Food · Parenthood

Gender reveal {cake idea and including recipe}

When I got told in the first pregnancy about 3 years ago what gender our baby will have I ran to my husband and told him straight away the news. We were so overwhelmed about knowing it will be a girl. Somehow that was always what I had in my mind. Back at that time I always had to tell my hubby straight away about things and results without making too much afford. While this time I kept things a few days for myself and looked out for special ways to tell him about being pregnant or if we will have a boy or a girl. In this case I so wanted to bake a cake where in the inside the color reveals what gender the baby in my belly will have.

I love to how rose swirl cakes look like and they are actually so easy to make (see description and links to previous posts below). So when I came back home after the gynecologist appointment I had 2 hours in total to make this cake and I would say it turned out pretty well. When he was on his way home I told him on the phone that there is a cake waiting to be cut and he straight away knew what that meant. Once home he was pretty excited (and so was I) and so he and our lovely daughter did cut the cake together and what more should I say:

It is a boy!

As you can imagine he was over the moon to know that our second child will be a boy. How cute will that be having both, a girl and a boy?!

And as I do love baking this cake I have here a quick description including links to older posts how to make a gender reveal cake (or for any other occasion like birthday, baptism, and so on).

Quick guide steps:

  • Bake 3 small basic cakes and use any color (I use mostly Wilton food color) you like the dough to have before putting it into the oven. My favorite recipe and more details you find here.
  • Next step is to cover the whole cake in buttercream. As in the end you don´t see this layer anyway you can work relatively rough. What buttercream I use and how to cover a cake with buttercream you can see when you click on this link. As you have to make the rose swirls as well with buttercream you need 500g instead of 250g as written in this link. (For this size of cake.)
  • For the rose swirls itself I use this tool/spout (16mm) as seen in the middle on the photo in this link here. To see more in detail how to do the swirl I put a YouTube link here for you.

I love this kind of cake and I already made it for several occasions. One of them was in pink for C´s birthday cake smash photo shoot. I only did the cake in pink on the outside instead of the yellowish color the buttercream normally has.


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