One of the hottest baby party/baby shower trends today is the gender reveal cupcake. It’s a fun way to let people know the sex of your baby. If you are very patient you can even surprise yourself with the help of your sonogram tech and the neighborhood bakery.
There isn’t a specific way to do it – no rules, no constraints. Some parents-to-be ask their technician to keep the secret, opting to carry a sealed envelope containing the information from the ultrasound to their favorite bakery. The baker opens the envelope andÂ secretlyÂ creates a special cupcake filled with either pink or blue cream â€“ a surprise to even the parents.
Other couples prefer to know ahead of time and the color found inside the cake is only a surprise to the guests at the party.
If you want to make the cupcakes yourself, it isn’t hard. Just bake your favorite chocolate or vanilla cupcakes (either from a mix or from scratch). Let them cool completely and then cut out some of the cake in the middle â€“ just enough to leave a space for a filling.
Tint non-dairy topping either pink or blue, depending on the sex of your baby. You can also use vanilla pudding but it will not give you the clear color that the non-dairy topping will.
Cover the filled cupcake with your favorite chocolate or vanilla frosting so that the colored filling is completely hidden. Decorate the treats with pastel sprinkles in both pink and blue so that no one knows what color lies within until that very first bite.
photo credit: Theresa Iovcheva