This past Saturday, I hosted our family and some friends over for a little bar-b-que. But this wasn't any type of gathering....we revealed the gender of our bun in the oven!!
YES, I'm pregnant :) And Chris and I couldn't be happier!!
Image: Courtesy of The Savvy Kitchen
I decorated using all pink and blue to throw everyone off, and I revealed the gender by putting a certain color (pink or blue) frosting in the center of each cupcake. So everyone had to take a bite to find out if we are having a he or she! I used this delicious vanilla cupcake recipe to reveal what our little one is, so scroll below to see some pictures from the party and see what we're having :)
The setup included pink and blue cotton candy, cupcakes, Hershey's bars, chocolate-covered pretzels and strawberries with pink/blue decorations, lollipops, gum, and drinks!
The cupcakes were a hit!
Sign I made with Old Wives' Tales
Chocolate-covered pretzels with pink and blue sprinkles
Hershey's bars with "He" and "She" colored in
Chocolate-covered strawberries drizzled in pink and blue icing.
Cotton candy and pink drinks
Everyone getting their cupcakes...
...and diving in!!
Everyone was so excited....
....to find out....
My niece wasn't too excited to hear the news.
Chris making a toast
My niece eventually got excited about the news and forgave me for having a boy instead of a girl :)
My parents, in-laws, Chris, and me
My siblings and nephew
A couple of my best friends
The inside of the cupcakes!!
Chris is overjoyed to be having a boy...
...and I'm pretty happy myself :)
- 1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
- Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat.
Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining batter. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Serve at room temperature.
Source: The Savvy Kitchen
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