Sometimes you can have it all. The Diva (my high school aged daughter) and I made these cupcakes this morning for our large family party tonight. We wanted the icing to be Tiffany Blue and the cupcake papers to be silver. We found a way for both. A very light application of Royal Blue food coloring by Wilton will turn icing the famous hue, which also resembles the color of French royalty. I made the gluten free vanilla and chocolate cake recipes from Cooking Free by Carol Fenster, a favorite cookbook of mine, and the dairy free icing came from a recipe I saw at Gluten Free Mom. It goes with her Christmas cookie recipe. I baked those cookies as well last week, and they were wonderful. The secret to the icing is almond milk.
We ate these at the party, and no one knew they were created without dairy or wheat. One cousin asked me about them when she saw me eating one. I told her my secret. One of the male cousins told me the icing color made him sick, but what does he know?
I just wanted to share my joy with you all. It isn’t easy being GF/CF, especially during the holidays, but it is possible and can be delicious. My goodness, that last comment sounded like Martha Stewart. I must be watching too much HGTV and Fine Living, but I can’t help it. All the Christmas shows are so much fun. Happy Holidays!!