Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Icy Cakes

I received the sweetest email a few days ago from a reader named Ella.
Her note was short but really spoke to me in so many ways.

Ella is from Stockholm, Sweden.

(And, can I stop there and just say, Wow! This whole blogging thing is still so surreal to me. It’s hard to believe the little things I make, reach out to people in so many places. Some near and some so very far away from my ordinary kitchen. But, I’m glad they do. It wouldn’t be the same around here without all of you.)

Ella’s six-year old daughter, Emelie has celiaki, which I can only assume is the same as what is called Celiac’s Disease in the U.S.

I have to admit, I’m not very familiar with it. I don’t know anyone that suffers from it. But in a nutshell, she cannot have anything that contains gluten which makes baking a little more complicated. Ella is having to learn a new way to do things for her little girl.

And thanks to a lot of snow and cold this Christmas in Sweden, Ella and Emelie came up with this fun food alternative.

Presenting Delicious Icy Cakes from Emelie.

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I think this is just the sweetest thing. These little cakes made of colored ice really warm my heart. Notice the coordinating doilies? Swoon.

I about teared up when I saw these and how much it reminds me that the best memories can be from the the simplest things.

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I wanna play.

I know I wasn’t this creative as a child. Not at all.

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These little lawn figures make me happy. So whimsical. It feels like a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Don’t know which one, but definitely a sweet one.

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I could only be happier if Emelie’s face was looking at the camera here. I know she would be smiling with pride.

Emelie, with your lovely red locks, you rock!

And, since I’m not much help, if anyone knows any good baking resources for those with Celiac’s Disease, please share. I’m sure Ella and others would appreciate it.

But if you don’t know either, just give a shoutout where you’re from. I’d love to hear.

Hugs.

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Sue said...

I know what I’m doing tomorrow.

January 6, 2010 09:39 PM
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Christina said...

I’d love to know as well. One of my daughter’s classmates suffers from the same disease. We don’t send baked goods to school because I don’t want her to feel left out. We send plain chocolate instead, which is still a hit with the kids.

January 6, 2010 09:40 PM
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Debbie said...

Bob’s Red Mill has alot of flours that I hear are helpful for those with celiac disease. I personally don’t have experience with this illness, but I know that http://www.glutenfreeda.blogspot.com & http://www.glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com DO!

January 6, 2010 09:41 PM
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Christina said...

Oh, and I’m from NJ, though I’m originally from NY.

January 6, 2010 09:41 PM
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Shannon said...

That is really sweet! Now I have to hunt for gluten-free products…

January 6, 2010 09:41 PM
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Puna said...

This is the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a while. Thanks for posting it. I’m from boring Maryland USA.

January 6, 2010 09:42 PM
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Chrystal said...

There are tons out there. My favorite is http://www.glutenfreegoddess.com
and
http://www.glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/

There is also an organization called Raising Our Celiac Kids (R.O.C.K.).

The main thing is not to focus on what you can’t have, but to all of the wonderful things that you can.

Did you know that if you order a burger at a McDonald’s in Sweden they ask if you want it on a regular or gluten-free bun.
Too Cool!

January 6, 2010 09:43 PM
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Tara said...

Those are so adorable!

We’ve had so much snow and ice here recently. Wish I had been that creative. heh – I can’t even make a proper snowman with my little one.

January 6, 2010 09:44 PM
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Jordan said...

I’m from Athens, GA. Not far from you, so not very exciting ;)
But I did just make your cake balls for the first time over christmas break. They were, of course, a hit!

January 6, 2010 09:45 PM
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Tara said...

Oh, forgot to add –

I’m from rural Kansas.

January 6, 2010 09:45 PM
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Kathryn h said...

http://www.celiac.com is full of all kinds of information regarding the disease. Recipes, links, treatments. It has it all. There are so many things you can still enjoy. This post was just so sweet. I am in Washington State right now but I am originally from Wales. Love your blog.

January 6, 2010 09:46 PM
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Amy said...

Betty Crocker actually has a line of Gluten Free Baking Mixes
http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/gluten-free On the page there is a link to other recipes using the mixes.

January 6, 2010 09:46 PM
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Rachel said...

That little girl is amazing! So creative! My mom was diagnosed with Celiac about 7 years ago (I can hardly believe it’s been that long). There are lots of resources out there, you just have to search to find them. One of my favorite blogs is http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/
She has terrific recipes and product recommendations!

January 6, 2010 09:46 PM
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Shannon said...

whoops, forgot as well- I’m in southern California.

