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DIY Gender Baby Cake

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of helping my good friend announce the gender of her baby to close family and friends.  I’d never heard of this new unveiling method, but apparently it’s a popular thing to bake a gender cake and throw a bash for it. The color on the inside of the cake tells people whether it’s a girl or a boy.

The inspiration for the cake came from the Celebration Cake post on Cupcakes and Cashmere.  The cake was baked using David’s Yellow Cake recipe from AllRecipes.com. It’s a dense cake, which makes it perfect for decorating. When I baked it, I did 1 1/2 times the original recipe; there is a simple adjuster for servings on AllRecipes.com. I had to do this because I used 2 9 inch rounds (instead of 8 inch) to create the 4 layer cake.

The frosting was to die for; it’s the Creamy Vanilla Frosting recipe from Magnolia’s. My friend wanted only the frosting between the cake layers to be colored. We made sure to do a border of white frosting on the inside of each layer so the colored frosting didn’t smear out onto the outside of the cake.

The cake was finished off with my favorite kind of sprinkles, Confetti Sprinkles! Honestly, they make any cake item taste better and the colors are so pretty. I also made a sweet little cake banner that said “It’s a…”.


The Nana-to-be got the privilege of pulling out the first slice. It was so cute to see everyone’s faces eagerly awaiting as it was served. I was really honored to be part of such a special event.

Congratulations Lisa & Dave… can’t wait for Baby D to get here!

  • Chrystal Rosasco

    That is a really cute idea! <3 it!

  • Geminiprincess027

    thats a great idea

  • Lilith Laing

    While obviously an adorable idea. I have to congratulate you on making baby blue icing actually look appetising.  And yes, the sprinkles are such lovely colours too. ^^