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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Daisy said...

These are the cutest and sweetest little ice cakes I ever did see! Would you mind if I did a post about Emelie on my blog? I would love to share her story!
Daisy~

January 8, 2010 10:24 AM
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MIssy said...

Beautiful post, thanks for sharing! Love from Austin, TX!

January 8, 2010 10:27 AM
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Tiffany said...

You have the bestest readers! something about children that brings hearts together, thanks for sharing.

January 8, 2010 10:32 AM
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Andrea said...

People have already listed the sites i’m aware of….hopefully they help! It’s great to see a little one with so much creativity! Warms my heart.

I’m in Northern Illinois-about an hour from Chicago.

January 8, 2010 10:33 AM
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Tania said...

Hi Bakerella, my 12 yr old daughter and I both love your blog – we are from warm and sunny Western Australia.
Never seen snow , can’t imagine making cakes like these :)
any time soon.

January 8, 2010 10:36 AM
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Katie Y said...

This post is so sweet! Kids can be amazingly creative :0) You should for sure try out some of the gluten-free recipes people have posted here; I personally enjoy gluten-free snacks even though I have no gluten issues. Oh, and I’m in Aurora, CO. I was born in Denver, moved to Findlay, OH for a few years, then came back to CO.

January 8, 2010 10:47 AM
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Aimee said...

Shout out from South Charleston, West Virginia. I don’t anything about gluten-free baking and cooking, but I have to say that this mom rocks. Love the snowman pops. Can’t wait to try them, if I could ever dig out from the snow to go get the supplies.

January 8, 2010 10:51 AM
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Margaret said...

just up the road in Mt.Airy,GA. The weather is cold enough to make ice cakes today but the grands are in Atlanta so no fun to be had.

January 8, 2010 11:03 AM
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sciencegirl said...

She should definitely check out the gluten free girl; I use many of her recipes as I have a few celiacs in the family.

January 8, 2010 11:07 AM
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olivia said...

Columbus, OH!

January 8, 2010 11:07 AM
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emily s said...

how sweet – what a doll! love it, and thanks for sharing : )
I live in Belarus, but am currently in Germany for just a few days before heading back to Belarus. I can’t wait to get home! ))))

January 8, 2010 11:24 AM
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Theresa said...

My son has Sensory Integration and I happen to be looking at a possible tie between diet and the disorder when I happened upon this site.

http://trainland.tripod.com/sensory.htm

If you scroll down to Dietary Information there are a whole list of gluten free websites and recipe sites. I hope Ellie finds something helpful here.

January 8, 2010 11:26 AM
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Tabs said...

Loved this post!

~Dayton, Oh

January 8, 2010 11:52 AM
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Sohailah said...

I’ve been following you since Thanksgiving – so inspiring (and must admit – a bit intimidating!) LOVE your stuff – LOVE it! I marvel at your steady hand, patience and ability to be SO DARN CREATIVE.

This is so precious – I love that she shared it with you and you passed it on to us!

Bless you!

January 8, 2010 12:04 PM
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Sohailah said...

I’m from Tulsa, OK, btw.

January 8, 2010 12:05 PM
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Mama Koala said...

Wow–beautiful–she is very creative!

Commenting from South Texas….

January 8, 2010 12:18 PM
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Heather Crosby said...

What a great post. There will be over 70 raw, vegan, (and always) wheat- and gluten-free recipes (including delicious baked goods and treats) coming in about 8 weeks at: http://www.yumuniverse.com!

January 8, 2010 12:44 PM
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Helena said...

That’s funny, I’m also from Stockholm, Sweden and I can confirm we have loads of snow at the moment with some proper cold to match. We usually don’t get all that much snow as Stockholm is too south in Sweden for that, so this is a nice and cold surprise. Temperatures two nights ago were as low as -22 degrees celcius, which in Fahrenheit is -7.6.

Thanks for your excellent blog, I make sure to check in at least once a week to read any updates.

