Thanks!!! This is probably my favorite cupcake recipe ever. They aren't hard to make, just time consuming. And the only downside is that it requires peach extract which most grocery stores don't carry. I got mine on Amazon. Otherwise, they are reallllllly goooood and also they aren't overly sweet or anything. Perfect for just about anyone!
Peach extract?? I've never even seen that! But I have made different varieties of fruit infused vodkas - I wonder if you could make peach "extract" that way?? I'm going to have to look up the recipe for that one and see if I can tweak something to be safe for my allergy set (gluten, dairy, egg). I love peach!
That is a cute idea. However, please remember anytime we offer food to our child's classmates we risk allergies. My youngest daughters is allergic to Yellow 5 (which is found in almost all applesauce brands - except the all natural). If she were to eat this snack, she would have a very severe rash for the remainder of the day. Most of us send snacks that avoid peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat. But, allergies come in many different forms. For classroom birthdays, I always avoid food.
Hi Bustermonkey, you make a good point. There are also children who are allergic to apples, so even the natural applesauces would be an issue. I think the thing to consider, whatever the occasion, is who is the audience, and what are the specific allergies people are dealing with. With obesity and allergies such a concern across America, I applaud using fruit as a treat, but only if it is safe for the intended audience. Non-food treats are also a great choice.
These are delicious! I used light brown sugar since the recipe didn't say which. Also used rice milk instead of just water for the frosting. And palm shortening. We like tart, so we used less sugar in the frosting than it called for. They were a big hit with kiddos AND grown ups. Thank you so much...we added the recipe to our kitchen's, "Good Safe Stuff," binder!
Thanks for this piece!! I'm in search of any materials that help make ending the classroom birthday treat more palatable to parents & staff that are still undereducated when it comes to the reality of children living with life threatening allergies.
Thank you! I am so happy to share this one with everyone and I have to admit - this birthday cake and set up was my favorite project I have done. My kids loved the nearly 6 foot barn and farm animals I made so much that we used it as a wall decoration in their play room afterwards!
You start with one lemon, and then use all the zest and juice you can get from it. I have a little hand zester to use on the peel to get the zest. Then I either cut the lemon into wedges that I squeeze by hand or cut it into half to use on a small juicer.
Originally Posted by nursebrown: Coconut is now considered a nut... The FDA considers coconut a tree nut; however, coconut is actually seed of a drupaceous fruit and is normally safe for those with tree nut allergies. Most tree nut allergic individuals can tolerate coconut, but it is always best to discuss coconut trials with your doctor
...or, you can make your own powdered sugar in a "dry" Vitamix blender container by grinding up regular sugar...but I prefer to buy it at Trader Joe's since I feel as if I make almost everything else mysef! Trader Joe's version has tapicoa starch instead of corn starch.
Wholesome Sweeteners powdered sugar is also corn free - it uses tapioca starch. Trader Joe's is great, but it's only available "seasonally" during the winter/holiday baking season. They may still have some left, so stock up if you find it!
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