Thursday, June 6, 2013

Surprise!

Jamie had her sonogram yesterday.
But, even she didn't know the gender of the precious baby soon to join their family.


But I knew!
As planned, the technician kept it secret. She handed me the photo revealing the special news as we left.  
For a fun way to announce the news to her family, I made a cake for them with the answer inside.

Since Jamie and her family are spending a week down the shore (she came back up just for the appointment), I had to prepare two cakes and give her the right cake to take with her.
She sent me these photos of the reveal...


my adorable Jamie... just a little... hesitant... to tell us... she is... expecting... again... baby number... seven... and this time she isn't having twin sister, Jill share the news for her...  so, she... casually... mentions it... during a text conversation about nothing in particular...
love my girl!
Star Sugar Cookies following this recipe
Piped Frosting in white, pink and blue 
Frosting used for cake:
FROSTING

1 cup shortening
1 cup butter, softened
1 pkg confectioners' sugar (2 pounds)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 to 5 tablespoons water

In large bowl, cream shortening and butter until light and
fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until
smooth. Add enough water to achieve a spreadable consistency.

34 comments:

marie said...

A precious baby boy! Congratualtions to all! Love the text announcement.

Dawn said...

Congratulations! xo

Lea Culp said...

Oh, my goodness, 7 children. I think that is amazing and hats off to the couples that can do it. What a cute way to reveal the gender, a way for all to enjoy. Blessings!

Blackberry Lane (Mildred) said...

Congrats to all! The cake is a great idea and little Chloe looks delighted with it!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Congratulations! =)

Love the cake idea! Such pretty photos!!

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations! Another blessing for your family! A cute way to reveal the sex. Love your cake decorating skills, Lorraine. xo

Maria said...

What an adorable cake (I love those star cookies!) and fun way to do a gender reveal!! Congratulations! :)

Susan said...

Adorable cake, Lorraine. Your daughter and her hubs must adore children. God bless them.

My daughter did a cake, too, and when it was time for all of us to find out, I cut one end and her mother-in-law cut the other end. Inside, the cake was PINK. Yup, my beloved little granddaughter came several months later.

Susan

EMMA said...

What a fantastic idea, the cake looks so delicious too.

Deb said...

How sweet. My daughter did something similar only with cupcakes. We are expecting a grand-daughter in Sept. Life is good!

Ann said...

what a cute idea with the cake.
Congratulations

Winnie said...

Congratulations!! Such great news :) I love the cake-idea and the cake itself.
Very sweet post, and I wish you all the best

Maggie Ann said...

How precious...and what a beautiful cake you made with the special message. Loved it! You have such a great family....=)

Sandy said...

I love everything about this post! Baby number seven---I THINK THAT'S GREAT!! My parents had eight and there's nothing like a big family. Congratulations to all!! And Chloe is so adorable...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats! Your cake really turned out cute:@)

Keri On said...

Such a very fun way to enjoy the news!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What fun! I remember our daughter's reveal party. I like the concept of it all. I am so happy for you and your daughter. Babies are such special gifts from God, and your family has so much love to share with each of the little ones. Congratulations to all of you!

Sue said...

Congratulations to al! Lorraine, what a fun way to let everyone know, thanks for sharing this wonderful news.
Blessings,
Sue

podso said...

This new kind of reveal party is really fun, isn't it? And your cakes beautiful!

Nonnie said...

Beautiful cakes. How special is that? Congratulations to all.

Carol Z said...

What a beautiful cake and what wonderful news. Every happy wish!

Cheryl said...

Ooooooooooooo...so exciting!! Congratulations to all!!

A new baby is NEVER "old hat"!

SarahGeorge said...

Wonderful wonderful! I just laid back and enjoyed reading this beautiful, touching post! Congratulations to Jamie.. Children are always special gifts from God:)

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Lorraine, I LOVE this beautiful cake!!.. And congratulations to all your family! My own Dear Daughter had me scared for a while, wondering if she was EVER planning to have a baby; but she sounds like she's at least giving it a thought now... Oh! YAY!! I can hardly contain myself, but I DO.. And I just calmly tell her, "Well, the time has to be right for YOU Honey. Travel.. Do what you dream of doing now, while you're still young and newlyweds.".. But I confess. I really can't wait, and I think she knows this! (0; Have a great day, and an even better weekend! ~tina

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, my word...what blessings you and your hubby have with so many precious GRANDbabies....truly gifts from our Lord!!! We have 3, two biological and one adopted from Uganda...and we expect more adoptions!!! God is so good!! Congratulations!

Adrienne said...

What wonderful news! A little boy! God has blessed your family with another good gift from His hand to yours. Can't wait to meet him.
~Adrienne~

Connie said...

Congratulations . . . and your cake is perfect :) What a very special day!
Connie :)

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So glad you found out that she is having a boy! It made it so hard not knowing-in fact, I have to start the quilt today. I couldn't buy things at garage sales etc. Love the cake-so creative.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Noreen

lindsey said...

Congratulations! She looks so young! That is a great way to reveal the babies gender 😀

Debbie Petras said...

Congratulations; a boy! I love the idea of the cake. And btw, it looks so good too.

Donna said...

Congratulations!

corners of my life said...

Congratulations!
I remember the little praying children wall hangings - how retro . . .

suzanne kay said...

Awe! I just loved this!! Congratulation and pray all goes very well for you and your new son! We just loved your post and your blog and we're so glad to have you join us at our One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!!
Thanks again & God bless,
Sue @ thet2women.com

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

Congratulations on another wonderful grandson and another fabulous post! I am expecting my 14th grandson in August!

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