Saturday, January 13, 2007

Baking Day

Yesterday was a special birthday day in our family. We also have some special allergies to deal with so, we don't have wheat, eggs, peanuts, beef or celery in our cakes. Makes for an interesting texture, but we do our best. Lucky for us, it's both children with similar aliments.

This is the Chocolate Girl. Anything and everything chocolate is her thing. Best part of the process is the bowl. Not sure how we managed to get the nose, but it was well worth it. We found a great mix in the US for Gluten Free Chocolate cake. It's really more like a brownie. Not much lift and fairly dense. You couldn't use them as paving stones, but close. I found that adding a bit more baking powder helps a lot. Depending on the topping or filling, it can be very good. Relatively speaking.

So here it is. The Gluten Free Raspberry and Creme Tort. I also got pumpkin pie, because it was after all my birthday!


Sharon in Ireland said...

Happy Birthday Holly - hope you had a good one. I've thought of a cool present R could give you - how about a trip to NZ?

Leigh said...

Happy Birthday! We don't have those kinds of allergies at our house, but I have to admit that I've never put beef or celery ina cake anyway :)

Hats off to The Chocolate Girl. A woman after my own heart.

Ger said...

Happy Birthday Holly. Hope it was a great one. That chocolate cake looks really yummy.

tangelled angel said...

You never said!! Happy Birthday!! I should have guessed 'cos you did mention your birthday in relation to the beads....but I never thought it was yesterday!
That pumpkin pie was yum btw,definately worth a visit for! Kudos to the chef

Teaandcakes said...

Happy birthday Holly!
Hope you had a great day.