January 6, 2010 09:46 PM
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Sook said...

what a sweet post!

January 6, 2010 09:47 PM
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Lyndsey Wiley said...

SO Sweet! Texas native, living in California with my Air Force hubby and kiddos.

January 6, 2010 09:47 PM
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Becca said...

So sweet! I have been following a blogger that has a gluten free home and she has over a year’s worth of crock pot meals that are gluten free!
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
She also has a book that just came out!

January 6, 2010 09:47 PM
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Adriana Dotson said...

My roommate has celiacs disease. She is able to find a lot of cake and brownie mixes from Whole Foods. Just a thought… For her birthday, I made her this flourless cake: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Flourless-Chocolate-Cake-II/Detail.aspx

January 6, 2010 09:47 PM
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Brenda said...

Those are beautiful! I’m in New Mexico

January 6, 2010 09:49 PM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

These are so cute! We have tons of snow here!

January 6, 2010 09:50 PM
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Aini said...

if only theres such thing as snow in singapore. then i can mke some ice/snow cakes too!

January 6, 2010 09:50 PM
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Jennifer Trest said...

Amazingly, here in the US there are quite a few options for Celiac baking! My 5 yo daughter was diagnosed when she was 18 months, so we’ve been dealing with this for a long time.

Since I don’t bake from scratch, I use Gluten-free mixes. I’ve even made the Hello Kitty cake pops from a gluten free mix! The cake tends to be quite heavy, so I made them smaller so they would stay on the sticks.

And here recently, none other than Betty Crocker released a line of Gluten free baking mixes!!! I can’t tell you how happy I was to see a familiar brand with Gluten-free mixes! We’ve tried the brownies (delish) and the chocolate chip cookies (not as good as some other mixes). We also have the vanilla cake and the devil’s food cake mix to try!

I’m sure there are many online stores that would ship over seas if she were interested in buying the pre packaged mixes. If not, I would buy them and send them to her! I feel for every mom who has a girl with Celiac. Baking is one thing that I love to do with my little girl and I would hate for them to lose out on that experience.

Love the icy cakes, but am really glad I live in Florida. (where it’s rather cold this week!)

January 6, 2010 09:50 PM
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Libby said...

http://www.elanaspantry.com/

http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/

http://www.blogs.com/topten/top-10-best-gluten-free-blogs/

http://www.abountifulharvest.com/

I know a lot of people use coconut and almond flours.
The last website given is the place we ordered my daugther’s wedding cake…totally gluten free dedicated bakery. It was the best cake we have ever eaten and none of us are gluten intolerant. The guests were raving about it…of course is was made with all REAL food ingredients, so fresh! We chose A Bountiful Harvest because of their use of organic ingredients and sweetners. I’m not sure how far they ship their products, but they are the best gluten free we ever tasted. Since checking into the GF thing, I personally have GF days to rest my body from having wheat 7 days a week.
Anyway, hope this helps some. Most of it is trial and error on recipes, but these blogs really help out.

January 6, 2010 09:50 PM
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Libby said...

…oh, BTW- a lot of over the counter GF foods are nasty ingredients…read..read..read the back of the box.

January 6, 2010 09:52 PM
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Anonymous said...

Very sweet! Love the enchanted ice forest. Will look forward to seeing resources for gluten-free baking. I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee but have lived in Southaven, Mississippi for the last 5 years.

January 6, 2010 09:53 PM
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Carolyn said...

From Ohio – have not tried any of your pretty cake pops, but have a sister-in-law that has made beautiful ones. I like seeing the pictures. :) Happy New Year.

January 6, 2010 09:53 PM
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Lauren said...

I don’t have any suggestions for gluten free baking, but those cakes are fabulous! I’m from Northern VA, Metro DC area.

January 6, 2010 09:55 PM
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Rebekah M said...

Originally from AL- now from Raleigh, NC! Love your blog, you are precious!

January 6, 2010 09:56 PM
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andrea y. said...

Omaha here…. I watch gluten free stuff as well, because my 6 year old is allergic to corn & soy and some gluten free products are ok for us too. What is hard for us is no store bought cakes, breads candies etc… so birthday parties are hard… I would love a GOOD frosting recipe that doesn’t use corn syrup or confectioners sugar (has corn starch in it) that is fairly easy & kids would like…

January 6, 2010 09:56 PM
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Nikki said...

Shoutout from Melbourne, Australia! I unfortunately can’t give any helpful advice, but I do know what it’s like to have a child that requires special dietary care, having a 4 year old with anaphylaxis myself. Good luck to Ella and her little girl on their hunt!

