Baby Shower Edible Bassinet Food Art

Saturday, September 24, 2011
This is an easily carved loaf of whole bread shaped into a precious little baby bassinet for your new addition coming into the world for a baby shower.

Whether you have a gender reveal shower, a welcome home baby party, or anything to do with a new bundle of joy this is a delicious little appetizer and will be a conversation piece at any party.

The best part is it's super easy to make and I have brought these to many office baby surprise parties for work, and families baby showers (I even made them for two baby boys of my own baby shower).

The fillings can be anything from sweet to savory just go through our list of suggestions below and may your own favorite fillings, they can be anything you like.

Step-by-step instructions from the photos will give you a better idea of how to cut, frost, and design this bassinet plus you can tint it any color you desire from yellow, green, blue, or pink with food coloring or Natural Food Dyes.

This is a simple addition to that baby shower table and makes the perfect centerpiece to welcome your new addition to the family.

a whole loaf of bread shaped into baby bassinets

Super Easy To Make!

These bassinets are so delicious and super easy to make, a fun project, and a gift from the heart.

You will seriously be the talk of any function you bring these to when welcoming a new addition with friends and family!

edible baby bassinet

Step-by-Step Directions for Edible Baby Shower Bassinet Instructions

  1. slice the end of the loaf set it aside
  2. split lengthwise
  3. fill it with your favorite sandwich spread or our suggestions
  4. frost with tinted whipped and thinned cream cheese
  5. decorate and slice for serving and place on a plate
  6. store in the fridge any leftovers (but there never are!)
  7. Note: if you're an artist with piping tools make a ruffle around to finish off this bassinet with a frilly look)
Slice the loaf in half, and fill it with your favorite filling, egg salad, tuna salad, ham or chicken are always a hit!

a whole loaf of bread shaped into baby bassinets

Ingredients You Will Need to Buy and Shopping List Instructions

  • a whole loaf of uncut bread 
  • Our Recipe for Egg Salad used: 
  • eggs
  • mayonnaise
  • dash of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • Edible GLUE AKA >>> Cream Cheese Frosting: 
  • packages of cream cheese (sometimes you need more as it dries to cover any seeping)
  •  milk, cream, or half and half 
  • Optional: food coloring or natural food dyes for tinting the cream cheese 
  • Piping bag and tools if you are doing a ruffled look

filling of egg salad in a whole loaf of bread

Securing and Keeping the Edible Bassinet Together

Secure the tops with mini dowel rods or thick toothpicks into the bottom loaves, after filling and frost with cream cheese thinned ( or what I call the edible glue)

whole loaf cut in half

Whipping the Cream Cheese

Use milk, half and half, heavy cream or evaporated milk all work fine for thinning the cream cheese until it reaches a silky smooth texture for frosting, also add the tint in this step for baby shower reveal colors or leave it white.

Filling Suggestions

  • Ham and mayo
  • Boiled Eggs and mayo 
  • Tuna and mayo 
  • Spinach Dip makes a great filling 
  • Chopped tomatoes and mayo or another vegetable 
  • Chicken boiled and shredded with mayo 
  • Nutella and diced bananas or another you prefer and keep it pureed but a little chunky
  • Peanut butter and jelly

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Food Art for Baby Showers

If you were looking for how to make something really special for a baby shower, gender reveals party, or gift to bring for that family's new addition, this is a great homemade gift from the heart.

Seriously it will be delicious and you can fill it with whatever your family likes and of course pick a filling that everyone will love plus it will even give the new mom a break with this delicious luncheon gift!