January 8, 2010 12:45 PM
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Sarah said...

I don’t have any recipe suggestions, but I just wanted to say we’re reading from Heidelberg, Germany (although we’re Texans).

January 8, 2010 12:47 PM
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Alex said...

I’m reading the blog from South Wales, UK :).

January 8, 2010 01:05 PM
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mickey said...

Down here in Texas :) We have a glutten sensitive person here and it is a challenge to find “GOOD” baked goods for them. There are box mixes but..ugh. I am always checking out new ones.

January 8, 2010 01:12 PM
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Liz said...

Wow what great resources there are out there. Thats what is great about the internet is people from all over are meeting in one spot to help a little girl and her mom. Thanks Bakerella. From Utah

January 8, 2010 01:14 PM
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Anonymous said...

I’m in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I’m a long time regular lurker. :)

January 8, 2010 01:30 PM
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Emily said...

From Browns Flat, New Brunswick, Canada. I love your posts bakerella! My mom has Celiac’s disease, but she makes delicious, scrumptious food none the less. One of my favourite things she makes when I visit is PW’s Apple Cake in an Iron Skillet, simply replacing the flour with gluten free baking mix, which you get at the grocery store. So delicious, rich, fantastic… you would never know it was gluten free!

January 8, 2010 01:33 PM
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BeachMama said...

Thank you for sharing this with us, it is a fun creative way to get the kids outside to play in the winter.

Checking in on you from Ottawa, Canada

January 8, 2010 01:40 PM
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Marikje Hill said...

My daughter’s birthday cupcakes needed to be gluten free last year due to a classmate’s allergies. I found a cake/cupcake mix at our local healthfood store (and we live in a small town), but just recently, Betty Crocker has come out with gluten free baking mixes as well.

January 8, 2010 01:40 PM
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Kathy Edwards said...

I have wheat/gluten issues and the best gluten-free stuff I’ve tried thus far is:
http://consumer.kinnikinnick.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/consumer.home.html

I live in Fredericton, NB Canada. They have product across the US & Canada and will ship as well.

January 8, 2010 02:14 PM
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Jeela said...

Icy Cakes are great.
I’m in Ankara, Turkey.

January 8, 2010 02:19 PM
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C said...

Lovin it ! – all the way from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

January 8, 2010 02:23 PM
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Margie said...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/categories/special-dietary-needs/gluten-free/
The Pioneer Woman’s tasty kitchen section.

January 8, 2010 02:43 PM
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emily said...

Plymouth MA :)

January 8, 2010 02:48 PM
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Kristen said...

How cute! I’m reading from Richmond, KY!

January 8, 2010 02:48 PM
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RJ said...

Not sure if this one has been shared yet;

http://glutenfree.wordpress.com/

HTH :D

January 8, 2010 02:55 PM
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Linda said...

Amazing story, thanks so much for sharing!

January 8, 2010 03:21 PM
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Cynthia said...

Am I the only one from Saudi Arabia? :o)
Love your blog. I check it weekly!

January 8, 2010 03:53 PM
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Jeanette said...

I am reading your blog from a small place called Bergen, in the cold country Norway! I love your recepies and your creativity, it is amazing!

January 8, 2010 04:07 PM
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Sarah said...

I think all the good gluten-free sites are already posted. So I’ll just say I’m originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, and going to school in Provo, Utah.

January 8, 2010 04:14 PM
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jennifer said...

What a great post! Emelie’s ice cakes are too cute! I’m from Arkansas.

January 8, 2010 04:44 PM
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Samantha Wood said...

Great ice cakes – too bad we don’t get much snow in Victoria, BC, Canada!

January 8, 2010 04:51 PM
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Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Oh my this are amazing, how sweet.

I’ve recently went on a sugar and gluten free diet and my favorite resource is
http://www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com/
http://newlyweds-blog.com

January 8, 2010 04:56 PM
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erika said...

Hey Bakerella,

I’m in north Alabama.

