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post #16 of 21
I've been lurking but I just had to offer a bit of support since I cake decorate and have tiny tots myself. This is neither dh nor your fault. It isn't your fault. Tots are explorers and can't help it. It is no different than if she got into the medicine cabinent and took bad medicine and you had to rush her to the ER, which believe me I have both been to the ER (blood in urine from bladder infection), called an ambulance (daughter swallowed newspaper rubber band and stopped breathing,) and called poison control (bottle of SEALED Nyquil in VERY high cabinent that she climbed to get and figured out how to open!) We can only be so careful but it is a big bad world out there and they will have to figure it out sooner or later. And it is better sooner under the watchful eye of both mommy and daddy (who have things to save their lives at home.) And both dh and I have yelled at the other for seeming miscalculations but we both realize later when we've calmed down that we over reacted. It sounds like you guys have worked it out. But I agree with everyone in finding away around her allergies instead of giving up what you love.
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post #17 of 21
You don't need the meringue powder in your frosting unless you are making royal icing. I've never used it in my buttercream and it works fine. Here's the recipe:
1/4 c. butter
8 heaping T crisco
1/2 c milk
flavorings to taste
cream these together then add 2 lbs. powdered sugar slowly, when combined beat for five minutes on high. You can adjust the milk up or down depending on what you are using it for.
Don't beat yourself up too much over the accident with your daughter. Everyone who has children can tell you of some accident that happened with them when they were that age. My oldest pulled a very hot cup of water down on his arm and burned it pretty badly when he was two. I had put it way out of his reach, or so I thought, and he got it anyway. They are so fast at that age and there is no way you can protect them from everything. Needless to say, I cried and cried and the nurse at the emergency room had to calm me down and tell me it was not my fault. Your daughter is fine and that shows what good parents she has. Your husband will realize he over-reacted, but show him the recipe with no egg products in it to ease his mind. And enjoy your cake decorating! Let your little one use the frosting with no eggs, she'll have fun with mom and you'll have lots of good memories.
post #18 of 21
suzyqqq27 I am glad your daughter is ok allergies can be scary to everyone involved.

I know I am bumping a 9-day-old topic however Food allergies are close to home for me. I am allergic to nuts, legumes, and many other ingredients including Soy, and Carrots. Everywhere I go both Benadryl and 2 Epi-Pens go with me, I am fortunate that I am not so sensitive to allergens that I cannot be in the same room as them but if I have to bake or cook with anything I am allergic to I wear gloves are worn. I currently wear Non-latex gloves because my mother-in-law is allergic to latex (No Precaution is to Great). One thing that I do is list all ingredients used in all of my recipes and bring it with me to parties gatherings ect. That way the guests can review the ingredients that I used in case they have allergies. And as a small side note 99% of the boxed cake mixes and even Crisco has Soy in it. For cakes and food I am going to eat I have resorted to making all of my cakes from scratch and I found a shorting that is not made with Soybean oil.
Alan

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post #19 of 21
Hello. Just a little word to say that I didn't think your husband was being an a$$ at all. Sounds to me like he just got really scared for your little girl, and who wouldn't? However it was an accident and once he has cooled down, I'm sure you guys will figure it out. There are a lot of good egg free cakes and icing to be made out there! One of my best friends is vegan and they have really good options now.
post #20 of 21
suzy~ Glad to see your back. thumbs_up.gifparty.gif
"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
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"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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post #21 of 21
I'm glad to hear your daughter is ok. I'm new but I wanted add my two bits. I've had food allergies all my life and have to be very careful, mine is nuts, oranges, etc. some things are easier to avoid than others. With something like eggs I wonder if removing them from your home altogether is a good idea...since she'll have to learn what foods are safe for her. Not at two years old, of course, but soon she'll be making food choices on her own and will need to be aware what to look out for.

I'm happy to hear your husband takes it seriously. Some people do not. My mother in law just about sent me to the Emergency Room by neglecting to tell me she had substituted orange marmalade for apricot jam in her Easter bread this year!

Don't beat yourselves up. Mistakes happen and she was lucky you knew how to manage it.

I agree it would be a shame to give up something you love, but if it comes to that, you may only have to give it up til she's a little older. Often children grow out of some allergies...hopefully this will be the case for your daughter icon_smile.gif
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