This easy homemade gender reveal cake can be made in a single day. You’ll love revealing your baby’s gender with yummy food. This cake is perfect for gender reveal ideas and for a creative way to share your exciting news.
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Our little family is welcoming baby number 4 at the end of May. We are beyond excited and wanted to help the rest of our children be excited as well.
My husband and I found out the gender for each of our babies. I’m one of those, “I have to plan everything” kind of people, and my stress levels go DOWN when I know what to expect.
So, in our hopes to make this new baby’s gender reveal fun for the entire family, we decided to do a cake. Originally we were going to have a cake made by a store, but, the cheapest one we could find was over $30!
With three little ones already at home, spending that kind of money on a cake can easily go to better places (like diapers!)
The reason why we didn’t ask someone else to make the cake for us is that we recently moved to Mississippi and are slowly developing friendships here. For the women I’ve met at church, they’re either pregnant themselves or have loads of little ones to care for already.
So, Travis and I looked at the gender together and thought we would surprise the children. Our daughter has been praying for a sister for a VERY long time. Our youngest has no idea what’s going on. He’s happy to get cake, and our (current) middle child really hopes I’m having a tractor. He also said he’d settle for a truck if a tractor couldn’t fit in my tummy.
DIY Homemade Gender Reveal Cake
Today, I’m going to share with you how you (or someone you ask) can make you an adorable and easy homemade gender reveal cake.
This cake will cost you less than $5 in supplies from your local grocery store and will only add to the excitement of your day.
If you don’t know the gender of your baby, you’ll need to purchase both a pink and blue box of cake mix.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make the cake as directed according to the package directions (make sure to select the color of the gender!). I chose to make the 9×13-inch cake. This is primarily due to the fact that I wanted a two-tier cake (and I don’t have two round cake pans in my cupboards).
Mix the ingredients together and bake the cake as directed. (Don’t forget to preheat the oven so you don’t have to wait!)
While you’re waiting for the cake to cool down (after removing your lovely creation from the oven), you’ll want to grab your food coloring, frosting, and decorative cake pieces.
Grab two bowls and place one container of frosting in one bowl, and your second container in a second bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring (blue and red) to their respected bowls and mix. You want to repeat until the frosting turns the color you’re desiring.
When the cake has cooled down you’ll want to cut two circles from your 9×13-inch pan. I used a small bowl as a measuring tool. A word of caution: if you use the Duncan cake mix, you’re going to LOVE how the cake tastes. However, your cake is very touch sensitive and will tear easily. As long as you’re careful handling your cake, you’ll be fine.
Place the bottom layer of your cake on a plate or a cake decorating stand (this one would be perfect for your cake!) And add a thick layer of frosting.
Place the top layer on top and take a large-thin knife and trim the edges so the cake matches as closely together as possible.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: only frost HALF the cake pink. You will want to frost the other half blue.
I started with a thin layer of frosting before adding more because the cake mix was a bit moist and crumbly. By adding the frosting a little at a time, this helped with the end result, which I’ll tell you how you can achieve without any fancy caking appliances.
Once you’ve added a thick layer of frosting, you’ll want to take a butter knife and with the side of the knife make little hearts on top of the cake. Be sure to have a washcloth or paper towel available so you can wipe the blue frosting off before completing the pink side (and vice versa).
Also feel free to add decorative pieces to your cake as well to make this your own. You can do edible sugar or chocolate gems (which we did), or you can add little shoes, mustache, or anything else you’d like. The cake’s the limit.
Don’t forget to celebrate, eat, and enjoy your cake as well.
What have you done to reveal your baby’s gender? Share in the comments below. If you know someone having a baby soon, share this post with them to help give them ideas on ways they can reveal their baby’s gender.