‘Gender Reveal’ is a relatively new term and it pertains to the new tradition of parties which have gained in popularity in recent years. The days of waiting until the baby’s birth to know the gender went out with the last century. Instead of relaying news the old-fashioned way ... like talking, the gender of the baby yet to be born is often conveyed in cupcakes and cookies. One bite will reveal pink or blue. What a tasty idea and a great reason to throw a party!
I recently filled an order for gender reveal cookies for a baby boy. Some cookie artisans dye a section of dough blue or pink. I tried a different method where the color is revealed in the icing. This was my first attempt and I’m ready for my next order. Come see the process.
Gender Reveal Cookies
Square Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining, flooding and detail tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Blue with AmeriColor Turquoise and AmeriColor Sky Blue
Royal Icing for outlining in various leftover colors
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tips #2, #18
Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing.
Flood cookie with white icing. Let sit 30 minutes.
Pipe an inner square with #2 tip in white icing.
Flood inner square with blue icing. Let sit 30 minutes.
Pipe and flood inner square with white icing. Let dry overnight.
Pipe border around inner square of cookie with #18 tip in detail white icing.
Let dry overnight.
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