1st Birthday for dairy allergic son

Patty - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




My son will be 1 next month. Does anyone have any tips or recipes for his first birthday party? He is allergic to all dairy.



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Brooke - posted on 01/23/2009




I also use Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, the recipes are fantastic.  I didn't care for the frosting, so used the Wilton recipe, but used Earth Balance in place of the butter, which works well.  Also consider Tofutti IceCream - my non-allergic kids like it as much as the one with the dairy allergy.

Sarah - posted on 01/15/2009




most gluten free mixes in the gluten free section of your grocery store are also dairy free. We make brownies for my daughter and get her So Delicous Soy Ice Cream. You can find it in the Natural Food's freezer section. They also have ice cream sandwiches. Rice Dream also makes ice cream and frozen treats. If there is a natural food store in your area they should have a very good selection.

Laura - posted on 01/14/2009




Is it called Wacky Cake.  You bake it just like a normal cake.  I have even used it in the shaped pans for the kids birthdays but double the recipe.  They also make great cupcakes. 


1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon vinegar

5 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup cold water


In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, soda and salt. Make three wells in the flour mixture. In one put vanilla; in another the vinegar, and in the third the oil. Pour the cold water over the mixture and stir until moistened. Pour into 8 x 8-inch pan. Bake at 350°F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it springs back when touched lightly.

The frosting is 1 pound confect. sugar, 1 cup crisco, 1 tsp clear vanilla extract and 3 T water.  Use hand mixer and whip can color it with food coloring.

I will be making the cake into a horse on Friday for my daughter's 2nd birthday!

Good luck!

JaHannah - posted on 01/13/2009




Whole Foods makes Vegan cakes which are pretty good. I ordered one for my daughter's birthday next month. Isabel is also allergic to all dairy as well as eggs.

Stephanie - posted on 01/12/2009




For my daughter's first birthday I bought the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World and made a birthday cake with the recipes. It turned out great.

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