A few weeks ago, I got to help celebrate a super special moment in my friend’s life: revealing the gender of her sweet little baby to come! I can’t tell you how exciting it was to help celebrate and be part of the big surprise. Gender reveal parties are so much fun and I’ve seen tons of creative ways to make the big reveal even more spectacular. I wanted to translate that excitement into cupcake form, and lucky for me, Sprinkle Pop just released a brand new line of Solid Sprinkle Mixes that were the perfect color to represent either gender!
In anticipation of the email I was going to get regarding the gender for these cupcakes to reveal, I ordered both the Light Pink and Light Blue sprinkle mixes. I got to use the Light Pink (it’s a girl!) inside the cupcakes, but I ended up using both colors to decorate the outside.
Side note: Sprinkle Pop’s Solid Sprinkle Mixes come in 22 different colors! They’re all super beautiful and I can’t wait to order some of the other hues. Each mix contains a few different sprinkle shapes, so you get really cool texture in a monochromatic color palette. Gorgeous.
After filling the cupcakes with these pretty pink sprinkles, I topped them with some pretty vanilla buttercream piping and a few sprinkles from each bottle. They definitely look like a mystery on the outside, and when cut open the pink (or blue!) sprinkles tumble out like a pinata. So much fun!
I’ve definitely seen other ways to create gender reveal cupcakes (tinting buttercream filling or baking the color into the cupcake itself), but the sprinkle approach is hands-down my favorite! And the best part about Sprinkle Pop sprinkles is they actually taste good. If you’re gonna have a mouth full of sprinkles, they’ve got to be yummy!
What You’ll Need
- Baked cupcakes
- Piping tip or other circular device to cut a hole in the cupcake
- SprinklePop solid sprinkles in Light Pink or Light Blue
- Neutral-colored buttercream for frosting the cupcakes.
- Wilton piping tips: 1M, 4B, and 104 (optional)
Step 1: Make Room For Your Sprinkles
In order to fill the cupcakes with sprinkles, you’ll need to create some space within your baked cupcakes. To do so, I use the bottom of a large piping tip. You can use anything with a sharp, circular opening that’s about an inch in diameter.
Press the piping tip (bottom first) into the cupcake and the middle should come right out. You now have a nice cavity within the cupcake for filling with sprinkles!
Step 2: Fill With Sprinkles
Choose either pink or blue SprinklePop sprinkles to fill the center of the cupcake with, and pour them in until they’re flush with the top.
Continue until all of the cupcakes are filled.
Step 3: Frost The Cupcakes
Using a neutral-colored buttercream (I’ve gone with this classic vanilla buttercream), frost the tops of the cupcakes to cover up your sprinkle cavity. The design I’ve created involves piping an off-centered rosette with Wilton tip 1M, then piping a squiggle (for lack of a better word!) with Wilton tip 104 next to the rosette. For the remainder of the cupcake, I’ve piped a few open stars with Wilton Tip 4B.
I finished the cupcake design with a few sprinkles in each color, but keep in mind that you can decorate your cupcakes any way you like. As long as you go with a gender neutral design on top, you're good to go. Now all that's left to do is prepare yourself to be part of one of the most special moments ever!