So what’s a gender reveal cake, you ask? I hadn’t heard of it either, until my sister-in-law shared the big news of their baby’s gender this way a few months ago.
The idea is that the cake itself is pink or blue, depending on the baby’s gender. Usually the ultrasound technician writes down BOY or GIRL and this is brought in a sealed envelope to the bakery. The outside of the cake is frosted without revealing the color inside. This is kept secret until the parents-to-be cut into the cake, usually with family or friends hovering around close by, anxiously waiting to see that hint of color, and everyone screams “It’s a….!”
One of my best friends is expecting her first baby and I happened to mention this a couple months ago. She loved the idea and asked if I would do the honors of baking her & her husband a gender reveal cake. Of course I said yes! I love baking cakes, she’s a dear friend, and I was honored to be included in their special moment! (Their family is out of state, just like ours, so it they’re like family to us.)
When I got the news via text message (yes we’re high-tech; the technician texted me the gender, then deleted it off Allie’s phone, so she wouldn’t see it!), I set to work. I was very careful to not let the kids see any hint of the cake’s color because none of them are good at keeping secrets. And here is the result:
They loved it.
It’s a GIRL!
Congratulations, Allie & Cody!
And that, my friends, is a gender reveal cake.