Emelie’s creations are adorable!! Her mom might look to tastykitchen.com for some recipe ideas; I have seen several gluten-free recipes pop up lately.

January 8, 2010 05:04 PM
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Lale G said...

No Celiac’s disease resources here, I’m afraid- but hi from Izmir, Turkey. :)

January 8, 2010 05:07 PM
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ames said...

I have seen a lot of gluten free recipes on foodgawker.com. I love just scrolling through and looking at the pictures, and it will say on the description that it is gluten free. Then you can just click on the picture and it goes to the website with the recipe!

January 8, 2010 05:09 PM
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Lina said...

Copenhagen – Denmark

January 8, 2010 05:10 PM
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Ligia Ravagnani said...

I’m from Brazil, city of São Paulo (pretty far away…). I found your site when I was looking for a recipe for cookies. Since I found your blog, I can’t get enough! I am only starting to learn how to cook (just got married 4 months ago), but I already made your basic cookie recipe 2 times (and the third time will be tomorrow, since my husband’s birthday is Monday, and he LOVED the cookies). I had a hard time finding those cute chocolate chips (they are not very common here, you can only find them in a couple of places), but not I have enough for 10 recipes! =)

January 8, 2010 05:16 PM
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Anna said...

I’m a Dallas, Texas native currently living in Nashville!

My sister used to work at a bakery in Fort Worth where the owner does gluten-free goodies (I think her son had a dietary requirement for them?) as well as vegan baked goods. And, she uses as many organic/natural ingredients as she can get her hands on. Good stuff!

http://www.sublimebakery.com

January 8, 2010 05:35 PM
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Martha Levey said...

No help with gluten-free food. I’m sorry. I live on the coast in North Carolina!

January 8, 2010 05:36 PM
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Autumnn said...

Flourless Chocolate Cake II
Ingredients

* 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch round cake pan, and dust with cocoa powder.

2 In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.

3 Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Slices can also be reheated for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave before serving.

Hungarian Flourless Hazelnut Cake

26 Apr

Posted by Anonymous in Birthday Cakes, Cakes with Nuts, Gluten-Free Cakes, Hungarian, Sponge Cakes

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This cake was traditionally a birthday cake in my friends home. Her mother is from Hungary and only has this recipe in her head! Now it will be preserved . . . Note: hazelnuts may be toasted or un-toasted. The skins may be removed or left on.
Hungarian Flourless Hazelnut Cake
Ingredients

* 12 ounces hazelnuts
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 egg yolks
5/8 cup white sugar
6 egg whites
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1/8 cup chopped hazelnuts, for garnish

Instructions

1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan. Grind hazelnuts until very fine. Add baking powder and set aside.

2 In a large bowl, whip the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow in color. Beat in the ground hazelnut mixture.

3 In a separate CLEAN bowl, with a CLEAN whisk, whip the egg whites until stiff. Quickly fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk mixture, then add the remaining whites and fold in until no streaks remain.

4 Pour into a 9 inch springform. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until top of cake springs back when lightly tapped. Cool on wire rack.

5 When cake is cool, slice horizontally into 3 layers. Whip the cream until stiff, and spread generously between layers, on top and on the sides of the cake. Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on top for decoration.

hope it helps!

January 8, 2010 05:45 PM
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ames said...

Forgot to say, I am from Kalamazoo Michigan!!

January 8, 2010 06:05 PM
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Karen said...

I was diagnosed with Celiac last October (at 44yrs of age). It’s a challenge but there are lots of delicious food choices out there, especially if you don’t have to avoid dairy, yeast, eggs and soy like I do.

Here are some helpful blogs:
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/
http://simplygluten-free.blogspot.com/
http://www.heythattastesgood.com/2007/06/here-we-go.html

January 8, 2010 06:13 PM
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Summer said...

Are you going to try to make a gluten free recipe now?

