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Recipe for a b'day cake a one yr old caneat

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Custardcreams Tue 07-Jul-09 22:47:43

Hi! Does anyone have a good cake recipe - pref sugar free that I can use to make my boy a 1st birthday cake. Thanks

AitchTwoOh Tue 07-Jul-09 22:51:22

there is NO such thing as a good sugar free cake. just make the poor child a nice sponge, it's his birthday.

trixymalixy Tue 07-Jul-09 22:59:26

Agree with Aitch. It's his birthday, just go and get him a Thomas cake with luminous blue icing. a little bit of sugar is not going to do him any harm.

mrsmaidamess Tue 07-Jul-09 23:00:39

poor child, lol

MarmadukeScarlet Tue 07-Jul-09 23:00:55

PFB?

Custardcreams Wed 08-Jul-09 09:26:21

I have tried him on a piece of normal cake and he turned it down. Just thought a banana cake or something like that would be best.

LynetteScavo Wed 08-Jul-09 09:37:29

Birthday cake is is supsoded to be sugary and look good - if it is actually eaten that's a bonus.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 08-Jul-09 09:40:30

My ds had the most chocolatey chocolate cake in the world ever for his 1st birthday and he absolutely loved it!

Go on - relax the rules for his birthday at least!

TrillianAstra Wed 08-Jul-09 09:41:48

He's only 1 - I doubt he's very aware that it's his birthday. Make a cake you and DH and the other realatives will like to eat.

CatIsSleepy Wed 08-Jul-09 09:43:00

am not sure there is such a thing as a sugar-free cake

banana cake has tons of sugar in!

LynetteScavo Wed 08-Jul-09 09:45:50

I once made a refined sugar free cake, which involved boiling apple jusice for hours on end to reduce it to a sticky mess.
Something I was requested to do for someone elses PFB, and not something I ever plan to repeat.

CherryChoc Wed 08-Jul-09 09:45:52

Hmm, banana cake doesn't really taste like bananas though so he would probably still turn that down. You could try it, but I agree the priority is for the adults, he can always eat the other party food.

My DS likes ginger cake grin <mutter about grandmothers feeding my pfb too much sugar>

Seriously, don't panic about it, it is one day in the year, and you're not exactly going to give him an entire adult sized slice of cake anyway.

hazeyjane Wed 08-Jul-09 09:49:46

I think a chocolate cake would be nice (or brownies chopped up into little squares, my dd's favourites).

I think i remember a big fruity concoction from Habbibu's blog, it was pretty elaborate though!

AitchTwoOh Wed 08-Jul-09 09:56:20

my ten month old never turns down a vicky sponge. agree with trill, make something you want, the birthday boy will mostly smear himself in it anyway.

Custardcreams Wed 08-Jul-09 10:00:43

OK ok ok. Was just trying to do the right thing, but I'll prob just go for choc cake. Feel like I've sounded like such a mean mummy now Thanks for the advice

TrillianAstra Wed 08-Jul-09 10:04:24

No, don't do You're not a mean mummy, you're doing exactly the right thing because we are telling you so

Marthasmama Wed 08-Jul-09 10:09:10

I have a recipe for banana cupcakes with cream cheese icing. But, at the moment I can't find the book. I have found a recipe in Jane Clarke's Yummy Baby book. It says it's suitable from 12 months. It is a Victoria Sponge. It might take the rest of the day to type out the instructions though. When do you need the recipe by? I can get DH (I can't use his work scanner) to scan it later and e-mail it to you if you'd like?

CatIsSleepy Wed 08-Jul-09 10:12:36

aw you're not a meanie Custardcreams, don't feel like that

cakes are meant to be sweet, bottom line! if he doesn't like cake, give him something else yummy and eat the cake yourselves smile

Ekka Wed 08-Jul-09 10:18:32

Don't worry about your ds, think about you and your dh's taste. We made choc cake for dd's 1st birthday and when she was offered a slice she screamed till she got some blueberries grin. She was actually scared of cake till this Xmas hmm.... Make the most of it if he won't eat it. Soon he'll be stealing all the cake in sight and asking for it for breakfast <sigh>

hazeyjane Wed 08-Jul-09 10:19:36

Don't be sad!

I've just made some banana bread with the dd's (full of molasses and goldensyrup I'm afraid!) all because you mentioned banana cake - so thankyousmile

God, it smells yummy.

CherryChoc Wed 08-Jul-09 10:28:38

You are not being mean, you are being concerned At least you aren't thinking of just feeding him crap all day all the time.

I was quite paranoid about sugar and salt and things until I realised their portion sizes are so small at this age, and "everything in moderation" doesn't have to start when they can ask for the "bad" stuff.

MarmadukeScarlet Wed 08-Jul-09 11:17:27

Just to make you laugh at my PFBness, my DD had not been given any swwets or choc by her first birthday, had very little sugar etc.

I had bought some organic FT tiny choc bars in the shape of gecko's for the pass the parcel - fine for other poeples DC but not mine grin.

DH was in charge of Pass the p, I came in the room and couldn't see DD. A quick search she was behind an armchair, with a swiped lizard, she'd got through the wrapper and stuffed the lot!

Custardcreams Wed 08-Jul-09 13:35:24

Thank you EVERYONE - feel much better now

Marthasmum - thank you very much for the offer. Yeah i'm not in any rush so if you do get a chance to scan it that would be great but only if not too much hasle. thanks

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