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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jaiden's Bday Cake

Two years back on July 18th, we were blessed with little Jaiden.I dont know how time went by but somehow it did. Motherhood is a roller coaster ride ..but when you think about it, there are beautiful moments. When they grow older, you grow with them and when birthday comes..you become emmotional because they are a year older.

Well just like his first birthday, this birthday was special to me. I was excited about making him a cake because he cannot eat the ones we usually get. My hunt for a cake recipe started about a month and a half back. I also wanted to make it more special by having his favorite character drawn on the cake. So I got ideas from the web and did a lot of research on how to get that done. I finally got one recipe and would like to share it with you. Pallavi also suggested I put it up here so that anyone can try to make it if they have kids like jaiden. It isn't a fancy recipe but this recipe doesnt have any eggs or butter in it. If there are any kids who are allergic or have friends whose kids are allergic, they can use this recipe. Very simple ingredients, very simple recipe.

It is called Vegan Vanilla Cake and the link to the recipe is http://www.ehow.com/how_5051889_make-vegan-vanilla-cake.html
I used the recipe below for the icing.
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
4 cups sugar
2 tablespoon soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

This is the basic recipe and I did the icing according these measurements for the cake measurements and I got left overs for the icing. So there you go ladies.. if you want to try something new... try a hand at this!


  1. I hope NOW itz ok.. i think I posted it like 4 times. Please do let me know if you can view it.thanks!!!

  2. Yup its fine now. And Liz uve done a FANTASTIC job.. the icing is worth a mention because its done perfectly!! Had you simply put up the pic I wud have easily thought you ordered it from a bakery!!! Kudos Mommy Liz!!!!

  3. Perfect now...and the cake looks yummy! wld have loved to have had a taste of it regardless of whether i need to have a dairy/eggs free cake :)

  4. Kuddos Liz!!! Its worth all your effort..im proud of you for being such a wonderful, thoughtful mom...it makes me emotional by just readin it....

  5. Liz, did you like really do the icing yourself? Wow!!! I quit working and gave up on a career I'd painstakingly taken ten years to make, only so I could be a perfect mom and make goodies for my son at home! You definitely are an inspiration in that direction! Way to go girl! And thanks for the recipe! I'm on a diet but will pukka make it for the family! :)

  6. Just awesome Liz..u are a wonderfull mom!

  7. thanks guys!We are all wonderful moms, ladies! Prianca , even if your on a diet you can eat this. no eggs , no butter!you can just make the cake without the icing, because yeah that is a whole lot of sugar. but for birthdays ,yeah you treat urself. You can remove the salt from the recipe or half the quantity. I used self raising flour which already has salt in it and you could taste the salt in the cake.So next time I would omit the salt and try it that way.



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