Yay spring! Here come warm sunny days, fresh blooms and ... baby showers. And baby shower desserts. But what do you make? In the past few years, baby shower treats have undergone an evolution. Mini donuts. Unicorn bars. Pie Pops. Today's options go way beyond traditional cake and cookies. Then there's the question of gender. Do you serve blue or pink-themed baby shower treats to celebrate a boy or girl, or keep it gender neutral? Well, we've got 50 delicious modern recipes that should help you answer both these questions.

1. Strawberry Mousse Cups

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A new little girl will bring so much joy. Celebrate her with layers of fluffy pink strawberry mousse resting in shells made of pure milk chocolate. Thanks to Sugar and Soul for this Strawberry Mousse Cups recipe and photo.

 

2. Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

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Tangy lemon adds just the right pop of flavor to this moist bundt cake, perfect for serving alongside tea at an afternoon baby shower. Thanks to Chef In Training for this Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake recipe and photo.

 

3. Rice Krispies® Ice Cream Cones

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Tempt your guests with this optical illusion. These marshmallow rice treats are molded to look like colorful melting ice cream cones. Thanks to Cute as a Fox for this recipe for Rice Krispies® Ice Cream Cones.

 

4. Matcha Jasmine Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

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Give your baby shower a delicious Asian twist with ice cream sandwiches featuring the unique flavors of matcha and jasmine flowers. Thanks to Fix Feast Flair for this Matcha Jasmine Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe and photo.

 

5. Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies

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This festive recipe features pillowy pink cakes sandwiched between layers of sweet cream and topped with sprinkles. Thanks to Sprinkle Bakes for her Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies recipe and photo.

 

6. Blue Velvet Cupcakes

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Celebrate the news of a baby boy with decadent cupcakes dressed up in blue velvet and ready to party. Thanks to Amy Bites for this Blue Velvet Cupcakes recipe and photo.

 

7. Roasted Strawberry Marshmallow Milkshakes

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Channel a new mom’s inner child with pink milkshakes made a little more grown up with the addition of roasted strawberries. Thanks to The Sugar Hit for her Roasted Strawberry Marshmallow Milkshake recipe.

 

8. Funfetti® Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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Nothing spreads joy like the smile of a new baby, but these luscious cheesecake bites studded with every color of the rainbow will make everyone smile even wider. Thanks to Sally’s Baking Addition for her Funfetti® Cheesecake Cookie Cups recipe and photo.

 

9. Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops

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Celebrate a new pea in the pod with sugar cookies so cute you will want to pinch their cheeks (we recommend eating them instead). Thanks to Sweetapolita for this Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops recipe and photo.

 

10. Mini Cream Pies

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Why stick to one flavor of pie when you can whip up a variety of fruit and cream filled minis? Thanks to Created By Diane for her Mini Cream Pies recipe and photo.

 

11. Coney Island Cheesecake

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Make everyone feel like a kid again with this sprinkle-filled wonderland, featuring a crust made out of peanuts, animal crackers and ice cream cones! Thanks to How Sweet It Is for this Coney Island Cheesecake recipe and photo.

 

12. Blueberry Elephant Macarons

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Leave your guests saying “awww” about something other than cute baby clothes with a whimsical parade of delicious elephants. Thanks to Raspberri Cupcakes for this Blueberry Elephant Macarons recipe and photo.

 

13. Floral Frosting Cupcakes

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Bring the new mom a table full of beautiful budding mums, carnations and hydrangeas. Lovely to look at, but even lovelier to eat! Thanks to Sugar and Charm for this Floral Frosting Cupcakes recipe and photo.

 

14. Blueberry Glazed Earl Grey Donuts

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These earl grey infused donuts are the perfect complement to an afternoon teatime baby shower. Thanks to Oh Lady Cakes for this Blueberry Glazed Earl Grey Doughnuts recipe and photo.

 

15. Salted Caramel Dipped Marshmallows

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This ooey, gooey, salty campfire food is the perfect way to celebrate the addition of a new little boy or girl scout. Thanks to Baker By Nature for this Salted Caramel Dipped Marshmallows recipe and photo.

 

16. Gluten-Free Pretzel Goat Cheesecake Bites

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This crunchy pretzel crust is gluten-free, making it a friendly choice for those with dietary restrictions. And with creamy goat cheese filling and luscious berries, there’s no compromising on flavor! Thanks to Hungry Girl Por Vida for her Gluten-Free Pretzel Goat Cheesecake Bites recipe and photo.

