Gender Reveal Cake

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bakincakin Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 2:05pm
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I've been asked to make a cake for my cousin who is pregnant. They want to reveal the gender to the family by cutting into the cake and having it revealed by the color. If it's a girl, she wants strawberry cake with chocolate filling, but if it's a boy she doesn't know. She doesn't want just plain vanilla colored blue. Any ideas? All I can come up with is blueberry with cream cheese. Please help me!!


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letsgetcaking Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 2:20pm
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I think I'd go with your idea. Blueberry cake with cream cheese frosting. If you want extra blue color without dying the cake, you could always dye the frosting. I can't think of anything else that is blue.

Maybe you could do a key lime cake with green as the color. Although, that may leave everyone still guessing the gender. icon_lol.gif

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forjenns Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 3:07pm
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You could do blueberry with Creamcheese and add blue dye. You could also add blue cake balls, or just some dollops of blue (or pink) vanilla cake into the chocolate.

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inspiredbymom Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 3:22pm
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Several cake recipes that I have tried has jello in it (lime, strawberry, orange, etc) What about trying the blue jello. I think it is berry blue or blue raspberry. Something like that.

I have also taken white cake and added food color to it to change colors and not the flavor.

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 4:27pm
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Hmm. I know that Hawaiian "shave ice" comes in blue, and I think it's raspberry. Of course, the only time I ever had shave ice, I just got a straight strawberry.

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bammcakes Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 6:49pm
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I am currently doing the same thing but for a wedding cake. One tester i went with jello instead of pudding. It made kind of a wet cake. After several tests I finally made one that I like. Even my critical taste testing mom liked it. I went by a recipe I found here on CC called Durable cake for 3D and Wedding cakes, with 3 extra ingredients. Royal blue Wilton Gel Paste, Canned blueberries (not pie filling), and lemon juice. Minus the water. For the pudding I used instant lemon pudding.

Dump the canned blueberries in a bowl. Pick the blueberries out leaving just the juice. Set blueberries to the side.
On the water step, use 1/4 cup blueberry juice and 1/4 cup lemon juice. After it is thoroughly mixed add the desired amount of blue gel paste. Not adding the blue will leave you with a slightly purple cake.
After have been all ingredients have been mixed together fold the blueberries into the batter.

Final result will be a blueberry lemon cake. If your cousin and family aren't lemon fans you could leave it out and use plain water. Good luck with any choice that you make.

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C4ssandraa Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 5:13am
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How about blue velvet with cream cheese frosting?

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bakincakin Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 2:36pm
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Thanks for all your responses! She has now decided to go with chocolate fudge with blue colored buttercream for the filling if it's a boy!

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