This week, I made a cake for a surprise 50th birthday party. This was an interesting baking project because it was more restricted than usual in terms of allergens and allowed foods than usual (I have baked for this person before, but this time they had one or two additional concerns to work around). I… Read More Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Mirror Glazed Cake
Well, it has certainly been a long time since my last post! Rest assured, I haven’t forgotten about this site or my baking endeavors, but I did get a full-time job at the end of March, so I’ve certainly had my hands full. Just getting in baking projects has almost been too much these days,… Read More Lions and Tigers and Hippos, Oh My!
I’ve had my share of difficulties when it comes to dairy-free icings. Often, I find it hard to get the icing stiff enough, as I tend to favour coconut oil over vegan butters. The reason for that is because I am allergic to peas, of all things, and pea protein shows up in a surprising… Read More Dairy-Free Buttercream
Allergy friendly baking is always a learning process. I’ve been lucky to have mostly good experiences and good results in the kitchen, but last night I almost had a catastrophe (or cake-tastrophy, as I’m calling it). I was trying to make a chocolate cake that was dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and with coconut sugar to boot… Read More Gluten-free Chocolate Cake (and some dairy-free baking mistakes!)
I haven’t posted in the last week because I’ve been so busy making sugar cookies (I currently have 116 sitting in my fridge and freezer at home), plus a cake that will appear in another post soon. I’ve refined my technique for the sugar cookie kilts a bit since last time I posted, so I… Read More Painted Sugar Cookies
Today I want to talk a bit about my adventures with allergy-friendly cookies. This is something that’s pretty important to me, as you may have noticed in earlier posts where I brought up my own allergies, or those of my research group. I think it’s important to note that when I say allergy-friendly, I automatically… Read More Allergy Friendly Cookies
As a follow up to my cakes post, I thought I’d share with you some of my recent cupcake adventures. I’m again sharing my top 5 creations, all of which are already featured in my “previously baked” gallery. #1 – S’mores Cupcakes (Gluten-, Dairy-, Egg-, Soy-, and Nut-Free!) These were inspired by Cupcake Jemma’s s’mores… Read More Custom Cupcakes