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!
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.
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.
Stack cakes. Prepare for covering cake with rolled fondant by icing lightly and cover with white fondant. Smooth with Fondant Smoother.
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.
Cut two yellow fondant strips, 18 in. long x 1 in.; position criss-cross on cake top. Attach strips to cake with fondant adhesive.
Roll out pink and blue fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut dots using smallest Cut-Out. Attach dots to cake with fondant adhesive.
Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.