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Gender Reveal Cupcakes

10/30/13


Are you familiar with 'Gender Reveal Parties'??  They are all the rage these days, and remind me never to say "all the rage" again because it makes me sound ancient.  Anyhoo (ancient-er), if you are not hip to the Gender Reveal (oh dear god), then let me give you the 411 (make it stop): it's a party where an expecting couple reveal the sex of their baby to friends and family (and many times themselves) in a fun manner, like cutting into a cake or biting into a cupcake that's pink or blue inside.  Well, I was not only recently invited to one for my dear friends, Beth and Brad, but they asked me to bake the cupcakes!  And in this instance, they didn't know the sex either.  Their doctor wrote it down, sealed it in an envelope and gave it to me!  Talk about your head exploding with knowledge that you can't share with anyone, oy.  In full disclosure, I told my four-year-old son, Jack.  And he probably told a couple of buddies at school.  And they were like, "meh."  

    But, I was able to keep the secret, and I didn't even play a prank and swap genders like Carson wanted me to.  I had never baked stuffed cupcakes before, and decided to go for a homemade Hostess Cupcake following this recipe.  Every part of it was perfect.  Super moist, chocolaty cake, a sweet and fluffy marshmallow cream center and topped with a rich, chocolate ganache.  My kind of dessert.  I used a paring knife to core out the cupcakes, which was time-consuming but very easy.  And I used a freezer bag with the end snipped off to fill the centers wiiiiith... BLUE icing : )   


The happy couple...




Congrats Beth and Brad!  I can't wait to meet this sweet baby boy.  

(All images by Katy at Chasing You Photo)

9 comments:

The Saucy Secretary said...

A cupcake corer also works wonders!!

http://m.surlatable.com/product/PRO-1251792/OXO+Cupcake+Corer

Linda said...

How fun !!! I never found out...with all 4 of my kiddos before hand, I wanted it to be a surprise, so essentially I found out when they came out!!! Haha! I'm glad they gave you the job of telling them...

DwardsinLA said...

That was the best gender reveal party evah! Congrats Beth and Brad. And the cupcakes were sublime :) mmm so good! Thanks Siri!

DwardsinLA said...

That was the best gender reveal party evah! Congrats Beth and Brad. And the cupcakes were sublime :) mmm so good! Thanks Siri!

tara said...

That's so cool you got to make them! And have all the knowledge, and therefore power. They look delicious.

And I'm glad you didn't listen to Carson because I'd be pissed if I were Beth or Brad :)

I love the idea of gender reveal parties, but we need to invent a new name. Because 'gender reveal' makes me throw up in my mouth.

Ruthy Kirwan said...

GAH what a cute way to do a gender reveal! I've heard of the cake-cutting and the balloons-flying-out of-a-trunk reveals, but I absolutely love these homemade Hostess cupcakes... almost makes me want to make someone bake them for me so I can know the gender of this kid I'm growing inside of me. (The anticipation is killing me, but we're not finding out yet. We'll know soon enough, right?)

That picture of the moment they found out is classic!!

bubblegum casting said...

really cool never seen cup cakes like that before

Anonymous said...

Wilton makes a piping tip for filling cupcakes. Easy peasy.

Rachel @ Khaos in the Kitchen said...

I'm late to commenting, but I ate these cupcakes at work for the next 3 days. They got me through some dark days. Delicious!!

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