Cupcake Gender Reveal

We surprised family with a Cupcake Gender Reveal to announce the sex of our 2nd baby. The inside is either blue or pink. What’s your guess?

cupcake gender reveal

When I found out I was having a girl during my first pregnancy, I knew I wanted to reveal the sex of our baby in a fun way and ended up doing a Truffle Reveal.  It was so excited to watch the look on each person’s face as they bit into their truffle and looked down to see the color inside.

For our second baby, I wanted to do something different but still incorporate my love for baking.  I like the idea of an individual dessert so each person can discover the surprise on his/her own.  I decided to fill cupcakes with either pink or blue frosting so each person would bite into the cupcake to reveal whether Ava was getting a little brother or sister. These Gender Reveal Cupcakes ended up being so much fun and the perfect way to announce the big news! 

If you’ve been reading earlier posts, you know that the we had a girl!  I was beyond excited for Ava to have a little sister, since I love my little sister so much and can’t imagine my life without her.  Of course I meant to blog this when the news was actually news, but being pregnant plus taking care of a toddler got the best of me. Regardless, I thought it would be fun to document how we revealed our surprise to our family and show a little step-by-step of how to make these cupcakes.

Cupcake Gender Reveal 

1. Bake cupcakes of choice in gender-neutral cupcake liners. (I chose a boxed chocolate Duncan Heinz cake for convenience and used green liners such as these).

cupcake gender reveal

2. With a small knife, cut out a round, cone shape from the top of the cupcake.

cupcake gender reveal

3. Using the knife, cut the tip off of the small piece of cake you have removed (eat the small tip of cake if you’d like a snack!)

gloved hand holding up the top of the piece of cupcake removed to make a cavity in the cupcake
cupcake gender reveal chocolate cupcake with hole in the top

4. Prepare pink or blue buttercream (I used Easy Vanilla Buttercream and gel food coloring) and pipe into the hole created when you removed the small piece of cake.

cupcake gender reveal with chocolate cupcake with pink buttercream filling a hole in the top of the cupcake

5. Replace the small piece of cake on top of the buttercream.

gender reveal cupcake without frosting

6. Frost the cupcakes as desired. I used Easy Vanilla Buttercream in a piping bag with a large tip and large coupler.

chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream in cupcake pans

7. Decorate at desired. I used gender neutral sprinkles such as these.

chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and colored sprinkles in cupcake pans
chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and colored sprinkles in a cake pan

8. Pass out cupcakes to family/friends.

chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream and colored sprinkles on a plate

9. Tell your guests to bite into their gender reveal cupcakes to reveal the sex of your baby!

cupcake gender reveal

I recommend taking a video of the Cupcake Gender Reveal so you can relive it later!

Looking for more Gender Reveal Ideas?

Check out the Oreo Truffle Gender Reveal I did for Baby #1 and the Sugar Cookie Gender Reveal I did for Baby #3!

Cupcake Gender Reveal how to
cupcake gender reveal

Cupcake Gender Reveal 

Meghan
Surprise your family and friends with these Gender Reveal Cupcakes! Each guest takes a bite of his/her own cupcake to reveal a blue or pink filling inside.
5 from 1 vote
Assembly Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 or more

Equipment

  • gender neutral cupcake liners
  • food gloves
  • paring knife
  • piping bag or resealable plastic bag

Ingredients
  

  • 1 batch of your favorite cupcakes
  • 1 batch of your favorite frosting
  • pink or blue food coloring liquid/gel
  • gender neutral sprinkles or decorations

Instructions
 

  • Bake cupcakes of choice in gender-neutral cupcake liners.
  • With a small knife, cut out a round, cone shape from the top of the cupcake.
  • Using the knife, cut the tip off of the small piece of cake you have removed.
  • Prepare pink or blue buttercream and pipe into the hole created when you removed the small piece of cake.
  • Replace the small piece of cake on top of the buttercream.
  • Frost and decorate the cupcakes as desired.
  • Pass out cupcakes to family/friends and tell everyone to bite into his/her cupcake to reveal the sex of your baby!

Notes

You’re Gonna Bake It After All
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Keyword cupcake, dessert, party



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