Forgive me for the most boring and generic blog post title, for this post is anything but boring. I may havejust created the most non-naff, cringe-less, gender reveal cake ever. And I'dreally like people to find it on the world wide web as the trend for gender reveal parties hots up more and more!
Personally, no, I did not find out the gender of my baby before its grand arrival. I liked the surprise and the guessing games with everyone who commented.Literally, EVERYONE commented.My supermarket check-out lady said boy, my Fedex guy said it was a boy (to which I replied, "I bet you know cuz you're the DELIVERY GUY harharhar"). Pretty much everyone guessed it was a boy.Some even backed it up with pseudo-scientific explanations (the bump is more out than wide, your face is long etc). And yes, I had a little boy.
Gender reveal parties are getting more and more popular now. Like a baby shower, but perhaps a bit sooner when the gender of the baby is found out and kept secret. Only to be shared with a cake maker for example, and then revealed via a surprise element at the party, like the colour of the sponge inside a cake. I thought they were silly and exclaimed to my husband, "What a daft concept." Husband said, "What's daft? It's as good a reason as any to have a party and cake." I conceded. Since then one of my closest friend's had one for which we made the cake (ohhhh the pressure of knowing the gender before she did!).And then wewere given free reign-ish to design Rhiannon's (@rhitrition) gender reveal cake!
Rhiannon's friends got in touch saying she loved the cake I had made for Amanda and shared on Instagram.But as it's a gender reveal, we tweaked it to a pink and blue theme with the colour of the sponge revealing the gender inside.
Of course, the cake needed to be INSTAGRAMMABLE (a word I dislike but it's kinda what we do). And nothing screams more INSTA than a fault line style cake.A two-tiered cake with three layers of pink/blue sponge inside and striped in pink, blue and white buttercream.
And then pink, blue and white swirls galore!
I'dinitially suggested adding chocolates as decor but I reneged on that idea - itjust looked better with less. This is where I'm so grateful for any artistic license afforded to us when creating bespoke cakes.I think the pink-blue gender reveal cake looks lovely without anything else but a few pops of Jammie Dodger biscuits looked super cute too.
We had the cake deliveredjust in time to Mortimer House in London for Rhiannon's gender reveal party. I hope the cake-cutting is a super-fun and suspense-filled moment for her and all her friends and fam.
We decided to donate the proceeds of the cake to the Great Ormond Street Hospital on this occasion.