Here’s a simple way to make a “gender reveal” item for baby showers or other baby-related festivities.
If you’re into snazzy molds like I am, then you can easily create something way fancier-looking than the effort you actually put into it.
I discovered the hard way that the recipe I picked this time, a pound cake, made a much, much thicker batter than I expected. With the thinner cake batter, I was able to just pour the surprise color in a ribbon in the middle of the plain color and have it naturally sink into the batter. This was not as straightforward with the pound cake batter.
In the end, I used my spatula to create a rough furrow in the plain batter, and then gooped the color into it. This was finished off by gingerly tucking some of the plain batter over it – just in case it helped keep the color hidden inside while it baked and expanded.
It would look awesome (and elegant!) to have the neutral/background cake be chocolate, but that would probably call for making two batches of batter (which I’m generally too lazy/rushed for).