baby shower dessert ideas

20 Yummy & Pretty Baby Shower Dessert Ideas for 2021

The dessert bar was the highlight of the last baby shower I attended, apart from the baby shower games played and the session of showering the mom- and dad-to-be with gifts. I still remember guests would keep thronging the baby shower dessert bar lined with a host of tiny sweet treats and delicacies.

That sweet scrummy experience inspired me to explore and try some baby shower dessert ideas at home, as a change from reading about breastfeeding vs pumping and checking out fish recipes for babies in advance (too early for expecting parents?).

If you plan to throw a baby shower and want to make it a great treat for guests to thank them for their gifts, wishes and time, continue reading this post.

Here, I will share with you some baby shower treat ideas that I like the most.

#1 Mini French Silk Crescent Pies

A mini treats of warm chocolate and whipped cream. | Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A mini treats of warm chocolate and whipped cream. Source: Pillsbury

Even people mindful of their sugar intake don’t mind savoring a mini pie. These French silk crescent pies might look hard to prepare. However, that won’t be the case if you stick to this recipe.

#2 Miniature Red Velvet Cakes

Red velvet continues to conquer. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
Red velvet continues to conquer. Source: Cravings Journal

If you think people are done eating red velvet cakes, you might need to reconsider your view after seeing the response to these cute little bite-size red velvet treats.

#3 Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

A 4-way dessert delight. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A 4-way dessert delight. Source: Hugs and Cookies XOXO

Chocolate, caramel, peanut, butter— this quartet seldom disappoints in a dessert and definitely not as a bite-sized treat. This dessert is easily one of the most suitable mini desserts for a baby shower. The other great thing about these mini bars is that their recipe is not hard to follow.

#4 Glazed Puff Pastry Apple Rosettes

Easy on the eyes, savory on the tongue. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
Easy on the eyes, savory on the tongue. Source: The Café Sucre Farine

Sweet and crispy puff pastry apple rosettes glazed with maple syrup don’t just look good on the baby shower dessert bar. People who love the sweet taste profile with a bit of a tart undertone will also like them. Shaping the rosettes might take time. However, the end result is worth the effort.

#5 Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows

A delightful twist to regular marshmallows. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A delightful twist to regular marshmallows. Source: Pinterest

This marshmallow spinoff is among the easy baby shower sweets ideas to pull off. The idea is pretty simple: dip the marshmallows in chocolate and caramel in layers and serve it with the sweet or salty coating you like.

#6 Mini Lemon Cream Pies

A tartly and teensy affair. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A tartly and teensy affair. Source: Pinterest

People hold a very polarizing view regarding lemons in desserts. Some just love it to bits, and others don’t like the idea at all. For the former group of diners, you should have mini lemon cream pies. It is also among easy baby shower desserts and also looks pleasant on the bar.

#7 Lemon Sheet Cake

A soft, fluffy yellow sheet cake! - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A soft, fluffy yellow sheet cake! Source: Pinterest

Speaking of lemon-based treats and easy desserts for baby showers, you should also consider making lemon sheet cake. Unlike other fancy cakes, you don’t have to exhaust yourself in layering its frosting. Just spread some lemon glaze on the sponge, and slice it into bite-size squares for the serving.

#8 Salted Caramel Brownies Bites

A perfect combo of sweet and salt.  - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A perfect combo of sweet and salt. Source: Pinterest

Contrary to its name and presentation, these brownie bites are quite easy to make. All you need is basic brownie batter, caramel, and a pinch of salt to pull off this baby shower dessert idea.

#9 Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

A flavorsome bite of two most-loved sweet treats.  - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A flavorsome bite of two most-loved sweet treats. Source: Pinterest

Combining cheesecake with Oreo crumbs can never go wrong for in mini desserts for baby shower. They are not hard to make either if you follow this Real Housemoms’ recipe.