I am sure this step-by-step will give you a great idea of how to make your bassinet just perfect for whatever function you need it for and you're going to love the compliments you get!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Baby Shower Edible Bassinet Food Art

Baby Shower Edible Bassinet Food Art

Prep time: 25 MinInactive time: 1 H & 25 MTotal time: 1 H & 50 M


  • Here is what I used:
  • 1 whole loaf of uncut bread ( use a very long loaf of french bread )
  • Our Recipe for Egg Salad used:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • dash of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Edible GLUE- AKA >>> Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 3 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese (sometimes you need more as it dries to cover any seeping)
  • milk, cream, or half and half
  • Optional: food coloring or natural food dyes for tinting the cream cheese
  • Piping bag and tools if you are doing a ruffled look
  • Filling suggestions: tuna salad, egg salad, ham salad, chicken salad, chopped vegetables, and mayo or use a spread for a sweeter appetizer like Nutella


  1. Make enough of your favorite filling that is easily spread in these split bread loaves:
  2. Ham and mayo
  3. Boiled Eggs and mayo
  4. Tuna and mayo
  5. Spinach Dip makes a great filling
  6. Chopped tomatoes and mayo or another vegetable
  7. Chicken boiled and shredded with mayo
  8. Nutella and diced bananas
  9. or another you prefer and keep it pureed but a little chunky
  10. Bread Assembly:
  11. Slice the bread in half (as this makes two bassinets) on a cutting board with a sharp knife.
  12. Cut each end of the full loaf off (referred to as the heel) and hollow out the bread inside of the ends ( like in the picture shown ). Set aside.
  13. Take the loaf and slice it in half lengthwise(  you should have a top and bottom two pieces so you can fill it with whatever filling).
  14. Secure the ends on top of the loaf using toothpicks or small dowel rods.
  15. In a large mixer, place the cream cheese in an industrial-size mixer using a flat beater.
  16. Beat cream cheese (till light and very thin and smooth looking ) adding a little whole milk at a time until spreading consistency is easy.
  17. Assembly:
  18. You will now need to set the bread as shown above on a nice platter.
  19. Spread with a layer of the chosen filling.
  20. Frost with a tinted whipped cream cheese covering it completely
  21. NOTE: sometimes you will need more if the bread starts bleeding through as it dries.
  22. You can use white cream cheese and by using a piping bag with a ruffle style tip, add the cream cheese that is whipped into the bag and pipe the white ruffles to accent the bassinets. You can also write the baby's name on the bassinet if known.

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  1. No worries..great memory you still have.And what a cute idea for baby shower;)

  2. Those wheelchairs are so cute ^__^ Bye, have a greta we

  3. It is obvious that you had the creativity and knack for cooking and baking for some time now. Love the bassinets.
    Sorry to see that your beloved husband passed away recently. Time will heal the sorrow and I am glad to see that you are enjoying the sweet memories you have of him.
    Have a great weekend my foodie friend.

  4. you certainly were a clever cook back then too...(did not say way back then!!!) neat idea...

  5. What a cute idea! Perfect for any baby shower. And such a darling picture of Chad...truly a foodie's son :)

  6. You're so talented, I love the bassinets! I also love cannollis, so please send a recipe of the cannollis your son's eating! Wow, time flies with kids, my youngest daughter is 31 and my oldest 32...goodness! Thanks for sharing sweetie and have a fun weekend.

  7. What a darling idea Claudia and so creative. Plus I love those ingredients - with cream cheese it has to taste fantastic. As for those cannoli's I almost bought some tubes today to make some. Do you have a good recipe?

  8. I love this post. Great creative food, wonderful personal photos and a family sharing love for cooking.

  9. Great post, great family. thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow what a brilliant idea, this looks so cute!! You are very talented! :)

  11. How cute is that! I am not ready for my baby to grow up!

  12. How creative this how this was put together.

    Ciao seems like I've been MIA from commenting much. No're always under my radar ;o) Crazy schedule and all. How do you keep up?

    Now, let me go get today's peach cobbler.

    Flavourful wishes,

  13. Adorable! Oh, I can sons are grown men as well! I keep there pictures of when they were young boys on my desk as a reminder of those precious days.

    I am sorry to hear about your son's dad. Very sad. :(


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