Today I had the amazing privilege of baking a cake for dear friends to reveal the gender of their newest baby! Up until today, I have never attended one of these parties, but they are getting more and more popular. If I had amazing will power, it would have been fun to do for one of our babies, but I have no will power! Her ultrasound was yesterday and she had her doctor’s office call me with the good news.
For the cake, I baked a delicious vanilla layer cake from the Primrose Bakery cookbook. Its a simple cake, with lots of butter and eggs. The recipe calls for the use of 8 inch pans but I only had 9 inch, so I doubled the recipe. This actually left me with enough batter to make a about 12 cupcakes.
For the buttercream, I used the Miette cookbook recipe. Its actually a meringue buttercream, so it is light and airy, as well as easy to to color. In the past I’ve used fruit juices to color the frosting, but for today, I just used pink food coloring gel.
To decorate I was inspired by the Baby Bosna gender reveal cake. I piped the colored buttercream into the center of the cake and then did an outer layer of white frosting. This prevented any peaking! For some fun, I used pastel chocolate melts in pink and blue to decorate around the outside of the cake. Plus, it was topped off with a chocolate melt question mark! Once that was done we headed to the party! I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!
Getting ready to make the cut with big brother’s help!
Seeing the color!
Proud papa :)
So glad to have been a part of this very special day! Congrats! Baby girls are quite a handful, sugar and spice and everything nice…