August 18, 2015

Dinosaur Gender Reveal Cake

I’ve always wanted to make a gender reveal cake, but I never found out the gender of my own kids before they were born.  And so far every baby shower cake I’ve made (there aren’t that many of them) have also been for mamas to be who don’t know gender!

But last June, I got together with some of my college friends for girl’s weekend.  And one of them was expecting.  And while she already knew the gender and had shared it with her close friends and family, I took the opportunity for a mini reveal!

I should back up a bit and mention that this is the friend who ordered the Game of Thrones/Harry Potter Mash-up cake for her and her husband’s (then boyfriend) birthdays.

This couple also ordered the Golden Snitch Wedding cake when they got married.  Also at their wedding, one of their readings was A Lovely Love Story:

The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.

Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts.

“I like this Dinosaur,” thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.  “Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny.  He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now.”

“I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur,” thought the Dinosaur. “She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice.  She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur.”

“But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times,” thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.  “He is also overly fond of things.  Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?”

“But her mind skips from here to there so quickly,” thought the Dinosaur.  “She is also uncommonly keen on shopping.  Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?”

“I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things,” thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur, “for they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual.”

“I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping,” thought the Dinosaur, “for she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.”

Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old.  Look at them.  Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs.

And that, my friends, is how it is with love.
Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together.  For the sun is warm.  And the world is a beautiful place.

Such a sweet story!

When I found out that they were expecting, I knew I wanted to incorporate those dinosaurs.

I kept the cake design very simple, just white with a top hat wearing mustachioed Dinosaur and a pearl wearing Lovely Other Dinosaur.

And of course, the reveal:

It’s a BOY!!

Congrats friends!

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