What’s a Baby Gender Reveal Cake?

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:

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They loved it.


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It’s a GIRL!

Congratulations, Allie & Cody!

And that, my friends, is a gender reveal cake.

About the Author

Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married with four energetic children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for encouraging other moms, photography, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and attempting to keep her home organized.


  1. Love the idea – and what a great cake :) Nice job!!
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  2. Sariah

    So cute! Great job on the cake Erika! Congrats to them on their little girl!
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  3. What a fun idea….I never heard of a Gender Reveal Cake. The cake looks awesome (and delicious).

  4. That is so cute! Sadly this brought tears to my eyes. My best friend of 10 years lost her almost 4 month old daughter yesterday and nothing has been easy since finding out. I would like to ask for prayer, for her family and everyone going through this pain. I never was able to meet this baby girl, she never was able to leave the NICU.
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  5. This cake looks so delicious!! I love the idea! Congrats for the baby girl!
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  6. I have never heard of this before. It is a great idea. I love it. Too bad I am not having any more babies to use it. I will share it with others though.
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  7. I had never heard of this before either, but it is such a fun idea! Great looking cake by the way. :)
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  8. seriously. cute.post.

    i love these.

    although i cant ever keep a secret long enough to wait!
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  9. aww.. thanks erika! we loved that cake! cody could not stop eating it lol!

  10. how cute – what a great idea

  11. Lisa R

    So pretty, I always wanted to look into cake decorating classes

    Congratulations, Allie & Cody on Your Baby Girl!

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  12. Jo Ann Moffatt

    What an awesome idea! I will have to tell my daughter-in-law about this. She has such a good sense of humor that she would likely make the inside purple to keep me guessing!

  13. laurie nykaza

    I had never seen this before and it is such a great idea. How exciting for everyone to watch them cut the cake and know what gender the baby is. I can’t wait to make this for our next family party when one of the girls are expecting.

  14. That is the cutest thing ever. It would really liven up a baby shower!

  15. Sylvia Zajis says:

    I think this a great idea and can’t wait to do it for one of my friends! Very sweet indeed.

  16. April C. says:

    This is the CUTEST thing I have seen in such a long time!!!!!


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