Other than wedding cakes… baby gender reveal cakes are probably one of the most exciting things I get to do! I just absolutely love surprises… surprises for me, surprises for others… surprises for anything!! So, today I’m sharing a “What Will They Bee?” Twins Gender Reveal Cake with Chevron and a Beehive.
Nikki had very specific ideas about her shower and she was involved in all the details of the cakes. I love making a vision come to life! The beehive cake design was based primarily on her invites which looked like this…
Isn’t that adorable?
But I didn’t just do “the big” beehive cake…. I also got to do two rustic buttercream cakes – one for each baby!
I couldn’t share these with you without sharing pics from the actual party. I took these in the afternoon so all the details weren’t complete, but it was soooo gorgeous already! PS – I had nothing to do with any of the decorations… just cakes and cake pops!
This is the table Nikki had set up to display the cakes. Isn’t that just perfect? OH….. the room had really tall ceilings! Check out what was hanging above the table:
I wish I had the “decorating” bone in my body. Yes, I can do cakes… but party decor like that? Not a chance!
In addition to that table, there was also a table with cake pops and other desserts. I love the cake pop tree they used as a display!
You can see more pics (up close) of my gender reveal cake pops here.
Nikki also had a really adorable candy table set up! Everything was just precious!
Anyway… here are a few details of the big cake. It was three layers of 10″ round cake. For the beehive, I baked it in a Wonder Mold pan.
I used zig-zag cutters from CheapCookieCutters.com to do the chevron pattern. For the swag, I cut out circles from gum paste (with a small round cookie cutter), then poked holes for the ribbons with a small round tip (maybe a #4?). I let them dry for a couple of days, then strung the ribbon through (very carefully – a few of them broke).
The letters were cut out with the FMM Tappit Block Letter cutters.
For the beehive, after baking the cake, I covered it in buttercream. Then I rolled out long ropes of fondant and wrapped them around and around and around….
You can see how I made the bees on my How to Make Fondant Bumble bees tutorial.
The reveal cakes were 8″ round cakes… both colored PINK! I did the rustic buttercream on the outside to keep them simple but pretty! I made sure to pile on lots of buttercream so nobody could get a glimpse of the pink cake inside before they were cut!
The cakes were all white almond sour cream with vanilla almond buttercream (colored pink on the reveal cakes). The cake pops were vanilla (on the blue and pink ones) and lemon for the yellow ones!
One more thing before I wrap this up… if you missed the announcement on Facebook, the beehive cake (and a couple of other sweets) were featured on Parents.com back in April! I can’t tell you how excited I was!
And that’s it! Did I miss any details? Do you have any questions about these cakes or cake pops? I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment!! xx