Lately I have seen all kinds of cute ideas for announcing a baby's gender. Most recently, in the Food Network magazine, I saw the idea to have the ultrasound tech write down the gender and seal it in an envelope and then take the envelope to a bakery and have a gender reveal cake made. That way you can find out the gender along with all your friends and family. I like that idea, but there is no way I could wait days to get the cake made and then wait to have a family get together. So I took matters into my own hands. I made two boxes of cake mix (48 cupcakes) and using a melon baller I removed the center of the cupcake. I took canned frosting and dyed some of it blue and some of it pink. Using a Ziploc bag with a tiny corner cut out, I piped the dyed frosting into the center of the cupcakes. I then covered the cupcakes in white cream cheese frosting to hide the color of the dye. I finished off my gender reveal cupcakes with blue and pink sprinkles. I cheated and used store bought for everything. One tip for making store bought cake mix taste better is to add a small packet of pudding mix to the cake mix before baking. It keeps it moist. Anyway...... I'm leaving for my big doctor's appointment in a little over an hour and have 24 pink cupcakes and 24 blue cupcakes ready to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stay tuned to see if blue or pink cupcakes were used!