The fun of expecting a new member of the family doesn’t have to stop at the baby shower. Your gender reveal party is your chance to celebrate your new little one with a whole new batch of themed games, decorations, and of course food! From cake pops to cotton candy, we’ve put together the most creative (and sweetest!) pink and blue gender reveal party food ideas for your upcoming bash.
Six Sweet Gender Reveal Party Food Ideas
1. Gender Reveal Cake
We can’t talk about gender reveal party food ideas without mentioning a classic. Your typical gender reveal cake looks like any old cake on the outside but comes with a colorful surprise on the inside. The idea is to bake candy or other treats in either pink or blue into the center of the cake, so that when you cut into it, you “reveal” the gender of your baby with the pink or blue goodies inside.
If you’re really up for a DIY baking challenge, try Delicious By Dre’s adorable Vanilla Gender Reveal Layer cake with pink or blue hard candies inside.
2. Chocolate Covered Cupcakes
The best thing about these chocolate covered gender reveal cupcakes is how easy they are to make. You can get the effect of a gender reveal cake with a simple mix of melted chocolate, colored frosting, and your favorite cupcake recipe.
First, bake cupcakes – you can use vanilla, chocolate, or whatever flavor you want. Then make your favorite vanilla or buttercream frosting and use food coloring to dye it pink or blue, whatever matches the gender of your baby. After you frost each cupcake, dip the frosted tops into melted semi-sweet chocolate and let harden. When guests bite into the cupcakes, the pink or blue frosting will be revealed.
3. Heart Inside Cupcakes
For an alternative gender reveal cupcake, these cupcakes from Dessert Now Dinner Later let you hide pink or blue “hearts” inside the cupcakes themselves.
First, bake a plain cake dyed with pink or blue food coloring. Then use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create the cake “hearts” that will go inside each cupcake.
Whip up a second cupcake batter and fill a cupcake tin of paper liners halfway – the recipe calls for white batter, but you can experiment with chocolate too, as long as you can still see the hearts. Finally, place your pink or blue hearts inside each paper liner and cover with batter, then bake!
4. Cake Pops
You can never go wrong with cake pops, but these pink and blue treats are especially perfect gender reveal party food ideas. Plus, they’re super easy to make! The Gender Reveal Cake Pops at Two Twenty One don’t require much more than a cake, frosting, candy melts, lollipops, and sprinkles.
5. Cotton Candy
Who doesn’t love cotton candy? Plus, you can’t get any easier than something that already comes in pink and blue. Whether you want to make cotton candy from scratch or simply buy some in the color of your choice, your guests will love the nostalgic charm of this sweet snack on a stick.
6. Cookie Dough M&M Truffles
We never pass up an opportunity to combine baked goods and candy. These cookie dough M&M truffles let you get the best of both worlds, plus hide another colorful surprise inside your treats. Visit your local party store for special M&M’s in pink or blue to match the gender of your baby, then place the candy inside each truffle and let your guests bite into the big reveal.
Get the full recipe from Love to Be in the Kitchen.
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