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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,
I'm making a cake for next weekend (just a 6 inch, and not decorated) for my soon to be godson's baptism. Easy right? Nope! He's allergic to Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Wheat/Gluten (not sure which yet, So I need to avoid both) and Also need to avoid Peanuts and Treenuts because he's 8 months old.

I found a boxed cake mix that he can have (CherryBrook Kitchen, Gluten Free Dreams) and I'm trying to figure out how to top it. I'm sure he'd enjoy just the cake, but his Mom is nursing him So she's on the same diet restrictions. and I think she'd really enjoy some sort of icing.

I found this one,
http://www.celiac.com/articles/529/1/Butter-Cream-Nondairy-Frosting-Gluten-Free/Page1.html

So, my question is, has anyone tried this recipe or a similar one? Were than any good? Worse case scenario, I can top it with powdered Sugar or a maybe a glaze?
post #2 of 17
You can just use the regular Wilton bc recipe and sub rice milk or even water. I always make it with water.
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post #3 of 17
i agree use wilton with water. or i believe cherry brook makes frosting too.
if not their brand ive seen other can frosting that is dairy and gluten free.
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post #4 of 17
The basic b/c recipe on the Wilton site:

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Buttercream-Icing

This recipe uses "shortening" (and most vegetable shortenings like Crisco are made with soy). And the butter or margarine in the recipe (contains dairy or soy). thumbsdown.gif

You'd need to use a non-soy based shortening like Spectrum Organic (palm oil) and a non-soy based margarine (Earth Balance has a non-soy spread but don't know how well that would work in frosting).

However, you could easily use all Spectrum shortening for the fat in the recipe. And of course, rice milk or water for the milk, as has been said.

Spectrum organic shortening:

http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=247

Earth Balance soy-free soft spread margarine:

http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/eb_pdfs/products/soy-free-nutrition-info.pdf

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post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help everyone!
I was talking to his Mom last night, and she said the same thing, that Cherrybrook made a frosting. And she might make a trip to whole foods to grab some!

If not, I'll have to try the earth balance or spectrum shortening!

Thanks again!
post #6 of 17
Earth Balance is WONDERFUL! They make a soy free version (red container) Good luck!
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
You mean in making a buttercream?

Awesome! Thanks for the help!
post #8 of 17
Earth Balance is fantastic to make BC with...they make margarine and shortening as well. Isa Chandra Moskowitz has a cookbook called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World---fantastic recipes to bake with, all delicious. I know u r not requesting Vegan recipes, but you may find the book very useful. Also Post Punk Kitchen has a huge database of Vegan recipes that may be of use to you as well.
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by diamonds-and-rust

Earth Balance is fantastic to make BC with...they make margarine and shortening as well. Isa Chandra Moskowitz has a cookbook called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World---fantastic recipes to bake with, all delicious. I know u r not requesting Vegan recipes, but you may find the book very useful. Also Post Punk Kitchen has a huge database of Vegan recipes that may be of use to you as well.
Cathy



I second the recommendation for Vegan Cupcakes book. Our family has lots of allergies and this book has lots recipes that work for us. And there has not been one cupcake failure yet!! And you would never guess the cupcakes are vegan....they are enjoyed by all.
post #10 of 17
Earth Balance is what they use at the vegan cupcakes class they offer at ICE in NYC.

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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by cakeythings1961

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Originally Posted by diamonds-and-rust

Earth Balance is fantastic to make BC with...they make margarine and shortening as well. Isa Chandra Moskowitz has a cookbook called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World---fantastic recipes to bake with, all delicious. I know u r not requesting Vegan recipes, but you may find the book very useful. Also Post Punk Kitchen has a huge database of Vegan recipes that may be of use to you as well.
Cathy



I second the recommendation for Vegan Cupcakes book. Our family has lots of allergies and this book has lots recipes that work for us. And there has not been one cupcake failure yet!! And you would never guess the cupcakes are vegan....they are enjoyed by all.



Hi Cakeythings....have you tried the tiramisu cuppies? TO DIE FOR...
I love her cookie and brunch book as well. The East Coast Coffee Cake is, bar non, the best coffeecake I have ever eater, vegan or not.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by diamonds-and-rust

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Originally Posted by cakeythings1961

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Originally Posted by diamonds-and-rust

Earth Balance is fantastic to make BC with...they make margarine and shortening as well. Isa Chandra Moskowitz has a cookbook called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World---fantastic recipes to bake with, all delicious. I know u r not requesting Vegan recipes, but you may find the book very useful. Also Post Punk Kitchen has a huge database of Vegan recipes that may be of use to you as well.
Cathy



I second the recommendation for Vegan Cupcakes book. Our family has lots of allergies and this book has lots recipes that work for us. And there has not been one cupcake failure yet!! And you would never guess the cupcakes are vegan....they are enjoyed by all.



Hi Cakeythings....have you tried the tiramisu cuppies? TO DIE FOR...
I love her cookie and brunch book as well. The East Coast Coffee Cake is, bar non, the best coffeecake I have ever eater, vegan or not.



Oh, yes! I made the tiramisu cupcakes, and even my picky & critical fil thought they were yummy. I have not tried the coffee cake, but thanks for the tip--it's going on my "make this" list immediately!!
post #13 of 17
the coffee cake is in the Vegan brunch book...LMK if you don't have the book, I can post the recipe for you. Hey, whereabouts are you in Chicagoland? I grew up in Lombard, but live in Seattle now.
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post #14 of 17
If they want something light, how about Rich's Bettercreme?

If you want a more traditional buttercream, Sugarshack's is dairy free because she uses liquid coffee creamer. I'd check the label for the other allergens though.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

If they want something light, how about Rich's Bettercreme?

If you want a more traditional buttercream, Sugarshack's is dairy free because she uses liquid coffee creamer. I'd check the label for the other allergens though.



It should be that simple, but it's not, because most shortenings are made from soy. Also, liquid coffee creamer has milk derivitives.
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