|Lego Ninjago® Cake
EBL Food Allergies
My son’s long list of food allergies makes purchasing a safe birthday cake impossible. So, every year I take on the challenge of creating a cake that not only tastes good but also looks great!
We’ve come a LONG way since then. Although I do miss the simplicity of cutting up a watermelon and sticking a candle in it! 😉
|EBL Food Allergies
Birthday Watermelon “Cake”
this was taken when he still had eczema 🙁
This year my son requested a Ninjago® Cake, which was a nice change from the Cars® cakes that I’ve been making the last couple of years. My main goal was to have something edible that looked great and could feed about 20 people. This is what I did:
I used a simple gluten free chocolate cake mix and followed the directions on the back of the box. Is that cheating??? I needed to keep it simple! Cherrybrook Kitchen came to my rescue! How awesome is it that there are more and more companies producing allergy free products??? LOVE THAT!
I also made a strawberry filling to go in between each layer of cake. THIS is what made the cake taste FANTASTIC! I just blended 1 pound of strawberries with 1/4 cup of raspberry jam in my blender until it looked like a relish consistency. I piped a layer of frosting on the outside of each layer to hold the strawberries in. YUM!
|Allergy Free Ninjago® Birthday Cake with Strawberry Filling|
|building the Lego Ninjago® cake – allergy free|
|Frosting the Lego Ninjago® Cake|
|LEGO Ninjago® Cake|
|LEGO Ninjago® Cake
EBL Food Allergies
I threw some crackers in a blender to create the sand, which also hid the flat LEGO pieces that the men are standing on. I used existing LEGO ninjas and purchased a Ninjago® set which we also used as one of his gifts.
The cake is wheat free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, egg free, and nut free (as well as fish free and shell fish free, obviously) which makes it Gluten and Top 8 Allergen Free!
I was so excited about this cake that I started passing my phone (with the picture) around to all the doctors, nurses, and bloggers at AANMA’s first USAnaphylaxis Summit in Washington D.C. How could I resist? I was in great company and they could all appreciate the effort of cooking allergy-free.
|Strawberry Filled Chocolate LEGO Ninjago® Cake|
|Gluten & Top 8 Allergy Free LEGO Ninjago® Cake|
The only thing left to do now is blow out the candles…Happy Birthday Little Man. Love you!
|Blowing out the candles|
Interested in seeing the Allergy Friendly Cars2® Cake that I made? Click HERE.