Last week I shared with all of you that we are expecting Baby #2 in September! Woo hoo! We are so excited for Miss E to be a big sister. This time around we didn’t wait very long to tell our parents. Even though I was jumping at the bit to tell them, I still wanted to do something special for the announcement.
Let me start off by saying, I am much better with a saw or paint brush than a piping bag, but I still wanted to share my little Pregnancy Reveal Cake with all of you. Just in case it sparks some inspiration :)
I was first inspired by these Save the Date Cookies I found on Pinterest. I just loved the look and thought I’d try to make a cake that resembled them. TRY is the key word here people.
I covered a piece of styrofoam with gray fabric to create a base for the cake. It is so simple to do and gives any cake a more polished look! I didn’t have a ton of time to create this so here is my secret…. this is actually a Rice Krispies Cake! I wish I had pictures of the inside to show you, but I completely forgot in the midst of all the excitement. I simply made a batch of Rice Krispies in a square 9X9 pan and covered it in buttercream frosting. Then I made marshmallow fondant and covered the cake.
Writing on cakes and cookies always gives me anxiety. I’ve always been self conscious of my handwriting (pretty sure I should have been a doctor), so trying to do something artistic with my handwriting never turns out. I tried to draw an ‘abstract’ calendar on top of the cake and check off my due date. It took my mom a really long time to get it hehe. I thought the pink and blue would have given it away!
To top off the cake, I attached a ribbon around the edges using corn starch. Very easy to do.
It was definitely a fun way to reveal our pregnancy, I’ll never forget the looks on their faces. We also gave each of them one of the cards that I created with the scrabble letters, you can see it here.
How did you reveal your pregnancy to your families?
Amanda @ Bullfrogs and Bulldogs says
Congrats Taryn! What an exciting time for your family and what an adorable way of spreading the good news!
I’m heading to Seattle Friday and going over to Kyle and Nicole Evans for the afternoon. It would be fun sometime to meet for a cup of decaf or tea! I’d love to talk in real time! :)
Taryn Mahaffey says
What an awesome way to reveal your pregnancy to your family. Love that!
My Mom is the only one who lives in town so she was the one we told in person. We took her out to eat and gave her a present. Inside was a bib that said I Love My Grandma. She loved it and was so excited :)
Everyone else we told over the phone but they were of course just as thrilled.
Looking forward to following your pregnancy!
I absolutely love this idea and it turned out great!! :) Who doesn’t love great news and a yummy treat all in one? ;) Congratulations again!! BTW, you are a constant source of inspiration for me via Pinterest. I find myself pinning and re-pinning many of your images. Now I’m looking at a rustic DIY growth chart in your sidebar which is fabulous-you are just so creative!! :)
That is so cute. So much cuter than a late night phone call, which was what we did. I hope your little peanut pays attention to the calendar on the cake!
Jen O'Brien says
Congrats! What an exciting time, enjoy it! YOU & Jaime are pregnant together, how fun! Happy Spring, Jen
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy says
Such a cute idea Taryn! I love it! :)
Awww, this is adorable!! How clever! I think it’s awesome you did rice krispie squares too. It makes for a square cake! You did a fantastic job! I love the fabric plate idea too ;)
Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com
Your cake is a wonderful way to announce to anybody about your pregnancy. I’m sure happy for you and your family. Bet you can hardly wait to find out what the new little one is going to be. Being young, having children is one of the most exciting parts of your life.
What a great idea for a cake and you did a great job decorating it. Happy Spring Taryn.
Jill Flory says
Taryn that is adorable! I love it and it looks perfect to me! What a great idea :)
Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says
First of all, congratulations! How exciting….I must have missed that announcement. And your cake is absolutely adorable. Love the idea!
Such a sweet idea!!!!
kelly thompson says
such a cute idea for any occasion- love this
Michelle @yagottahaveahobby says
I love the idea of a pregnancy reveal cake! How sweet. Congratulations!
Mandy Hank says
Adorable Taryn! Almost makes me want another baby- oh wait. No, no no it doesn’t. I am good :) As a fellow virgo, I am quite happy of your Sept baby :)
Chelsea @ Making Home Base says
Okay, that is just adorable, Taryn! You did a wonderful job. I know everyone is so thrilled!
Oh how cute! What a fun way to announce and celebrate a coming baby!!! Adorable!
Aimee - It's Overflowing says
These are so cute!!! And the date…that’s my little girl’s birthday!!! I’m so excited for you! XO, Aimee
Congratulations on your exciting news!
I have never heard/thought of making a rice krispies cake, but what a great idea! Especially if you’re short on time!