We shared that we are expecting a few month ago HERE. We are over the moon excited. It took us longer than we thought with our third baby. I was contemplating not finding out the gender of this baby. My husband on the other hand had other plans…and once he put his into action it required that he make up for it with cake!
We actually did the new blood test at our doctors office. It tests for a lot of different things about the health of the baby along with telling you the gender of the baby as early as 10 weeks. We did the test and I was unsure if I would have them tell me what the gender was. I didn’t like the idea of finding out over the phone without anyone around me. It felt anti climatic. I decided that we should just wait and see at the ultra sound and my husband totally supported that decision, so I thought….
It had been close to two weeks from taking the blood test and we still had not gotten a call. My husband, Kevin said that he was going to call and make sure everything was ok. I got a text from him before I went to the gym saying “I called the doctor and the baby is totally healthy according to the blood test. I told them I didn’t want to know gender and if you change your mind that you should give them a call.” Big relief to know that everything was ok, I know that is not always the case. After the gym I got another text “I couldn’t wait…I know what we are having….” then silence. I was shocked that he actually knew! I called him right away and he was beyond excited and giggly like a little kid. I knew right then without him telling me what it was. I told him not to tell me over the phone, and that he needed to get a cake and have the inside be color specific to what the gender was for the girls and I to cut into that night. I still wanted that big event of finding out what it was, even if he already knew.
So that is what he did. Brought us home a cake. The outside was cream and the inside would tell us what our new little baby was! Either I would be spending a lot of money buying new boy clothes or unboxing and enjoying all of our favorite girl clothes again for the third time.
Yep…it was totally a BOY! I am still in shock that we get to add a little boy to this family of girls. I feel extremely fortunate and so excited. My youngest who is five, talks to my tummy and kisses it hourly. And my oldest who is 7 can’t wait to play soccer with him.
When we got to Utah for Christmas I had my sister make a cake for our family. She is the best little cake baker. And she was pretty sad that she couldn’t make our first one for us. Any occasion to eat one of her cakes we will not pass up!
I can’t believe how easy frosting this cake was after I saw her do it. I had made one of her cakes for my daughters birthday and it tasted fantastic but didn’t look as professional as this one. If I would have known how simple it was to create I would have copied this!
The trick is that little frosting tool she has. You can find one HERE. And probably a little practice. But the nice thing is that if you mess up just smooth it out and start over!
She used a pipping bag you can find HERE and did a little dot of frosting starting at the bottom after she had lightly frosted the entire cake.
Next she flattened the dot of frosting with her little tool. Then did the next little dot right by the other one. And started a row above the last one. See how simple that is?
She printed the bunting banner that she found from THIS website that offers a free printable. She used paper straws to connect the twine together.
Of course it tasted as good as it looks. She uses a raspberry filling in the center from real raspberries. I shared her recipe below. Pin it for the next cake you make, you won’t regret it!
Congratulations on your pregnancy and finding out that it is a boy! How exciting… now you’ll have the perfect little family! :o)
Maureen Lyons says
Love the cake and the story behind it!
Congrats on adding a boy to your family!!! I follow you on Instagram and the post made me HAVE to read your blog!!! My husband and I are expecting our second little one February 2016!!! We older have a sweet 2 year old boy, boys are so precious…along with a little mischief! Lol! We decided not to find out the sex this time around!!! It has been exciting not knowing, but hard because I see so many cute baby things!!! I would love to win your giveaway for our next little bundle of love! Good luck with your pregnancy!!! Such a blessing to have another little one joining your family!!! Your cake was adorable!
How sweet! Thank you for sharing with such great detail! Congrats to you!!!
How exciting! Congrats on your baby boy.
Such a great cake! Can’t wait to try it out for myself.
So happy for you! Congrats on your boy! I had 2 girls 13 and 8 when I had a boy. So much fun that I had had another boy after. I found out at 10 weeks too. The cake looks delicious!
Allyson Thompson says
Also expecting our third baby. This one is a surprise! Hoping to win this little giveaway… I have prepped nothing and baby comes in 6 weeks!
Congratulations! I will definitely pin this! Want to try the yummy frosting for sure!
Christen Allen says
Biggest congratulations to you and your family!!! I have a 3.5 yo girl and an 11 month old boy- it’s so fun to have both! I recently found your blog through another blogger on Instagram and I just adore your style and especially love the style-with-purpose, real life, family friendly aspects of your aesthetic and blog posts. Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration! Congratulations, again!
Congratulations, on your healthy baby boy. What a fun and beautiful way to share the news. I also love that trick you shared for icing the cake, I will definitely use that tip for when we make our gender reveal cake. I’m due in April and will take all the tips I can get right now!
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congrats to you too! I am due first part of May:) Best wishes!
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Congrats Cara! You are the winner of the Summer Infant giveaway! I will send you can email or if you don’t see it email me at [email protected]
Congratulations! I also have two girls and a boy and I must say they all have different personalities. Each one is my favorite in their own individual way. Enjoy each and every day and continue to share your creativity with them. Their individual personalities will enhance your creative nature. Good luck and congratulations again.
Congratulations! We are expecting our first – a little girl – in early February.
Jaclyn Hollister says
Oh my gosh, such an amazing giveaway!!! I’d love to win! My husband and I are expecting our first baby and have no idea what I need! I would be so greatful to win this for our little one arriving this summer!! Thanks for the opportunity and congrats on having a baby boy!!!
Alicia Bathke says
Congratulations! I found out I was having a boy (four years ago) after two daughters and it was the best news!!! Boys are so fun 🙂
Congratulations! My husband and I just had our 4th child, also a baby boy! Thanks for sharing!
Jill Nordin says
I am “sort of” a new reader to your blog, though I think I subscribed awhile back. Your GIRLS are beautiful and your home is awesome!! You take care of yourself and that “Little Me” to be. (I am o l d, but I loved Little Me baby clothes. My son will be 39 years old on June 11. I have almost ten years between Matt and my daughter Ali who turned 29 on Ground Hog’s Day!
Back to your house>>the before and after of the outside is so beautiful. You have so much curb appeal now.
I am a fan. I will be sure to watch when you have ‘hatched’!
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Thank you so much! I appreciate your thoughtful words and for reading.