Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cake for Fix

Fix has a sweet tooth. And ever since I got pregnant and had a baby, so have I. Thus, we've been wanting to eat cake. HOWEVER, Fix also has a corn allergy. When he eats corn he gets an awful headache and falls asleep like this (sometimes clutching the coffee table, sometimes not).
ALL powdered sugar has cornstarch in it (if you don't believe me, check the box in your pantry). So, in order to satisfy our sweet teeth and make cake with icing, I had to figure out a way to make corn-free powdered sugar. All I can say is hooray for kosher eating - Manischewitz makes Potato Starch! I ground up some granulated sugar in a coffee grinder, mixed it (2 cup to 1/2 cup ratio) with the potato starch and VOILA! CORN-FREE POWDERED SUGAR! Thus, I was able to make AMAZING Pumpkin Cake Bars (courtesy of a recipe from my friend Aimee) and we were both able to indulge in delicious cakey-goodness. Yes, I quickly snapped the picture above before polishing off the last piece and yes, just the two of us ate the entire thing in two days!
A few days later, our friend Dave had to have his 30th birthday and we all ate carrot cake to celebrate. This reminded me that Fix's favorite dessert is carrot cake and if I am truly going to make his dessert dreams come true I need to master this treat... Stay tuned for more on that quest.


Stephanie said...

Fix should eat corn much more often because everytime I think about it, it cracks me up. LOVE the picture of him clutching the coffee table. Too bad it gives him a headache, otherwise he could eat corn as a party trick.

RB said...

I remember in the old days, if Stephen was being truly insufferable (which were moments few and far between!), many of us would ponder the ethical implications of mixing his beverages with pure corn syrup.