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Keeping Thomas Peanut-Free

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:45pm

Bakery items are never safe for a child with a peanut allergy. As most of you know, I took a cake decorating class last month so that I could give both of my children a safe cake that rivals those they might get if we didn't have a peanut allergy in our house.

My youngest child, Dylan, turned two last week. He is absolutely crazy about Thomas the Tank Engine. I know if he were old enough to tell me, that is the cake he would request. We do not believe Dylan has a peanut allergy (he will be tested soon) but I wanted to have a cake that Tyler could enjoy with him. Thus began my journey for the perfect Thomas cake.

Here is my "labor of love" from other angles.

In the end, I was happy with my cake. He was safe for anyone with a nut allergy to eat. (I have a niece and nephew with tree nut allergies that attended the birthday party, too).

If you are interested in making this cake, visit this link. I will tell you up front this cake was A LOT OF WORK! But, I want Tyler to have as normal of a childhood as possible. If that means working hours on a cake, I am willing to do it. (I'll not mention the migraine I had the next day after standing for hours making that silly thing. I kept reminding myself it was for a good cause!)
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