How To Make Baby Shower Cupcakes That Guests Will Love

Here are three delicious recipes if you’re overwhelmed with how to make baby shower cupcakes. We have a cupcake recipe for a gender-neutral party, themed frosted cupcakes, and filled desserts if you want them to be the prop for the baby gender reveal. 

Forget boring cupcakes, as these cute desserts are easy to make, even if you’re not an experienced baker. Feel free to browse our blog for other recipes to serve with these cupcakes. 

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For example, why not learn how to make baby shower cookies?


How To Make Baby Shower Cupcakes That Will Wow Your Guests


Gender-neutral baby shower fondant cupcakes

Get creative with fondant-covered chocolate baby shower cupcakes. You can decorate them to your heart’s content with colored fondant cutouts. 


  • Fondant
  • Food coloring
  • Frosting
  • Cornstarch
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar 
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • Two eggs
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Make the chocolate cupcakes by mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately
  2. Combine half of the wet ingredients with the flour mixture
  3. Add half of the buttermilk and whisk 
  4. Add the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk and stir until you have a thin cupcake batter 
  5. Pour the batter into the lined cupcake baking tray halfway and bake for 20 minutes
  6. Decorate with fondant after letting the cupcakes cool 
  7. For the fondant, roll it on a dusted cutting board and knead until it’s about 1/16 of an inch thick
  8. Cut out the shapes for the baby shower theme using various cookie cutters or with a knife manually
  9. To construct fondant pieces together, a bit of water can act as glue
  10. Frost the top of the chocolate cupcakes and press the fondant over them to decorate


It’s a girl/ it’s a boy buttercream cupcakes

Guests wouldn’t be able to resist pink or blue buttercream baby shower cupcakes. You can serve them as a centerpiece or cake replacement on a tiered stand. 


  • Two and a half cups flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • Two ¾ cups of sugar for the cupcakes
  • Two teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • Three eggs
  • Two tablespoons vanilla
  • Half a cup and three tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups butter for the frosting
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • Blue or pink food color


  1. Make the vanilla cupcakes by mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, and add one egg at a time
  3. Add some of the dry mixture and half of the milk 
  4. Continue mixing dry and liquid ingredients at a 3:2 ratio
  5. Give the cupcake batter a resting period of 15 minutes, then preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  6. Line the cupcake baking tray and fill them about three-quarters full with the batter
  7. Bake for 20 minutes and let them cool on the rack before frosting
  8. To make the buttercream frosting, beat butter until smooth and add sugar gradually
  9. Mix in the vanilla and salt for 15 seconds until you achieve the desired consistency
  10. Color with blue or pink gel food coloring, depending on the baby shower gender
  11. Pour the frosting into a piping bag with your choice of tip
  12. Frost the cupcakes, and you can add candies and cutout fondants for decorations 


Marshmallow-filled gender reveal baby shower cupcakes

Here’s a unique recipe for gender-reveal baby shower cupcakes that are not boring. They will surely be a guilty pleasure for your tea party baby shower as they pair deliciously with tea or coffee. 


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • One teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Half a cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • One egg
  • ½ cup canola oil 
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of vanilla 
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • Blue or pink food color
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 2.5 ounces of chocolate chips


  1. Line the cupcake baking pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all the dry  and wet ingredients separately
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture gradually
  4. Mix the hot water into the cupcake batter
  5. Fill the cupcake liners about three-quarters full with the batter
  6. Bake for 20 minutes and let the cupcakes cool on the rack
  7. Make a hole at the top of each cupcake
  8. Mix the marshmallow cream, sugar, and butter for the filling 
  9. Add in the food color and pour into the piping bag
  10. Fill the cupcakes with the colored frosting 
  11. Make a quick ganache by pouring hot cream over the chocolate chips
  12. Wrap the bowl and leave for 2 minutes
  13. Mix everything until smooth and let it cool for a few minutes
  14. Dip the top of the cupcakes in the chocolate ganache and refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving 
  15. You can also make a quick icing with ½ cup of powdered sugar, two tablespoons of butter, and one and ½ teaspoons of milk 
  16. Pour in a piping bag and write question marks on the cupcakes 

Besides decorating these cupcakes, please read how to make a candy table for a baby shower to do them justice when displaying them. 



And that’s it! You just learned how to make baby shower cupcakes with fondant chocolate cupcakes, vanilla buttercream treats, and filled cupcakes with ganache topping. 

Let us know below which of these recipes suit your baby shower best.

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