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.