Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Happy Birthday, Tim!

Tim turned eight today! Happy Birthday Tim!

Our jungle cake was inspired by this amazing cake that Jean made.

We made the following modifications to accommodate gluten intolerance, a diet free from preservatives and artificial colours and flavours, and what we can get in Luganville (definitely not ready made icing).
  • our leaves are real leaves, not icing;

  • the only icing sugar available in town at the moment is ready-mix chocolate, so our jungle is more woody than leafy;

  • we used snickers bars not flakes (snickersseem to be basically gluten-free- they have glucose syrup derived from wheat, but it is so refined that there is practically no gluten- and they were on special);

  • we used lolly animals (natural flavours and colours);

  • and we made sponge cakes (egg, sugar, cornflour, baking powder and bicarb soda!).

Verdict: delicious! And much better than the snickers coated in icing sugar that the Dads suggested!


Raeline said...

Dear Rachael,
What a great cake and gluten free! Jeans jungle cake was pretty fancy. Your cake was perfect for Tim. He was pretty excited about it when we rang last night.
Love Mum (Raeline)

Wayne (Dubbo) said...

I am one of the Dad's and I confess, yes this was better than our idea of covering snickers with icing and calling it a cake...