Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Breakfast Birthday Party

A year ago if you had asked me about hosting a breakfast-themed party, I would have said "no way!". Breakfast can be a difficult meal for people with allergies, especially when making food for a crowd. But when Little Man was recently asked what food we should serve at his birthday, he replied "waffles and bacon". That sounds like the makings of a breakfast party to me!

Here's what we served for our party of nine people:

The cake was our first one that wasn't white (we don't use food colouring). The pink icing (I was going for purple) was coloured and flavoured by crushing raspberries and blueberries through a fine mesh sieve and adding the juice to the icing. The brown icing had molasses added to it. I made the cake in 2 8-inch round cake pans and cut them to form the car shape. The '3' was made of raisins.

*Blueberry sauce:
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  1. Combine all in small saucepan. Cook at medium-low heat for 15 minutes, until sauce thickens a little.
The party was a big success and all the food was a hit. Our 3-year-old was very pleased with his special party.  And when it was all over, he predictably asked "Can I have more cake please?".


  1. I love this idea! Breakfast can be a very boring affair for me allergy free boy who is allergic to eggs and dairy as well as a few others. I have tried a few pancake recipes that were good or ok, can you reccomend a great one?

    The cake looks fab, no wonder he wanted more! x

  2. My favourite pancake recipe right now is harvest pancakes (http://eagleloftkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/11/vitamix-recipe-harvest-pancakes.html), with applesauce, banana, and pumpkin. It's a hearty winter pancake. Soon I'll have to develop a new recipe for spring pancakes. :)

  3. thanks! I look forward to the Spring Pancakes!