Have you heard about the latest baby shower trend? It’s something called “gender reveal cakes” and it involves parents learning the sex of their kid by cutting into a blue- or pink-filled cake or cupcake in front of their guests. No, really. Just check out the hundreds of homemade videos on YouTube filmed at “gender cake reveal parties” across America.

Locally, the trend is gaining in popularity, says Ashley Moone, specialty cakes consultant and decorator at SugarBakers Cakes. She says the Catonsville bakery has had about a dozen requests for gender reveal cakes in the last six months. “Usually we have the mother or father drop off a sealed envelop from the doctor revealing the gender of the baby,” she says. “We know before the parents.”

SugarBakers typically ices the cake in gender-neutral colors and then colors the interior butter cream in either blue or pink. When the expectant mother or father cuts into the cake, the fun begins. At SugarBakers, 10-inch gender reveal cakes start at $38 and feed 15 to 20 guests. 410-788-9478, http://www.sugarbakerscakes.com

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