As with all significant life-stage events,
marking the occasion of your child's christening or baptism with a
cake is a popular tradition.
Unlike birthday cakes, the naming day event has
additional significance so christening cakes tend to be more like
wedding cakes than party or birthday cakes.
Customisable in a variety of flavours and
decorations, christening cakes can range from the simple sheet cake
to extravagant stacked tiers.
Christening cakes take all forms of shape, from
traditional to novelty. The most common decorative toppings are
booties, teddy bear’s or a toy box. The most decorative christening
cakes are ones which feature pastel colours and decorations.
Over the years there has been a trend moving away
from the more traditional christening cake leaning towards either
christening cakes with characters, castles or cupcake towers with a
large centre piece christening cake on the top.
Favourites are the polka dot cakes with a sugar
model or sugar building blocks with initial of the child's name
embossed across every toy block and teddy bears with blankets and
One simple, yet elegant, and very traditional
shape for a christening cake is to mould the cake in the shape of a
cross, decorated with the Childs name and date of birth. However,
modern christening cakes can take any shape or form.
For larger parties, you may also consider having
a multi-tier christening cake.