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Hi, Can anyone suggest great tasting and fun cakes/decorations for a childrens birthday cake. I would also love to have some suggestions on a cookbook for cakes/cookies. I was thining of using a box cake mix and decorating with jelly beans or Necco wafers, but I would like to try to make something myself. I want to make something special for my soon to be 3 year old. Thanks! :)

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Hi, Can anyone suggest great tasting and fun cakes/decorations for a childrens birthday cake. I would also love to have some suggestions on a cookbook for cakes/cookies. I was thining of using a box cake mix and decorating with jelly beans or Necco wafers, but I would like to try to make something myself. I want to make something special for my soon to be 3 year old. Thanks! :)

Betty Crocker makes a great gluten free cake mix. I make it all the time for everyone and you can hardle tell the difference! Good Luck

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I know you said you wanted homemade, but I thougth I share that we use Kinnikinnick mixes all the time and I have never had anyone know it was gluten-free. As for the "cool" factor, you can get Wilton pans for about $12 in all kinds of great shapes and they really are pretty easy to decorate. You get a very professional looking cake and all you need to know how to do is make stars with a decorator bag and tip. VERY easy. I make a soccer ball one for our son's soccer teams every year and they always get rave reviews and no one has any clue that they are eating gluten free.

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For a different "cake" I've seen rice crispies types of cakes. You can mold them and decorate as desired. http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/no-bake-birthday-cake

I saw a cute cake where you put bits of cake batter in a gluten-free ice-cream cone and then ice the top.

http://myaspergersgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/Gluten-free Casein-free-ice-cream-cone-cupcakes.html

For my son's birthday we made this cake: http://myaspergersgirl.blogspot.com/2009/11/Gluten-free Casein-free-applesauce-spice-cake.html. He turned three too. It was ok. A little too ricey for me. But I really don't like rice flour.

My oldest son's birthday is coming up. He'll be five and we're going to try this cake: http://www.godairyfree.org/Alisa-s-Blog/Alisa-s-Milk-Free-Blog/Sweet-Sundays-Red-Velvet-Cake-with-Velvet-Frosting.html.

You could always go outside the box and not do a cake. Do make your own ice-cream sundaes. Or a big cookie. Or dessert bars. A pie. You get the picture. :) When I was a kid I didn't like cake so my mom always made me my request (usually a pumpkin pie or cheesecake).

(Sorry, not sure why the links aren't working - it's not highlighting the entire link.)

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