L's birthday party is tomorrow!
He asked me for a gingerbread boy Christmas birthday party and who could say no to that?
Of course I waited until today to make the gingerbread boys so they would be nice and fresh, and then this happened:
No!!!! I hate gluten-free baking sometimes.
The boys are actually fine with gluten, it's only me that can't have it... but I hate making treats I can't even eat, so most of the baking we do is gluten free.
are some things I just can't get right, like pancakes. Everyone eats
the gf pancakes and noone complains, but I remember what a pancake is
supposed to be like, and I haven't gotten it yet.
Cupcakes have also been tricky, and clearly gingerbread boys are going to take some work. I made a slight change of plans and decided we'll be decorating gingerbread boy faces tomorrow (as in regular round cookies) instead of gingerbread boys. Phew... crisis averted, kind of.
And then l I made these!
The most delicious gluten-free cupcakes imaginable from The Whole Kitchen. They are actually pumpkin-ginger-chocolate muffins. You would never, ever know they were gluten free. They are amazing- gingerbread in a chocolate cupcake's body. I made them just as the recipe is written, except we left out the candied ginger (too scary), the vanilla (out, as always) and the xanthan gum since I never put it in to treats (only bread).
Last time I made these I used avocado icing and it was perfect. I had planned to use it again today too, but our only avocado wasn't ripe enough. I just made regular butter/powdered sugar frosting and tried to make one for L without very much on it. Between the cupcake and decorating cookies, I have my fingers crossed for no seizures tomorrow.