January 6, 2010 09:57 PM
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Jani said...

What a beautiful entry! I would love to try a few gluten free recipes! I am from New Hampshire, and me and my friends fell in love with your site back when you made the cupcake pops!

January 6, 2010 09:58 PM
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Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

What a beautiful story! Stories likes these warm my heart!

January 6, 2010 09:59 PM
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Tanya said...

These cakes are SO creative and so adorable…I love imaginations!

I’m in Ontario Canada, and here we have a great store called Bulk Barn that has a ton of specialty baking mixes for all kinds of sensitivities…my little niece benefits from their variety :)

January 6, 2010 10:02 PM
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Jean said...

One of my best friends daughter and husband are Celiac.
I do have one recipi for sugar cookies that i will include.

Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

Even though I advocate finding joy in foods that are naturally gluten-free, it is the holidays. And I still like some traditions. No matter what, I still like roll-out sugar cookies, thick and threaded through with vanilla, cut into Christmas-tree shapes and frosted with buttercream frosting.

This is a recipe I adapted from Sonya Joseph’s gluten-free cooking class I took at the beginning of the month. They work. They’ll fill that need.

2 1/2 cups of your favorite gluten-free flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons of xanthan gum (omit if your gf flour mix already contains this)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla (make sure it’s gluten-free. Use only pure vanilla, please.)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

After you have preheated the oven to 350°, mix all the dry ingredients together and set that bowl aside.

Cream together the shortenings and sugar, preferably with a standing mixer. Then, add the egg and vanilla. Beat these as long as you can. The more airy and whipped they are, the better the cookies will taste.

Add the dry ingredients, along with the nutmeg.

Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This is essential for gluten-free doughs.

When the dough is properly chilled, roll it out to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with your favorite cookie cutters.

Bake on an ungreased baking sheet (preferably with a silpat), for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven

January 6, 2010 10:03 PM
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Tay said...

My friend actually has celiac’s disease… check out these cookbooks & links:

1) http://www.glutenfreechefrob.com/

2) http://www.glutenfreebaking.com/

3) http://www.glutenfree.com/

4) http://www.celiac.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=48_49 (this is actually celiac.com which has TONS of info… but this is a list of their recommended cookbooks)

I hope this was helpful!

January 6, 2010 10:03 PM
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Jill said...

Such pretty colors! I’ve heard of Gluten Free Girl’s blog: http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/ I don’t have any gluten free experience, but it’s probably worth a look for some recipes.

I’m coming to you from the cold, snowy suburbs of Milwaukee Wisconsin!

January 6, 2010 10:04 PM
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Jill M said...

All I can say is WOW! That might be the sweetest thing I’ve heard. The power of a mom is endless when it comes to giving the best to her child.

January 6, 2010 10:05 PM
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Ginny said...

Those are freakishly adorable! I wish I had some information to contribute, but I just wanted to say hello and Portland, OR loves you!

January 6, 2010 10:07 PM
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Laura said...

From a bit west of the ATL, but still in Georgia! The specific carbohydrate diet has been used to treat a wide range of issues, including celiac disease, and my mother in law and sister in law and benefited greatly from it. It eliminates gluten, sugar and grains and many other things. It is not the easiest thing to follow, but I have seen great results. Whether or not you adhere to the complete diet is up to the individual, but if you search for specific carbohydrate diet recipes, there is a wealth of wonderful info out there. http://www.scdrecipe.com/
is a good starting point

January 6, 2010 10:08 PM
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Amanda said...

Absolutely adorable and a great inspiration for turning life’s lemons into lemonade! ;)

Texas-native currently living in San Francisco, CA.

January 6, 2010 10:08 PM
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Kelly said...

p.s. how could i forget to mention the pioneer woman’s tasty kitchen blog, it has gluten free recipes.
pioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen and also the gluten free girl is amazing with her chef husband! glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com hope this helps! not sure what they enjoy in sweden.

January 6, 2010 10:10 PM
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sarah said...

so precious! I’m in Bowling Green, KY

January 6, 2010 10:10 PM
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Cindy said...

Raw Food Desserts are great! Check out this link:

http://www.sirova.com/taxonomy/term/65

Do a “Raw Food Desserts” search on the web…you will find tons of yummy good for you desserts….no gluten allowed!

January 6, 2010 10:11 PM
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Jen S. said...

I was going to suggest crockpot365 too. Also, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a book “G Free Diet” that might be a good resource too.

