So happy to write and share this special post today. Our friends, Christine and Jim are expecting baby #2. Charlie’s going to be a big brother! Shout it from the rooftops!
I’ve known Jen my entire life and her family is the absolute best. And I really mean it, they are my favorite. When Jen told me that her sister, Christine, was expecting and that Christine and Jim were having a gender reveal party I immediately asked if LLP could make a reveal cake. She said YES!
Prior to the reveal, nobody looked at the envelope from her Doctor except me. Not even Christine! No, it wasn’t any pressure at all. Not! I had to keep this secret for DAYS, fill the cake with the right color, and cross my fingers that the reveal would happen flawlessly.
Since it was a cake for both Jim’s Birthday AND the reveal we got a little creative with the writing. We wrote “Happy Birthday Jim” in a banner and then with frosting “You’re going to be a daddy again to a baby…” The writing was the hardest part for me because my cake decorator’s writing is that of a 5 year old. At best.
Kara and I made a test cake over Christmas so that we could see how it tasted, and more importantly, how the M&M’s fell. For the most part, we were completely satisfied with how the M&M’s spilled out. We felt pretty confident by the time the reveal cake was ready to assemble.
All in all, I am happy with how it turned out, however, the M&M’s seemed to get stuck and/or wedged. Unlike our practice cake, the reveal cake didn’t have the awesome spill effect that I was hoping for. Wah Wah. 🙁
Even still, they all found out within seconds that it was a baby……
Wait I’m not telling! You’ll have to watch the reveal for yourself below:
Thanks for making and sharing this video Mr. Gekas! And thanks to Christine and Jim for letting LLP make the cake. And thanks to Jen for being my BFF. 🙂
Congratulations G & P Family!!!!!!
We made 2 batches of this White Chocolate Yellow Layer Cake and whipped up our ‘go to’ Vanilla Buttercream
White Chocolate and Yellow 4-Layer Cake
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- 4 9-inch round cakes
- 4 cups vanilla buttercream frosting
- pink or blue M&Ms
- Start with 4 completely cool cakes. Level the cakes by trimming off the rounded tops either with a knife or with a cake level.
- Stack 2 layers on top of each other and use a round drinking glass (about 3-4 inches) to cut cut a round circle in both centers.
- To assemble cake, place 1 cake layer (NOT one of the ones with the center removed) on a cake stand or flat serving platter and spread 1/3 cup frosting on top using an offset spatula. Do not frost the center where the cut out layers will lay.
- Top the bottom layer with another cake (this one with center removed); spread 1/3 cup frosting evenly on top. Add the third layer (another cake with the center removed); spread 1/3 cup frosting on top.
- Pour the M&M’s into the cut out center and gently press candies to level. Top the cake with the last full cake layer.
- Frost the sides and top of cake using remaining frosting.
- If you want to add crushed M&M’s to the sides, cut out a circle out of parchment paper and lay it on top of the cake. Sprinkle the crushed M&Ms all over the sides and outer edges on the top. Try to cover as completely as you can. Carefully peel away the parchment circle. Finish the cake off with writing on top.
- Store in a cool place until serving.