I think it is fair to say that cake decorating is not my forté. This always presents a bit of a problem because lots of cake decorating cheats have wheat, rice flour or coconut oil in their ingredients so the Allergy Brothers can’t eat them.
Allergy Dad is a big fan of the colour black. He has an entirely monochromatic wardrobe. I did think about making a cake with activated charcoal as an ingredient. Unfortunately, I discovered that activated charcoal can decrease the effectiveness of medication by absorbing it. This would be a bad idea for the whole family!
I was really pleased to find these edible black rose cake decorations online. They are vegan, gluten free and Allergy Brother friendly. I would definitely use this seller – Simply Toppers – again. The roses looked beautiful, and I was amazed that they had packed them so carefully that they arrived in perfect condition. In fact, Simply Toppers sell lots of other really nice cupcake decorations so I will probably be cheating by using their products again.
I used our regular chocolate cake recipe and Allergy Dad was able to have a cake he deserved, but that the Allergy Brothers could still eat. Happy Birthday, Allergy Dad!
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