By far the sweetest way to announce whether you’re having a boy or a girl to friends and family, gender reveal cakes and cupcakes are the way to go. Every single one of these tried and tested recipes is insta-worthy and moment-worthy, as guests find out if they’re team pink or team blue. From extravagant ombre cakes to simple cake pops, this list is packed with recipes you really need to make.
Ombre Gender Reveal Cake
A truly sweet way to reveal your baby’s gender, this ombre cake will keep them guessing until the first slice is cut. Deceptively easy to make, you can use two, three, or more layers and then tint them using the same color but in differing amounts to achieve ever deeper shades.
Triple Chocolate Cake
This cake will really keep them guessing as they try to figure out if it’s a boy or a girl. Decadent and delicious, the cake is covered with double chocolate fudge frosting, and decorated with both pink and blue giraffes, while the final reveal is in between the sponge layers.
Look how pretty this gender reveal cake is! With colors and shades a unicorn would be proud of, this chocolate cake is covered in swirly pink and blue frosting, and hides a cache of colored candy in either blue or pink which spill out once the cake is cut.
Totally unusual and looking like they came straight from a high end bakery, these gem cakes will be the talk of the baby circuit. With a firm candy melt coating in swirly pink and blue, the inside is filled with a cake pop mixture to announce team boy or team girl.
Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes
These cupcakes are giving nothing away as they’re covered in a delicious coconut oil and chocolate coating. Once the guests have made their way through the decadent cream swirl and the moist chocolate sponge, however, they’ll discover a hidden dollop of colored cream cheese frosting.
Kid-shaped Surprise Cake
Not only does this cake reveal the gender of the forthcoming arrival, but it does it with pink or blue baby shapes, baked into a beautiful sponge! Covered in chocolate frosting and decorated with pastel colored candies, this cake is easy to make but looks incredibly impressive.
Impossibly pretty to look at, this cake is a true work of art. The sides of the cake are covered in the most beautiful watercolor effects, while the top is decorated with both pink and blue piped shapes, before chocolate ganache is added to drip down the sides.
Gender Reveal Balloon Cake
This is a really fun idea for a gender reveal cake. Bake a colored ombre sponge in your choice of color, and then fill balloons with edible confetti and attach them to the top of the cake. As guests pop the balloons, the colored confetti covers the cake below.
Single Colored Layer Cake
Make a funfetti cake with a difference for your baby shower or reveal party, by following this easy recipe. By using only pink or blue sprinkles, you can color the two white layers, while the middle one can be tinted to match. Top off the ensemble with buttercream rosettes to finish.
Candy Surprise Gender Reveal Cake
Keep everyone guessing right to the last minute with this pristine looking white cake. Made with four layers of readymade cake mix, the inside has been hollowed out to hold colored candies which will spill out to reveal the baby’s gender, while the outside is covered in snow white frosting.
Gender Reveal Mini Vegan Cheesecakes
Made with coconut and cashews, these vegan cheesecakes are a wonderful alternative to the usual big gender reveal cake, and are just as delicious. Perfect for those who want to keep artificial ingredients to a minimum, the colored insides can be tinted with raspberries or blueberries for pink or blue.
Colored Buttercream Gender Reveal Cupcakes
Cupcakes are always a welcome addition to any party, and these ones are super simple to make. Using a simple recipe, the little cakes are filled with a tinted buttercream filling, before being topped with white frosting and covered in pretty multi-colored sprinkles.
Gender Reveal Cake Pops
Who can resist cake pops? These cute little mouthfuls are made even more fun when they’re used to reveal whether the baby’s a boy or a girl. By adding food coloring to the mix, you can have the sweetest blue or pink surprise hidden beneath a white candy melt coating.
Blue Velvet Cake
This cake is absolutely stunning in its simplicity. Covered in a perfect white frosting, the inside is colored a vibrant, deep blue for an unusual take on a red velvet cake. With three layers each separated with white frosting, the contrast is absolutely incredible.
Candy Surprise Jumper Cookies
Make something a little different to reveal your baby’s gender with these super adorable onesie cookies. Made up of three layers, the inside one is hollowed out to hold blue or pink candy, while the top one is covered in a smooth royal icing and piped with a single question mark.
While these cookies won’t reveal the gender of the new arrival, they will make a beautiful and fun addition to the buffet. Perfect if you’re pushed for time or don’t like baking, these golden Oreos are simply dipped in pink and blue candy melts and then covered in colorful sprinkles.
Gender Reveal Cookies
Incredibly sweet and professional looking, these gender announcement cookies aren’t as difficult to make as they seem. Cleverly incorporating a layer of colored cookie dough into a plain one, this recipe then uses royal icing to hide the surprise until guests take a bite.
These fudge cookies are so easy to make that you’ll probably keep making them just for the sake of it! Using only five ingredients, these chewy cookies have colored candy melts inside which soften on baking to produce a decadent, luxurious surprise.
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