Birthday cake

Michelle - posted on 10/19/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am having a birthday party for my son and daughter in a couple of weeks. My son has lots of food issues becuse of his sensory motor issues. That part is what it is. But finding a cake flavor he likes is driving me batty. He won't eat chocolate cake. He really only selectively eats chocolate. So I found a great recipe for banana split cupcakes and I tried them out tonight thinking he would like them (since he loves banana). He wouldn't even try them. So now I'm back to square one searching recipes..... My husband apparently likes to add to the fire because his solution is "well you'll have to figure something out". Granted he thinks I can solve any problem in our house in about two minutes flat but he's wrong and his timing was a bit off. I am about to pull out my hair. I'd just order something from somewhere but I'd have the same problem. I guess the good news is I tried it out first, the bad news is I'm going to be going through recipes for days..... Just needed to vent before I continued on with my search. If anyone has any recipe ideas I'm open to suggestions.

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Michelle - posted on 10/23/2011

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Thank you to everyone for your responses. I tested out several different cakes and treats this week and I think I found something. I found a recipe for a whipped cream cake that he tried and seems to like. I guess the tenth time was the charm (felt like the 150th) or something. I wish he could get into the food group at his OT's office. Then this would be so much easier. But insurance will be debating that one for months.

Christina- I hope the Belle cake worked out. I did that one last year for my middle daughter. I remember how fun that was.

I wish he would have eaten the applesauce or carrot cake those are yummy. I saw the red velvet after I stumbled on this recipe. But I will keep it in mind as I will inevitably will have to go through this again many more times in the future. Thanks everyone!

Christina - posted on 10/22/2011

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Does he like carrot cake? Does he eat cookies? If he eats cookies, just make the kid a giant chocolate chip cookie cake (or any other kind he likes), put some damn frosting on it, and let everyone be happy!
Mind you, I'm in a pissy cake mood myself, because I somehow agreed to make my daughter a Princess Belle Birthday cake TOMORROW for her birthday. So I gotta bake two cakes tonight and turn them into the skirt part of a dress so I can shove the damn Belle doll through the cake tomorrow. Ugh!

Elizabeth - posted on 10/21/2011

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I have an out of the box suggestion. Make a cake that your daughter likes for her birthday treat, and have a special birthday treat for your son. Something that he really likes, but that he doesn't get very often. It doesn't even have to be a sweet. It just has to be something special to him.

One year I made my cousin-in-law soft pretzels for his birthday. I rolled them out into letters that spelled happy birthday. You can decorate almost any food in some way to make it more special.

Michelle - posted on 10/20/2011

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Ice cream cake is not an option because we're having the party at a museum and there's no way to keep it cold. But the carrot cake might be an option. Maybe I'll throw some carrot cake together and see how that goes over. Thanks.

Julie - posted on 10/20/2011

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My daughter doesn't like cake since she caught a stomach virus on her birthday last year and cupcakes were the last thing she ate. I am planning on getting her an ice cream cake this year. Her birthday is Nov 4, so I'm hoping it's not too cold for ice cream. Would that be an option maybe?

Katherine - posted on 10/20/2011

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Oh crap. What about carrot cake? Let me think about this because I've dealt with kids who have allergies before and are picky.

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