Party Cake?

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 2:55pm
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I hadn't thought about this until recently. My three year old has eaten birthday cakes and such without a problem. But now I'm thinking we should avoid this. I am worried that he will be upset but more worried about what's in the cake.

How do you all handle situations like this? If your children are older how'd you do it when they were little like mine?

Do you always pack something for your child so they don't eat the cake?

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 4:04pm
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We always bring my children their own cupcakes. It really does not seem to bother them. All of the other kids know that they always bring their own and there are usually kids saying they don't want any cake, they wants one of my kids cupcakes. That really makes my kids feel good. I also find lately alot of people are making cupcakes now for parties instead of a cake.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 11:51pm
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We used to eat the store bought cakes until my DS had a (minor) reaction. Now we bring two cupcakes - one for DS and one in case the birthday kid wants one. :-)

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 12:38am
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My dd was dx'd @2 and is now 10. We have not allowed her to eat anything from a bakery since she was diagnosed. The only cake she has eaten, are the ones I have made.
We always send her to bday parties w/ her own cupcake or piece of cake. It's worked out well and we've never had a problem.
Up until recently, I was always w/ her too and it gave us an oppurtunity to educate about xcont and food allergies when someone asked why she couldn't eat the cake [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 4:44am
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We always bring an extra piece of cake (frozen from her birthday) or cupcake, but she is egg allergic too. A couple times I ran out of time (I felt awful) but made sure they had safe icecream.
My DD loves her special cake and sometimes helps me make it, so that's even more special to her. She's three. Not sure how long we can get away with her thinking this is fun, versus feeling left out, but it works for now!

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 6:40am
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I used to let my son eat birthday cakes until one time when he was eating his own store bought cake and developed a few hives. Since then, he doesn't eat cake.
Honestly, he really doesn't like cake anyway so before we go to a birthday party, we just make a quick swing by Krispy Kreme. In fact we did that today. He got a chocolate iced donut with sprinkles. Yum!
If you do let your kids eat the cake, be aware that it's not always traditional cake that is served. At the birthday party we went to today, they had a chocolate chip cookie cake from Wegman's which I would definately consider a risk not worth taking IMO.

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 10:15am
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We bring our own- great containers are at cupacake.com- they can even be turned upside-down without ruining the cupcake

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2007 - 5:05am
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Also, one of the best tips I've gotten at PA.com is that you can make cupcakes ahead of time and freeze them. I freeze a dozen at a time (unfrosted) and then when I need one, 30 sec in the microwave, frosting, sprinkles and ready to go. I've also heard you can freeze them with frosting and then let one thaw in the fridge overnight.
Perfect for when you hear the night before that someone is having a birthday at school.

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 5:43am
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My dd was diagnosed at 3 and had to start taking her own cupcake. I make it the best cupcake you have ever seen. It has great candy, a cool wrapper, and is goooy chocolate....her favorite. She's so happy to have her cupcake decorated just for her that she doesn't think twice about not having the same cake.
The kids are used to it because it's who dd is and they know. They even remind the parent not to serve cake to her. Now the parents are another story....new ones are always commenting to one another wondering why that kid can't just eat the cake like everyone else. Come on people, get a clue!
Good luck!
Patty

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 6:57am
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Quote:Originally posted by Greenlady:
[b]Also, one of the best tips I've gotten at PA.com is that you can make cupcakes ahead of time and freeze them. I freeze a dozen at a time (unfrosted) and then when I need one, 30 sec in the microwave, frosting, sprinkles and ready to go. I've also heard you can freeze them with frosting and then let one thaw in the fridge overnight.
Perfect for when you hear the night before that someone is having a birthday at school.[/b]
I freeze them frosted. I don't thaw them the night before, either. I just take them out of the freezer before hgeading to the party. They are thawed within about half an hour. They have always been fine, but I imagine that in extreme humidity you might not want to take it right out of the freezer like I do.
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