The perfect cake is pretty much a must when celebrating the mom-to-be and her baby on the way. If you’re looking for out-of-the-box ideas, we’ve rounded up 14 inspirational cakes you’re gonna love — from easy DIY cakes and baby shower sheet cakes to baby shower cakes for boys and girls. We’ve also rounded up themed cakes, a few fun recipes, and even some hilarious *ahem* adult cakes.
So gear up your taste buds and get ready for some show-stopping yumminess …
1. Up, Up, and Away!
Float away on cloud nine with this stunning hot air balloon cake that’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost. (via Jessica Harris Cake Design)
2. Rad Rattles
Your guests will go gaga over these adorable DIY baby rattle cake pops. Bonus: They’re totally customizable, depending on whether you’re having a boy or girl, and you can even buy all the ingredients straight from the website. (via Cakegirls)
3. Over the Moon
With this beautiful moon cake, you’ll be teaching your baby to reach for the stars before they’ve even left the womb. (via Laura and Verna, Just Cakes)
4. It’s Baby Time!
Tick tock, baby. If you’re looking for an ultra-classy dessert, you can celebrate your upcoming due date with an elegant, vintage style clock cake like this one. (via Planet Cakes)
5. Oh, Baby!
Leftovers will be a thing of the past with this simple yet stunningly elegant cake. Delish! (via Celebrations at Home)
6. I Mustache You a Question …
Having a boy? Try a fun sheet cake with a mustache design for your debonair little man on the way. (via Udderly Sweet)
7. A Royal Princess Arrives
Or if you’re having a girl — and already know she’s going to be a fierce little lady — why not welcome her royal majesty into the world with this stunning princess baby shower cake? (via Caked by Cynthia White)
8. The Race Is On
Add a little humor to your cake with something like this “I swam the fastest” cake. (via AliCakes)
9. We’re All Mad Here
Go down the rabbit hole of motherhood with this Alice in Wonderland-themed cake. (via Frost It Cakery)
10. Bow Tie Baby
Go mod with this bright green bow tie cake. (via The Cake Life)
11. Welcome, Princess
Celebrate your royal little lady with an elegant, timeless, and simply stunning princess cake. (via Jenna Rae Cakes)
12. Under the Sea
Calling all mermaids! This decadent and ornate under-the-sea themed cake is sure to wow any guest. (via Catch My Party)
13. Cuckoo for Carousels
Get on the merry-go-round band wagon with this unbelievably beautiful carousel-themed cake. (via Chérie Kelly)
14. Slight Chance of Sprinkles
What better way to go full force with the “shower” theme by serving up this sprinkle cake with giant letters spelling out B-A-B-Y? (via Lulu’s Event Design)