Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gender Reveal!

Babies, Babies, Everywhere! It seems as though every week there's been a baby announcement within our circle of friends. And with the anticipation of a baby comes finding out girl or boy right around the half way point. Recently, I've had the privilege of making a couple of "gender reveal" cakes. The really cool part about this is being one of the first to know the baby's gender and getting to keep a secret! Here's a pic of the 1st one:

It was a complete rip off of the invite, so don't go thinkin' I'm all that creative. My favorite part about this cake is that it has chocolate icing. I've only recently begun making my own chocolate buttercream and I can't even tell you how good it tastes. However, because I'm new at the chocolate buttercream and because I was trying extra hard to make sure the icing was thick enough to cover the blue cake underneath, it came out too fudgey and cracked a little. :( Ah well, you live and you learn. But it was definitely one of my favorite cakes ever, because getting to be the first to know the gender, aside from the doctor....what an awesome feeling! I'll admit, my heart started racing as I was opening the envelope and I even teared up a bit. Here's a pic after the big reveal!

And here's another gender reveal cake that you might recognize. ;)

Another complete ripoff, but it's a perfect design for such an occasion. Notice the chocolate is a bit smoother this go 'round. :) What's also different about this cake is that the parents already knew the gender, so the reveal was for family and friends. They had a little fun with the cake by hiding a token (think king cake baby) inside and letting the lucky recipient make the big announcement. Cool idea. Here's a post-reveal pic:

So, let the baby boom continue and I highly recommend having a "gender reveal" of some sort. Such a fun idea!