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