This recipe for Pineapple Upside Down cake was a revelation for me after suffering without cake for so long! It is lovely and fluffy and delicious!

http://thebakingbeauties.blogspot.com/search?q=pineapple+upside+down+cake

January 8, 2010 06:20 PM
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Kristina (Pretty Shiny Sparkly) said...

Tasty Kitchen has a whole gluten-free section she could definitely check out!

Hi, from Houston, Texas!

January 8, 2010 07:20 PM
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Donna said...

Bakerella- your blog always makes me smile! What adorable icy cakes. I am right down I-75 from you in Dalton, Georgia!!

January 8, 2010 08:02 PM
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Susan E said...

Amazing, thanks for sharing these icy, creative cakes that the little girl made. I know Elisabeth Hasselback just wrote a book about Celiac’s disease with menus/food items that you can eat since she has it and hasn’t seen too many books on the subject. I’m sure you can find on Amazon.com.

January 8, 2010 08:59 PM
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Maura Chandler said...

Down in sunny Florida here! And…for the record – you rock girl :)

January 8, 2010 09:00 PM
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Kristi said...

I luv, luv, luv your blog and your cake pops are awesome! What an inspirational story about Ella & Emelie! As for me, I’m just trying to keep warm in this 2 degree weather in Charleston, West Virginia :o)

January 8, 2010 09:10 PM
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Audrey said...

My little one has a milk allergy, which we are hopeful she will outgrow, but I’ve been on a milk free diet while nursing – and I love to bake. You see the issue, obviously. So, I’ve done my fair share of searching for milk free things, which often lead to the discovery of gluten-free items. My favorite so far, though I don’t believe the brand is available overseas, are mixes from Cherrybrook Kitchens: http://www.cherrybrookkitchen.com/products/gf.php

Also, if you just read the box, at least in terms of milk, many mixes are okay (the absolute best is the Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Muffin Mix) and Fleischmann’s Unsalted Margarine is milk free. I’ve done lots of baking this way. Good luck to everyone out there. Its difficult but it can become a fun puzzle to figure it all out.

January 8, 2010 09:38 PM
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Leslie said...

Texas native living in Chicago – how do you people deal with this much snow and cold?!

I have a gluten intolerance, which is similar to where I can have a small portion but I need to watch my gluten intake as it can make me really sick. I cut gluten out of my diet wherever I can – using Bob’s Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour or corn (I don’t like rice pasta – as it can be a bit mushy) pasta.

This poor girl at http://theallergichedonist.blogspot.com/ is allergic to pretty much everything (egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and soy-free), but I’m continuously impressed by her ability to adapt. Thanks for sharing!

January 8, 2010 09:50 PM
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Higgy said...

I remember emailing you for advice about my sons first birthday. I got nothing in return, nothing. Oh if only my son was born with some sympathetic disease then maybe I would have gotten a response. I guess the only emails you respond to are the ones you can blog about, it’s nice to see how little you care about your fans.

January 8, 2010 10:52 PM
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Kristina said...

With all due respect “Higgy”, the woman has got 441 comments on an entry the same day she posted it. Can you imagine how many emails she must get a day? She can only respond to so many. Perhaps a nicer tone would have gotten you the response you desired.

January 8, 2010 11:05 PM
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Betty said...

I am a Guam, USA native living in Colorado! This is such a great idea for winter fun. Thanks for sharing I just love your blog!!

January 8, 2010 11:20 PM
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Gerardina said...

I’m from Nuevo Laredo, mexico… but currently living in Irapuato (also in mexico) since 2007.

Cute post!

January 9, 2010 01:41 AM
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Catalina said...

I always read and recomed this sites:

http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/

http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.com/

http://www.elanaspantry.com/

January 9, 2010 02:01 AM
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ginger said...

tell Ella to purchase her BabycakesNYC cookbook by Erin McKenna. She will not be sorry. the book contains delicious recipes for people just like her! please please please tell her!

i tried out the recipes since xmas and they’re all so much more delicious than regular baked goods. :)

<3ginger.

January 9, 2010 02:12 AM
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Satasha said...

