The Honor of a Reveal Cake

16 Mar

It’s an Honor

Last week, i did my first reveal cake.  I wasn’t aware of this type of cake, despite the quite obvious name, which doesn’t become obvious until you know the reason behind it.

So, i am now aware of 3 ways to find out whether you are going to have a boy or a girl….

1. The doctor tells/shows you during the doctor’s visit.

2. You find out when you give birth

3. You have your doctor tell someone else, who then makes a cake with either a blue or pink center and you gather all your friends and family around and you cut into that cake with bated breath!


I did this cake not for some random person who found out that i make cakes… I was asked by a dear friend.  She is the daughter of who i consider my spiritual parents, and so to be asked for this favor, for this reason, blew me away!  After the initial phone conversation where she presented this idea and told me all of the logistical details of when and where and how many people, etc… I hung up the phone and took a minute to really think about what i was just asked to do.

Her doctor was going to call me…. I was going to be the first to know…. My cake was going to reveal to her and her husband’s family and closest friends whether in 6 mos a baby girl or baby boy was going to come into the world! WOW!  What an honor!

I have done my fair share of birthday cakes and wedding cakes…. but by far, this was my most favorite cake to do.  I think it was the emotional tie that it had to my heart as well and knowing the weight of information that i was about to put into that white icing… sitting there in a stainless steel bowl, waiting to get a dowsing of either deep pink or royal blue coloring….

I heard a friend, the other day, define honor as “the attitude of the heart”.  If this is indeed an accurate description of a word that seems to have lost its place in our everyday vocabulary…. then a perfect exchange of honor took place last week.

My friend honored me with trusting me to not only make a beautiful cake that would be a fun addition to the party, but she also trusted me with such a precious piece of information that was meant to change their lives!  In return, i honored her by protecting that information and putting my best forward in every step  of that cake!

Not every cake i do will have this kind of connection for me…. but i will sure treasure those that do.

oh and btw: It is a girl 🙂


One Response to “The Honor of a Reveal Cake”

  1. Ms. Patti March 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    We were HONORED that you were the one that made the cake because we all consider you FAMILY! THANK YOU! We love you Jennifer Denman! We love Jennycakes!!!!

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