “Goodbye tummy, hello Mummy!”
  • “Many things in life are great – But baby takes the cake!”

Things to consider when choosing a baby shower cake

Here are the other thing to consider when choosing or designing a baby shower cake: 

Gender

Some parents prefer a gender-themed party, while others may feel strongly about having a gender-neutral baby shower. If you aren’t sure, definitely check in with the family prior to decorating your cake (and color coordinating any other decor!).

If they would prefer no gender, I would advise staying away from pinks and blues or sayings about baby boys or girls. Keep it neutral with earthy tones, grey, white, or muted rainbow. For sayings, try just saying ‘Hello Baby’ instead of ‘Helly Baby boy/girl’ or ‘Sweet Little one’.

Themes and Colors

When choosing a baby shower cake, it is essential to consider the theme and colors of the event. A cake that clashes with the overall aesthetic of the party take away from the special occasion and make things look disjointed/awkward. If you’re not sure of the theme or colors, it is best to consult with the host or event planner to get an idea of what kind of cake would be most appropriate.

Number of Guests

Another factor to consider when choosing a baby shower cake is the number of guests attending. A large, multi-tiered cake may be impressive, but if only a few people are at the party, it could be overkill (and a lot of wasted cake). On the other hand, a  small, simple cake may not be enough to feed everyone. It is essential to consider the guest list when deciding on the cake.

Special Dietary Needs

Some guests may have special dietary needs that need to be considered when choosing a baby shower cake. For example, if guests have gluten allergies, a gluten-free cake will need to be provided. Many bakeries offer specialty cakes for those with food allergies, so finding a suitable option should not be difficult.

Price

Of course, the price of the cake is also an important consideration. Baby showers can be expensive events, and there is no need to spend a fortune on the cake. Many beautiful and delicious cakes can be made on a budget. However, if the host is willing to splurge, amazing and over-the-top cakes will impress the guests.

Cupcakes!

When I threw my last baby shower, restrictions were still tight because of COVID. Even though we were allowed to gather, people were still a bit nervous about gatherings, but our friends still wanted to celebrate our favourite Mama-to-Be. After mulling it over, I decided that cupcakes were a good replacement for a traditional shower cake.

This way, everyone got to enjoy a sweet treat without touching treats someone else may have. Honestly, when I’m planning desserts, I like to have a small cake and a bunch of cupcakes, too! You can add a lot of depth to your dessert table by having both. Plus, you can use baby shower cake sayings too! I chose to put an “Oh baby” cake topper on the top-tier cupcake.

Conclusion

Baby shower cakes are a popular tradition, but it can be challenging to choose the right inscription. We’ve outlined some of the most popular baby shower cake sayings and tips on picking the perfect one for your celebration. No matter what you choose, a baby shower party has lots of details, so don’t stress! Baby shower cake messages are just one of the many details that your mom-to-be will love.

We’ve got you covered whether you’re looking for something sweet and sentimental or funny and light-hearted. We hope you found something for yours!

Elke Crosson

Elke Crosson has her BA in International Relations with a minor in Spanish at UBC (Okanagan). She is currently in her second year of the Master of Teaching program at the University of Toronto, with dreams of becoming an elementary-level teacher.

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