As the knife sliced through the cake, a hush descended and ten pairs of eyes searched for a first glimpse of colour. Then someone let out a shriek: ‘It’s pink. It’s a girl!’ The room erupted into cheers and 27-year-old Sarah Bailey beamed with delight…
A day earlier, Sarah, who was 27 weeks pregnant, had paid for a private 4D scan — but had asked the sonographer not to tell her the baby’s sex, and instead to write it on a piece of paper, seal it in an envelope and give it to Cheshire baker Lisa Finnegan.
That night, Lisa got to work, mixing the ingredients for a ‘gender reveal cake’ which would tell the mum-to-be and her assembled friends and family what sex the baby would be by the colour of the sponge: pink for a girl, blue for a boy.
Sixty per cent of mothers-to be in the UK now choose to know their baby’s sex before birth. But while mums-to-be might be keen to gather friends and family for a big ‘reveal’ party, expectant fathers are often more reluctant.
Gender reveal cakes are a huge hit in the US and are now making their way across to the UK.
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