My daughter recently turned 6 years old.  She is the cutest and most sweet little 6 year old a momma could ask for!  She also has a life threatening peanut/tree nut allergy.  She’s never had a bakery cake, cupcake, donut, bagel…well, you get the picture!  I’ve always enjoyed baking, but I’ve never really decorated or done anything major…but once she started school, I knew that I had to get better at it.  I didn’t want her to miss out on all the cool cakes/cupcakes that her friends had.

Slowly, but surely, I developed my baking abilities and also my decorating style came along as well.  She wanted Hello Kitty Cupcakes for her birthday so, I set out my normal way, pinterest is my friend.  I researched and lets say it is hard finding a cookie cutter that fits a cupcake in Hello Kitty!  I ended up with a vegetable cutter that worked pretty well.  I made 2 dozen cupcakes,  1 dozen chocolate and 1 dozen vanilla.  I topped them with a bright pink butter cream, sprinkled them with confetti sprinkles, and then spent about the next several hours making fondant from scratch, letting it sit, and then doing my cutouts and decorating.

I was very proud of how they turned out, to then hear her say, “I never get a cake mom…you always do cupcakes!  please….can I have a cake”.  Oh, my.  That is all I could say!  But, in my next submission…you will see the cake!

I love her to pieces and I am now the mom who makes cupcakes for all her friends’ birthdays and for her entire school on big events such as Dr. Seuss’s birthday for Read Across America.  I am proud of what I do and that kids with nut allergies can be normal that day.