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Baby showers are a joyous event filled with family, friends, and the anticipation of a brand-new baby, but planning one can be a little stressful. You need to come up with baby shower games that are just the right mix of cutesy and fun. You need to figure out what entrees to serve your guests that will satisfy all culinary tastes. And, most importantly, you need to plan your desserts to wow your guests and ensure your event ends on a high note.
How to Choose Baby Shower Desserts
A sheet cake is the traditional baby shower dessert, but that doesn’t mean your guests won’t want a little something more fun. In fact, the more dessert options you have, the better. A wide variety of desserts will ensure your guests will have plenty options to choose from and you’ll be sure to have enough to feed a crowd. So, feel free to offer brownies, cookies, or other bite sized desserts in addition – or instead of – a traditional sheet cake.
You want to stick with bite-sized desserts because they’re easy to serve while you’re off entertaining guests or playing games. You won’t need to worry about cutting or serving a cake because guests can just help themselves. Another stress-free option is setting up a candy bar, ice cream bar, or fondue station so guests can help themselves to their favorite sweet treats.
Top 10 Baby Shower Dessert Ideas
If you’re wondering what kind of desserts to serve at your loved one’s shower, don’t worry. We’ve gathered up ten amazing baby shower desserts that are sure to delight your guests:
Perfect for serving a large crowd, this platter is packed with plump, juicy grapes, fresh, ripe strawberries, and a large pineapple daisy. The strawberries are covered with delectable, rich chocolate and decorated with a white chocolate Swizzle® and curls.
Featuring chocolate covered pineapple, chocolate covered strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes, and more, this arrangement has something for everyone. It’s all beautifully arranged in a keepsake container, so it looks just as good as it tastes.
These delicious cookies have a sweet, buttery taste and are topped with royal icing. Even better, they don’t require baby shower cookie cutters. Instead, you can make your own cookie cutters out of cardboard!
With shortbread crust, creamy vanilla custard, and topped with fresh fruit, these mini tarts are sure to be a hit. Blueberries and raspberries are great options, but you can also use strawberries, kiwi, Mandarin oranges, and so much more.
These pink whoopie pies are perfect for a shower for a baby girl. Powdered strawberry milk mix is the secret to the bright pink color and delicious strawberry taste.
What’s better than cheesecake? These bite-sized cheesecake cupcakes are swirled with fresh raspberry sauce. They’re not only delicious, but they’re also easy to make and ready to serve a crowd.
Thanks to the addition of seltzer water to the batter, these mini Bundt cakes are aromatic, soft, and moist. Bright lime is mellowed out with a drizzle of white chocolate, making these cakes tastier than anything you’ve had in a while.
These thick, soft, and chewy peanut butter bars have earned the right to be called the best ever. With oats, peanut butter, and chocolate glaze, they have the perfect ratio of chocolate and peanut butter without being too sweet.
Chocolate-y rich and loaded with actual Oreo cookies, these brownies are perfectly fudgy and chewy. They’re also easy to make and simply require several ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Perfect for a shower for a baby boy, these cupcakes take a new spin on red velvet – blue velvet! Made with cocoa powder and blue food coloring, they’re moist and delicious and topped with rich and creamy cream cheese frosting.
Any of these baby shower desserts are sure to be a hit at your event. Be sure to choose a few options so your guests have some variety – and you have enough to go around.