#10 Mini Caramel Apple Bites

A mouth-watering crunch delight.  - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A mouth-watering crunch delight. Source: Pinterest

A fruit-based treat idea you can consider for your event. It is one of the easy baby shower desserts because no cooking and baking is involved. Dip tiny apples into thick caramel sauce, insert a sucker stick in the middle, and roll the “caramelly” apples into garnishes, and you are ready with mini caramel apple bites.

#11 Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

A regal old-fashioned dessert treat. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A regal old-fashioned dessert treat. Source: Pinterest

Shortcakes topped with strawberry slices make for a perfect one-bite dessert tasting. You must consider this one for the non-chocolate and non-caramel side of the dessert bar. Follow this recipe to make these sweet and savory shortcakes.

#12 Coconut Cream Pie Cookies

A dessert with a tropical topping. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A dessert with a tropical topping. Source: Delish

If you think the mildly sweet and nutty flavor of coconut belongs to desserts, you are not alone. Many people love coconut-based baked desserts, like these cream pie cookies made by the Domestic Rebel.

#13 Banana Cream Pie Cookie Cups

A delightful transformation of banana pie into a cookie cup.  - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A delightful transformation of banana pie into a cookie cup. Source: Pinterest

Almost every pie aficionado rates banana pies among their top three pies. You can get that elite pie variant into cookie cups at your baby shower event. This recipe by Like Mother Like Daughter will come in handy in pulling off this transformation. Guests who love banana pies will surely get floored by this pie-cookie cup intersection.

#14 Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

An easy and savory addition to the dessert bar. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
An easy and savory addition to the dessert bar. Source: Tablespoon.com

Some guests just love to binge on desserts. These sweet and soft cinnamon rolls with delectable vanilla cream cheese icing are perfect for them.

#15 Texas Sheet Cake Bites

An all-and-all chocolate affair. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
An all-and-all chocolate affair. Source: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

If you want to offer a rich chocolate experience off your baby shower dessert bar, then consider these Texas sheet cake bites. Most choco fans will love those delicious bites of buttery chocolate cake draped in thick chocolate frosting.

#16 Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Brown and white mini treats. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
Brown and white mini treats. Source: Pinterest

These soft and fluffy chocolate whoopee pies sandwiched and creamy vanilla buttercream have contrasting tastes and color profile that most guests will love. You can try out this whoopie pie recipe by Big Green House.

#17 Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake Bites

Perfect little squares of happiness.  - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
Perfect little squares of happiness. Source: Pinterest

If you don’t have time to cook and bake but still want something homemade on the dessert bar, consider these chocolate-covered cheesecake bites. Cut a cheesecake sheet into neat squares, dip them in melted chocolate abundantly, and refrigerate them for 15-30 minutes. Top it with chocolate syrup or peanut crumbs for presentation.

#18 Mini Carrot Cakes

A good veggie option to diversify the dessert bar.  - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A good veggie option to diversify the dessert bar. Source: NC Egg Association

Carrot cakes are all the rage these days. If you want to introduce a veggie dessert option on the bar, mini carrot cake bites are worth considering. You can easily make those bite-size servings by following this recipe by Meal Planner Pro.

#19 Pumpkin Pie Bites

Fall and winter delight for guests.  - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
Fall and winter delight for guests. Source: BR General

Pumpkin pies are not just exclusive to Thanksgiving. If you are hosting a baby shower in fall or winter, you should add it to your dessert bar. Turn them into bites through this easy to pull off recipe of Tasty.

#20 Mini Blueberry Tarts

A fruit tart that belongs to baby shower dessert bars. - Baby Shower Dessert Ideas | Baby Journey
A fruit tart that belongs to baby shower dessert bars. Source: Pinterest

I’m rounding off my list with a tart recipe you must try and make part of your dessert ideas for baby showers. Follow this Taste of Home recipe to make perfect bit-size blueberry tarts.

Conclusion

We hope you like this list of 20 yummy, pretty, and mostly easy-to-make baby shower dessert ideas. If you try any of these recipes, don’t forget to share them with us. If you have your own baby shower treat ideas to share, reach out to us on Pinterest at @babyjourney0183.

Wishing you all the best with your baby shower planning and event!

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