Last week I shared with all of you that we are expecting Baby #2 in September! Woo hoo! We are so excited for Miss E to be a big sister. This time around we didn’t wait very long to tell our parents. Even though I was jumping at the bit to tell them, I still wanted to do something special for the announcement.
Let me start off by saying, I am much better with a saw or paint brush than a piping bag, but I still wanted to share my little Pregnancy Reveal Cake with all of you. Just in case it sparks some inspiration :)
I was first inspired by these Save the Date Cookies I found on Pinterest. I just loved the look and thought I’d try to make a cake that resembled them. TRY is the key word here people.
I covered a piece of styrofoam with gray fabric to create a base for the cake. It is so simple to do and gives any cake a more polished look! I didn’t have a ton of time to create this so here is my secret…. this is actually a Rice Krispies Cake! I wish I had pictures of the inside to show you, but I completely forgot in the midst of all the excitement. I simply made a batch of Rice Krispies in a square 9X9 pan and covered it in buttercream frosting. Then I made marshmallow fondant and covered the cake.
Writing on cakes and cookies always gives me anxiety. I’ve always been self conscious of my handwriting (pretty sure I should have been a doctor), so trying to do something artistic with my handwriting never turns out. I tried to draw an ‘abstract’ calendar on top of the cake and check off my due date. It took my mom a really long time to get it hehe. I thought the pink and blue would have given it away!
To top off the cake, I attached a ribbon around the edges using corn starch. Very easy to do.
It was definitely a fun way to reveal our pregnancy, I’ll never forget the looks on their faces. We also gave each of them one of the cards that I created with the scrabble letters, you can see it here.
How did you reveal your pregnancy to your families?