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Old 09-07-2007, 08:14 AM   #11
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I agree, let the baby eat cake!

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Old 09-07-2007, 10:41 AM   #12
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My mother sent me a lamb mold to use for my baby's first cake. It was quite simple to make. You could use Cool Whip instead of frosting if you like. In any event, give it blue gum drops for eyes, a chocolate drop for a nose, and coconut fur. When it's all finished, tie a ribbon around it's neck.

Show it to the baby, and watch the little hands go after it!

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Old 09-07-2007, 02:05 PM   #13
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McKenzie, your little guy might surprise you and if he hasn't been exposed to a lot of sugary foods up until now, he may not be all that interested in the birthday cake. That's what happened to my dd for her 1st b-day last year. We work really hard to keep refined sugar and flour out of her diet. I found a cake that I considered a healthy compromise for her birthday, and she didn't like the icing, took a couple bites of cake and then asked for more peas. She did me proud (and freaked out my MIL!)!!!

Here's the recipe I used (Her b-day is in Nov. so it was ideal). Rather than using 2 c AP flour, I used 1 c AP and 1 c whole weat. I also eliminated the nuts on top and just put on some fun colorful sprinkles.

If you haven't already, check out a book called Super Baby Foods. It has a couple cake and frosting recipes as well as a recipe for a 1st b-day cake.

Keep up the great work!

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