Question: What's the most used phrase in our household over the past year?
Answer: _________ are expecting.
We're in that season of life.
In this particular case, the couple are best friends with my sister and brother-in-law.
In a strange coincidence, the daddy to be was actually my RA my freshman year in college.
Which means I've known him almost 10 years....longer than I've known my brother-in-law!
Shannon and Phil gave me the huge honor of letting me make their gender reveal cake.
But naturally, I had to do gender reveal cookies also!
You know how much I love the onesie cookie cutter!
I wanted the guests to be able to share in the fun.
There is a special surprise in these onesies!
Now, I only do cakes for really, really special people. They're not my forte.
I'm so OCD and royal icing cooperates much better with me than buttercream does.
Plus, I loathe cleaning up buttercream ridden dishes. Yuck.
The cake design inspiration came from their football themed invitation.
It looked like a giant ticket!
I know Phil would appreciate something a little more 'manly' and sporty, but I also knew Shannon would love the baby details of buttons, bows and ribbons! I'm just happy they looked so adorable together. I LOVE it when an idea in my head ends up looking just as cute when it becomes reality!
I used fondant for the first time outside of a cake decorating class.
I usually hate wilton fondant, but their brown fondant is chocolate flavored and tastes like a giant tootsie roll. Thanks for the heads up, Fresh Baked!
I bought a button and ribbon mold and I'm so happy I had the opportunity to use it!
Any guesses what they're having???
(Besides a baby, duh)
Or have you already scrolled down?!
It's a GIRL!!!!
In case you're wondering (humor me, will ya?), this is how I did the gender reveal cookies.
I read around on some various websites about how to make cookies like these but most of them involved some sort of measuring and this gal hates measuring.
So, I used my onesie cookie cutter and while it was still pressed in my regular dough, I put in the rectangle of pink dyed dough and pushed it down. By keeping the cookie cutter in place, the cookie maintained its shape. Then I baked them as normal!
And I have one last surprise for you!
How about a video so you can actually see their reaction (and my cake working its magic!)
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Congrats Shannon and Phil!
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