Baby Shower Cakes

What is it? A yummy confectionary treat? Oh yes it is! Yes, I am talking about baby shower cakes, and not if you want your baby shower party to be original and fabulous, its time to start thinking out of the box and come up with some of the best ever ideas for baby shower cakes.

Before you get all set to go to your local bakery to check out the different cakes available there, it is important to know what kind of a cake you are looking for. Do you want a cake that serves purely as dessert or do you want something that is doubled as both dessert as well as a centerpiece. Secondly, why even go to a bakery when you can bake the perfect cake all by yourself, in your very own kitchen? You will be surprised at how easy it can be to bake and decorate a cake.

You can your baby shower cake as a taste dessert to win all your guests over, or you could simply use it as a wonderful centerpiece to make your party even more special. The creative cakes that my friends baked for their baby shower parties still remain fresh in my memory.A baby shower is probably one of the happiest occasions in every mother-to-be’s life; it is fun and entertaining and is perfect for the fun loving people.

So, turn your cake baking it’s a fun task instead of a tedious chore. Here are a couple of baby shower cake ideas to help you make your final decision.

Interesting Ideas for Baby Shower Cakes

  • Unique Designs – Unique cake designs create a mouthwatering treat with tasty messages delivered from and to the baby. There are many designs like the rubber ducky cake and the 3-D ducky baby cake.
  • Alternatives for Baby Shower Cakes – Instead of your regular, traditional baby shower cakes, try baking a batch of cupcakes. Diaper cakes are also a very popular option.
  • Baby Shower Themes – Theme ideas for cakes are very popular and can successfully set the right tone for any party. Ideas include stork cakes, Disney characters, baby block cakes, and even family photo cakes.
  • Autograph Cakes – This is a sheet kind of a cake that has a standard inscription of the word ‘Congratulations’ written over it. These cakes are becoming extremely popular as the guests get to sign their name on the cake on their arrival. How cool is that?

So, no matter what kind of a cake you are looking for, when you put your whole soul and energy into planning the baby shower cake, the ideas will just keep flowing.

Baby Shower Cake Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs.
  • 3 tbsp milk.
  • 1 ½ cups of cake flour, sifted.
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence.
  • ¾ tsp baking powder.
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar.
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp soft butter.
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds.
  • 1 tbsp lemon peels, finely grated.
  • ¼ tsp salt.
  • Lemon syrup: ¼ cup lemon juice and ¼ cup sugar.

Procedure:

  • Start by preheating the oven to about 350 degrees F. grease your loaf pan and line it with waxed paper or parchment paper and then grease and flour this paper. In a medium-sized bowl mix the eggs with the milk and the vanilla essence.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the remaining dry ingredients and blend them on a low speed for about 30 seconds. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture and then mix on a very low speed until it becomes moist. Increase the speed to medium and then beat for a minute or so. Scrape the sides of the blender. Slowly add the remaining half of the egg mixture in 2 separate batches and keep beating for 20 seconds after you pour it each time. Again, scrape the sides.
  • Butter and flour the loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for a little more than an hour until a toothpick when inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cover the dish loosely with buttered foil for half an hour to prevent over-browning. Heat the lemon juice and the sugar in a saucepan until it is completely dissolved.
  • Once you take the cake out of the oven, place it on a wire rack. With a wire tester or a wooden skewer, poke the cake all over and then brush some of the glaze over it. After about 10 minutes, start loosening the sides of the cake and invert the pan onto a greased wire rack. Poke the bottom half of the cake and then brush some glaze over it and then re invert back onto the wire rack. Allow the cake to cool down and then wrap it in plastic wrap.

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