We are having a boy!
I made the cake using my daughter's Babycakes Cake Pop Maker. We took a box of white cake mix and made it according to the directions on the box, except we split the prepared batter into 2 bowls and tinted one blue and one green (a girl would have been pink and purple). We then baked them in the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker, for 3-4 minutes, but some of the balls were still brown on the outside. In the future, we might reduce the baking side to closer to 3 minutes. As the cake balls were baking, we then mixed up a box of lemon cake mix (you can use whatever flavor you choose, this was my daughter's choice). I sprayed my bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and then put about 1/3 of the lemon batter into the cake pan. I topped that with the cake balls (I only used about 1/2 of the ones we made, the kids snacked on the rest). I did not want any of the cake balls to peek through the outside of the cake, so I only did about 2 layers of cake balls. Some of the cake balls were overfilled before baking, so we broke off the "wings" in order to ensure they looked round. I then poured the rest of the lemon batter on top and baked at 350 for 35 minutes (or whatever your box/recipe says for a bundt cake). We had originally planned to glaze the cake, but despite my efforts, some of the cake balls were peeking through the cake, so we decided to whip up some cream cheese frosting so that no one would get a sneak peek ahead of time. I then decorated it for my daughter's birthday. If I were to make this for a party that was exclusively a gender reveal, I would decorate with a mixture of pastel sprinkles and baby-themed decorations. This would also be fun for a baby shower, or even a bridal shower, using the colors that the guest-of-honor has chosen for the nursery, or wedding.
Have any of you done something fun to reveal the gender of a baby-to-be? Please share with a comment.
PS- A special thank you to my sister, Jessica, for the photos. I still cannot find my missing memory card and may have to resort to buying a new one.