Saturday, 20 September 2014

An Icy Tale

My daughter had a birthday party to attend today - and I had promised her double chocolate cake to take with her. We always make little cupcakes and decorate them for special occasions like this, since she is unable to share the birthday cake her friends have due to her (very) restricted diet.

Our current favourite chocolate cake mixture is this one:-


Although this is equally good. 



I also make my own by just substituting the ingredients in a regular sponge recipe, or cake pops like these but today, after a two hour dance class (during which time I had to wait for her) whilst flying solo following my husband's glaucoma surgery being inventive was just not going to cut it.

So we had these:-


With added cocoa nibs, and they just needed icing.

Having checked online first I ordered some two colour swirls vanilla and chocolate icing to decorate a chocolate cupcake. But checking again I saw that the icing had whey powder in! Back to the drawing board.... with half an hour to go. I spotted the Renshaw naturals icing and quickly make an "Elsa" face to go on top - must have been divine intervention as it turned out there was in fact a "Frozen" theme at the party!

This is not in any way a sponsored post - I'm sure the swirly icing tastes delicious but PLEASE Lakeland, make an effort on your online site! If you are selling food items you have a responsibility to list the ingredients. Food Allergies are no joke.

Here's the result - which I was very pleased with!




14 comments:

  1. Oh my God you are talented. Wow. That must really help with her diet that she can walk in to the party with something like THAT. Wow xx

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  2. That's a lovely cupcake, well done.

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  3. Well done, that cake looks fabulous! x

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  4. Wow they look amazing, I can just about manage butterfly cakes lol x

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  5. Wow, that looks amazing, I am useless at baking and cake decorating, I think my 2 year old could do a beter job than me!

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  6. That's brilliant! I can't believe how difficult producers still make their ingredients listings to find online.

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  7. That icing turned out amazingly! I would stand a chance at getting that right

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  8. I find it difficult to find some gluten-free products in some shops, which can be very frustrating. Your Elsa cake looks nice; Renshaw Baking has a good range of icing and toppings.

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  9. That's excellent :) I don't have to deal with food allergies but I've noticed how difficult it can be to find ingredient lists online. It's frustrating for me so it must be even worse for you when the ingredients are so important to the health of your children x

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  10. That is brilliant - Eliza wants a frozen party for her birthday

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  11. That looks fantastic! I also find it difficult to find ingredients lists. You have done a great job though :-).

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  12. I'm impressed - I can bake but I'm hopeless at icing and decorating!

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  13. Love the face and so agree with putting ingredients online. What a waste of money for you

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  14. wow that's amazing! I would never be able to make it look like that! x

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