Sunday, August 12, 2007

Journey to a Cake

Our busy weekend is finally over and I am pooped! I'm ready for bed but before I go I wanted to tell about this wonderful dairy-free cake I made over the weekend. It took me 2 days to do - one to bake and one to put it together and decorate. (I also baked 2 batches of brownies from a box and a different chocolate layer cake from scratch for a cake walk at church on the same day I baked Luke's cake. Can you call me crazy please? I know I was feeling that way on Friday when I did it!) Sami even said that it didn't taste like it was dairy-free! Yes! This is the cake I have been looking for all these years! I got this awesome book for the library that I'm going to have to get from ebay called Amazing Dairy-Free Desserts by Penny Wantuck Eisenberg. Thank you Penny! I love this book and can't wait to try out the ice cream - it's one of the things that Luke has really missed since being on his dairy-free diet. There is even some great info at the beginning of the book about dairy-free products and where to find them. The "Chocolate Marshmallow Layer Cake" - I'm not sure if I can post the actual recipe because it is published so I won't - has tofu sour cream in it. It's the "secret ingredient" so to speak. Luke loved it - even better because he's the one it was for!

Amie, you have to find this book. Sammy would love you for it - not that he doesn't love you already! But you can score some pretty big cool mom points when you make him those chocolate chip cookies! Which are also great, by the way. There are some eggs in it but I'm sure you have found some pretty good egg substitutes that would work just fine!

So, without further ado, here is the birth of my pirate cake. Since I did it last minute I did have to improvise on a few things - like the drinking straw gun walls! - but I think it turned out pretty good in the end and one little - ahem, I mean big - boy thought so too, which is really all that mattered! :)

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6 Comments For Risa:

Amie said...

Oh my gosh, that cake is AMAZING! GOOD JOB!!!

I will definitely look into that cook book.

Anna said...

Wow awesome job! You might as well open up a bakery now:)

Jodie said...

You are my hero! Very cool cake! Good job!

Jamie said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! You deserve some sort of medal for that. Can you come down and make me a cool cake for my birthday???

Becca said...

That cake is fabulous!! I can see how it took you that long to make! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Pardon me, but that cake kicks ass. It makes me wish I was into pirates.
I watched this thing on the food network where these people all had to bake cakes and make them look like disney princesses. You should do that but with pirate ships. :)