We decided to have a little fun with our gender reveal. Instead of just telling our family after our ultrasound,
we I decided I wanted to let them know with cupcakes!
First, start with your favorite cake recipe. I used a simple yellow cake (recipe below).
Watch the excited reactions as your family bites into the cupcake and reveals the big surprise.
Recipe: Yellow Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350.
In a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Add the eggs, one by one.
Stir in the vanilla.
Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
Slowly incorporate the flour and milk into the butter, sugar mixture.
Beat until everything is fully incorporated.
Pour in pans.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 tablespoons milk
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the butter until fluffy, slowly add in 2-3 cups of powdered sugar (be sure to have mixer on low at first or you will have powdered sugar all over your kitchen).
Increase mixer speed and add in vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk.
Add in remaining powdered sugar.
If frosting is too thick, add additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Beat until you get the desired consistency.
Divide frosting and add coloring as desired.
Frost cupcakes and enjoy!