Is it a boy? Is it a girl? You’ll have to take a bite of this cupcake to find out! Such a fun way to reveal the gender of a coming baby!!!
About a month ago I was on a mission to create some gender-reveal party desserts for my cousin Ericka. I posted a gender reveal fudge cookie that she actually used and everyone loved. She’s a teacher and her students loved the idea that the cookies held a “secret”. I promised to post more recipes for gender reveal parties and this one is SO INCREDIBLY EASY!!! It uses a cake mix and some food coloring and thats IT. I was browsing the baking aisle a few weeks ago and came across a new product by Betty Crocker called “FUN da-Middles“. It is a cupcake mix that comes with a creamy filling. They come in both yellow and chocolate. I simply HAD to try this (because who doesn’t love filling inside of anything??!!). They work beautifully- easy to make and they bake up into the most beautiful cupcakes. But I wondered if you could change the filling color without causing a recipe fail.
This was the result: so much fun! Here’s how:
- One box of FUN-da-Middles cupcakes with a white cream filling (plus eggs, water and oil to make according to box, and 12 cupcake liners).
- One tub of Betty Crocker Rich Creamy Vanilla Frosting 16 oz
- 1/2 container of Cool Whip topping
- Wilton Icing Color in pink and blue (or in any other color you want!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Make cupcakes according to box- but instead of cutting a corner off the bag of cream filling and piping over cupcakes, pipe it into a bowl and color it 1st.
- Color cream filling with Wiltons Icing color- it won’t change the consistency of the filling because it is a gel and you only need a TINY bit to create a bright color.
- Place colored cream into a small ziptop bag. Zip it shut, clip a corner of the bag off and pipe filling on to cupcake batter as directed on box.
- Bake according to box and cool completely.
- Mix 1/2 of a container of Cool Whip with a can of white frosting.
- Clip the corner of a large ziptop bag and slide a cake decorator tip into the open corner. Fill the bag with frosting, zip it closed and pipe generous amount on top of cupcakes.
- Decorate as desired. (I used Wiltons candy melts in a Dessert Accents Candy Mold to top these gender reveal cupcakes).
Not having a baby? Not throwing a gender reveal party? These cupcakes can be customized for really any occasion or holiday. Next weekend is St. Patricks day– so how about these?
…and in the middle:
My thoughts: So fun to serve….so easy to make….why THANK YOU Betty Crocker!!! Enjoy!