Monday, 16 March 2015

A "Frozen" free from Birthday Cake


A friend of a friend has been really poorly, and her children have food allergies so usually she bakes their cakes herself. So when my friend asked if I could help making a #freefrom cake, of course I said YES!

I decided to use the Chocolate cake recipe here since I'm not an expert at baking egg free, and I knew this was easy and pretty fool proof!

I made two cakes, layered with this Betty Crocker chocolate fudge buttercream mix which does say "may contain traces of milk" which was ok for us. You can make your own with safe margarine and icing sugar though. (You could also use jam in between the cakes.)



The little girl has a nut allergy so nothing I used could say "may contain traces" of nuts. This was a real eye opener for me, as well as many cake decorations containing wheat, the "may contain" is a real issue for nut allergy sufferers, even the fondant icing from many stores said that! I made my own fondant with fondant icing sugar in the end and coloured it with safe colouring. Lastly I had great fun making little Olaf!



I'm really pleased with the result!

19 comments:

  1. How lovely are ! I bet she was ecstatic to receive that wonderful cake. I could not do anything remotely as good as that, well done!

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  2. What a fantastic cake. It is soooo lovely! Think I will ask my hubby to make one for my birthday x

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  3. What a great cake , you are very talented

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  4. The cake looks so pretty and its beautifully decorated.

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  5. Oh that is fantastic - and an Olaf cake would be very welcome here :)

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  6. That looks absolutely fantastic, ive never seen Frozen but know that is Olaf!

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  7. Wow, just wow. That looks amazing. You have done a great job

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  8. That looks amazing, hope she liked it

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  9. Wow this is ace! I have to decorate a cake for my nan's 90th birthday this weekend, this has reminded me to get my supplies in! x

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  10. Well done with the cake, it looks fantastic! xx

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  11. That looks brilliant, well done - I love that the Betty Crocker creams are dairy free!

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  12. Having a child with food intolerances I feel your pain...amazing how many companies have those words on them. The cake looks amazing, I bet your friend was thrilled.

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  13. my little lady is free from, she would love this cake, thank you for sharing it.

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  14. oh i am loving this cake .. so stunning .. i need to get better with cakes x

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  15. Such a gorgeous cake! The 'may contain' is such a tricky one isnt it - so many companies use it almost automatically as even if there is a teeny tiny risk they have to declare it.

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  16. The amazing cake was received with absolute delight and amazement by my sux year old! We were so grateful, and it took away the worry of not being well enough to make my own, which I have done for every birthday until now. Thank you again!

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  17. enough to make my own, which I have done for every birthday until now. Thank you again!

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  18. How lovely to make a cake that doesn't contain the problem stuff. I often think companies are a bit lazy and slap on a 'may contain' to cover themselves.

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  19. Great effort. I wouldn't have had a clue where to start but it's brilliant that you can make such a fab cake with all the 'allergy' stuff missing.

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