Thanks to Pinterest, we’re now all under tremendous pressure to make every life event that much more unique and notable. One of these new “must haves” is the gender reveal for expecting parents. I was asked to help out a girlfriend when it came time to share the sex of her baby to loved ones and of course I jumped right in.
Duncan Hines has made this very easy with their own line of “summer velvet cakes.” I think they’ve been following Pinterest trends! I took the easy way out with this one, using a boxed cake. I did use my favorite buttercream recipe, courtesy of my girl Martha Stewart!
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, begin to cream the butter. Add in the vanilla while slowing mixing in the sugar. Add milk bits at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
Of course no Pinterest project is finished without a catchy phrase. I chose to pipe “Waddle it Be” and finished it off with sugared duck icing decorations by Wilton. Once cut, the cake reveals with pink color, it’s a …. GIRL!