Surprise Gender Reveal Baby Shower Cake

Surprise Gender Reveal Baby Shower Cake

Surprise baby shower guests with this clever and colorful Gender Reveal Cake! Once you slice into this tasty 5-layer cake, an assortment of pink or blue sprinkles tumbles out, revealing the gender of the baby. Made with the Easy Layers! pan set, this cake only requires one cake mix and is a fun and easy project for anyone hosting a gender reveal party!
  • Skill LevelIntermediate
    Amount12 servings


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  1. Combine sprinkle mixes. In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons each of the following:

    • Pink Jimmies
    • Blue Jimmies
    • Pink Nonpareils
    • Purple Nonpareils
    • Pink Sugar Pearls
    • Blue Sugar Pearls
    • White Pearlized Jimmies
    • White Nonpareils

    In second small bowl, combine ¼ cup each of the following:

    • Bubblegum Flavored Sugar Pearl Sprinkles
    • Pink Sugar Pearls
    • Pink Sparkling Sugars

    Helpful Hint: For a boy, switch the second sprinkle mixture to Blue Raspberry Flavored Sugar Pearl Sprinkles, Blue Sugar Pearls and Blue Sparkling Sugars.

  2. Create cake topper. Print out question mark pattern. Tape pattern to cake circle; cover with parchment paper. Place pattern in cookie sheet.

    Melt Candy Melts candy following package instructions. Transfer melted candy to decorating bag; cut small tip in bag. Using melted candy, outline and fill in question mark. Immediately cover with multi-colored sprinkle mix. Chill until set, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Carefully shake off excess sprinkles (reserve these for a later step). Remove question mark from parchment paper and turn over. Position lollipop stick on backside of question mark, positioning dot about ½ in. below bottom of mark. Using melted candy, attach lollipop stick to question mark. Chill until set, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Bake and cool cakes. Bake and cool five cake layers; level all layers. Using straight side of cut-out, remove center from three cake layers.
  5. Assemble cake layers.Prepare decorating bag with white icing; cut medium tip in bag. Place one solid cake layer on platter or plate. Ice top of layer; smooth with spatula. Position center cut layers, icing in between each layer.
  6. Fill center hole with gender-colored sprinkle mix. Top with final solid cake layer. Spatula ice cake.
  7. Decorate cake.Press remaining multi-colored sprinkle mix halfway up sides of cake. Position question mark into center of cake.


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