January 6, 2010 10:12 PM
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Harmony said...

I don’t have Celiac but I am allergic to wheat, so I face a lot of the same challenges. Oddly it seems to be very common with many of my friends around my age (30s). I have a few people I know with Celiac and even more that are allergic to wheat (which contains gluten). The best resource I have found so far for information is Living Without magazine. They also have a website with information and recipes (www.livingwithout.com).

I am also in pastry school and unfortunately there isn’t enough information in my classes about this challenge either. So, what I have learned I have learned from friends or from my good friend google. Good luck to everyone out there who have food allergies and love to bake! There are resources, you just have to be patient about finding them.

January 6, 2010 10:12 PM
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Rosemary said...

Nothing on Celiac’s disease, but I have a friend who’s been experimenting with a lot of gluten free recipe’s – I’ll send her your link. Those cakes are gorgeous! And I call Maryland home, too :-)

January 6, 2010 10:12 PM
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Shari Sartain said...

The Icy Cakes are beautiful! Emelie has created a new art form.

January 6, 2010 10:14 PM
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Shannon said...

http://thaifood.about.com/od/thaidesserts/r/stickylayercake.htm

This cake is awesome and is both gluten and lactose free.

January 6, 2010 10:14 PM
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risa said...

so precious, and amazingly creative!

January 6, 2010 10:14 PM
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Kelly said...

my first comment didn’t print hence the p.s. above. i have celiac as well as my daughter, i am not a big baker because of this but have a gluten free blog at glutenfreeinhawaii.blogspot.com. which might give her some new recipes. a google search would provide a host of results too. oh and i am from hawaii!

January 6, 2010 10:15 PM
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Chels said...

Utah ?
I think it would be difficult and expensive to cook for someone with special dietary needs. I have a hard enough time cooking ‘normal’ things night after night for my fam. This is such a nice post and Emelie’s creations are beautiful. I hope Ella can find lots of yummy things to bake that are gluten free for Emelie. Thank goodness for the internet!

January 6, 2010 10:15 PM
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Shannon said...

I wanted to add this one as well.

http://www.tastespotting.com/

A lot of the recipes are both gluten-free and vegan and look AMAZING!

January 6, 2010 10:16 PM
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Chels said...

Oops! I was trying to do a smiley face and it turned into a question mark. I’m from Utah (2002 Winter Olympics) and I love your blog Bakerella!

January 6, 2010 10:17 PM
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Patsy said...

Those cakes are so cute! I’m from Troy, IL which is about 20 miles east of St. Louis. We are supposed to be getting about 5 inches of snow tonight, so I’m hoping for a snow day tomorrow. I might have to talk my husband into making some of these ice cakes!

January 6, 2010 10:17 PM
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kristi s said...

i am in NE Texas and LOVE this website, your sweet creations and your awesome photography are both inspiring

January 6, 2010 10:17 PM
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Rebecca said...

I want to try making an ice cake too!
Manassa, CO

January 6, 2010 10:19 PM
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Paige said...

Shout out from Fort Worth, TX! Probably my favorite thing I have made from your site are the red velvet cake balls. I overeat every. single. time.

January 6, 2010 10:19 PM
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Kel said...

Lovely ice cakes. I’m in Arizona. It was in the 70′s today…no ice cakes for me!

January 6, 2010 10:22 PM
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katie o. said...

I’m right down the road in Atlanta, but I still adore your website. Wouldn’t matter if you were in Spain or Siberia, you would still be just as loved.

And this post just proves that.

January 6, 2010 10:24 PM
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Jennifer said...

What sweet ice cakes. Sounds like there are a lot of good resources out there. From Wyoming here, thanks for sharing this with us.

January 6, 2010 10:25 PM
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amy said...

I don’t know much about this cookbook but Ive had some friends say that many recipes are gluten free. She may want to check into it. http://www.babycakesnyc.com/books.html. Hope that helps.

January 6, 2010 10:25 PM
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JenChastain said...

I’m going to have to take my daughter out to make ice cakes this weekend. I’m a California native living in Nebraska on an Air Force base.

January 6, 2010 10:25 PM
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Suzan said...

There are lots of resources on the internet for gluten-free living. I’d start with http://www.celiac.org/. My favorite cook books are The Gluten-Free Kitchen by Roben Ryberb, Gluten-Free Baking by Rebecca Riley or any of Bette Hagman’s cookbooks. Also look at the recipe section of Pioneer Woman’s website; there are gluten-free recipes there too.

