If you haven’t heard of a Baby Reveal Party by now, I can confidently say that you are:
A. Not a cake decorator.
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!
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…
One of each! A boy and a girl! A mustache and a lipstick!
Congratulations Leah and Andy!