8 Creative and Savory Baby Shower Cupcake Ideas

8 Creative and Savory Baby Shower Cupcake Ideas

If you’re attending a baby shower or hosting your own, going with creamy and savory cupcakes is a good idea. Guests love cupcakes. Since they are light, you can help yourselves to more and enjoy the taste.

8 Best Baby Shower Cupcakes Ideas With Recipes

We’ve made a list of some of the most popular recipes for baby shower cupcakes for you. Some of these are traditional and back to basics so you can really have fun and get creative.

1. Mini Pandas Baby Cupcakes

This recipe will make about 34 mini cupcakes and there will be plenty for the guests.

Time taken 

1 hour 40 minutes

Yields: 

36 mini cupcakes

Ingredients: 

For the cupcakes:

  • Raw cacao powder – 9 tbsp
  • Boiling Water – 5 tbsp
  • Organic butter – ¾ cup
  • White sugar – ¾ cup 2 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Baking Soda – 2 tsp
  • Eggs – 3 whole

Ingredients for the panda face art:

  • A white fondant – a 1-ounce serving
  • Chocolate chip sprinkles – 2 tbsp
  • White sugar – ¼ cup
  • Miniature chocolate chips

You will also need the following ingredients for the cream cheese:

  • Confectioner’s sugar – 1 cup (sifted)
  • Raw butter – ¼ cup
  • Cream cheese pack – 8-ounce serving
  • Vanilla extract – ½ tsp

Method: 

  • Get muffin tins or cupcake paper liners and grease with butter. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius and start by mixing the raw cacao powder (5tbsp) to the boiling water. Add the butter and the sugar into the mix. Use an electric mixer for beating the eggs and whisk the batter until it’s smooth and creamy.
  • Take a bowl and blend the flour and baking soda along with the batter. Mix well and place the batter in the muffin tins. You can use an ice cream scoop for placing the batter.
  • Bake the muffins in an oven for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
  • Mix the cream cheese with ¼ cup butter in a separate bowl. Add vanilla extract and the confectioner’s sugar to it to finish the frosting.
  • Top the cupcakes with this and dunk then lightly in sugar to evenly cover.
  • Use the chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles for making the eyes and mouth of the panda faces. You can get creative with the placement and direction of the chips/sprinkles point in this step. Make the eyes by rolling in the fondant and use chocolate sprinkles for the iris. You can stick the eyes onto the chocolate chips using a bit of frosting.

2. Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes for baby shower

These strawberry cupcakes don’t use any artificial gelatin. If you’re looking for a baby shower cupcakes for a girl recipe that’s simple but unique, this is it.

Time taken: 

1 hr 15 mins

Yields: 

12 cupcakes

Ingredients: 

  • Fresh Strawberries – 8 large ones
  • Whole eggs – 2
  • White sugar – 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil – ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
  • Lemon zest – ½ tsp
  • All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Instant vanilla pudding mix – 3 tbsp
  • Red food coloring – 1 to 2 drops
  • Soft cream cheese – ¾ cup
  • Raw butter – 2 tbsp

Additional ingredients: 

  • Confectioner’s sugar – ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
  • Fresh strawberries – 3 large ones (sliced)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven and spray the cupcake cups using cooking spray or prep using a liner.
  • Take the 8 strawberries and make a puree out of them by running them through a blender.
  • Beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and puree. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and the instant vanilla pudding mix and mix well. Use a few drops of red food coloring to add the shade and spoon the batter into the cupcake tins or liners.
  • Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 23 minutes and let them cool down.
  • Mix the butter and cream cheese by beating them using an electric mixer for the frosting. Add confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract to remove any lumps for the frosting and top the cupcakes with this mix. Finish by adding freshly sliced strawberries on top.

3. Delicious Lemon Cupcakes

If you want to make light and airy cupcakes for your baby shower then these lemon cupcakes are a delicious treat! They use lemon frosting and really satisfy a sweet craving.

