As I sit here editing pictures and writing blog posts, I realized that I’m so ridiculously behind on posting cakes that I’m pretty sure the baby that was the focus of this cake is nearing her first birthday! That’s terrible huh? That aside, let me tell you about this He? She? Open to See! Gender Reveal Gift Cake that I made last November.
My friend Andrea ordered the cake for the gender reveal party for her grandchild. She really loved the gift cake with the bow and ribbons but also loved the tiny Converse shoes. There didn’t seem to be a great way to put both on a single tier cake, so she ordered an extra little cake for the shoes… and it turned out SO cute!!
The big cake was 10″ square. It was two layers of white almond sour cream cake… colored PINK! It was filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream then covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant. The polka dots were cut out with various small round cookie cutters and I piped the buttercream border with a large round tip from this Ateco set.
Well, everything was homemade marshmallow fondant except the bow… I used Satin Ice Gum Paste to make it. If you’d like to know how to make a Poofy Gum Paste bow, check out my tutorial here: How to Make a Poofy Bow (with gum paste or fondant).
The only difference is I add the little curled ribbons/streamers into this bow. Sorry… no tutorial for those yet, but basically I rolled out the gum paste thin, cut it into thin strips, then wrapped them around straws or dowel rods to harden. Easy-peasy! Except they’re fragile… so make extra to account for breakage!
Next to the bow, I added the little gift tag 🙂 I wrote the “He? She? Open to See!” with food markers directly on the fondant.
I made the tiny little Converse baby shoes days ahead with gum paste. You can find lots of tutorials and templates for doing these all over CakeCentral.com and Y ouTube. I can’t remember which one I used, but just do a Swagbucks search and you’ll find LOTS of options. Promise!
To feature the shoes, I baked a tiny 6″ round cake and covered it in vanilla buttercream, added a few matching polka dots and a border… then just placed them on top!
So, that’s that! Do you have any questions about these cakes? Leave me a comment! Wanna see other Gender Reveal Cakes I’ve done?? Keep scrolling…
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Gift Gender Reveal Cake with bows & stripes!