Throwing a gender reveal party is a fun way to invite friends and family to get to know your little one before they’re born. Celebrate your bundle of joy with these unique cakes that are stunning and surprisingly simple to create. Your guests are sure to be wowed – for more than one reason!


This gender reveal cake idea lets the announcement about your little one pour out of the cake in candy form! This cake is a breeze to make and is sure to impress and delight party guests.

Step 1: Combine the Sprinkles

It’s what’s on the inside that counts! Combine your concoction of pearls, nonpareils, and sprinkles in whatever color palette you decide to fill the cake.

Step 2: Create the Topper

Melt the Candy Melts following instructions to create the decorative top of this cake. Detailed directions can be found here.

Step 3: Bake the Cake Layers

Bake and cool five cake layers. Once cooled, remove the center of three of the layers – these layers will hold the sprinkle mixture surprise!

Step 4: Assemble the Cake

Place one solid layer on a platter and ice the top of it, smoothing with a spatula. Position the layers with the center cuts on top of each other with icing in between each layer to hold them in place.

Step 5: Surprise

Pour the sprinkle mixture into the center hole of the cake layers, then top with the final solid cake layer

Step 6: Decorate!

Ice the cake and press any remaining sprinkles halfway up the sides of the cake, or all over – put your own twist on it! Top with your candy coated question mark and wait to enjoy.

There you have it! Time to share your news with friends and loved ones. Let us know how your gender reveal cake turned out and find us at @wiltoncakes for more baking inspiration!

If you’re looking for a little extra help and want to see how our test kitchen experts tackled this task, check out our Facebook Live video to see how it’s done!

Looking for more gender reveal ideas? Check out our other projects below:
The Question is Answered Cupcakes
The Best Gift Cake
B-a-b-y Truffles
Oh Baby, What a Bottle Cake 
Candy Cup Baby Reveal
Baby Rattle Cake Pops
Twins Cake!

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