I am baking a gender reveal cake for a baby boy this week and need some advice:
1) Do you have any unique recipes you can share? I was going to go with just a yellow cake with blue food coloring but was looking for something with more flavor
2) Do you have any suggestions on what filling i can put between the layers that will go well with the cake and regular meringue buttercream frosting?
3) how do i make pink or blue drips? last time i used candy melt it hardened immediately once i poured it onto the cake and it was a nightmare.
yellow cake with blue food color might reveal a green cake — i’d go with yolkless white cake unless you want a dark blue — that would probably overcome the yellow — but not for a baby blue
I’m thinking the WASC recipe with blueberries &/or food coloring For filling find a blue jam — “Simply fruit” mixed w/b’cream to lighten the color might work
The WASC recipe using white mix (&yes still use whole eggs) w/vanilla bean for the flavor or add 1/3 cup well chopped almonds alone or w/the vanilla beans
awesome thank you ladies! i saw a few "blue velvet cakes" have you guys tried it or know how i can go about this and how it tastes compared to white cake?
We do blue velvet all the time at work. Many velvet cakes, actually. It's like - just OFF yellow, if that makes sense, because of the wee amount of cocoa powder in it. We use the Chefmaster colors and add plenty - colors turn out fine. Just be sure to add more than what it seems like you'll need. For babies we use Sky Blue or Rose Pink. They love it.
Though I have never made one from the recipes I have read it's basically the same as a red velvet except using a white mix/recipe with blue coloring in it. They use just a couple of Tablespoons cocoa powder and buttermilk so it won't even have a choco flavor.
do you have a recipe you can share if you don't mind?
@kakeladi- i have to search them and see, i wonder if it will still taste good without the choco flavor.
thank you both!
Will see if I can get one - when do you need it?