Special Delivery: Stork Cakes

Stork cake for baby shower by Rouvelee's Creations, image by Arnaldo Ilagan.

The fairytale of the stork bringing a new baby to the family is one we all grew up with and is an enduringly favourite theme for baby shower cakes. This week we have a selection of the most beautiful stork cakes for baby showers from the simple and pretty to incredible 3D creations.

Rouvelee’s Creations has designed one of the prettiest stork themed cakes of the last few years (above), one that has been replicated many times by admirers the world over (image by Arnaldo Ilagan).

Keeping it simple when it comes to baby cakes and children’s cakes often produces the prettiest results and the beautiful stork cake below left by The Marbeca Bakery demonstrates this perfectly, with a blue sugar umbrella adding a jaunty touch to this stork cake topper.

Fabulously on trend gilded detailing adds a luxe touch to The Cake Whisperer’s stork baby shower cake below right.

Stork cake baby shower cakes by The Marbeca Bakery left, The Cake Whisperer right.

Simplicity is again key in this stork baby shower cake below by Stylishly Sweet, Australia.

Stork cake topper for baby cake by Stylishly Sweet, AU.

Beige and blue make a beautiful colour combination in the design below left by Astrids Bakkerij, while Hello Naomi bring a splash of lemon to their signature simple chic style in the cake design on the right.

Stork baby shower cakes by Astrids Bakkerij left, Hello Naomi right

Comedy style stork cake toppers add a fun element to a cake design with creative sugar models below by Sugar Allure, Australia (left) and an incredible 3-foot high sculpted stork cake by Debbie Goard of Debbie Does Cakes (right).

Stork baby cake toppers by Sugar Allure, AU (left) and by Debbie Goard (right).

The Hobby Caker crafted this spectacular 3D stork cake, brought to life with so many incredible little details.

Stork cake by The Hobby Caker.

Sweetness, India deck their stork sugar model out in a fairytale style matronly sugar outfit, while a perfectly molded sugar baby adds extra cuteness to the stork figure on the right (via Pinterest, uncredited).

Stork cake topper left by Kushi of Sweetness, India with stork cake left via Pinterest uncredited

Old-style aviator’s headgear adds wonderful character to the stork cake topper below by The Cake Dutchess.

Stork cake topper by The Cake Dutchess

A close-up of an adorably fairytale stork complete with little baby girl clinging to his back features below left from My Cake Delights, Australia. On the right, Aimeejane Cake Designs expertly blends three stories in one – the story of the stork, the Hungry Caterpillar and Spot the Dog – in one design, no doubt to make a little older brother or sister excited about the new arrival.

Stork cake topper by My Cake Delights AU (left) stork cake right by Aimeejane Cake Designs

An astonishing level of artistry and cake engineering is achieved once again by Mike McCarey of Mike’s Amazing Cakes in the amazing 3D stork cake below left, with My Sweet Art by Sandra Amaral bringing comedy and animation to the max in her 3D design, below right.

Stork cakes by Mike's Amazing Cakes left, My Sweet Art by Sandra Amaral right

A simple stork cake topper with a beautifully poised baby bundle brings elegance to this pink baby shower cake below left by Slice Couture Cake Design, while Katie’s Cake Box, Norwich brings her usual immaculate finish to this original, garden party style stork cake in gender neutral lemon, below right.

Stork baby shower cakes by Slice Couture Cake Design, left and Katie's Cake Box, Norwich right.

To create your own stork baby cake design, you’ll find a cute stork cake topper tutorial here from Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen.

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