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Team Green No Longer!

When you become pregnant, you learn all sorts of vernacular you might never have been privy to otherwise. For example, did you know that when parents choose not to find out the baby’s gender via sonogram, they’ve officially joined Team Green?

Yeah, me neither. But, you learn something new every day.

The Brit and I were not graced with the patience nor the will to wait the full nine months to find out the gender of our upcoming offspring, so we found out this morning at approximately 8 a.m.

Boy or Girl, you ask?

For the answer to that, we have to bite into a cupcake.

This recipe is my grandfather’s. Made many times, Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is still my very favorite cake, and I can’t wait for this little nugget to grow up eating it on special occasions.

James and I thought it would be neat to do a “gender reveal party” here on my blog, since the majority of the people we love and would have at such a party are far-flung all over the globe.

Not wanting to make a full two dozen cupcakes, I took a note out of Christina’s book and reduced the recipe down to just 4 cupcakes. I can tell you right now, I will be making this revised recipe repeatedly. My favorite cake, anytime I want, without ever wasting a morsel or gorging myself silly. Perfection.

So, let’s take that bite.

Coming October 2013: Baby Boy Bracegirdle! We’re officially on the Blue Team!

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Barbara | Creative Culinary

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

How cute is that? My kids are probably your age and 'gender reveals' were unheard of. With some irony, I had to ask the doctor BOTH times what gender mine were; the size of my first girl (10lb 11oz and 24 inches) and the amazing amount of hair on my 2nd had the doctors all gaga; seriously I had to interrupt them to find out since I had a C-section with both and could not see them immediately.

I think I enjoyed the anticipation...but would be hard pressed to say for sure if I would have gone without knowing if given the option. I still have some things I made with the yellow and peach color scheme to remind me forever that we did not know beforehand. :)

I did chuckle to myself just a bit the other day when we tweeted about your cat, how you said he was 'your heart.' You have no idea...just wait until that little boy comes along! :)

Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste

Thursday 27th of June 2013

What an absolutely adorable way to reveal the gender! Congratulations! And these cupcakes look so incredibly moist!

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

Monday 17th of June 2013

So exciting!! Congratulations!

shelly (cookies and cups)

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

SO SO SO SO SOOOOOO happy for you!!! I can not wait to meet the cute little guy!


Wednesday 12th of June 2013

How lucky is my kid to have two Aunt Shelly's? (My sister) We are so having a lunch date or ten when I'm home full time. :)

Dalila G.

Friday 7th of June 2013

FANTASTIC!! Great idea for the big reveal, love it!! You and the Brit are in for some fun times, congrats on baby boy!!