Special cake reveals it's a boy for expectant parents


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

DISCOVERING whether they are due to have a baby boy or girl has been a piece of cake for a Coedpoeth couple.

But the cake in question is no ordinary confection – it is the result of a highly imaginative way to celebrate the happy news that Siân Halliwell and her partner Nick McCormick are expecting their first child.

Siân, who is five months pregnant, had a scan at the Maelor Hospital which revealed the gender of the baby.

The family decided that just Siân’s mum, Julie Halliwell of Park Road in Tanyfron, would know the result and whether it was a boy or girl on the way.

Julie then ordered a special cake to be baked so the secret could be revealed at a celebration with relatives and friends at the Red Lion pub, on Talwrn Road in Coedpoeth, which took place on Saturday night.

If the cake had blue sponge inside that would mean a baby boy is on the way, while if the sponge was pink the baby will be a girl.

At the gathering Siân and Nick cut into the cake together and were delighted to discover blue sponge, which meant they are expecting a boy.

“I am very pleased and just can’t wait until September,” said Siân, 25, of Cae Glas in Coedpoeth.

“I never had any hint of the outcome before the cake was cut. I had thought it was going to be a girl, I don’t know why.

“We haven’t got any names in mind yet, we can get thinking about that now."

The cake was baked by Caroline’s Viennese Patisserie in Wrexham’s Central Arcade. It was covered in white icing and on the top featured the intriguing inscription ‘He Or She Open To See’.

“It was delicious. We would like to thank Caroline’s and also the Red Lion where we had a lovely celebration. It was a wonderful night,” said Siân.

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