Happy 4th of July to everyone out there! I know it has been a while since we have added any new blog posts. It has been a very busy year so far. We thank you for all of your orders that are keeping us going everyday. On this day, we hope you have a safe and happy day off from work to enjoy it with your family and friends.
If you are looking for some great dessert ideas for today, I have added a link for you. They look good enough to eat!
We just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone. 2016 brought many opportunities for the Cake Lady. We hope that it brought many good things for you also. Each new year is exciting, as the possibilities are endless and unknown.
Please keep us in mind for your special occasions in this new year. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, baby shower or wedding, we will do our best to create a memorable creation for you. Each of our cakes are made specifically for your needs. We don’t have cakes prepared and sitting around all day. We don’t have a shop filled with display cases of cakes. Many times people call and ask to take what ever we have available right now. The truth is: we don’t do that.
Call us at 561-383-8957 to order today.
We just wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you happy holidays. This is a busy time of year for everyone, and we are no exception. This holiday season is keeping us so busy! That is thanks to all of you. We appreciate everyone who has helped to make this year our busiest ever.
We are fully booked for the rest of this year! Although, we are taking orders for 2017 now. Please remember to place your orders early to ensure we can take care of you when you need us.
Again, HAPPY HOLIDAYS & MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. **Source wikipedia.org
Just a little reminder of what this day is all about. Have a great day!
We would like to thank all of our faithful friends and valuable customers for helping us to achieve some milestones that make us proud. First of all, we have surpassed 20,000 views on our Flickr site. If you haven’t yet been there, we think you would like to see many of our previous creations. We currently have 990 photos of cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more. Also, on our Facebook page we are only 1 “Like” short of reaching 3400. If you haven’t visited our Facebook page, we also encourage you to do so. Thanks again for all of your kindness and support to the Cake Lady!
By: Gretchen Scalpi
Sticking to a gluten-free diet is a challenge under the best of circumstances but when it comes to creating desserts things get even more difficult. So many delicious desserts like pies, cookies, cakes and pastries are made with flour containing gluten.
Creating delicious gluten-free desserts becomes easier when you keep the right ingredients on hand. Some common items to keep in your pantry include:
Almond meal flour
Gluten-free flour mixes
Granulated, powered and brown sugar
Be sure to check the ingredients on these products before you purchase them. You will want to avoid wheat, barley, brown rice syrup, caramel coloring, rye, brewer’s yeast, wheat starch, hydrolyzed wheat protein, malt, malt extract, malt syrup, dextrins and malt flavoring.
Remember that baking gluten-free is different than regular baking. If you don’t use a baking mix you will need to combine gluten-free flours to get the right results. You can use psyllium husks, ground chia seeds or flaxseed rather than xanthan gum if it gives you stomach distress. Baking at a lower temperature is recommended for some recipes to keep your dessert from getting too brown. If you screw up a recipe consider turning it into crumbs for toppings or to be added to other recipes.
Many gluten-free flours don’t contain preservatives so you may find that desserts made with them dry out quickly or become rancid. Store these items in a zip-top bag (with air removed), freezer wrap or in an air tight container in the refrigerator or freezer separated from other food. Mark all containers used for gluten-free food to keep them separate from other containers. Bring the stored food to room temperature before consuming.
Our favorite gluten-free dessert recipe courtesy of http://bakedbree.com.
Gluten Free Blueberry Crisp
4 cups blueberries (any fruit will work)
1 cup gluten free old-fashioned, gluten free oats (we used Bob’s Red Mill GF oats)
1/2 cup chopped raw pecans
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Wash and pick over the blueberries. Add to an 8×8 pan. Add oats, pecans, almond meal, olive oil, maple syrup, and salt to a small bowl. Mix to combine.
2. Spread the mixture over the blueberries.
3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, longer if the berries are frozen.
© 2015, Gretchen Scalpi. All rights reserved. You are free to reprint/republish this article as long as the article and byline are kept intact and all links are made live.
Gretchen Scalpi is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Wellcoach®. To learn more about living and cooking gluten free register for her free webinar “Five Things You Should Know Before You Go Gluten Free!” at http://www.gflifestylelearning.com/?p=366.