Gender Reveal Cupcakes

To make Gender Reveal Cupcakes you will need the following ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, pink or blue food coloring, confectioners sugar & whipping cream.  

In honor of baby day in our house I thought these Gender Reveal Cupcakes (original cupcake recipe from Dessert Now Dinner Later)would be to fun to share with you all!  We won’t be keeping things a secret nor do we have a big reveal party planned but it’s still fun to have some tricks ready.  You can also use this recipe to create baby shower cupcakes.

 

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How To Make Gender Reveal Cupcakes


  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using a hand mixer slowly add the butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the butter breaks down and the mixture crumbles, scrap the sides as needed.
  • In a large glass measuring cup, measure the milk and then whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Pour egg mixture into the dry ingredients, Do not overmix.

 

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  • Pour roughly ⅓ to ½ the batter into a bowl
  • Mix in blue or pink food coloring until you get the color you want
  • Pour batter into a greased 13×9-inch baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool for a good 15 minutes.
  • Press a small heart shaped cookie cutter in the colored cake and gently pull out the hearts. Cut enough hearts for the amount of cupcakes you need.
  • Fill a cupcake pan with paper liners and fill ¼ to ½ full of batter.
  • Stick colored hearts in the center of the batter.
  • Scoop additional cake batter over the colored heart to fill the cups about ⅔ to ¾ full.
  • Be careful not to overfill.
  • Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 to 18 minutes until cake is baked and bounces back when touched.

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Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

How To Make Buttercream Icing

  • Make 2 batches of Butter Cream Icing and fit a plastic piping bag with large decorating tip.
  • Draw one thin line of pink food coloring and one thin line of blue food coloring on either side of the plastic
  • bag.
  • Gently fill the bag with icing, being careful not to touch the food coloring with your spatula.
  • Twist the end and squeeze until both colors are coming out the tip.
  • Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake, from the outside in towards the center, covering the secret colored heart.

Tips & Tricks to Making Gender Reveal Cupcakes


  • If you’re going to do any amount of cupcake decorating I strongly suggest investing in a featherweight piping bag.  They are not nearly as stiff as a disposable piping bags.  I own several 16 and 18 inch featherweight piping bags and they are reusable.
  • The Wilton decorating tip set I’ve linked below will fulfill pretty much any home decorating need you could ever have.  The mini spatula is awesome for touching up tight spots.
  • You will need a small heart cookie cutter for this. I snagged mine from my mom’s old sent of cookie cutters.  Remember it needs to be able to fit within the cupcake.
  • The cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for several days and still maintain freshness.  The day or day before the party you an ice them and you’re good to go.
  • If you’re doing any amount of transporting grab a set of the disposable clam shells from Amazon.  They keep the cupcakes safe from bumping each other.  I’ve also frozen plain cupcakes in these clamshells for up to a week.  Allow the cupcakes to thaw for about 20 minutes and you can decorate them (simply) without even taking out of the clam shell.

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Common Questions About Gender Reveal Cupcakes


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about making the perfect cupcakes:

How do I make the perfect cupcake size?

Using a cookie scoop that will hold about 3-4 tablespoons is the easiest way to make uniform cupcakes.  This is equal to about 1/4 of a cup.

How do I make the perfect cupcake?

A couple of things to keep in mind when making the perfect cupcake.  Start with your eggs and butter at room temperature.  Remember to completely mix after each egg addition.  This beats plenty of air into your batter helping them maintain their airiness.

Have your oven preheated before placing your cupcakes into the oven and bake your cupcakes in the center of the oven.

How long do frosted cupcakes last?

When stored in the refrigerator frosted cupcakes can last up to 7 days.  When possible I recommend making cupcakes in advance and freezing well wrapped for up to 6 months. Having wrapped your cupcakes well and freezing them will also help keep your cupcakes moist at serving time.

What makes a cupcake dense and heavy?

Overdeveloping gluten makes for a cake or cupcake to come out dense and heavy.  You want to cream your butter and sugar really well and then add each egg one at a time beating for 30 seconds after each addition.  This whips the air needed into your batter.  Once you have added your flour you will want to mix your batter just enough to incorporate thoroughly.

Other Gender Reveal Ideas


Enjoy these other unique gender reveal ideas when it comes time to announce the gender of your new bundle of joy!

Helpful Supplies For Making Gender Reveal Cupcakes


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Watch The Video On How To Make Pink and Blue Cupcakes For A Gender Reveal Party


Pink and Blue Cupcakes For A Gender Reveal Party


When your guests bite into this fluffy vanilla cupcake they will be surprised with a heart that reveals the gender of your new bundle of joy!

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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3 cups all purpose flour, Stir flour before measuring, then scoop and level each cup carefully
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into Tablespoons
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Blue or Pink Food Coloring

Icing

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Using a hand mixer slowly add the butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the butter breaks down and the mixture crumbles, scrap the sides as needed.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup, measure the milk and then whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Pour egg mixture into the dry ingredients, Do not overmix.
  5. Pour roughly ⅓ to ½ the batter into a bowl
  6. Mix in blue or pink food coloring until you get the color you want
  7. Pour batter into a greased 13x9-inch baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool for a good 15 minutes.
  8. Press a small heart shaped cookie cutter in the colored cake and gently pull out the hearts. Cut enough hearts for the amount of cupcakes you need.
  9. Fill a cupcake pan with paper liners and fill ¼ to ½ full of batter.
  10. Stick colored hearts in the center of the batter.
  11. Scoop additional cake batter over the colored heart to fill the cups about ⅔ to ¾ full.
  12. Be careful not to overfill.
  13. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 to 18 minutes until cake is baked and bounces back when touched.
  14. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

Buttercream Icing

  1. Make 2 batches of Butter Cream Icing and fit a plastic piping bag with large decorating tip.
  2. Draw one thin line of pink food coloring and one thin line of blue food coloring on either side of the plastic bag.
  3. Gently fill the bag with icing, being careful not to touch the food coloring with your spatula.
  4. Twist the end and squeeze until both colors are coming out the tip.
  5. Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake, from the outside in towards the center, covering the secret colored heart.
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