Baby Reveal Cake – Who Will You Bee?

11 Jun

If you haven’t heard of a Baby Reveal Party by now, I can confidently say that you are:

A. Not a cake decorator. 

or 

B. Not pregnant.  Or you just don’t know it yet.

 There’s this whole trend happening where expecting mommys and daddys host a party for family and friends to announce if they are awaiting a baby boy or girl. These parties almost always include a “reveal cake,” made by dying white cake batter either pink or blue. The cake is iced in a gender-neutral color, masking the secret within until it is cut open. And you know what’s crazy, and kind of awesome? Most parents who are throwing gender reveal parties aren’t privy to the sex of their babe before cutting that cake, either!

 Gender Reveal Party

I made this cake for sweet couple last weekend based on a handwritten note, sealed in an envelope, from their OB-GYN. It’s strangely awesome to have this knowledge of someone else’s kids before they do, even if it’s just for a few hours. 

“Who will you bee?” Get it?

 There are 2 bees on the cake because this particular couple is expecting twins, which potentially adds another layer of dimension (or color?) to a gender reveal cake.  Before they sliced into the reveal cake, they played a guessing game – mustaches or lipstick? What combination will the babies be? Because in addition to reveal cakes, gender reveal parties usually also include illegal gambling. Hey, with these kind of odds, who wouldn’t take a shot? What’s your guess?    

So with bated breath…    

 The cake is sliced…    

And the proud parents discover…

Twin Gender Reveal Cake

One of each! A boy and a girl! A mustache and a lipstick!

Congratulations Leah and Andy!

8 Responses to “Baby Reveal Cake – Who Will You Bee?”

  1. Kelly June 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Haha! That’s awesome that you got to make it pink and blue =) I just had a gender reveal baby shower. We almost did the cake idea, but opted to reveal it while opening presents. I opened a box full of blue balloons. It was fun! We couldn’t wait till desert to reveal it.

  2. Leah June 12, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    We LOVED our cake and can’t thank you enough for helping to make our “reveal” so special. The colors turned out perfect and we loved the bee design! Can we reserve you for a first birthday cake?! :)

    • Beth Somers June 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      I’m so glad to hear that Leah! I’d love to do the babies first birthday cake! Can’t wait to see pictures of the munchkins from Vallory.

  3. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) June 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Your cake is awesome!

  4. Ale September 6, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    that’s a fantastic idea! i love you Americans! An Italian foodblogger. Alessandra.

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