He or She? Boy or Girl?
However you phrase it, a gender reveal can be one of life’s biggest and most special surprises.
We just love a sweet way to share the good news of the gender of your baby!
The big surprise has historically been celebrated with a gender reveal party cut with all the trimmings.
A gorgeous cake with either pink frosting or blue frosting, cut to the colored inside layers.
It’s a sweet surprise only the baker and maybe a trusted friend will know about ahead of time!
Take a look at some of our favorite inspiration gender reveal cake ideas putting a creative spin on traditional ideas!
Gender Reveal Cake Inspiration
Looking for gender reveal cake inspiration?
Gather ideas for your own gender-reveal cake from the outside of these pretty options!
1. Use Two Cakes for Twice the Surprise
Spring for two gender reveal cakes… you know the saying: two are better than one!
Use neutral colors and connect both cakes with a gorgeous cake topper, for a decadent but down to earth feel.
The dried flowers are the perfect way to soften this gender reveal cake theme!
Add pampas grass as the perfect choice for a bit of a boho look.
2. Top Your Cake with Donuts and Macaroons
Include doughnuts and macaroons for a bakery style daydream to celebrate the gender of your new baby!
Pastel colors are an easy way to create a baby shower theme that is charming and familiar!
We especially love the touches of gold flake for a bit of shimmer.
3. Add a “Girl or Boy?” Cake Topper That Fits Your Theme
Add a Girl or Boy gold cake topper and gold buttons for a charming and adorable gender reveal cake!
A bit of food coloring in some traditional delicious cream cheese frosting are simple ideas that are easy to execute for the big reveal.
Adding the small gold touches and flowers take this cake to the next level.
Baby’s gender will be a hit and guests won’t be able to turn down seconds!
4. Keep it Minimal with Fresh Fruit
Keep it minimal with simple flags and red and blue fruit to celebrate the little guy or baby girl.
This simplistic and elegant cake is a great way to treat friends and family to an edible surprise they won’t forget.
5. Elevate Your Party Cake with Real or Faux Florals
Use pink or blue colored wheat grass for a refined country feel that will certainly charm your gender reveal party guests.
This perfectly imperfect look with uneven edges and light smears of pink and blue frosting is classy upon first glance and even better on the first bite!
Bits of pearl are just one of our favorite subtle and barely there cake decorations.
6. Go All In With a What Will Baby Bee? Gender Reveal Theme
Go all in with a bumblebee theme and an adorable pun as a way to announce baby’s gender to your friends and family.
They’ll be buzzing about it for weeks!
Have “What will the baby bee?” written on top of the cake for five star reviews from all of your party guests.
It’s also a great DIY option for those who want to keep it simple!
Yellow and white daisies are a great idea for the sweetest baby to be.
7. Have a Harry Pottery Gender Reveal Party
Muggles and wizards alike will be under the spell of this adorable literature themed cake.
Place a baby witch or wizard cake topper on top of the golden snitch and baby shoes crafted out of marzipan or frosting!
It’s so pretty… all of your party guests won’t be able to resist posting pics of it on social media!
8. Do a What’s The Scoop? Gender Reveal Party Theme
Top your gender reveal cake with melting pink and blue ice cream cones.
Everyone will be asking themselves… “What’s the scoop?” on the gender of your baby.
It’ll make a fun addition to your dessert table!
The frosting “drips” and sprinkles take us straight back to our favorite childhood ice cream shop… giving us all the nostalgia!
9. Place Little Baby Shoes on Top of the Cake
How cute are these blue and pink baby shoes?!
Impress your guests with pretty ombre cake layers to frost the outside of your cake.
Find out whether you’re having a little girl or boy with this traditional pink and blue gender reveal cake.
Soft nursery vibes keep your DIY gender reveal cake a party pleasing centerpiece!
10. Combine Occasions for a Birthday and Gender Reveal Party
Celebrate two for one with this adorable birthday and gender reveal combo.
Life gets so busy it is just too easy to forget mom and dad when the new baby arrives!
Happy Birthday “daddy to be” or “mommy to be” with a simple black and white sonogram frosting design is a chic, creative way to celebrate mom or dad’s birthday close to the little one’s arrival.
All for one and one for all… family style!
Gender Reveal Cake Recipes
Looking for gender reveal cake recipes you can make yourself?
No need to hire a professional – you can easily make one of these on your own.
Here are our favorite recipes to make your own cake for your gender reveal party…
11. Bake Your Gender Reveal Cake with Ombre Layers
Try a simple layered cake with multiple food colorings.
We love the clean look and easy instruction on this gender reveal cake recipe.
The ombre light to dark pink is just dreamy!
12. Fill Your Cake with Pink or Blue Sprinkles
Try baking a trendy “exploding cake” with more than one type of fun filling for a doubly exciting cut into your gender reveal cake!
The options for filling the inside of the cake are endless….blue sprinkles, blue candy, edible glitter, etc.
If you’re expecting a baby girl, swap everything out for a pretty pastel pink!
13. Make Tie Dye Cake Frosting
For a whimsical and groovy look, make tie dye frosting!
Fill the inside of the cake with fillings like these light and dark pink M&M’s.
When they come spilling out, the surprise will be oh-so-adorable!
Gender Reveal Cake Ideas You Can Buy
Looking for an affordable way to announce the gender of the baby?
You can make your own cake and still make it beautiful!
Purchase any one of the below items to give it a special touch.
14. Show Your Cake Off on a Pretty Wood Cake Stand
Purchase this elegant handmade maple wood cake stand for a stunning cake display!
The white top and wooden base are chic and simple.
It will be an eye catching centerpiece for your dessert table or gift table!
Light colors create a soft look that is perfect for photos.
15. Insert Flags into Your Desserts That Say Boy or Girl
Use these small and delicate flags as cake or cupcake toppers.
The cursive handwritten letters are simply sweet and who can resist that handmade toy look?!
16. Display Your Cake on a Thick Wood Slice
Display your cake on this rustic, thick wood slice cake stand for a midsummer night’s dream style gender reveal.
A touch of natural wood goes a long way in curating that “fairy tale” feel!
17. Top Your Cake with a “Oh Baby” Wooden Topper
Looking for eye catching cake decorations?
Top your cake with this stylish, gender neutral “Oh Baby” cake topper!
Choose the exact color so it fits your gender reveal party theme.
18. Have a Personalized Cake Topper Made Instead
No need to have decided on baby’s name just yet!
Have a laser cut, personalized cake topper to celebrate your baby to be.
Your last name is a beautiful addition for the top of your baby reveal cake as you celebrate the newest member of the family.
Keep it for a tree ornament or as a keepsake to hang in baby’s nursery.
Final Words on Choosing a Baby Gender Reveal Cake
No matter what the gender of your long awaited bundle of joy…
The surprise of a lifetime awaits you and your family!
Whatever you choose, we know your beloved prince or princess will look back on this special day to remember.
We hope this list of creative gender reveal ideas leaves you feeling inspired!
It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime moment and a sweet success indeed.