Twins Gender Reveal Cakes

by byn on January 23, 2018

in Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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Twins Gender Reveal

When my cute little pregnant friend at work told me she was having twins, my first reaction was OMGSOEXCITEDFORYOU followed by: It would be my joy in life to make you a gender reveal cake! She was such a good sport and totally let me run with this. I had so much fun planning a little twins gender reveal party at the office. Let me tell you how I did it.

First I booked one of the two meeting rooms in our new workspace where you are allowed to eat, and sent an invitation out. We were contemplating at first if we should just include the ladies, but then decided to invite the whole team, and whoever was interested could show up. I did give a heads-up that cake would be involved, so naturally everyone in the office that day was in attendance.

Then I decided I would make two little 6″ cakes, so there was one for each baby. I briefly thought about one big cake, but loved the drama of two little ones, and the fact that it would keep people guessing (could be boy/girl twins!).

When people arrived for the reveal, they had to make their guess on the white board under three categories: Boy/Boy, Girl/Girl, Boy/Girl. Once all the bets were in, the mama-to-be cut into the cakes while everyone cheered her on and revealed that she’s having two girls! It was so cute and fun, and I had such a warm fuzzy feeling for the rest of the day.  Honestly, January can be so blah, so it was great to have a little project to work on, and it made everyone so happy (and gave them a well needed sugar rush!).

Both Girls!

As for the cakes, here’s how I made them:

  • Mixed up this cake batter recipe and divided the batter equally into three bowls. I died one portion bright pink, and to the other two, mixed in rainbow sprinkles (tossed in a bit of flour). I added the batter to three 6″ cake pans lined with parchment paper and baked for about 20 minutes (you need to keep an eye on them so you don’t over bake.
  • Once the cake layers cooled, I sliced them in half horizontally, so there were six mini layers to make up two cakes with three layers each (funfetti layers on the top and bottom, with pink in the middle).
  • Made a batch of My Favourite Buttercream, and removed about a cup and died it bright pink, leaving the rest white.
  • Stacked up the cake layers with pink icing in between the layers, and crumb coated the whole cakes in white icing. After chilling for 30 minutes, added a final coat of white icing.
  • Died a bit of leftover icing turquoise and added a few decorations using various icing tips to the top and sides of the cake. In hindsight I wouldn’t have added the sprinkles, because I liked how they looked before with just the pink and turquoise.
  • Explained to at least 5 co-workers what a gender reveal party is. “But where’d you get the cakes?” {insert laughing while crying emoji}

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