1st Birthday Smash Cake


Going with the theme of Bella’s red blue and gold ONE-der woman party, I decided to have red velvet cupcakes for her guests with yellow sprinkles, and blue toppers. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t want to pump a baby, who formerly had been on an exclusive breastmilk and organic foods diet, to be pumped with refined white sugar and red dye #40 just because it was her birthday. Call me controlling, call me a party pooper… but it just wasn’t going to happen.

At first, I tried to make a gluten free, sugar free, zucchini cake. It was garbage. Next I tried my fail-proof zucchini BREAD recipe, and just poured it into a cake pan. Nope.

Screw it, I went and bought a cake mix. Yes, a chocolate, sugary cake mix. However, it was Pamela’s gluten free, all natural, organic can sugar cake mix. I mean, I made an effort here people. As for the frosting, I used truwhip. It doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup of hydrogenated oils in it like coolwhip, and it has the appearance of frosting while cutting down on the amount of sugar. Not to mention, I found it was easier to clean up.

So props to you, June Cleavers of the world, who handmade your baby’s gluten free, sugar free, Paleo birthday cake… Honestly I applaud you. But for everyone else, know that its ok if your child’s birthday cake doesn’t look like it’s Pinterest fame worthy. Either way, your baby will not care.


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