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November 22nd, 2013


There are so many cute ideas bouncing around the internet for how to reveal your baby’s gender, but you know which one I immediately gravitated towards?

One that involved CAKE, obviously.

I’m super excited to tell you guys the sex of the baby, but if I’m being totally honest, this may have been, like, ten percent an excuse to bake a fresh, yummy cake. 🙂

And what a cake it was.  I made the icing on the outside white, pink and blue so that you couldn’t tell the gender…

….but when you slice inside…

…you find out…


…we’re having…


Cake 3


I’m so, so incredibly excited!  Obviously, I would have been happy either way (and would love to have both a boy and a girl someday) but I had been hoping since before we got pregnant that we’d have a baby boy, and now it’s true!  We are both thrilled and can’t wait to meet the little guy who’s been kicking me in the stomach for the last few weeks. 

{Finally, a note on the cake itself: I took the easy shortcut of using boxed mix for the cake (with food coloring to make it blue, of course!) but made the frosting from scratch and it was AMAZING!  It’s a super easy buttercream that doesn’t bother with egg whites or any annoying ingredients: just 2 sticks of unsalted batter (1 cup), 3 cups of confectioner’s sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 3 tablespoons of skim milk!  SO easy and completely amazing!}

Cake 4

Tags: baby

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Liz S. // Nov 22, 2013 at 8:33 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So exciting to now know you’re having a son!

  • 2 I Showed Up In Boots // Nov 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations! I love how you revealed the news to your blog readers:)

  • 3 Andreea P. // Nov 22, 2013 at 10:52 am


  • 4 esther @ cuteheads // Nov 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

    congratulations!! and love the cake! x

  • 5 abigail sterling // Nov 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Congrats!!!! So exciting!!

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  • 6 Rosemaryandthegoat // Nov 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Congratulations on the boy.  We have four grandsons under 5 and waiting to see what our daughter’s baby will be.  Like you said, either one will be wonderful experience.

  • 7 Kay // Nov 22, 2013 at 11:50 am

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am so excited for you guys!!!  He’s gonna be a handsome little devil!

  • 8 Alicia // Nov 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Awww congrats Katie!!! So so exciting! You look adorable and can’t wait to continue to follow your baby bump photos… 😉 xx

  • 9 Sarah // Nov 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    So exciting!!! Congrats on the baby boy, Katy!!!

  • 10 Cassie // Nov 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Congratulations Katy!!  I am loving your adorable baby bump photos and can’t wait for more as your previous baby boy grows!

  • 11 Nataliya // Nov 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Yay – congrats!! We’re having a boy too, can’t wait to see how you style him and get ideas…

  • 12 Pamela // Nov 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Congratulations! Happy Thanksgiving too!

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