Dear Bakerella
Checking your blog twice a week from Switzerland! And I even found Oreos here- so I could make some Oreo truffles.
The iced cakes are a tradition here, but we use forms like these http://www.stockfood.ch/results.asp?txtkeys=Gugelhupfform
for it, and also put mistle toe or other christmas related stuff in the water. Then we light a candle inside.I don’t have a pictue (yet! I’ts 9am on a Saturday morning) but they look a bit like this: http://www.geschenkidee.ch/thaw_eiswindlicht.html
Satasha

January 9, 2010 02:32 AM
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Kathy said...

I have a friend with celiac. Over Thanksgiving and Christmas she used a gluten free baking mix to make hot rolls and pie crust that she could eat. They were both yummy! I have recently found lots of gluten free mixes and products at my local health food store, too.

From Conway, Arkansas and love, love, love your blog!

January 9, 2010 03:40 AM
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Posy said...

I’m from New Zealand! and a lot of my friends check up on your blog as well.

January 9, 2010 03:45 AM
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Piika said...

My friend’s brother is on a gluten-free diet for autism (so I guess it’s similar, in this case, but not as extreme). They usually sell special gluten-free products, like ice cream, at places like Whole Foods. I dunno anything about Sweden though. :(

But those ice figures are darling! I love them to bits. x3

January 9, 2010 04:07 AM
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Susan said...

I’m from the east coast of England – currently covered in snow and very cold!

January 9, 2010 05:05 AM
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Marit said...

this is just too sweet :) I’ve been checking this blog from Pärnu, Estonia.

January 9, 2010 05:35 AM
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MommyAmy said...

The only gluten-free cooking blog I know is 365crockpot.blogspot.com. I do know that Bob’s Red Mill makes a lot of gluten free products, including baking mixes which I’m sure could be adapted for lots of different purposes!

I’m from Washington State. :)

January 9, 2010 05:55 AM
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Cristina - Rio said...

Oh yeah…all the snow showed on Emilie’s photo made me a little bit colder because here in Rio de Janeiro is hot!! Yeah, what do you think? You have a big fan here in Rio. I discovered your blog through Pioneer Woman’s one. And I love both! Congrats.

January 9, 2010 06:47 AM
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Ursha said...

I come from Slovenia. It’s a small country in the middle of Europe. It has only 2 million population but it’s very beautiful. I love your posts and I only wish to be so creative as you are.

January 9, 2010 06:58 AM
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Rach said...

Dr. Lucy’s cookies are AMAZING and will be available in Starbucks soon

January 9, 2010 07:05 AM
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Rach said...

and they are gluten free -

January 9, 2010 07:06 AM
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Nikki said...

So….tomorrow I will be adding food colouring to snow and making ice cakes with my 2 year old! I’m from Hampshire, UK.

January 9, 2010 07:56 AM
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Heidi in NYC said...

That is so sweet!

January 9, 2010 09:43 AM
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kmiller said...

so sweet,,,

January 9, 2010 09:56 AM
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Kellie Carter said...

I love your blog. I’m in Louisville, KY. The cold snap has hit here, not as bad as in some places. The little girl in Sweden and her story is wonderful. Keep up the good work and stay warm!

January 9, 2010 10:51 AM
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Christel said...

JÄTTEFINA TÅRTOR, EMELIE! VAD DUKTIG DU ÄR! (Beautiful cakes, Emilie, you’re really good!)

Christel, Swedish lady in Las Vegas.

January 9, 2010 11:38 AM
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Heather Nunnelly said...

Hey Bakerella, Just wanted to let you know I bake for lots of people living with Celiac. The BEST flour on the market comes from Australia. It’s called Orgran. Their AP flour which is gluten-free, vegetarian, GMO-free, etc, etc, acts the same as regular AP flour. You don’t have to add any xanthan gum or anything else, you can use it one to one. And, I have even made your cake pops with this flour and it holds up structurely great! You can order it online at Amazon or many other sites. This flour is absolutely amazing. No aftertaste like many of the other gluten-free brands. Give it a whirl. I’ll even send you a box if you’re interested in trying it out. It can be pricey, but worth every penny!!!!! Let me know if you want a box! It would be great to see gluten-free on here!

