An old friend called me one day and asked me to make a gender reveal cake for her son’s gender reveal party. I said, “Oh no, I don’t sell cakes. I only make them for my grandsons as a little hobby.  And, I don’t even know what a gender reveal cake is!”

My friend proceeded to tell me what it’s all about and begged me to do it. I finally gave in and said, “Ok, “but I was really nervous about doing it…. WHAT if it didn’t turn out OR what if they didn’t like it!!!

I didn’t realize when I said, “ok” that the new parents-to-be wouldn’t  know the gender of the baby till they cut the cake and saw the color of cake!  HOW COOL IS THAT!?!

This gender reveal cake is a double layer white cake with a thick  layer of homemade buttercream frosting in the middle. The whole cake is iced in homemade buttercream frosting and then covered in homemade marshmallow fondant.  All decorations are made out of marshmallow fondant and edible.

  • I made the bow at least two weeks ahead of time. Just Google ‘puffy bow’ and there are quite a few really good tutorials and videos to show you how to make them.
  • I made the ducks using a little cookie cutter and gave them some detail by coloring the peaks and eyes with edible markers….these markers will be your best friend!
  • For the gift tag I just free hand cut and again wrote in it with a edible markers.

After I cut the tag and ducks out , I let them dry in the pan that I would be baking the cake in. That way they would be the correct shape for the cake when they dried. The nice thing about fondant gum paste details is you can make them well in advance because they keep a long time.

I actually really enjoyed making this cake. It was a lot of fun!

IS IT A BOY OR A GIRL!?!  You’re about to find out…