Cake Crafting

Since both of my kids and I have numerous food allergies, hypoallergenic (to us, anyway) cake-baking has become kind of a fun tradition for birthdays.  My husband and I try to go all out w/ three-dimensional, really creative cakes that the kids will love.

Since I love to share, I wanted to start an area on my blog to give ideas on what you can create if you’re not necessarily a baking professional, but just a creative person w/ the will and want to try to surprise someone!

I always, always, always use this recipe, vanilla flavor – http://www.sweetlittlebluebird.com/2013/03/tried-true-tuesday-crazy-for-crazywacky.html .

We follow it pretty much as written, but sub out coconut oil for the vegetable oil, use coconut sugar for the sugar, as well as a gluten-free flour.   Turns out great every time!

Anyway, over the years, when I was trying to come up w/ ideas for my cakes, I always went to blogs.  Some gave me inspiration; others did not.  Hopefully seeing some of our cakes can inspire somebody to create something super cool!  And, of course, whatever you create, please share! I live and breathe show and tell!

Here are some of ours from the last few years:

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Here’s my son’s Dusty plane cake from this year. Not the best-looking I’ve done, but he loved it!

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This is my daughter’s fairy cake from 2013.

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Here is my son’s monster truck cake from 2013.

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And here’s the front.

So I’m done w/ birthdays for this year, but I’m open for suggestions for the coming years!  Any great birthday cake theme ideas to share?

Until the next time we eat cake,

Chiara

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