The introduction and evolution of social media has been the fuel for the popularity of “Gender Reveal Cakes.” The wealthy and well-known wanted more than a baby shower to celebrate a pregnancy, and many wanted to tell friends, family and all their social media followers, the gender of the baby in a creative way. Pretty quickly this trend caught on and more and more requests were being made for Gender Reveal Parties.
Around halfway through a pregnancy, the gender of the baby (where possible) can be identified. Many expectant parents refuse to find out the gender, preferring to be surprised when the child is born. For others, finding out can be an opportunity to prepare for the new arrival, choose a name or purchase items that can be gender specific.
Attending a prenatal scan and hearing the doctor or nurse say “boy” or “girl” can be a truly magical moment, but many people want to share this moment with friends and family, and packing everyone into an ultrasound room isn’t ideal! People have been incredibly inventive when announcing the gender of their future offspring.
- A box is opened and pink or blue balloons float out.
- Party Pinatas can be filled with coloured confetti to signify girl or boy.
- Popping a balloon to reveal coloured paper or confetti.
- Party poppers in blue or pink.
- Paint bursts or powder bursts.
- Coloured smoke.
Perhaps one of the most publicised and most used methods is the Gender Reveal Cake. Customers can ask for a variety of options, from sweets in the centre of the cake being pink for a girl and blue for a boy, to the colour of the sponge, the colour of the icing or filling inside, or the decoration of the cake can all be tailored to reveal the exciting news.
How do you plan a Gender Reveal Cake?
When an expectant parent attends a scan and the gender of the baby is confirmed, the gender is written down and sealed in an envelope. This can then be given directly to the cake baker or to a friend who can instruct the cake maker. The gender is then only revealed when the cake is uncovered, or cut.
Anna Baker is an experienced cake maker and no stranger to celebration cakes. If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, special event, or would like a gender reveal cake, please get in touch with Anna Baker Cakes to discuss your requirements.