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!