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#1 Studybug

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

Hi there

DS is turning 3 soon and I usually make him a cake to take to daycare to share around his birthday.  This year, one of DS' classmates has dairy and soy allergies so I'm a little stuck on what is appropriate to send for his class to share instead of birthday cake.

Any suggestions as to what food would be suitable and celebratory enough for 3 year olds would be greatly appreciated.

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p.s. also should add we're ovo-lacto vegetarian.
TIA.

#2 Bomber girl

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

Balloons
Bubbles

#3 intd242

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

party plates and cups to use for morning tea.

#4 Studybug

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:03 AM

ahh, of course, steer away from party snacks and go the party vibe.

Thank you! original.gif

#5 antsy

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

I once made this cake for a vegan friend using soy milk and I imagine you can substitute the milk for rice milk without issue. I also used a different frosting made out of cocoa, icing sugar and nuttulex butter (dairy free).
http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/best-...cake-L3663.html

Edited by TooManyToys, 28 December 2012 - 06:15 AM.


#6 Studybug

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

Thanks TMT!!

#7 amabanana

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

I sent DD to kinder with paper cups filled with plain popcorn, party hats and party blowers.  The kids loved it.  Just be careful if you use oil to fry the popcorn that no one is allergic- air blown is better if possible.

#8 kerstee

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

I love this idea - fruit cake

#9 happygurl06

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

I made this for DS:



#10 whipmix

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

Happygurl 06 that looks wonderful. What did you use for the 1 and star shapes?

#11 happygurl06

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

I used a star cookie cutter and for the 1 I just drew it on a piece of cantaloupe with a skewer then cut it out with a knife.

I also made this one for another party:



We are egg and dairy free here and I relish the Challenge to do new things for various birthdays.

I've also done a massive chocolate crackle with mini marshmallows added set in a cake tin.

A super easy cake is a box of cake mix and a cup of creamy soda (nothing else).  I either do cup cakes or whole cakes and it works brilliantly.

#12 lynneyours

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (whipmix @ 29/12/2012, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Happygurl 06 that looks wonderful. What did you use for the 1 and star shapes?


It looks like rockmelon to me.  Or Cantaloupe, I think some call it?  I am saving this pic - awesome idea!

ETA:  Is this one above made of jelly?

Edited by lynnemine, 29 December 2012 - 04:43 PM.


#13 happygurl06

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Yeah that one is jelly.  I used 4 packets and mixed in a couple of tablespoons of coconut milk in half of each color to give the opaque / pastel look.  If your not dairy free use yogurt.  It's quicker if you have room in your freezer to sit each layer in for 15 mins so its just sets before you put the next layer on.

#14 Studybug

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

oh wow, the fruit cakes look awesome!!  Sadly, my cheeky monkey is the only vegetarian on the planet who doesn't like fruit ohmy.gif (got to admit I'm a far off 2nd when not pregnant but I would totally devour fruit that looked that good).  Would it be too mean if I did a fruit cake anyway? cos it's a super cute idea lol.

Happygurl, I've never heard of the creamy soda cake idea - would have to check ingredients listing to make sure I avoid soy.  And it seriously works like a normal cake?  That's cool.

#15 happygurl06

Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

I use Betty Crocker cake mix and no one even knows that's how it is made.  I haven't checked soy or dairy yet as DS is the only one dairy free and I haven't given him cake yet.

ETA:  the cup cakes in the first picture are made with Betty Crocker and Creamy Soda... Look normal too me wink.gif and they were devoured in seconds.

Edited by happygurl06, 29 December 2012 - 05:04 PM.





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