We're all about seeking out new trends when it comes to hosting a stylish baby shower, and over the past few years, cake pops and cupcakes have ruled the scene. But sometimes a party calls for a good old-fashioned cake — the kind that needs to be cut with a knife. If the mom-to-be who you're honoring is more of a traditionalist than a trend follower, then serve her up a sweet slice of one of these 25 beautiful baby cakes!
The Birds and the Bees
An elaborate beehive cake  was apropos for a "birds and bees" tea for a mom-to-be!
Source: Cakes Likes a Party 
In the Moo-d For Mod
When the shower has a "milkaholic" theme, a cow cake  is just what the doctor ordered. This one was sophisticated, not silly.
This rustic campfire cake  went perfectly with the clever theme of a camping shower.
A Velveteen Rabbit Silhouette
This elegant Velveteen Rabbit cake  was a tasteful approach to the shower's sweet theme.
A $12 plain white Target cake was accented with mini yarn poms (kept in place with toothpicks) and topped with a printable flat label from Anders Ruff's baby shower printable collection .
Source: Anders Ruff 
Whoooo's That on Your Cake?
The two-tiered cake at a flower- and owl-themed shower had a most fitting topper.
A mod pop-art theme was perfect for this gender reveal party , and this fun unisex cake wasn't spilling the beans!
If You Mustache . . .
This mustache party cake topper  ($17) from Etsy's Quilted Polka Dot is a subtle way to carry out a masculine theme.
Twice the Fun
Sweet pennant cake toppers were appropriate for the theme of this vintage newsprint shower .
Pickwick Baking Co. 's red velvet cake with aqua frosting and heart accents is sweet for a baby boy or girl's shower.
Hooray For Baby!
A simple chocolate cake was made extraspecial with the addition of "Hooray" bunting flags  ($8) from Etsy's Cake Events.
Source: Cake Events 
The Prettiest Pennants
Toppers can transform even the simplest of cakes, as in this example from a Pottery Barn Kids  staged shower.
Set the Stage
If a crib mobile is part of the expectant mom's stash of loot, then put it to work during the shower. Hanging a mobile above a tiered cake gives it another level of dimension.
The Trick's in the Technique
Elegant icing  and edible fondant pearls transformed this cream-colored cake from ordinary to outstanding!
A Rainbow Layer Cake
The hostess of this springtime "Sprinkle" made the rainbow layer cake  herself and said it was easier than it looks, since it didn't require allover frosting.
The Swirled-Surprise Cake
For a vintage-themed shower  full of antiques (like the stork atop this cake), a simple, swirled ribbon cake was perfect. This cake, weighing in at 12 pounds, created a focal point for the party. But the cake was more than meets the eye. "The cake cutting definitely stands out as a memorable party moment," Jenny Keller shared. "Instead of your typical white cake, I secretly colored the cake batter blue to surprise party guests with the baby's gender. We called it the 'Blue or Pink, What Do You Think?' cake."
Source: Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies 
The Gang's All Here!
Rather than going cutesy for a Winnie the Pooh-themed shower , this fondant version with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger made for the sweetest cake, flanked, of course, by milk and honey.
Photography by Abby Jiu  via 100 Layer Cakelet 
A Green Tea Mille Crepes Cake
Forget a traditional chocolate or vanilla cake. For a woodland-animal-themed shower for a Martha Stewart Living employee , only a Lady M's Green Tea Mille Crepes Cake  ($45-$80) would do. The woodland scene was extended to the cake with some toy deer , sugar mushrooms, and ladybugs .
Source: Charlotte Jenks Lewis 
A Starry Night Cake
Pastels are usually de rigueur at baby showers, but for a nighttime Peter Pan-themed shower , Merely Sweets  crafted the galaxy cake, giving it a tie-dyed feel.
Baby Lamb Cake
Patricia's Cake Creations  made this adorable two-tier striped cake with a baby lamb holding balloons for a lamb-themed shower .
A Semi-Homemade Cake
"The cake may just be my proudest achievement," Dina Holland says of her semi-homemade cake . "This is just a standard grocery store cake that I customized with some yogurt-covered stars from Trader Joe's and a sweet garland of the tiniest little books."
A Nautical Cake
A close look at the Cake Studio LA  cake from a nautical baby shower  reveals an anchor topper and chevron and golden fondant rope.
A Royal Cake
For an old-world glam shower , a crown cake topper made a royal statement. "My sisters and I have put my mom's cake skills to good use," Summer Watkins says. "She makes a tiered cake for every single shower (baby or wedding ) that we host at her house (which, with all of our girlfriends getting married and having babies, is several a year!). It's always special to have sweet handmade elements like that!" The gold crown cake topper is now a keepsake in the baby's nursery.
A Tiffany Cake
For a Tiffany-inspired baby shower , this Tiffany box cake by 4 Kids Cakes  was the main attraction.
When the guest of honor is a pastry chef, you know the dessert table is going to be gorgeous. Mom-to-be Melody Brandon  created all the custom desserts for this pink-themed baby shower , including the stacked cake.
Source: Gabriel Ryan Photographers for Hostess With the Mostess