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My 2 year old has Celiac. In our local supermarket there is a beautiful cinderella cake that she of course can't have for her birthday. i live in Albany, NY and I was wondering if anyone knew of somewhere semi-close where there is a bakery that can do this gluten-free. I know its a ljg shot but I figured I'd ask.

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I don't know where you could buy a cake like that, but I bet you could make one. I made my daughter one of those Barbie doll cakes one year. You could buy that dome cake pan and bake the cake in there. Then when it's done and cooled, you could buy a cinderella doll (barbie size) and stick her down in it. Then frost it the dome like her dress and make sure to extend the frosting up on her for her bodice. What do you think?

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Doll cake pans ---- I believe that Wilton makes these pans and Wilton has a website or you can buy them from a store which sells Wilton goods.....Wilton also sells the top half of the doll that goes with it...

Or you can use a Bundt brand ring cake pan. Somehow you use a lot of stiff icing to fill in the gaps around the doll's waist.

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I made this for my little girl last year, and believe me....if I can do this, anyone can!!!! I bought the Cinderella pan from Michaels, it's made by Wilton. I bought a cake decorating book also by Wilton, which listed the specific food colors and tips to use. If you happen to go this route, give yourself plenty of time to decorate. And make sure you grease the pan extremely well, if any of the cake bits stick to the pan, it's harder to follow the lines when it comes to filling in with frosting.

It really wasn't that difficult, until I got to the face. That was the hardest for me, as you can probably see! But my little girl nearly flipped when she saw the cake, and she didn't seem to mind the flaws, lol. I'm going to give it a shot again this year, since our local gluten-free bakery doesn't do cutesy kids cakes.

Here's the link...


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I don't know of any bakeries in Albany but there are a few gluten free bakeries nearby. In Brunswick (outside of Troy) there is Sherry Lynn's bakery, there is the Alternative Baker in Kingston (http://www.hudsonvalleyweddings.com/goods/inserts/altbake.htm) and there is Soul Dog in Poughkeepsie. Soul Dog is a gluten free hot dog place but has excellent baked goods and does catering and cakes. Good luck!

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