Time taken: 

1 hour 25 minutes

Yields

30 cupcakes

Ingredients 

  • Self-rising flour – 3 cups
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Unsalted butter – 1 cup
  • White sugar – 2 cups
  • Whole eggs – 4
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Lemon zest – 2 tbsp
  • Whole milk – 1 cup
  • Fresh lemon juice – 2 ½ tbsp

For the frosting:

  • Heavy cream – 2 cups (chilled)
  • Confectioner’s sugar – ¾ cup
  • Fresh lemon juice – 1 ½ tbsp

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius and add 30 cupcake tins or make them using a paper liner. In a bowl, sift through the flour and salt. Beat the eggs with the butter and sugar in another bowl.
  • Add vanilla extract and lemon zest to this.
  • Beat the flour and butter mix, adding half-milk and half-lemon Juice after adding in the flour the first two times.
  • Fill into the cupcake liners the cupcake batter until ¾ full. Bake in the oven for 17 minutes and let them cool. Make the icing by beating the cream, confectioner’s sugar, and lemon juice using an electric mixer. Spread the icing onto the cooled cupcakes and you’re done.

4. Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

You can make baby shower cupcakes of boy or girl versions using this recipe.

Time taken: 

1 hour 14 minutes

Yields: 

24 cupcakes

Ingredients:  

For the cupcakes:

  • White cake mix – 2 X 16.5-ounce packs
  • Water – 2 ½ cups
  • Whole eggs – 6
  • Vegetable oil – 2/3 cup

For the icing:

  • Baker’s baking white chocolate – 8 ounces
  • Raw butter – 2 cups
  • Whipped cream – 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  • Confectioner’s sugar – 9 cups

For the filling:

  • Whipped cream – 1 quart
  • Pudding-mix – 3.4 ounces (cheesecake-flavored)
  • Strawberry jam (for girls) or blackberry jam (for boys) – ¼ cup
  • Food coloring (red for girl and blue for boy) – 1 to 2 drops

Method 

  • Grease cupcake tins or use a paper liner to make the cupcake cups. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  • Beat cake mix, water, eggs and oil using an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour this mix in the cupcake cups and bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and beat it together with the butter after melting. Add 3 tbsp of cream and vanilla extract and mix it in.
  • Add confectioner’s sugar to the white chocolate mix and keep beating until the frosting looks thick and creamy.
  • Get a bowl with 1-quart cream and place it inside a freezer for 20 minutes along with beaters. Beat the cream with the chilled beaters and insert the pudding mix. Add the food coloring and jam of your choice and stir well.
  • Make an upside-down triangular cut on the cupcake and pour in the filling. Close it up and spread the icing on top of the triangular piece.

5. Blue Shark Cupcakes

If you wanted to make something else besides Baby Panda cupcakes, then these are a fantastic twist.

Time taken:

1 hour

Yields:

24 cupcakes

Ingredients: 

For the cupcake:

  • Raw butter – 1 cup
  • White sugar – 2 cups
  • Whole eggs – 3
  • Raspberry extract – 1 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Blue food coloring – 6 drops

For the filling:

  • Fresh blueberries – ½ cup
  • White sugar – ¼ cup
  • Cornstarch – 1 tsp

For the frosting:

  • Raw butter – ½ cup
  • Confectioner’s sugar – 2 ½ cups
  • Strawberry extract – 2 tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Heavy whipped cream – ¼ cup
  • Blue food colouring – 4 drops
  • Wedge-shaped candy – 24 pieces (blue)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line up the cupcake tins with a paper liner.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until the consistency looks creamy. Add in raspberry extract and slowly add in the flour, making sure you alternate with the milk while mixing.
  • Mix a few drops of food colouring and fill up the cupcake tins ¾ using this batter. Bake in an oven for 20 minutes and let the cupcakes cool completely.
  • Get a saucepan and cook a blend of blueberries, cornstarch, and sugar in it. Bring to a boil until it thickens and let it cool by setting aside.
  • Pour this filling into the cupcakes by cutting a small hole at the top of each.
  • Make the frosting for the cupcakes by beating butter, confectioner’s sugar, cream, vanilla extract, and strawberry extract. Stir well and add a few drops of food colouring to give it a bluish-white look.
  • Take the candies and cut into wedges to make shark fins. Add the frosting to the cupcakes and layer with the shark fins on top.

6. Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Looking for royal baby shower cupcakes? This one will hit the spot.

Time taken:

50 minutes

Yields:

20 cupcakes

Ingredients: 

  • Butter – ½ cup
  • White sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Whole eggs – 2
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup
  • Red food colouring – 1 fluid-ounce
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1 ½ tsp
  • Distilled White Vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Unsweetened cacao powder – 1/3 cup
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Method: 

  • Preheat the oven and use paper liners to make the cupcake tins.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Mix eggs, red food colouring, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to that the vinegar and baking soda.
  • Make the batter by mixing the blend with flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Pour the batter into the cupcake tins and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Set aside, let it cool down completely and apply your chosen frosting on top before serving.

7. Vanilla Cupcakes

What’s the next best thing after rainbow baby shower cupcakes? It’s these vanilla cupcakes topped with scintillating Swiss Meringue Buttercream! Here’s how you make it.

Time taken: 

1 hour

Yields: 

24 servings

Ingredients: 

For the cupcakes:

  • All-purpose flour – 3 cups
  • Baking Powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp
  • Raw Butter – 1 ½ cups
  • White Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Whole eggs – 4
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Milk – 1 ¼ cups

For the Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

  • White Sugar – 1 ¼ cups
  • Whole eggs – 5
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Raw butter – 2 cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Method: 

  • Preheat the oven to a 175 degrees Celsius and line up the cupcake tins with paper liners. Get a medium-sized bowl and mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl beat the eggs and sugar together into a creamy batter. Mix vanilla extract and flour to that along with milk. Pour this batter into the cupcake tins up to about ¾  level.
  • Bake in an oven for about 15 to 23 minutes. Take a saucepan and in it bring water to a boil and then simmer. In a bowl, mix sugar, egg whites, and salt. Place the bowl on the saucepan and let it sit until the sugar dissolves.
  • Whisk the buttercream well and add a few tablespoons of raw butter along with vanilla extract. Let the cupcakes cool in a cooling rack for about 15 to 20 minutes and use the buttercream for the frosting. You’re done!

8. Raspberry Cupcakes

These raspberry cupcakes do not require any baking and are a feast for the soul. They’re the perfect treat for baby shower events.

Time taken:

5 hrs 15 minutes

Yields: 

12 cupcakes

Ingredients: 

  • Graham cracker crumbs – ¾ cup
  • Chopped pecans – ¼ cup
  • Raw butter – 3 tbsp (melted)
  • Fresh raspberries – ¾ cup (crushed)
  • Cream cheese – 8 ounces
  • Sweetened condensed milk – 10 ½ fluid ounces
  • Frozen whipped topping – 1 cup (thawed)

Method: 

  • Line up cupcake tins using paper cup liners and get a medium bowl. In the bowl, mix the pecans, Graham cracker crumbs, and raw butter. Make a puree out of the raspberries and set it aside. Fill the butter and Graham cracker mix into the cupcake tins using a spoon.
  • For the cream cheese, beat it using an electric mixer until it looks fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk and the raspberry puree to it along with the frozen whipped topping.
  • Add this batter to the cupcake cups and freeze for 5 hours. Before serving, remove the liners and top with cupcakes with fresh raspberries and the pureed raspberries for the finish.

Cupcakes are small ounces of beauty and fun, especially when it comes to kids. This is the best step to add more zeal to baby showers than they already have. And that concludes our favourite baby shower cupcake recipes. We hope you enjoyed them and encourage you to put your own spin to them. Your guests will absolutely love these when they try them!

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