Making Baby Reveal Cakes

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Queen Of Cakes
Welcome to Queen of Cakes bakery -- where baby reveal cakes come to life.
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Queen Of Cakes Stickers
Owner Terri Leckas said they get at least an order every week or so for a baby reveal cake.
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Order Form
Once an order is placed, the crew gets to work on a new baby reveal cake.
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Results
The parents told Terri they were slightly embarrassed to be using a bank envelope to seal the results of their ultrasound, but it worked!
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Boy Or Girl?
Baker Liz opens the sealed envelope to find out what the couple is having.
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Its A Girl!
Baker Liz opens up the results of the ultrasound and reveals -- it's a girl!
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Dye
It took a while for Terri and her baker Liz to get the right color for boys and girls -- first attempts turned out neon pink and "smurf" blue.
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Pink Cake Batter
Liz said she's got the color of the batter down to a science.
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Pink Cake
Pink cake hot out of the oven for a little girl.
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Pink Cake Out
Liz cuts each layer before putting a creamy frosting in between and stacking the cake.
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Outside Frosting
The frosting comes out perfect with a coordinated turn of the cake stand.
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Cake Frosting Layer
The frosting gets a nice thick layer on the outside, which is condensed and flattened later.
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Cake Frosted
Terri said frosting the outside of a cake is her favorite part -- it's relaxing and therapeutic.
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Cake Frosting
Finishing touches are made to the outside with a makeup puff -- the perfect softness for smooth edges.
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Question Marks
Terri puts question marks on each baby reveal cake.
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Terri Decorating
Terri decorates each cake with question marks and baby items, like pacifiers and rubber duckies.
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Cake Decorating
Little rattles and neutral colors are essential to the outside of the cake.
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Finished Baby Cake
This cake is all set to go.
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Cupcake Reveal
Cupcakes are also an option for revealing the gender of a new baby. Here, Terri fills the inside with either pink or blue frosting.
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Its A Girl Cupcake
Cut the cupcake open -- and voila! It's a girl!
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Finished Nursery Rhyme
For a competition, Terri and her team created this tiered nursery rhyme cake.
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Nursery Rhyme Cake
The nursery rhyme cake sits in a crib in the bakery as an example for a baby reveal cake.
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Finished Baby Reveal
Here's an example of another baby reveal cake. This couple was having a girl!
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