Monday, November 15, 2010

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

I have a confession to make. I've been keeping a secret. A big secret. The hugest secret, even. Revealing it explains lots of things, like why I'm sitting on five new recipes to keep from having to explain to you why I'm eating salmon even though it's retched, why we had to cancel our Morimoto reservations in Philly, why E had to be the one to taste test reishi tea, and why I sat through that Kitchen Nightmares shoot sober as a judge. 'Cause I know everyone was wondering. Ha.

Check it out. We're having a baby!

And it's a boy. Phew! 

If you haven't seen this kind of baby cake before, I'm sure you'll see lots more. I'm so on trend :P Thanks to my cousin Libby's suggestion, we asked the ultrasound tech to write the baby's sex on a slip on paper and seal it in the envelope. Then we gave the envelope to a baker and instructed him to tint the cake's filling either blue or pink depending on the note. The outside of the cake was supposed to be all white. In reality, I opened the cake box to find a pale pink rose in the center. I almost freaked out. But then I figured he probably just had a bunch of roses sitting nearby and stuck one on for pretties. E's dad was in town for the weekend, so we had a little cake cutting party with my parents on the Tango so we could all find out together. Then I stuffed my face with cake. I have an excuse. And Gimmee Jimmies has THE BEST icing (a mix between buttercream and whipped cream, ultra fluffy and barely sweet. Ask for the white cupcake icing if you order from them!). I stuck a big wedge of cake in the freezer so we can eat it in March on baby homecoming day. I'm so lame.

p.s. I think my point and shoot is on its last legs. All of my photos are coming out with grainy stripes. 
Time to start SLR shopping! Any suggestions people?


Jessica Gardner said...

I'm so glad you finally told your blog readers! :)
I love that idea with the cake baker. What a fun (and appropriate for you) way to find out.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is one lucky little boy!

~Chris said...

That's awesome on two counts: 1) that you're preggers; 2) the cake bit. I've never heard of that. Very cool idea. Sooooo happy for you guys!!!

BUT ... don't ever start another food blog with CAT in the title!! LOL :)

Anonymous said...

YAY!! I knew this post would make me smile!! Thank you for finally posting this!!
Love, Jenny C

sheribloggins said...

I am so happy for you guys!! Give each other a big hug from me and I wish you all the best for a happy & healthy pregnancy and baby boy!!

Rhondi said...

Congratulations on the baby boy! This was a cute way to find out together with your family.

Kat said...


I love mine DSLR:

There's one that's VERY similar but a bit cheaper:

Or if you're a Nikon fan, here's a comparable:

Dajana said...

OMG, that is soooo exciting :)))
I bought a Nikon D3000 this spring, because I found a good offer, I'm quite happy with it, it's simple to use and makes excellent photos.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I love the cake idea :)

Medifast said...

A really cute idea for announcing your pregnancy and sharing the sex with those important and close to you. I would so be saving a piece for the baby's arrival too.

Lane aka DinnerandConversation said...

Congratulations on the baby! Yay! I have a Sony a230 because it was pretty much the cheapest dSLR out there. But I've been quite happy with it!

aipi said...

Beautiful cake..

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Pierce said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!! What wonderful news :-) We found out early we were having a boy and it made a differnece to us in just knowing. Called him Tristan before he was outta the "oven" Haha. Congrzts!

Michele said...

Congratulations! That cake thing is sooo cool and exciting!!!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...


Sue said...

What an absolutely FUN way to find out the gender of your baby! LOVE it! Congrats!
BTW, I love my SLR, an EOS Canon Rebel XSi.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Can you see I'm already stalking your blog? That's a bad sign!!

Congratulations!! - what an amzing picture. ISn't it incredible what images they can produce now?

I'm just about to get an SLR. I'm thinking a Canon 50D but they're just sooooo expensve!


AMY said...

I love the cake idea....that is so COOL!
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