When I was in Europe, I received a sweet email from Melanie Taylor, a good friend of Ashley Bitting (one of my favorite cupcake empire supporters and great friend from HS)… asking if I was interested in making gender reveal cupcakes for their upcoming party with family and friends.
Umm, OF COURSE!
Melanie and her husband are expecting their first baby this year! I could feel her excitement in her email and couldn’t wait to get started. I thought it would be pretty neat to be one of the first people to know what they were having too.
Gender reveal parties are on the rage! Parents-to-be basically do one of 2 things; find out the gender of their baby at the doctor’s office then surprise their families and friends at a party OR they don’t find out until they are in finding out when their guests are as well.
Light blue or pink colored fillings for cakes, cupcakes, or cake pops! Opening a huge box of balloons like my friend, Ashley! She and her husband, Aaron actually found out WITH their family and friends. Check out their cute video here: http://cuffedforlife.tumblr.com/post/10442560285/the-balloon-reveal-where-aaron-and-i-found-out
AND here: http://cuffedforlife.tumblr.com/post/10313466392/everyone-finally-knows-its-a-boyyyyy
Melanie and her husband found out together then texted me with the results, so they could surprise their family at a party later that night. I love this! That way, you have that special moment with your partner THEN have another special moment with your loved ones. You guys all know I love a reason to celebrate.
When Melanie first emailed me, she mentioned easy stuff - question marks and filling - check, got that!
On Melanie’s 2nd email with more details, she and Ashley had been wracking their brains for something different. Both being WOLFPACKERS and graduates of NC State University, also my proud alumni… Melanie wanted little Mr. and Mrs. Wuf faces!
Now, how in the world was I going to make those? Good thing I had a week to think about it while I was in Europe…
EKKK, Wolfpackers… GET EXCITED! Tar Heel fans, stop drinking Haterade… you know you’re just super jealous, but think these are awesome too.
Vanilla cupcakes with dyed red buttercream frosting topped with Mrs. Wuf.
Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with Mr. Wuf.
And of course we still needed some question mark cupcakes! I smoothed out the buttercream and topped them with little pretty red question marks.
Congratulations to Melanie and her hubby! They’re expecting a baby boy future Wolfpacker in just a few months. Thank you again for asking me to be part of your special day!
p.s. whose ordering Wolfpack cupcakes for football season?!
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