January 9, 2010 12:01 PM
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Aina said...

Big fan from Norway :-)

January 9, 2010 12:03 PM
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Meredith Prysak-Graf said...

Hi Bakerella!!

I have THE BEST recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, which I got from Alton Brown (love that man). I made them a few months ago for my bridal shower cookie buffet, because one of my bridesmaids has Celiac’s and I didn’t want her to be left out. I actually had to stop people who didn’t need gluten-free from taking them, they were that good! Here is the link to the recipe: http://bakelab.blogspot.com/2010/01/cookie-buffet-gluten-free-chocolate.html

I also have some additional links for people who need to go dairy-free as well, since around 50% of people with Celiac’s also have a sensitivity to casein (the protein in milk and other animal fat byproducts).

January 9, 2010 12:20 PM
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Theresa said...

I haven’t read the other comments, so this may be a repeat.

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
She has a TON of recipes, and every single one of them is gluten-free as her daughter has Celiac Disease. They are crockpot recipes, therefore not “baking” but she has some baked goods recipes in there….some cakes, brownies, cobblers etc that you can do in the slow cooker.

By the way, reading Bakerella from Yorktown Indiana!

January 9, 2010 01:04 PM
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Elyse said...

I’m not sure if anyone mentioned this already since there’s so many comments! But there is this great book by a baker who founded this bakery in NYC called “babycakes.” The official website is: http://www.babycakesnyc.com/ They make vegan baked goods, and their ingredients, I believe, are good for anyone with allergies! It’s pretty exciting, but the ingredients are a little difficult to find. Love your blog, it always makes my day & helps get my creative juices flowing :) I’m from New York myself.

January 9, 2010 01:12 PM
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Rachel said...

This is exactly why you have all the people who read your blog regularly, because you value them.
I have this wonderful recipe for gluten free chocolate cookies, no one in my family needs gluten free diet, but I make these because they are so rich and chocolatey…

Flourless Fudge Cookies

Ultra-chewy, rich chocolate cookies with no added fat? And no gluten? Impossible! But it’s true: these flourless chocolate cookies get their texture from egg whites, and their flavor from cocoa powder (which represents the only fat in the recipe). Plus they’re easy to make: Just stir together a few simple ingredients, scoop onto a pan, and bake for 8 minutes. You won’t believe the delicious result.

Ingredients :
• 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional but good
• 1 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-process (European-style) preferred
• 3 large egg whites
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract*
• *For gluten-free cookies, be sure to use gluten-free extract.

Directions:
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets. Or line with parchment, and grease the parchment.
2) Stir together all of the ingredients till smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and stir again till smooth.
3) Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets in balls about the size of ping pong balls, about 1 1/2″; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here.
4) Bake the cookies for 8 minutes; they should spread, become somewhat shiny, and develop faintly crackly tops.
5) Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool right on the pan.
6) Yield: 16 large (3″) cookies.

Tips from our bakers
Want to make more, smaller cookies? Drop the dough in 1 1/8″ balls (about 2 measuring teaspoonfuls) onto the baking sheets; a level teaspoon cookie scoop works well here. You’ll make about forty 2 1/4″ cookies.
Add up to 2 cups of chocolate chips or diced walnuts to the batter. You’ll lose the cookies’ “no added fat” attribute, but make some very tasty cookies. With 2 cups of add-ins, you’ll make about 24 large cookies, or 48 smaller cookies. Note: For larger cookies with add-ins, increase the baking time by 2 minutes, to a total of 10 minutes.

Pasted from

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http://allrecipes.com/Search/Recipes-Advanced.aspx?ST=All&Glu=1188

This is another source for Gluten free recipes.

the best thing is the recipes are rated, and have reviews…

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I wish the best for Emelie, and all the people with special needs.

