I love, love, love surprises... so baby gender reveal cakes are super fun for me to do! And this cake? Well, I'd seen it before on Flickr and actually done a version of it for but as a tiered cake. But this time, my customer saw this cake and wanted the exact cake! I hope the original creator doesn't mind... it's just such a fun cake (and mine wasn't as clean and neat as the original anyway... it was just perfect!)!
Let me tell you though... this cake adventure was a nail-biter! The Momma said she knew she couldn't stand to wait long, so she had her ultrasound on a Tuesday... and planned her gender reveal party for Tuesday night! That left very little room for me to decorate the cake.
To make things easier (for me!), the bottom tier was a 9x13" cake... one layer chocolate, one layer vanilla with cream cheese filling in between (like this Yellow & Gray Bridal shower cake where you can see the inside of the cake!)!
But the top tier (the little gift box), I used vanilla cake and I baked one of each.. pink and blue. That afternoon, I was supposed to get a call from the ultrasound tech and have about two and a half hours to get the cake finished... no problem!
Oh, if it had only been that easy!! No, the clinic had no electricity when they arrived, so the ultrasound ended up being delayed and I didn't get the call until about an hour before the party! Yeah... I was stressing!
But no worries... the bow was already made, I had all the fondant ready... so as soon as the call came, I finished it up in about 30 minutes and it was picked up! Talk about cutting it close!
I used my FMM Ribbon Cutter to make all those stripes and I laid them over Satin Ice Dark Chocolate Fondant. I used an impression mat to get the quilted look on the cake and I used my favorite Funky Alphabet cutters for the words!
The buttons? I made those myself and it only took a few minutes with tools I already had on hand (or you can buy this nifty button impression mat)! I was all prepped to show you how but my camera battery is dead (sad face!)... I hope to get that post up tomorrow!
Anyway... so finally... they got to cut the cake and what did they find? These are cell phone pics, but I was so glad that my sister shared the pics with me (she was at the party!)...
It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to Leslie and her sweet family!
What about you? Have you had a gender reveal party? Would you? I always liked to find out the sex of my babies at the hospital... when they were born... I told you I like surprises!
If you have questions about how to make this cake, please leave them in the comments!!
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