Cake anyone??? – My first gluten-free cake!

OK, maybe not the first! But definitely the first that turned out edible πŸ˜€

I first tried making a gluten-free cake a few months ago. I have been trying recipes on and off because we have several members of our family that cannot have gluten in their diets. I just didn’t feel right about not providing them with a cake they could eat without having health issues afterwards πŸ™‚

The very first one I tried was a disaster! I tried a vanilla recipe I found online and added blueberries to make it more palatable. Well….. that didn’t work! The cake didn’t really rise and when we cut into it, it was like rubber, lol. My son ate it all though…….

This weekend we celebrated my son’s, nephew’s and niece’s birthday. Usually I just make a normal cake and my nephew (who can’t have gluten) just eats a tiny bit – or his mother brings him a cupcake. Β This time, however, I decided I was going to try to make a really good cake. He deserves it!

Well, it turned out marvelous! Everyone loved it. It was a simple vanilla pound cake and it tasted really good. A recipe to keep for posterity for sure! πŸ˜€

Here are the photos of the cake (my youngest helped decorating it by making suggestions).

The Penguin cake with the cupcakes set all around it!

The Penguin cake with the cupcakes set all around it!

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A snowball fight begins! πŸ˜€

Detail of trees. Each "branch" was cut separately, attached to the sugar cone and then iced with royal-icing to mimic snow.

Detail of the trees. Each “branch” was cut separately, attached to the sugar cone and then iced with royal-icing to mimic snow.

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Without the cupcakes!

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Symbolizing my little niece! Smart little girl filled her sled with snowballs and is coming down the hill to surprise the boys πŸ˜‰

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Symbolizing my nephew being hit with a snowball! Note the detail of the snowball on the penguin’s head! πŸ˜€

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Symbolizing my naughty son throwing snowballs at his cousin πŸ˜€

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The cake without the cupcakes.

The cake without the cupcakes.

Again!

I hope you enjoyed this one! Me and my daughter had quite a bit of fun working on it πŸ˜€

Take care,

Catia

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