January 9, 2010 01:20 PM
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Anonymous said...

http://zero-gluten.blogspot.com/

January 9, 2010 01:21 PM
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Kathy said...

Fabulous ice cakes, great responses and a fantastic website!

Hi from South Bend, Indiana

January 9, 2010 01:21 PM
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Mindy said...

Too cute, I love their imaginations.
I’m from waaay up in northern Alberta Canada, a city called Fort Mcmurray and I have to say your cake pops made an appearance at our Bachelor finale party and they were a hit! Now everyone is making them :)

January 9, 2010 01:22 PM
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Ana said...

I’m writing from Canada and I just wanted to say that this girl is soo creative!!! THey look so pretty and cute!
You are right! It seems like it should belong in a fairy tale! Or like treats in Harry Potter! So Magical!!! :D
This is good! Never give up Emelie :] find things to go around obsticles!

January 9, 2010 01:58 PM
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Ana said...

Hey!
I’m from Portugal. =)

January 9, 2010 03:06 PM
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Shasta said...

My sister was recently diagnosed and she is a big cake/cookie/cracker junkie. It makes things a lot more difficult! But we still oogle all your delicious cake pops anyway and use gluten-free brownie mix!

January 9, 2010 03:38 PM
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Mauryn said...

Love those ice cakes!! The colors are wonderful!
Reading you in Milan, Italy.

January 9, 2010 03:46 PM
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Traci said...

I just recently made these Gluten-Free oreo truffles. They were amazing. And there are, as you know, many a ways to cute-ify them ;) But, basically I just found these Gluten-Free oreos at Whole Foods and replaced the regular. Its really surprising how many people world wide this disease effects. Because of that I think its becoming easier and easier to find alternatives.

The recipe is so easy and delicious.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-oreo-truffles/Detail.aspx

Happy Baking.

And those ice cakes are sooo freakin precious.

January 9, 2010 03:52 PM
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Tracey said...

Those ice cakes are immense! It’s that cold here in the south east corner of the UK that I think I could probably make some tomorrow!!

January 9, 2010 03:56 PM
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sabine said...

Unfortunately I got no idea but wanted to leave a Happy New Year here anyway!

& I am from Hamburg, Germany.

January 9, 2010 04:07 PM
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Erica said...

go to Recipezaar.com and use the recipe sifter and click on free of… gluten. This also works for other dietary restrictions. It has been a lifesaver because my mom can no longer eat anything with dairy or gluten.

Oh, and I am from Atlanta but currently go to school in DC

January 9, 2010 04:59 PM
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Vaahtera said...

Hello from Finland! Here is so cold now, -25 C today!

I have the recipe for coconut-cookies, and those are gluten-free of course:

about 25 cookies

50g butter or margarine
80g sugar
1,5 tablespoon coconut flour
100g desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg

Melt butter and add sugar, flour, desiccated coconut and baking powder to it and mix. Add egg carefully and mix again. Put small spoons of dough to the oven tray. Dont put cookies too close to each other, because they are going large in the oven. Bake 7-8 minutes in 200C (400F). Cool on the oven tray before moving.

I hope that you can understand my recipe. Those are so easy to do and so yammy!

Cold Greetings from Finland!

January 9, 2010 05:00 PM
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Erica said...

Oh, and Red Mill makes gluten free all purpose flour which you can use as a substitute in regular recipes. If you do however you probably need to add xanthum gum. I think its about 1/2 t per cup and a half of flour.

January 9, 2010 05:02 PM
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Jem said...

My mum’s gluten free but baking stuff is awful! I can never seem to get the right consistency…but hey I keep trying! I live in England and they make gluten free flour, but it’s not the same. Doesn’t have the right texture. They say Rice flour is better but I haven’t tried it.
Love the creativity going on here. Someone’s got real inspiration!

January 9, 2010 05:26 PM
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