Elephant Baby Shower Cake

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We just love sweet baby shower cakes, and today's Elephant Baby Shower Cake design is a new favorite of ours!

In this cake decorating tutorial, we will show you to create adorable fondant elephants, a clothesline filled with baby clothes, and a sweet cake topper.

Elephant Baby Shower Cake on white pedestal.

Why we Love It

  • We love a sweet elephant theme (like our Elephant Sheet Cake and Elephant and Wagon Cake Topper!)
  • Incorporates buttercream and easy fondant accents
  • The design could easily be transferred to a sheet cake
  • Could easily be changed up to fit baby boy or gender neutral themes!

Materials for Elephant Baby Shower Cake:

(For this cake, we used two stacked 8" and 6" tiers, frosted with vanilla buttercream. Each tier is on its own cardboard cake circle cut down to size, and the top tier is resting on 4 bubble tea straws, cut down to the height of the cake as usual. For more info, check out our tier stacking video.)

Buttercream of choice (We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream from our Recipes section. Our Classic Vanilla Buttercream would be a good choice also!)

Templates (for Elephants and Cake Topper)

Piping Gels: Americolor Deep Pink, Mint Green + Avocado Green combination for grass, Super Black, Electric Green

Piping Tips: Tip 3 & 6 (for polka dots), Tip 3 for piping, 233 grass tip

We used a Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder (affiliate) for extruding the "Baby" lettering.

Black Food Coloring Pen for eyes

Pink Petal Dust (optional) for rosy cheeks

Gum paste for elephants and cake topper- You could also use fondant with tylose powder kneaded into it.

Fondant for clothes (I like to knead a little tylose into it.)

Miscellaneous: Sharp knife or xacto, parchment paper, small paint brushes, piping gel

Lollipop Stick

Sweet Elephant and Clothesline Cake Video Tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com! Perfect for baby showers!

More Baby Shower Cakes

In addition to today's elephant baby shower cake, We've made many sweet cakes & cake toppers over the years that would be perfect for baby showers and young birthdays!

I will post a few more favorites below, but don't miss our full roundup of 40+ baby shower cakes!

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We also have a huge collection of Cake Recipes, including cake recipes from scratch as well as cake mix recipes!

Some of our favorites are our Vanilla Buttermilk Cake, Homemade White Cake, Lemon Cake from Scratch, and Strawberry Cake!

Enjoy the Tutorial

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  1. Hi Melissa,

    This is the most adorable cake that I’ve seen in a long time. Melissa I have one question, these cakes are 3 layers, right?

  2. Es un lindo trabajo, desde que compre este curso no dejó de instruirme, muchas gracias y muy buenas técnicas.

  3. I made this cake for a baby shower party for a coworker! So cute! I only made a single layer cake so I used 2 butterflies as the second anchor for the clothesline. Thank you for the adorable cake idea!

    1. Yay! Thanks so much or your comment and photo, Wendy. Your cake came out so cute! Love the idea of having butterflies hold the other end of the clothesline- so sweet ;0)