Monday, June 11, 2012

Gender Reveal Cupcakes ~ It's a GIRL!

Yay! My sister and her husband are expecting their first child and I am excited to announce that it's a precious baby girl!! They are ecstatic and can't wait to hold their bundle of joy in October. Her name is Skylar Jayde and I can tell you that she is already spoiled. Aunt Heather has already bought her a box full of clothes, both sides of the family are shopping all the time and we just can't wait!

I'm a huge fan of the whole "gender reveal" cake or cupcake idea that's become popular lately and knew that I just HAD to do it for my sister. Have you heard of this? You bake the cake the color you want to reveal (pink for girls, blue for boys) or you fill the cupcakes with a filling using the same idea. Then, you invite your friends and family to a gender reveal party and when the cake is cut or the cupcakes are bitten into, everyone finds out the sex of the baby together....so cool! So, last week we had a small, last-minute cupcake party for our family and a few close friends to share with them the gender and here's what they looked like (excuse the picture quality - with all the excitement, the only thing I had with me was my phone)....






And the moment everyone was waiting for...


Yes, dad, that's pink...not blue :)
I'd say the only person not jumping for joy was my poor dad. Don't get me wrong...he's completely thrilled with becoming a grandfather and the fact that the baby and my sister are both strong and healthy is the most important thing to him. However, put yourself in his shoes. He went through four pregnancies and births of his own children, hoping for that boy to play football with, take hunting, and call son and all he kept getting were curls, pink blankets, and lots of emotional drama! :) He takes it all in stride, though, and has already started buying Skylar presents. He told my sister...maybe next time. Lol!

Unfortunately for you guys, I have no recipes to share. My sister's favorite cake is a boxed yellow cake with a tub of store-bought chocolate frosting. There's just no appreciation for my talent... *sigh*  I got as creative with it as I could and used marshmallow fluff dyed pink for the centers and a graham cracker on top for a not-from-scratch version of S'mores cupcakes. Don't worry...I'll be sharing a REAL version of S'mores cupcakes sometime this summer. 

Well, there you have it. We're expecting another girl into our big family and very excited about it! Don't forget to stop by my previous post to enter the giveaway for over $172 worth of cool kitchen gadgets! Until next time, happy reading and, more importantly, happy cupcake-ing!



15 comments:

  1. Such a great idea! I have never heard of doing it this way before. Congratulations on a new girl being added to the family. We have more girls around here too. I have 5 myself and only 1 boy. I do have one neice and 4 nephews so we are starting to balance out now. :)

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  2. Hi! I saw your link on Made in a Day. I love this idea. I never did anything cute like this with my 4 babies. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This is the best idea ever for gender reveal.

    Visiting from Whimsically homemade!

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  4. What a cute idea! Totally fun. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  5. I love how you used the graham cracker for a little canvas for the question mark. How clever!

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  6. Smart idea and the result is super cute

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  7. Great idea! I like this better than the cakes. The little graham cracker with the question mark is so cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  8. What a great idea. And if he wants to come play with boys he's welcome to my house - we have 4 boys!

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  9. This is such a fun idea and congrats on the new little girl that will join your family!! Thanks for sharing this fun idea at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love it!! Hope you be back soon. -The Sisters

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  10. aww! My dad finally got a boy out of my sister... after having 3 girls of his own and my 3 girls...LOL!!! For all the ladies though... how fun to have a little girl to dress up!!! :)

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  11. What a stinkin' cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  12. Cute idea, your poor dad, lol. Thanks for sharing.

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