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Dairy-free, Gluten-free Peach Crisp

GF Peach Crisp

Throughout the summer I have been battling substitutes for the oats in a traditional apple (or any fruit) crisp.  I made a wonderful apple crisp at a friend's cottage for my daughter, but could not replicate it to save my life.  I made another, larger one, with peaches for a gathering of friends, and again, I couldn't pull it off.  Finally mother stepped in, and presto, we have a wonderful gluten-free peach crisp recipe.  I almost ate the whole pan. When you can't eat oats like my daughter, it eliminates certain treats like oatmeal cookies, top of the stove cookies, and fruit crisp.  So one substitution I came up with is the use of gluten-free rice crisp cereal.  Take it or leave it, the cereal provides the added crunch you'd miss if it … [Read More...]

American Girl Tea Party

American Girl Tea Party

The day an American Girl magazine showed up in our mailbox last year, was the day my daughter’s life changed forever.  She WANTED one.  All year she asked for one for Christmas, and finally when the day came, she got one.  Well, the Sears Canada version.  And she loved it.  As months went on, we… 

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A Nerds Candy Box Cake

A Nerds Candy Box Cake

Similar to the cigarette box cake I showed you a few weeks ago, this Nerds candy box cake is pretty much built the same way.  An 8″ square cake, covered in fondant, with one end decorated as an open box.  Whereas the other cake had tinfoil and cigarettes poking out, this one has oversized pink… 

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High Tea for the girls!

Snap Shots of Summer Sweets & Food Intolerance Update

Thanks to everyone who offered help and advice on my posts: Food Intolerances: The Adventure Continues.  It has been a tough summer with my daughter’s tummy troubles and as of last night it has been confirmed she cannot have dairy.  She is highly intolerant to casein. Casein is one of the proteins commonly found in milk making… 

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Cigarette Box Cake

A Cigarette Box Cake: a look back on a great cake

Once in a while I post one of my cakes from years back.  I was reminded this week of a cigarette box cake I had done as a joke cake for a customer’s aunt.  It was so fun to do, as it involved several techniques including hand-painting (which I love), and working with gum paste…. 

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