Baby cakes

On my recent blogspot Baby Announcement, I revealed that I was expecting a baby! Before having my 20 week scan, myself and my partner decided that we were going to find out the gender of our baby.  We wanted to know more about our baby and we really couldn’t wait 40 weeks! I made plans that I was going to bake some cupcakes after my scan, just as a little way to celebrate my growing babe. Although I don’t agree with treating children differently based on their gender, I still wanted to celebrate my baby’s gender because it is still a beautiful thing.

I am in no way an expert at baking, I am not a regular baker but I did my best! I relied on a recipe from a lovely friend of mine and I looked for some inspiration online to plan how I wanted to decorate the cakes. To achieve the multicoloured buttercream icing I used a combination of blue and pink colouring and put this inside a disposable piping bag. Making things look pretty is always the fun part for me, although the eating part is obviously the best!

To reveal the gender, I cored the cupcakes and placed coloured smarties in the middle. Unfortunately when I did this, I found that the colour of the smarties came off (oops!) and they ended up a purple colour! Luckily this didn’t bother me too much as in a way it made the cupcakes gender neutral and it was really quite a funny moment considering the cupcakes were meant to reveal the gender! If you are really wanting to make an impression, perhaps don’t use smarties unless you are planning on eating them straight away. You can opt for some coloured sponge instead or there are many alternatives .

 I was pleased with my efforts, the cupcakes looked cute and tasted good, but most importantly it like a lovely way to celebrate my growing baby girl. x

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  1. November 22, 2017 / 1:38 am

    Wow looks delicious babe! This is perfect for upcoming holidays!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful thanksgiving!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

  2. Amy-Anne Williams
    November 22, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    I love these! My best friend’s sister is having a child, and I think pastel cakes like this would be so perfect for some kind of related party! I adore cupcakes though, so I might just find myself making these for myself lmao.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Amy-Anne. I find cupcakes are always great for celebrations but as they taste so great making them for yourself is also a fantastic idea!

      Much love,
      Marianne x https://mariannesophia.com

  3. Gabrielle
    November 22, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Eek! How exciting you’re having a baby girl – congratulations, you must be SO looking forward to meeting her! Love this way of revealing the gender, the cupcakes look delicious 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

  4. November 22, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Yes the purple does make them non gender specific and that is natures way. But these turned out great. What a cute idea! : )

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

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