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The Best Gift Cake

The best gift is one that delights and surprises! This baby reveal cake does both. The delightful design is easily covered in Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant and topped with a make-ahead fondant bow. And, the surprise is inside—the tinted icing that fills the center tells everyone if baby is a boy or girl!


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

24-48 hours in advance: Make yellow fondant bow (this links to instructions). Cut the base for bow using yellow fondant and largest round Cut-Out. Make bow loops, 8 in. long x 1 in. wide.

Step 2

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Tint a portion of buttercream icing pink or blue for the baby gender reveal. Pipe a white icing dam around edge of bottom layer. Fill center with tinted icing.

Step 3

Stack cakes. Prepare for covering cake with rolled fondant by icing lightly and cover with white fondant. Smooth with Fondant Smoother.

Step 4

Roll out green fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut a square 8 ½ in. Position on cake top and trim edges to match sides of cake. Cut ribbon, 36 in. x 1 in.; ribbon and attach to top border of cake with fondant adhesive. Begin and end the ribbon at a corner.

Step 5

Cut two yellow fondant strips, 18 in. long x 1 in.; position criss-cross on cake top. Attach strips to cake with fondant adhesive.

Step 6

Roll out pink and blue fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut dots using smallest Cut-Out. Attach dots to cake with fondant adhesive.

Step 7

Attach bow to cake top with fondant adheisve.