Celebrating the arrival of a new addition to the family is a happy and joyous occasion to be shared with loved ones. Whether you’re planning to make the imminent birth announcement at a baby shower, or organising a christening or naming ceremony to welcome the newborn infant, it’s a great idea to have a baby related theme for your party or event.
There are so many wonderful and inspiring baby related themes to choose from, to suit your décor taste and budget. The theme can incorporate all the important elements of the celebration, and should include beautiful invitations for your guests, as well as christening invitations that are perfect for thanking everyone for their company and thoughtful gifts.
You’ll also want to have a stunning centrepiece for your baby celebration. At the baby shower this could be a large gender reveal cake that is decorated with a spectacular cake topper and edible adornments. For a christening or naming ceremony, you can show off your baking skills or opt for a bespoke handmade cake to feature on the buffet table.
Baby Shower Cake Decorations
A baby shower is traditionally planned and hosted by a family member or close friend in honour of the mum-to-be. If you’re organising a baby shower for a close friend or relative, it’s a good idea to choose a coordinated baby related theme with general appeal – nature, animals, and rustic are hugely popular choices. It’s important to make sure that mum-to-be is happy to reveal baby’s gender before you send out invitations and purchase matching baby thank you cards.
The main feature of the refreshments at the baby shower will of course be the beautiful decorative centrepiece cake. Many expectant mums choose to reveal the gender of their unborn baby via the colour and design of the cake. The reveal can be also be a surprise that requires mum-to-be to cut a slice, before guests can see which traditional gender specific colour is hidden inside!
If you prefer to go gender neutral you can opt for a cake that is decorated in a style that complements the baby shower theme, and buttercream frosting or icing in an impartial colour like white, cream, lemon or green.
Decorations To Match Your Décor Theme
Baby themed cake decorations don’t have to be reserved solely for a large and lavish centrepiece cake. You can also display your baby shower theme with an assortment of pretty cupcakes that feature edible ‘baby’ decorations like cute baby faces or adorable little feet. Other popular designs include teddies, baby bottles, bibs, booties and rattles. And of course, you can always choose the obvious “it’s a Boy” or “it’s a Girl” design to feature on homemade or shop-bought mini cakes.
If you’re on a limited budget you can embellish homemade bakes with pre-designed toppers that are printed in a variety of sizes. Choose from edible cupcake toppers that are made from icing or rice paper and are designed to drape over a flat surface.
For a polished and professional coordinated look, choose edible printed toppers that complement the theme and design that you have chosen for the baby shower invitations and baby thank you cards.
For a luxury baby shower, decorate your cupcakes with colourful confetti sprinkles or silver and gold, or diamante foil cake toppers.
Christening Cake Decorations
Baby themed cake decorations at a christening or naming ceremony often have a more traditional design and theme. The large centrepiece cake can be covered with buttercream frosting or icing in a neutral colour, and finished with edible decorations that perfectly match your invitations and baby thank you cards.
You can embellish a large christening cake with a classic church motif like a cross or a dove of peace, or opt for a display of a neutral, rustic floral arrangement. A sugar plaque offers a chic way in which to add formal wording to the top of a christening cake. Wrapping an elegant satin ribbon around the cake instantly upgrades your décor style.
If you’re hosting a naming ceremony celebration you can choose a baby related theme in a wide variety of décor options. The centrepiece cake can be decorated with the child’s name, an edible printed photo and a confetti balloon – for a classy contemporary style. Alternatively, the cake can be topped with a removable sparkling diamante cake topper, or a cute resin figurine of a baby or teddy bear. Once the cake has been eaten the decoration can be saved as a lovely keepsake.
Customising Your Cupcakes
To add a designer touch to your refreshment table, you can personalise your cupcakes with unique edible printed toppers that feature a photo of baby. The ready to decorate toppers are supplied in pre-cut discs or as an icing sheet, and are enhanced with edible ink that can also spell out baby’s name or other special wording.
Cupcakes and fairy cakes can also be decorated with pre-made sugar piping decorations that coordinate with your décor theme. Supplied in packs of 12, the cute mini decorations are made from edible icing and are designed to adorn the top of a small individual cake, or the side of a large cake. Finish off the customisation with a touch of sparkle by using an edible push-pump glitter spray in baby blue or pastel pink. The versatile glitter dust can also be used on homemade cookies and biscuits.