Share whether your new bundle of joy is a boy or girl with these unique gender reveal cake ideas. Learn how to make a gender reveal cake with recipes and step-by-step tutorials for decorations that are as sweet as your soon-to-be-born little one.




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Pink and Blue Cakes

Easy Gender Reveal Cake

An elegant white cake with ombre cake layers is a classy, simple way to share the gender of the baby. (via Pretty Simple Sweet)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream
  • Time to make: 40 minutes prep, 30 minutes make, 1 hour 10 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Cake with Meringue and Sprinkles

Here’s a fun cake with sprinkles on the inside and topped with pink, blue, and purple swirled meringues. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)

  • Recipe type: Buttermilk funfetti cake with vanilla buttercream
  • Time to make: 45 minutes prep, 25 minutes make
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Cake Pops

Another easy way to share the gender is with cake pops that have question marks on the outside and pink or blue colored cake centers. (via Queenslee Appetit)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cake mix with candy melts
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Drip Cake with Striped Frosting

The vibrant blue and pink layered frosting with a white chocolate drip and rosettes. (via The Baking Explorer)

  • Recipe type: White sponge cake with blackcurrant jam
  • Time to make: 1 hour prep, 35 minutes make, 1 hour 35 minutes total
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Marble Pinata Cake

A fun idea would be to make a cake with hidden surprise candy inside. Hide blue or pink colored M&M candies in your cake to reveal the gender of your baby and decorate the outside in a marbled pink, blue, and purple frosting. (via Cook Craft Love)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate Greek yogurt cake with vanilla buttercream
  • Time to make: minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner


If you’re expecting double the happiness, this adorable idea includes hidden blue and/or pink figures in your cake. (via Food Network)

  • Recipe type: Box cake mix with vanilla buttercream
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Gender Reveal Themes

Buck or Doe

The chocolate frosting matches the woodsy theme, along with the floral adornment. (via Pin Image)

Wheels or Heels

Add chevron designs for a more fun cake. (via Pin Image)

Touchdowns or Tutus

A rectangle sheet cake is perfect for this theme, since it includes a football field. (via Karen’s Cake Shoppe)

Cupcake or Stud Muffin

Create easy fondant decorations and add actual cupcakes and muffins for the toppers. (via Pin Image)

Mickey and Minnie

This Disney cake that features the classic mouse pair. (via Pin Image)

Beauty or Beast

Disney fans would love this theme. (via Pin Image)

Prince or Princess

Don’t you just love the pillow plush detail on the cake, fit for a royal baby? (via Pin Image)

Stashes or Lashes

If you like 2-tier cakes, this is a pretty simple design to pull off. (via The Event Firm)

Boots or Bows

Another popular theme for those with strong country roots would be this cowboy boots or hairbow theme. (via Cake Central)

What’s the Scoop

Ice cream cone drip cake tutorial. (via Marisha’s Couture Cake)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This baby lullaby also makes for another perfect theme. (via Pin Image)


The watercolor look, along with the macarons, make for a sophisticated cake. (via @sweetsby_e)


Shower the little one with love with this bubble bath theme. (via Pin Image)


Keep the mystery abuzz with this cake. (via Pin Image)

Star Wars

Let the force be with you as you find out the gender of your young one. (via Pin Image)

Harry Potter

Have this cake cast a spell telling you if you’re carrying a witch or wizard. (via Flickr)


You no longer have to be frightened at the unknown with this Boo-y or Ghoul reveal cake.
(via Flickr)


Finding out the gender with close loved ones would probably be the greatest gift of all during the holidays. (via Frost Me Sweet Bakery and Bistro)

These unique and creative gender reveal cake decorations are a sweet way to find out whether you’re having a boy or girl in the near future.