Pregnancy: Baby Number 2 – Gender Reveal

April 13, 2018

When I last updated you all on Baby Number 2‘s progress, we were just about to reveal the gender to our friends and family!

Luke was very excited to find out if he was having a baby brother or a baby sister. He had everything possible crossed for a girl! We decided to have a mini party for our family in our home, so no matter what the results were, Luke would have people are to either cheer him up or celebrate with him. We, somewhat foolishly, decided to reveal the gender to our nearest and dearest via a home made colour coordinated cake.

Baby Number 2 gender reveal cake at

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Our Home made Gender Reveal Cake

It turns out that making your own gender reveal cake can be ridiculously stressful. Everyone wanted to know the baby’s gender as soon as possible, which mean that I wasn’t left with much time to shop and buy ingredients (I use Wilton food colouring, it’s amazing and is also the best food colouring to use when making play dough too!), clean up the house, look after Luke and do everything else. I ended up having to make the cake the night before – and it was a disaster.

It Didn’t Go To Plan!

The crumb coat? Well, that didn’t blooming work, did it? Which meant that another layer of butter icing was spread on top. That didn’t quite cover the colourful cake crumbs either and by this point, we had run out of butter and had to do another layer using Stork spread! Eventually the cake was covered, but with that much icing, it was very scruffy looking. Not my finest work and I definitely shed a few tears as I was desperate for the whole thing to be perfect. We had decided to save money and make our own cake toppers too… that was a mistake. How hard can it be to melt some chocolate and write ‘baby’ out with some cocktail sticks whacked in there? Apparently, if you’re Mikey, melting chocolate is a bit tricky and the white chocolate I’d bought for the occasion had to go in the bin. Luckily, buried deep in our baking cupboard I found a pack of milk chocolate in an icing pen which you melt in some hot water and then pipe out. I managed to pipe out the word, set it in the fridge and position them on top of the cake perfectly. Finally, a win. That was until Mikey removed it from the fridge the next day and broke the lettering. I almost cried. Almost.

Anyway, the very ‘home made’ looking cake was on the table and Mikey was ready to cut into it. Everyone was happy, Luke was wiggling with excitement, and we were ready to share our news. Mikey sliced into the cake and pulled out the first slice – it was blue!

We are having a baby boy!

Baby Number 2 gender reveal cake at

Everyone was over the moon; everyone except Luke. He threw the biggest tantrum known to man and was crying hysterically about how much he wanted a baby sister. I really felt for him if I’m honest. He had pinned so much on this and he had convinced himself he was going to have a baby sister to look after. I took him into his room, away from everyone else and sat down and had a little chat with him. We also read a story or two and then I convinced him to go back into the living room, before all the cake was eaten and he missed out!

We have known for a couple of weeks now and Luke seems a lot more comfortable with the fact he is having a baby brother. It’s a relief to see! He talks a lot about all the adventures we’re going to go on with the baby and all the things he is going to teach his little brother. Oh, he’s also pretty excited about the prospect of having bunk beds in a few years! I’m so glad that he has come to terms with the news and is now really excited to be a big helper and a big brother. He’s looking forward to cuddles, nappy changing (really?!) and feeding his little brother. Now all I need to do is pop him out…!

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  • Beth @

    April 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Oh congratulations! Sorry Luke initially reacted that way. When we told our 2nd that number 3 was a boy, she didn’t talk for the rest of the day. It was only when she met him that she fell in love. Haha!

  • Treasure Every Moment

    April 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Aww what a lovely way to announce it and congratulations!! Such exciting news πŸ™‚

  • Jade Bremner

    April 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    As long as the cake tasted good it doesn’t matter how it looks but I know how hormones can make you feel about this kind of thing. I’m glad Luke is feeling better about having a baby brother x

  • Melanie williams

    April 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    What a great idea, love the cake to reveal the gender, and you get to eat the results too – the cake looks yummy x

  • Sarah Bailey

    April 13, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Oh no poor Luke! I am sure he will LOVE having a baby brother once he comes along πŸ˜‰ congratulations to you all!
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  • Amy – All about a Mummy

    April 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations! The cake looks fab – perfectly blue! I can guarantee your little boy will be the proudest big brother when baby arrives regardless xx

  • Amy – All about a Mummy

    April 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations! The cake looks fab – perfectly blue! I can guarantee your little boy will be the proudest big brother when baby arrives regardless xx

  • Jenni

    April 13, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    We didn’t find out the gender either time, though second time round my elder son had convinced everyone he was having a sister, because he so dearly wanted one, that even I was surprised it was another boy, lol.

  • Becky Jarratt

    April 14, 2018 at 7:18 am

    We found out the gender with our first, but didn’t tell anyone. The second time I wanted it to be a “surprise” but was totally convinced he was a girl. Had to hang up baby boy’s clothes just in case – and it was a boy. I love the cake idea for the reveal x

  • Rebecca Phillips

    April 14, 2018 at 8:39 am

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  • MarE

    April 14, 2018 at 9:10 am

    That cake looks amazing of you ask me! They will be so close as brothers together, will get up to lots of mischief and adventures I’m sure!! Bless him!

  • Tooting Mama

    April 14, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Congratulations and poor Luke, hope he has got his head around having a baby brother!

  • Cecile Blaireau

    April 15, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Such an original way to say the gender and this cake looks super yummy! Congrats and good luck with the rest of the pregnancy

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    April 15, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Oh no poor Luke, hopefully he slowly settles and realises that he now will have someone to play ball or boy stuff with. The Gender reveal cake sounds like such a great idea

  • Rhian Westbury

    April 15, 2018 at 10:23 am

    That’s so sweet that your son wanted a little sister to look after so much, but it’s good that he’s settling down more x

  • Kara

    April 15, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Awww bless him, at least he will have some time to get used to the idea of having a brother. I bet once he arrives he will love him all the same

  • Dannii

    April 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Congrats on havinganother boy! You just never know how kids are going to react to having a sibling.

  • John Milnes

    April 15, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Oh well, looks like someone was NOT impressed with the news of having a brother. I guess you can’t please everyone. He’ll get over it I am sure.

    Great post & thanks for Sharing.

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  • laura dove

    April 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Oh bless him! I’m so sorry that he was disappointed, it can be so hard for little ones! Yay for blue though!

  • Charli Bruce

    April 30, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Oh, bless him! I remember when I was younger and found out I was going to have a sister I had the biggest tantrum as I didn’t want her stealing my lime light haha! I ended up with two sisters in two years! I’m glad he seems to have come round to the idea of a brother now x

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