Surprise friends and family with news of a boy or girl with this cute Gender Reveal Cake. Decorated with pink and blue dots, this cake can feature either pink or blue icing on the inside to reveal the gender of the baby. Made using the Easy Layers! cake pan set, this cake bakes up quickly and is a great project for beginning decorators.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Divide batter equally into prepared pans. Bake and cool.
Tint icing. Using Pink icing color, tint 2 1/8 cup icing dark pink and 1/8 cup icing light pink. Using Teal icing color, tint 1/8 cup icing teal. Using Royal Blue icing color, tint 1/8 cup icing blue.
Prepare four decorating bags with tip 5. Fill separately with 1/8 cup dark pink, light pink, teal and blue icing.
Prepare decorating bag with tip 21. Fill with ½ cup white icing.
Prepare two decorating bags with tip 2A. Fill separately with remaining dark pink icing and 2 cups white icing. Reserve remaining white icing.
Stack cake. Place one layer of cake on platter or serving tray. Using white icing with tip 2A, pipe line lengthwise along edge of cake. Pipe second row next to first using dark pink icing with tip 2A. Repeat, alternating colors, ending with white other edge of cake.
Place second cake layer on first. Repeat step, alternating colors –starting and ending with white icing – until completed.
Ice cake smooth using reserved white buttercream.
Pipe message. Prepare decorating bag with tip 5 and royal icing. Pipe message on cake. Chill until royal icing hardens, about 1 to 2 hours.
Decorate cake. Using Gold Cake Paint and decorating brush, paint message gold. Pipe dots all over cake using tip 5 bags with dark pink, light pink, teal and blue icing. Using white icing with tip 21, pipe star boarder around bottom of cake.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.