-Mama to Nolan-
Sara , Keith , Toby 6/08, Nomi 4/10, Mona 1/12
Mama of three, lover, student rabbi, spoonie, friend, musician, narcoleptic, space muffin, pretty much a dragon. Crunchy like matzoh.
For the cake, I've made cakes substituting up to half the sugar in the recipe with fruit juice - then you need to adjust/reduce the other liquids, too. If you take out all the sugar, the texture gets weird.
You could do carrot cake, pumpkin bars, apple cake, banana cake, or another one that normally has fruit or veggies - then there wouldn't be anything odd to comment on.
I love to bake & have been thinking about my DS's cake for awhile now, too! I'm still undecided, but have so many ideas.
Erin - mama to my happy little guy, born April 09
and my sweet baby, born July 12
For other birthdays I've made banana bread and zucchini bread in bundt pans and you know, the SHAPE threw people off. Most had no idea what they were eating! I frosted with a little cream cheese frosting there, too, or just a light dusting of icing sugar.
Wyatt's first birthday cake.
It tasted great, though the consistency of the cake was more like a thickened pudding than a light fluffy cake. But everyone enjoyed it and the frosting was surprisingly good. I'll definitely be using the same recipe for the next babe's first birthday!
If you're stuck for recipe ideas, have a look at the We Love Baking fanpage. There's lots of great recipes and you can chat to others who like to bake.
Jess at Tate and Lyle.