January 6, 2010 10:28 PM
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Birgit K. said...

Oh lovely ice cakes! We’re in the 70s here too … no ice cakes for us! The kids would love those though!
Check out this waffle and yellow cake recipe (gluten free) – It’s always a winner with people on a gluten free diet, since it has a lovely cakey mouth feel and taste. And btw, use the recipe to make it as a cake and it works just wonderfully for cake balls / cake pops too :)
http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/special-dietary-needs/gluten-free/cake-waffles-gluten-free-and-low-carb-too/
I also posted some of my other gluten free recipes there too – just check out my recipe box!

January 6, 2010 10:28 PM
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Manar said...

The Icy Cakes are beautiful ! I’m from Kuwait

January 6, 2010 10:29 PM
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MySweetCreations said...

I love, love, love baking! I am having autoimmune issues and I am waiting for test results to come back and I fear that I have become gluten-intolerant. Ugh!! I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t consume all of my sweets!

January 6, 2010 10:33 PM
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June Butler said...

West Texas area here =)

I love your blog and I love your baking spirit! Since I’ve been following your blog I had to get my own copy of Cookies Crafts Book and I tried to make the famous cake balls! My girls and family absolutely loved em’! Thanks so much!

January 6, 2010 10:33 PM
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Nette said...

These are so adorable – I can hardly stand it! Love your blog!
I’m in Minnesota, and with the high today of only 7 degrees F (nightime low will be -30), we’re definately cold enough to make these :)

January 6, 2010 10:33 PM
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Claudia said...

So sweet! – from Dallas, Texas

January 6, 2010 10:34 PM
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Catherine from Canada said...

I’m from Ontario Canada. I’ve been following http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com for a few years now too. I have a couple relatives and friends who have celiac disease and she’s been a great resource and advocate for celiac awareness.

January 6, 2010 10:35 PM
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Angie K said...

Really adorable!

We are in Virginia just outside DC. My girlfriend and I got together and made cupcake pops a few weeks before Christmas! We didn’t get any pictures though :(

January 6, 2010 10:41 PM
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Denece said...

Tooele, Utah – Love your blog and your oreo truffles!! Thanks for sharing!

January 6, 2010 10:45 PM
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Carmen Henesy said...

What a delightful cold weather activity. It looks so beautiful. It must be so hard for a child to do without baked treats but Emelie seems to be making the most of a wintry day.

January 6, 2010 10:46 PM
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Rose said...

I love seeing stuff like that . I’m from Canada, so we have lots of ice!!

January 6, 2010 10:47 PM
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Diana Merrell said...

I love your blog!

January 6, 2010 10:49 PM
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Dee Jordan said...

http://getthegritout.blogspot.com/
this is one of my best friends! My darling daughter has a severe bakers yeast allergy, so we bake alot, she can not eat the enriched flours you find in store bought foods. So out cake pops and cookies are from white winter wheat and durham wheat. It is hard to find but worth it so she can enjoy a treat ow and again!

January 6, 2010 10:52 PM
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Edie said...

I recently found yout site. I am hooked! I have 2 young daughters I love to create with. Thanks for helping us make memories! (South Carolina)

January 6, 2010 10:54 PM
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Cyndi said...

I wish it got cold enough here to make those. I’m from sunny Wellington, New Zealand! I love your blog and LOVE the cake pops!!

January 6, 2010 10:54 PM
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Diana Merrell said...

So creative!

January 6, 2010 10:56 PM
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Cori said...

Bakerella, I love your blog and I love the stories you share! Not too long ago on her site Gwyneth Paltrow shared information on this bakery: http://www.babycakesnyc.com. The owner makes gluten-free sweets. Maybe it can be a reference point for little Emelie (FYI: my daughter’s name is Amalie!).

I live in beautiful Eagle Mountain, Utah, and originally hail from sunny Phoenix, Arizona.

My best to you!

January 6, 2010 10:57 PM
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Lauren said...

Those Ice Cakes are fantastic! I have Celiac Disease, and my blog is all about delicious gluten-free baked goods and my life as a teen with Celiac: http://www.celiacteen.com/

I’m just dying over those ice cakes though, they are stunning. I love how when faced with a restriction, we find something ven more fantastic!

January 6, 2010 11:01 PM
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What's Cooking said...

Boise, Idaho =0)

January 6, 2010 11:02 PM
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Stacy said...

Okay, those are just adorable!!! And, what a sweet little girl!

