Good morning and happy Friday to you! Today I wanted to share a few more photos from the adorable gender reveal cake my sister and I made for my bother-in-law and sister-in-law last week, since you guys were so interested!
Like I said on Monday, I was so excited to volunteer to make the cake for such a special occasion and then when it came time to execute the project… my skills were somewhat lacking! Lucky for me, my sister is a pastry chef by education, and she helped me turn what could have been a disaster into the prettiest cake ever!
So here’s what we did: we tripled a white cake recipe, divided it out into four layers (6″ round pans), and mixed in gel food coloring at different volumes. We then popped them into the oven, and once they were done baking/cooling we cut the tops off and got them ready to ice.
While they were still cooling (if we would have had enough time the cakes should have been in the freezer setting… but me being the last minute baker, I left no room for that!), we doubled this Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe and started the icing process! We also used cake dowels to stabilize the cake… this was a life saver!! Also, my sister brought over this fancy icing turn table… it was also a life saver!
I just LOVE the way it turned out and so did my sister-in-law and brother-in-law! The whole day was such a treat!
Happy baking, friends! xoxo
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