For royal watchers or your own baby gender reveal party!
With Prince George of Cambridge awaiting a brand-new brother or sister, we’re sure the royal household is buzzing with countdown preparations. Will they be buying pink or blue nappies, blankies, and bonnets?
We thought these adorable crown reveal cupcakes by blogger Not Your Momma’s Cookie are just the cutest. They seemed the perfect way to have a little fun while awaiting the little prince or princess. So we made a batch in pink and another batch in blue!
But to be sure, these cute cupcakes would be the best-ever way to announce the gender of your own baby to family and friends, too!
Want to celebrate with us? Here's how:
Start with a box of cake mix, tinting it into pink or blue (or pink AND blue!) batter.
(To make both, either split the colored cake batter half and half, or double the recipe.)
Spread the colored batter into the bottom of a baking dish, bake and cool completely.
Then cut the colored cake into little crowns.
We found the fastest way to make these isn’t to use a cookie cutter – it’s easier to use a knife to slice the cake into little squares. Then, gently use the knife to snip out two triangles from the top – you’ll have teeny weeny crowns in no time at all!
Now whip up a batch of white cake batter, pour a bit into the bottom of some cute cupcake wrappers set into a muffin tin, and press the crowns into the centers of each cup.
Cover the crowns with the remaining white batter.
Then pop the cupcakes into the oven and bake until golden.
Once your cupcakes are baked, you’ll want to let them cool completely before frosting.
Then simply tint the vanilla frosting with gel food coloring. Easy!
Use a star tip to pipe on pretty frosting swirls like this.
Here's a royal secret: See how we’ve frosted our cupcakes in the pan? That way the crowns were baked inside the cupcakes facing the same direction -- so they’d be easy to slice and show off when serving.
Put a teeny tiny frosting dot in the front-center of the cupcake so you can slice every cupcake to reveal the colored crown inside later!
Look how pretty they are – but the best part is the fun surprise they hide inside!
Now it’s time to serve!
Three cheers (and a cupcake) for the new royal – whether in Britain or in your own home!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!