 

17. Oatmeal Cream Pie Carmelitas

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No one will be able to resist these chewy treats oozing with sticky-sweet caramel. Thanks to The Domestic Rebel for her Oatmeal Cream Pie Carmelitas recipe and photo.

 

18. Wild Blueberry and Coconut Ricotta Donuts

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A shower for a new little munchkin just wouldn’t be complete without some bite-sized donuts stuffed full of heavenly ricotta cheese and toasted coconut. Thanks to Top With Cinnamon for her Wild Blueberry and Coconut Ricotta Doughnuts recipe and photo.

 

19. Spring Flower Bouquet Popsicles

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These stunning popsicles, almost too gorgeous to eat, will be the perfect refresher at any summer baby shower. Thanks to Marla Meredith for her Spring Flower Bouquet Popsicles recipe and photo.

 

20. Coconut Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Gelee

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The tartness of sweet grapefruit is balanced with a refreshing tropical tinge of coconut in this brightly layered dessert. Thanks to The Kitchen McCabe for her Coconut Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Gelee

 

21. Almond Lemon Blueberry Pie Bars

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Get the comforting taste of a homemade pie, with this vegan-friendly recipe. Thanks to The Minimalist Baker for this Almond Lemon Blueberry Pie Bars recipe and photo.

 

22. Raspberry Brulee Rice Pudding

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Brimming with juicy red raspberries, this creamy dessert is perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time, but want to make a splash at the dessert table. Thanks to Joy the Baker for her Raspberry Brulee Rice Pudding recipe and photo.

 

23. Blueberry Pie Sundae

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Fresh out of the oven blueberry pie swims in a sea of melted vanilla ice cream in these delightful, perfectly portioned treats. Thanks to Wit and Vinegar for his Blueberry Pie Sundae recipe and photo.

 

24. Strawberry Shortbread Crumble

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Sometimes dessert is more fun when it’s shared. Bring out a batch of this yummy and wholesome crumble and celebrate the gift of friends and family. Thanks to Shutterbean for this Strawberry Shortbread Crumble recipe and photo.

 

25. Peach and Butterscotch Pie Pops

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This springtime pie is fun, and portable, when served on a stick. Thanks to Baker’s Royale for her Peach and Butterscotch Pie Pops recipe and photo.

 

26. Lemon Pie Macaroons

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A zesty, fun-sized macaroon bursting with lemon and coconut is the perfect finishing touch for a summer baby shower dessert tray. Thanks to Spoonful of Flavor for this Lemon Pie Macarons recipe and photo.

 

27. Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Bars

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Show your beloved mom-to-be you’ve got her peanut butter cravings covered by whipping up a batch of these scrumptious peanut butter bars stuffed full of peanut butter cups for good measure. Thanks to Averie Cooks for this Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Bars recipe and photo.

 

28. Blueberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Whip up this fluffy cake bursting with vanilla, white chocolate and blueberries to celebrate a new baby boy. Thanks to The Baking Fairy for this Blueberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe and photo.

 

29. Pecan Pie Truffles

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For a sweet Southern treat, these no-bake truffles full of pecans and cinnamon are sure to hit the spot. Thanks to Miss Candiquick for her Pecan Pie Truffles recipe and photo.

 

30. Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

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Blueberry cream cheese frosting adds a pop of color to this refreshingly light cupcake, a perfect addition to any blue-themed treat buffet. Thanks to Adventures in Cooking for this Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes recipe and photo.

 

31. Blue Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars

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Blue velvet brownies and a cheesecake Oreo truffle layer topped with chocolate chips and dark fudge—this treat is as good as it looks. Thanks to The Baking Spoon for this Blue Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars recipe and photo.

 

32. Rose Water Meringue Kisses With Chocolate

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For a sophisticated and elegant party favor, serve up an ornate bowl of these angelic meringues with a hint of chocolate. Thanks to Cooking Melangery for this Rose Water Meringue Kisses recipe and photo.

 

33. Pretty Rose Popcorn

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A subtle hint of rose water adds a gourmet finish to this classic snack food, perfect for a flower-themed baby shower. Thanks to Marla Meredith for her Pretty Rose Popcorn recipe and photo.

 

34. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Egg Rolls

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This sugary twist on traditional Chinese takeout is fun and delicious. Thanks to Some Kitchen Stories for this Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Egg Rolls recipe and photo.

 

35. Lemon Creme Brulee Tart

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These vibrant creme brulee tarts add a layer of pop of color to any baby shower dessert spread. Thanks to Moonberry for this Lemon Creme Brulee Tart recipe and photo.

