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Desserts to Make for A Baby Shower or Gender Reveal

Desserts to Make for A Baby Shower or Gender Reveal

Hosting a baby shower or gender reveal is no small task, but we're here to help make it a bit easier with delicious treats to fit any theme. These sweet treats will delight all of your guests, and can be made ahead so that you have an stress-free day celebrating the expectant parents!


Cupcakes are always a hit. If you're hosting a gender reveal, coloring vanilla cake either blue or pink and piping the top with swirls of blue and pink buttercream is an adorable way to bake a surprise into the first bite.

For a baby shower, simple cupcakes are always a hit. Speed up the process with a cake mix-the Ann Clark vanilla and chocolate mix will be a hit-and you'll be able to use the time you saved to decorate for the big day.

Dessert Ideas for Baby Showers

Cake Pops

What's not to love about cake pops? They are so easy to make and offer a perfect bite-sized treat for your guests.

For a gender reveal, make our standard cake pop recipe with vanilla cake. Add either blue or pink dye to the mixture, and coat with melted white chocolate chips. Roll in sprinkles and voila! A delicious surprise in each pop.

For a standard baby shower, use chocolate and vanilla cake as well as chocolate and vanilla coating to create decadent bite-sized treats.


There are so many adorable cookie designs and ideas for baby showers and gender reveals. From complex designs to simple sweets, there is an idea for every skill level.

If you're looking for some inspiration, check out our baby shower cookie decorating tutorials. We used simple piping techniques and just three colors of icing to achieve timeless looks for our baby shower cookies-and these designs and techniques can be replicated for any shape, color, or design!

If you want to bake cookies for a gender reveal, use the ideas above, but before adding designs, pipe a layer of blue or pink royal icing on the cookie before adding the decoration. Wait for the icing to dry before adding the decorative elements. Adding blue or pink colored icing will show up as a layer as people bite into these adorable cookies.

Another great cookie idea (that takes a lot of the work out of it) is to have a decorating station for cookies. Whip up a few batches of sugar cookies in shapes that fit your theme, and invite guests to decorate their own. Be sure to provide a rainbow of royal icing colors, sanding sugar, and sprinkles to make their cookies pop.

Dessert Ideas for Baby Showers


Mini stars, hearts, and apples are great for cutting fruit for drink garnishes, tarts, or a fruit salad. Use soft fruits like pineapple, watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe.


Bake up your favorite bar recipe-lemon bars, brownies, get the picture. Cut them into fun shapes and serve them on a tiered dish for a fanciful and elegant presentation.

Ice Ice, Baby

Don't forget the drinks! Serve up punch with fruit ice cubes in festive shapes. Cut fruit like watermelon, citrus, and even cucumbers into festive shapes using mini cookie cutters. Place the fruit in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze these until solid, and pop them into a punch bowl or water carafe for an elegant addition to your spread.

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