“What Will They Bee?” Twins Gender Reveal Cake

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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.

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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…

Gender Reveal Framed Invite Image

Isn’t that adorable?

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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!

What Will They Bee Twins Gender Reveal Party watermark

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:

Gender Reveal Table WM

I wish I had the “decorating” bone in my body.  Yes, I can do cakes… but party decor like that?  Not a chance!

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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!

Gender Reveal Cake Pops in Stand

You can see more pics (up close) of my gender reveal cake pops here.

Sweets Table at Gender Reveal Party

Nikki also had a really adorable candy table set up!   Everything was just precious!

Chevron Beehive Gender Reveal Cake

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.

What Will They Bee Chevron Gender Reveal Cake with Bee Hive

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.

What Will They Bee Gender Reveal Beehive Cake Top

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.

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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!

What Will They Bee Gender Reveal Cake and Cake Pops

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


  1. Amber says

    This is amazing!! I love it so much!! I have a question about the butterecream frosting. When the temps start getting hot outside, do you do anything different to it to keep it from melting. I use a half/half ratio of butter and shortening but seems lately that if the cake is completely buttercream it starts to melt immediately after leaving the house. Please help!! Thanks Rose, you’re awesome!!

    • Rose says

      Thank you Amber! I don’t change my frosting for summertime (it’s also 50-50 butter/shortening) Granted, I don’t do alot of cakes finished with buttercream, but I just do my best to expose them to as little heat as possible. Straight from my house to my car (which is already cooled) and then inside to the event. One of my big buttercream roses wedding cakes was done last summer and it didn’t melt at all. You might want to try an all shortening recipe and see if you have better results. Sharon Zambito has a recipe posted here: http://www.sugaredproductions.com/blog/a-few-of-my-favorite-things/.

  2. Megan says

    Wow that was quite a party to find out the babies’ genders. It’s the new “trend” in parties lately, right?

    Anyway, cute cakes and cake pops! I loved the theme and you really brought that to life. You were featured on Parents.com? GO you, that’s awesome!

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