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party cake alternative for a dairy allergic child?

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Epictantrum Tue 11-Mar-14 16:12:01

I have a child coming to DS birthday who is dairy allergic, I'm afraid my birthday cake, complete with lashings of buttercream, is not dairy free.
Any ideas for a treat I can get in place of cake?
I was thinking of a bag of fox's party rings which seem OK.
Or maybe just some sugary sweets?

Pagwatch Tue 11-Mar-14 16:16:01

Can you not makes some dairy free cup cakes if you bake?
Dairy free is bloody simple and other kids will eat them without realising.

Or tell the mum so she can chose to bring something. Foxes party rings are biscuits arn't they?

Pagwatch Tue 11-Mar-14 16:16:31

Or tesco do gfcf cupcakes.

HugAndRoll Tue 11-Mar-14 16:19:03

I have a vegan cake recipe which is fab if you want it. It's chocolate cake (using cocoa powder so no milk to worry about), it's a lovely cake, makes good cupcakes and freezes well. I use it for ds2 who has an egg allergy.

HugAndRoll Tue 11-Mar-14 16:20:42

In fact here is the cake link anyway.

hellymelly Tue 11-Mar-14 16:22:23

Dairy free is easy peasy, just use a dairy free margarine instead of butter, it would work fine for your normal cake, or you could make a small tray of fairy cakes instead. I really don't think any small child would notice the difference in cake or buttercream icing though, it will taste much the same, so I would just do the whole cake with it.

hellymelly Tue 11-Mar-14 16:23:25

I thought fox's party rings had butter in, but maybe the recipe has changed. Not as nice as cake though, anyway.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 11-Mar-14 16:23:29

check the free from aisle as you could get a dairy free alternative.

Epictantrum Tue 11-Mar-14 21:49:31

thanks, will have a look.
I've already made the cake at the weekend and froze it, and don't really have time to do any more baking (I appreciate they might be easy but I have to do all my prep during DDs one hour nap each day).
Bugger, I should have done dairy free in the first place. Or just bought the cake so I had more time.

lucy101 Tue 11-Mar-14 21:54:16

You can buy dairy free muffin or brownie mix and just replace the butter with either dairy free margarine or (I prefer this) olive oil. The Hale and Hearty mix is good (use 170ml oil instead or 200gm butter).

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