Both recipes for the cake and cupcakes came from Kelly Rudnicki (Food Allergy Mama). I used the Red Velvet cake recipe for the Dora cake, which was a huge hit with the kids because of the obvious theme, but the adults loved how moist it was and the flavour got rave reviews. For the cupcakes, I used Kelly's Vanilla Cupcake Recipe. Oh and the frosting was Kelly's recipe too. To round out the party I also made several cookies and other snacks. Among those were snickerdoodle cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and wildberry rugelach. My father-in-law fell in love with the chocolate chip cookies (so he's going to get a batch every time we visit). The snickerdoodles and rugelach were so popular that people actually took them home to snack on them later.
As for the kids, it was a challenge for us to keep them from digging into the cake with their fingers. They could not get enough of the frosting. It was a miracle that I was able to take a picture of it before the kids started poking holes at it with their cute little pinkies.
No one believed that the food was dairy, egg, and nut free. Everything tasted better than the usual cakes and cookies that have eggs and milk in them. I was so pleased and of course my little girl was happy. She got to have her cake and eat it too, not to mention, the presents. We had one very excited little girl. Thank you Kelly! You helped me make my little girl's day and that is worth a lot to me.
Food Allergy Mama's recipes are amazing and I have tried many of them. They all taste fabulous. I strongly recommend her book if you like baked goods. I cannot say enough about it. In the meantime, if you want to check out the individual recipes that I made for the party, click on the links below.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Red Velvet Cake
Vanilla Cupcakes with Frosting