I know “the crock pot lady” as she’s known in our house (crockpot365 is the blog) is always cooking gluten free so she might have some tips.

January 6, 2010 11:03 PM
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Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I have actually made gluten free cake balls for a baby shower this past November as one of the hostesses has Celiac Disease. I found a Betty Crocker gluten free cake mix and icing (don’t remember the brand) at Target then dipped them in chocolate. NO ONE could believe they were gluten free because they were delicious! Brought them also to church- a huge hit there too.
There are numerous cookbooks (including desserts) and cooking blogs that have gluten-free recipes. I know in Austin, TX Whole Foods and Sprouts have tons of products that are gluten free and yummy too!

January 6, 2010 11:05 PM
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Renee said...

what gorgeous cakes! (I’m from sunny Sydney, Australia!)

January 6, 2010 11:06 PM
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Tara said...

As mentioned by two others before me, http://www.babycakesnyc.com has a fantastic baking book out. It’s vegan and gluten free and some recipes are even sugar free!

I have made 10 recipes from her book so far with great success!

January 6, 2010 11:09 PM
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Dee Jordan said...

OK so I am a bit slow tonight, (whew glad the holidays are over) That was Pam’s Blog but here is her WEB SITE:
http://www.gluten-free-chocolate.com/#p8Dk4VfMzlR968yi
If you love chocolate run, now, very fast and look it up. She is living a realtivly pain free life WITH the big CEL!
Love you BAKERELLA!
And out HOLLA is from the small spot call Bonham, Texas!!

January 6, 2010 11:09 PM
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Ann said...

She really should check out http://www.elanaspantry.com/ for gluten-free and sugar-free baking. My mother isn’t supposed to have wheat, so I’ve been making things from this blog (and also bought the cookbook as a gift). Our favorite thus far are the cinnamon-roll muffins. I have to say, these things are pretty tasty, and nobody in the house turns them down, even if they can eat wheat.

January 6, 2010 11:14 PM
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Kate said...

I gasped out loud when I saw that you had a new post up today. My husband was all “what’s wrong!?” and I said “Bakerella has a new post up! She usually only posts on Sundays!”

I’m from Toronto, Canada and I love, love LOVE cake balls. I don’t decorate them all fancy-like the way you do because I’m too impatient and I just want them in my belly.

January 6, 2010 11:15 PM
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Shelly said...

So fun. We had big snow drfits on Christmas Eve and I saw a lot of tunnels and Igloos on my friend facebook pages. I guess this would be better to eat than dirt cakes…. That is what I made growing up.

I’m in Oklahoma….. All my life~

January 6, 2010 11:15 PM
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Lisbet said...

This is a really cute idea!
I am from the north part of Germany but at the moment stayin in Japan near Kobe^^.

January 6, 2010 11:15 PM
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Ashley Jones said...

I don’t have any recipes or info, but here’s a shout out from Garland, TX!! Keep rockin’ on Bakerella!

January 6, 2010 11:17 PM
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Ann said...

Oh, and I forgot to answer your other question…I live in the Netherlands, but right now I’m visiting my parents in Montana.

January 6, 2010 11:18 PM
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K.Lei said...

Those are the cutest cakes ever!!
I wish I could make some here…. Hilo, Hawaii !!!!

January 6, 2010 11:18 PM
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Tracie Smith said...

From Arizona:
Wow, these ice cakes are the cutest things! I know that many of the “mainstream” American companies are starting to get on board with Gluten free cake mixes, frosting mixes and cookie mixes. It’s nice to see a start to making things a little easier for so many who suffer with this disease. My friend does and I know she goes to great lengths to get gluten free bread, etc. – it’s a full time job just finding something you can eat!
Good luck Emelie and I love your work.

January 6, 2010 11:19 PM
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jennifer said...

My father in law has celiac. Once diagnosed it’s life changing. You feel so much better. Living gluten-free is much easier than one would think and if you are creative, like these lovely gals…it can be fun too. Thanks for bringing up a very current and relevant problem! And making it pretty!

January 6, 2010 11:20 PM
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Susan said...

oh, bakerella!

please, please, please tell her about this:

http://www.cherrybrookkitchen.com/products/vp_gf.php

susan

January 6, 2010 11:21 PM
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Amy E. said...

Checking out your blog from Kodiak, Alaska! I love your posts!

January 6, 2010 11:26 PM
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jennifer said...

btw, what’s with all of the Utahns?

January 6, 2010 11:26 PM
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bakerella said...

You guys are awesome. Thank you so much!

January 6, 2010 11:30 PM
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