That’s our little Ada, enjoying her gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free, sugar-free birthday cake. And who said healthy couldn’t be fun 😉
In all honesty, we are not usually that strict with Ada’s diet. But for her party, we wanted all of her baby friends to be able to share in the extra cake bits, so we wanted to eliminate all possible allergens that the other babies may not have been exposed to yet.
I would like to point out, though, that Ada’s cake was NOT Whole30 friendly. To my knowledge (and more importantly, to my ability) it is impossible to make a cake nut-free and grain-free unless you use 100% coconut flour. But cakes made with 100% coconut flour have a very distinctive taste, and we weren’t sure if Ada would like it. So this cake was made with millet flour, sweet white rice flour, and potato starch. We mix our gluten free flour mixes ourself (I’m sort of controlling like that…..) so we have lots of flours on hand.
For those less controlling about the taste and texture of their gluten-free treats, a simple pre-mixed gluten-free flour would probably do the trick 🙂
Here’s the recipe we based the cake off of: Fit Mama Real Food Smash Cake.
While Ada’s cake was not Whole30 friendly, I am very happy to say that the rest of the party was. This was 100% owing to Tom’s ingenious work with picking out deliciously healthy party foods for the adults.
Here’s our list of Whole30 party dishes:
Crudites (we used yellow and red peppers, cucumber, carrots, snap peas, broccoli)
Carrot and Walnut dip
Locally smoked fish and avocado dip
Plantain meatballs – these tasted surprisingly like banana bread!
It was scrumptious!!
And for everyone else, there was one other non-whole30 treat……