Son\'s 1st Birthday

Posted on: Tue, 12/19/2000 - 6:49am
Melinda's picture
Joined: 07/28/2000 - 09:00

My son's first birthday is 12/30 and I have been unable to find a birthday cake to either purchase or make that meets his requirements. My son is allergic to: Peanuts, dairy, eggs, soy, wheat and oat. I have been trying for months. I did find a bakery that specializes in Vegan cakes, but they all contain wheat. I have tried all of the recipies that I have found, mainly buy substituting eggs, milk, butter and wheat - they all taste awful and the cakes don't stick together. I have used the AGAR AGAR to help them rise and stick together, but I have had no luck.

I am desperate, I am considering muffins with if you have any other ideas, please share. I am running out of time [img][/img]

I really wanted his first birthday to be full of foods that he could eat with no worries of contamination. I was just thinking how different this is from my daughters first birthday - my biggest problem then was what decorations to put up at the local pizza place. My how my life is changing!

Thank you for any suggestions you could impart.


Posted on: Tue, 12/19/2000 - 7:03am
mom2two's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

i don't have any recipes but my daughter always reacted to the same foods, tested allergic to them as well. However, she is now 5 1/2 and other than peanuts, she can eat and tolerate rather well all of the above mentioned foods.
There is nothing wrong with a muffin w/icing!
He will never know at 1 years old the difference, and don't worry too much, it does get easier over time!

Posted on: Tue, 12/19/2000 - 9:31am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Melinda - have you tried the Food Alelrgy NEtwork? I believe they have a cookbook, or at least an archive of allergen free recipes.
Just a word of encouragement - my older (non-PA) son was allergic to wheat, dairy, soy, berries, tomato - I know there was more, but I can't even remember anymore. He outgrew them all by 3 1/2.
Good luck!

Posted on: Tue, 12/19/2000 - 11:40am
jawar's picture
Joined: 09/05/2000 - 09:00

There is a b-day cake recipe and icing recipe at
I tried this awhile back and it was okay. I am still searching for more cakes and recipes.
The food allergy network has all kinds of recipes.

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2000 - 7:42am
rscollo2's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

Ive got some great ideas. I tried to email
you with them, but my letter came back
undeliverable. Email me @

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2000 - 8:34pm
kathyc's picture
Joined: 11/22/2000 - 09:00

Melinda - what I did one year was make a Rice Krispie Treat cake (make a 13 x 9" panful of them and cut in a shape - heart, etc.) or make rounds and stack like a layer cake - frost and decorate! It really turned out cute and the kids loved it. The only problem would be the age of your baby - maybe he doesn't have any teeth yet!

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2001 - 11:37pm
ajbmommy's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

melissa, sorry I didn't see this before the 30th. ( that is my b-day too! ) my son is also egg and dairy and peanut allergic. I have a great chocolate cake recipe that I always make him. It is no dairy and with no egg or need for the egg replacer.
anyone that wants it please email me.
My grandma made it for years even with no allergies in her family.

Posted on: Tue, 01/16/2001 - 3:13am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

Melinda, I would love your muffin recipe! Can you post it here? Thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 01/16/2001 - 12:18pm
Yonit's picture
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

Beth (ajbmommy) - I tried to email you, but it would not work through My son Joshua's third birthday is on Feb. 9th, and although he is only allergic to nuts, several of his classmates have allergies to dairy and egg, as well as to nuts. I'd love the recipe for your grandmother's cake. Thanks so much.
[This message has been edited by Yonit (edited January 16, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 11:43pm
ajbmommy's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

here is my chocolate cake recipe. I hope you all like it as much as we do!
Chocolate Cake for 8X8 size pan
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 heaping TBS. cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup warm water
5 TBS. cooking oil
1 TBS. molasses
Just mix all these ingedients together and pour into greased pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 mins. If you double it then cook a while longer.

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