 

36. Pots de Creme with Rose and Pomegranate

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The cotton candy hue of these little pots of creamy heaven are complemented by the jewel tones of tart pomegranate seeds — the perfect color palette for a baby girl’s shower. Thanks to Sugar et Al for this Pots de Creme with Rose and Pomegranate recipe and photo.

 

37. Frozen Blueberry Candy

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Celebrate an impending little boy blue with these sparkling tart berries wrapped in sugar crystals. Thanks to The Food Charlatan for this Frozen Blueberry Candy recipe and photo.

 

38. Swedish Cinnamon Buns

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Pay tribute to little buns in the oven with these tempting treats laced with fragrant cardamon and cinnamon. Thanks to Pretty Simple Sweet for this Swedish Cinnamon Buns recipe and photo.

 

39. Circus Cookies Milkshake

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Say cheers to a show-stopping baby girl with these whimsical ice cream drinks chock-full of cookie pieces. Thanks to Salty Canary for this Circus Cookie Milkshake recipe and photo.

 

40. Rhubarb Tart

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For a unique summer baby shower treat, a batch of these tangy rhubarb tarts are sure to make get your guests’ taste buds tingle. Thanks to Baking A Moment for this Rhubarb Tart recipe and photo.

 

41. Cherry Cheese Hand Pies

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Toast to the news of a sweet baby girl with these tart and creamy handheld bites of heaven. Thanks to Foodie Crush for this Cheese Hand Pies recipe and photo.

 

42. Layered Carrot Cake

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For a show-stopping dessert, bake up this spicy cake and top it with a spray of fresh seasonal flowers. Thanks to What’s Gaby Cooking for this Layered Carrot Cake recipe and photo.

 

43. No Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie

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This luscious strawberries and cream cake is super easy to make with this simple no-bake recipe. Thanks to Deliciously Sprinkled for this No Bake Strawberry and Cream Pie recipe and photo.

 

44. Strawberry Lemon Cream Tartlets

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The sweet and tart flavors of strawberry and lemon blend beautifully in bite-size tartlets perfect for any gender-neutral baby shower. Thanks to The Cozy Apron for this Strawberry Lemon Cream Tartlets recipe and photo.

 

45. Mini Red Velvet Donuts

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These tiny donuts are a fun addition to any baby shower’s mini dessert spread. Thanks to Spache the Spatula for this Mini Red Velvet Donut Recipe recipe and photo.

 

46. Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle

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Whether you serve these trifles in fine china glasses or plastic bowls, their crazy delicious mix of peanut butter and OREO® cookies is sure to wow a crowd. Thanks to Crazy for Crust for this Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle recipe and photo.

 

47. Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

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For the ultimate baby shower brunch treat, look no further than these walnut and oat-filled morning morsels. Thanks to Lovin the Oven for this Blueberry Breakfast Cookies recipe and photo.

 

48. Confetti OREO® Cookies

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Boy or girl? There’s no need to know. You can decorate these adorable and bright cookies with any colors you wish! Thanks to Sprinkles for Breakfast for this Confetti Oreos recipe and photo.

 

49. Pomegranate Ice Cream

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Instead of a glass, raise a cone filled with elegant pink ice cream in honor of a new baby girl. Thanks to Sweetest Kitchen for this Pomegranate Ice Cream recipe and photo.

 

50. Unicorn Bars

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Bake up some dessert magic with these colorful cupcake hybrids. Thanks to Cookies and Cups for this Unicorn Bars recipe and photo.

 

Baby Shower 101

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned baker, we’re sure these recipes will be a hit at your next baby shower. No time? No problem. Many of these treats are no-bake and you can easily add decorative touches to them, like brightly colored sprinkles or flowers you can eat.

Feeling inspired? It’s time to get to work planning the perfect party. Let these baby shower desserts help you decide on the theme of the celebration. Keep it relaxed and whimsical—serve ice cream, milkshakes and pie pops to bring out the kid in everyone. Or go classic with a gorgeous cake centerpiece, cupcakes, fruit tartlets and desserts filled with flowers you can eat.

But there’s no need to stop at baby showers. These recipes are great for other celebrations too, like birthdays, housewarming parties, afternoon tea with friends, or even a wedding shower.

 

Baby Shower Berries

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Of course, the easiest dessert of all is dipped strawberries. Our It’s a Boy and It’s a Girl Berries are the perfect way to break the big news and share something sweet.

 

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