My daughter has not exhibited any allergies, but, with nut and fish allergic older brother, I see no reason to rush into any potential allergens, such as wheat or eggs. I will probably introduce egg yolks and then whites to my little one in the next few weeks, but, until then, this birthday cake will have to do.
This recipe turned out even better than I had hoped. Basically, I experimented a little bit with some alternative flours, settling on a flour mix which I based on a few different sources including the Land O Lakes website and Rebecca Reilly's Gluten-Free Baking.
So, yesterday it was my son’s 2nd birthday and we had a pretty great party. We rented a room at DramaZone (the venue at which we are currently holding our classes) and I ordered a ton of Elmo Plates and assorted sundries pretty reasonably priced from the Oriental Trading Company. We had my son’s Music Together teacher, Danny, come to entertain the restless natives for a bit…many mini bagels and other finger foods were consumed by all–and then it was time for the piece de resistance–the Elmo cake that I had been icing at 3am the night before instead of getting some much-needed beauty sleep.