Baby showers

12 sweet baby shower treats

What's a baby shower without treats? We don't blame you if you have a hard time narrowing from this selection of sweets. Oh, just make them all!

By Amy Valm

12 sweet baby shower treats

Photo: John Cullen

Sweet baby shower treats

Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

If your guest of honour is a chocolate lover (or craving chocolate 24/7), this rich pound cake will do the trick. It’s got a gooey glaze that is off the hook. Get the recipe: Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

plate with chocolate cake topped with berriesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Double Lemon Bars

Honestly, who can resist a lemon bar? These morsels are creamy, tangy and freezer-friendly. Better make a double batch. Get the recipe: Double Lemon Bars

squares of lemon bars on parchment paper with candied lemon on topPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Lime Macarons

Every shower should have adorable tiny treats, bonus points for French provenance. Sure, you could grab a box full at your local patisserie, or you could just whip them up yourself. Voila! Get the recipe: Lime Macarons

woman holding a small plate with two lime macaronsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

You can’t go wrong with a classic. This double-decker operation does not disappoint with globs of sweet cream cheese icing and candied “carrots.”  Get the recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

carrot cake on a pedestalPhoto: Erik Putz

Coconut Candy Rattles

These cute candy rattles are pretty versatile: incorporate your theme by changing up the colour of the sprinkles and paper straws, and serve them as dessert or give them away as a party favour. Get the recipe: Coconut Candy Rattles

plate with dipped cake pops in black and yellow made to look like fancy old-timey rattlesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Rhubarb-Walnut Sweet Tea Bread

This loaf isn’t too heavy or too sweet—the perfect afternoon treat. Get the recipe: Rhubarb-Walnut Sweet Tea Bread

glazed rhubarb loaf sliced on a platePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours

These neat little bites take a bit of work: two square cakes are brushed with lime syrup, sandwiched together with raspberry jam, cut into cubes and glazed with melted white chocolate and sprinkled with coloured sugar. But whoa, are they ever worth it. Get the recipe: Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours

small pink cakes on pretty china platePhoto: John Cullen

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

A graham cracker crumb crust makes these pretty little cakes a breeze to put together. Top ’em with blueberries instead if that’s more you’re style. Here’s the thing with cheesecake: it tastes good no matter what. Get the recipe: Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

cherry cheesecakePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Strawberry Waffle Cake

It looks imposing, but it’s actually quite easy. Make a batch of your standard weekend waffles, then build a tower with fresh whipped cream and strawberries as your mortar. Get the recipe: Strawberry Waffle Cake

stack of waffles with whipped cream and sliced strawberriesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Caramel Skillet S’mores

At the risk of gaining you more fawning attention than the mom to be, we think you need this recipe for your next shower. It’s essentially a sweet dip of melted caramel-filled chocolate bars topped with broiled marshmallows. Set it out with a stack of graham crackers and prepare to collect compliments. Get the recipe: Caramel Skillet S’mores

A skillet full of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackersPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Double-Duty Homemade Pudding

Set up a pudding station with this classic recipe. Top these thick, creamy pots with candies, fruit, nuts, cookies and whipped cream. Get the recipe: Double-Duty Homemade Pudding

chocolate and vanilla pudding in glass cups

Strawberry Shortcake

Cute and delicious. Those are two qualities in a dessert that we really admire. These bitty deconstructed shortcake skewers feature grilled pound cake, roasted marshmallow, juicy strawberry and a chocolate drizzle for good measure. Get the recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Skewers with grilled cake, strawberries and marshmallowsPhoto: Erik Putz

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This article was originally published on Aug 25, 2016
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