Gluten-Free Dragon Cake! Birthday Party Ideas For Cool Kids With Allergies!
What do you do when your 5-year old has food allergies and asks for a dragon cake for his birthday? Well, you do what any good mom would do – PANIC – oh wait, that’s not the right answer. You’d hit the web, of course and figure out how to make this monster for your little monster. Of course, my little monster didn’t just ask for a dragon cake, he asked for a magic Milk + Bookies themed birthday party with a pink dragon cake sitting on top of a castle but that’s another story….
As a trained chef and health coach, you’d think nailing an allergen-free birthday party would be a breeze, but the pressure of a 5-year old’s birthday happiness is enough to make even Thomas Keller sweat. After first searching for gluten-free bakeries in the area (hey, I’m no dummy) and coming up empty handed in my new North Bay hood, I hit Pinterest and found an easy DIY dragon cake.
This cake was virtually fool-proof though and got rave reviews from both parents and kids alike. Success! The original cake inspiration was laden with allergen landmines for a child whose body resists gluten, dairy and soy.
So here are my tips for hosting a simple, cool kid’s party for a rascal with allergies.