When a dear friend of mine asked me to make her Gender Reveal cake I was SO very excited to do it! She said she was using my gender reveal printable set so I wanted to make sure the colors matched up but you can use any shade of pink or blue you want to create this. The baby Daddy did say he thought it was a little girly – but for me a cake is supposed to be pretty – boy or girl…
Of course in this case it WAS a girl so it worked out – MAN I gotta say knowing the gender but keeping it from my friend was HARD! She was SO ready to know! Of course her mothers intuition was saying “girl” and I personally totally believe in mothers intuition (I knew what my 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th babies were WAY before the ultrasound because of the differences in my cravings and morning sickness from my first)
After you have the cake frosted in white add spots of blue, pink and white frosting around the cake and then smooth one final time – DO NOT over smooth this or you’ll either wipe all the color OFF or your intermix them too much and create colors you aren’t looking for.
For the ganache drips you want to do a 1:1 ratio of chocolate and cream vs the normal 2:1 ration I use for ganache frosting. Then I started with the largest rosettes (in white) then worked my way down in size, filling in holes and gaps as needed with smaller tips. I make all the rosettes out of the pink and white, leaving the blue for the drop tip flowers and stars – but you could totally do blue rosettes if you want.
I’ve attended a lot of gender reveals and my one piece of advice – if one of the parents has their heart set on one gender and might not react well to the other than DON’T surprise yourself in front of everyone you know and love. Find out privately then share when you are ready to be happy either way. Just my 2 cents!
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