Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Gluten Free Dairy Free Red Velvet Cupcakes
I received an email tonight that they were having red velvet cupcakes tomorrow for Valentine's Day in my son's 1st grade class. My son has actually never had red velvet cupcakes so I offered to make some for the four gluten free students in the class. The frosting is not a traditional cream cheese frosting. I bought tofutti cream cheese but then decided it was too last minute to make a dairy free cream cheese frosting and too risky to use an ingredient that is so processed without checking with the parents. So, I went with a classic dairy free "buttercream" frosting. I will post the recipe for the red velvet cupcakes later in the week--after I get the reviews from my kids.
Below is a picture of the Valentines my 6 year old made for his classmates. I was pretty impressed that he sat down and addressed and signed 30 of them in one sitting without too much prompting. Kids are so surprising but candy is definitely a big motivator. He included blowpops and Haribo gummy bears with his hand stamped valentines.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!