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On My Plate: Birthday Cakes

My Kitchen Life lately hasn’t featured too much that’s new—except I did bake two batches of Sweet Cornbread (using sprouted soft white wheat flour) from Janie Quinn’s Sprouted Baking for a Harvest/Halloween gathering last weekend. (I was so busy preparing that I forgot to photograph the results!) Only a few pieces came back home with me, so I’m guessing it was a good compliment to the four kinds of chili that were also part of the festivities. 🙂

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Up next on my agenda are birthday cakes for my two littlest Littles: Keillor, who turns 2 on Nov. 9, and Kennah, who will be 4 on Nov. 12. I’m determined to employ real-food ideas (and incorporate the food-allergy considerations we need to make, as well) so that we can not only have our cake, but feel good about eating it, too. For ideas on how to accomplish all of that, I’ll be turning once again to Sprouted Baking, and also to The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook, by Cybele Pascal, which has terrific ideas for using natural sweeteners and contains recipes that are not only allergen-free but nutrition-packed (a concept that is not as common as you might think). The biggest challenge for me might actually lie in decorating the cakes: Keillor’s will be a round racetrack (think chocolate frosting for the track) topped with a toy Lightning McQueen from Cars; and Kennah’s will include an actual Cinderella doll with the cake and frosting serving as her dress. Wish me luck!

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5 comments

1 Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS { 11.03.09 at 11:49 am }

Fun! I haven’t tried that cornbread recipe. Hope you don’t get too busy to take pictures of the cakes. They sound great! Thanks for sharing your week in the Twister.

2 emily- mpls real food lover { 11.03.09 at 12:46 pm }

i have a baby birthday- 1 year, coming up and I am thinking either almond flour cake or raw vegan cake…

3 Millie { 11.03.09 at 1:33 pm }

The birthday cakes sound like so much fun. And a challenge too.

4 Wendy { 11.04.09 at 12:25 pm }

I can’t wait to see the organic, sprouted, allergen-free version of Cinderella! Ariel has since lost her tail and has ratty, mangy hair since taking her dip into the cake “rock,” but she is loved nevertheless. Kennah will be equally enamored, I’m sure.

5 Sonya Hemmings { 11.09.09 at 9:16 pm }

Hi, Emily! I like your blog and will have to follow what you decide about your cake. 🙂
—Sonya

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