Pretty Cupcakes for Bridal and Baby Showers

Make the most of these special occasions by serving lovely cupcakes custom-crafted for the guest of honor. We've got sweet ideas for baby shower cupcakes and bridal shower treats. Plus, get our tips for topping purchased cupcakes with pretty garnishes and adorable decorations.

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    Black and White Bows

    Candy bows made of bittersweet chocolate and white chocolate ganaches top these elegant cupcakes. If you'd like, tint the frosting and bows with food coloring to match the bride's wedding colors.

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    Cupcake Wedding Bouquet

    Transform sweet cupcakes into a stunning wedding centerpiece. We'll show you how! 

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    Buttercakes with Sour Cream Frosting

    Cute candy flowers make a pretty topping for these tender buttermilk cupcakes. A filling of strawberry jam inside gives guests a sweet surprise.

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    Champagne Wedding Cupcakes

    Honor the bride-to-be with extravagant mini tiered wedding cakes covered in champagne-infused frosting. Edible glitter and luster dust add an air of romance.

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    Monogram Cupcakes

    Start her march to the altar in style by serving frosted cupcakes adorned with the bride's monogram. If desired, tint the frosting in colors that coordinate with her wedding colors.

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    Love Note Cupcakes

    Throw an engagement bash with whipped cream-stuffed cupcakes that spell out special messages in frosting.

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Romantic red velvet mini cakes suit the starry-eyed atmosphere at wedding showers and engagement parties. Chocolate heart cutouts make a pretty (and simple) treat on the side.

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    Lemon-Poppyseed Cupcakes

    So simple, yet so elegant, these petite desserts will shine at any spring or summertime shower. Before serving, slip the decorated cupcakes -- paper bake cup and all -- into a second, more colorful bake cup.

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    Strawberry Cupcakes

    Frozen strawberries make this white cake mix fix-up taste like made-from-scratch goodness. Make each cupcake look extra special by tying a thin satin ribbon around the outside of the paper liner.

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    Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes

    Celebrate love with these sweet pink cupcakes. Top each raspberry cake with cream cheese frosting and a fresh raspberry. 

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    Easy Berry Cheesecakes

    We like blueberries and strawberries, but you can adorn these cream cheese-frosted cupcakes with your favorite fresh fruits to suit the season.

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    Lemon Dreams

    Party guests will savor the sweet-tart lemon curd filling in these luscious cupcakes. Lemon zest and slices of fresh lemon make a fragrant garnish.

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    Cookie-in-the-Middle Baby Cakes

    These surprise-inside cupcakes are perfect for gender reveals. These DIY baby shower cupcakes have a pink or blue cookie in the middle. 

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    Baby Bib Cupcakes

    These adorable bibs are the perfect cupcakes for a baby shower. What better way to celebrate baby-to-be than with pastel baby cakes decorated to look like bibs? Use moldable fondant and tinted frosting to create these adorable treats.

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    ABC Block Cupcakes

    Tinted frosting and cutout fondant letters turn square cupcakes into precious pastel baby blocks. Feeling ambitious? Use the cupcakes to spell out a special message, such as "Welcome, Baby."

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    Easy Caps and Booties

    Design these darling caps and booties using a pastry bag filled with tinted frosting. Use a star tip to add tassels to the caps and a small round tip to add bows to the booties.

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    Lamb and Ducky Cupcakes

    These sweet, fluffy baby shower cupcakes feature lambs and ducklings made using marshmallows, shredded coconut, and candies. 

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    Bird's Nest Cupcakes

    Cater to the mom-to-be's nesting instinct with these sweet cupcakes made with frosted chow mein noodles and jelly beans. Another option is to top with a regular-size Peeps candy and a mini Peeps candy to represent mother and baby.

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    Champagne Cupcakes

    A splash of champagne means these cute cupcakes are ready to celebrate! Make them baby shower ready by topping them with pink or blue sprinkles! 

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    Easy Confetti Celebration Cupcakes

    These confetti cakes are so cute and just as easy as purchased baby shower cupcake toppers! Simply top purchased white cupcakes with colored icing and sprinkles. 

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    Cherry Baby Cakes

    Put a cherry on top of your celebration with these baby shower mini cupcakes. Top each vanilla cake with cherry preserves and icing. 

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