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    party games ?

    Hi,

    My son will be turning two soon and I've been wondering what kind of games can you get 1-3 yr olds play and enjoy ? My son doesn't particularly enjoy playing with other kids !

    any ideas ?

    Rani,

    I think an elmo cake shouldn't be too hard. A roundish cake covered in red icing, Look for sweets that will make up the eyes, nose and mouth..maybe those rubber-like candy shops should have something suitable..not that Ive looked but I'm sure you could find something. It doesn't have to be perfect and your son will love it anyway !

    Barney cake on the other hand might pose something of a challenge :)

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    At the car park entrance to Great in Pacific Place there are a whole range of different candies (like M&M's etc) that could be used to decorate a cake. That's where I found the blue and red candies for the police car.

    The difficulty I had was making the icing red enough. You might have a problem doing Elmo justice... he might end up dark pink. (Maybe you could invent a charater called "Elma.")

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    Thanks Seb's Dad and SCR for the baking tips, I have to admit I may just cheat and pick up a Elmo or Barney baking tin. Just checked online and they're not as expensive as I imagined they would be.
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    Here's the recipe for the 1st bday cake. American measurments.

    Makes 1 Double Layer 9 inch square cake

    2 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots
    2 1/2 cups apple juice concentrate
    1 1/2 cups raisans
    Vegetable cooking spray
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 wheat germ
    2 tablespoons low sodium baking powder
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    2 whole eggs
    4 egg whites
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    Cream Cheese Frosting

    1. Combine the carrots with 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of juice concentrate in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer covered until carrots are tender - 15-20mins. Puree in a blender of food processor until smooth. Add the raisans and process until finely chopped. Let mixture cool.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and line two 9 inch square cake pans with waxed paper
    3. Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 1/4 cups juice concentrate, the oil, eggs, egg whites and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Fold in the carrot puree and applesauce and pour batter into cake tins.
    4. Bake for 34-40 mins until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool briefly in pans and then turn out onto wire racks to cool completley. When cool frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.


    Cream Cheese Frosting
    1/2 cup apple juice concentrate
    1 pound light cream cheese
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 finely chopped raisans
    1 1/2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin

    1. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the juice concentrate
    2. Process the remaining concentrate, cream cheese, vanilla, raisans in a blender of food processor until smooth. Transfer to mixing bowl.
    3. Stir the gelatin into the 2 tablespoons of apple concentrate in a small saucepan. Let it stand for a minute to soften. Heat to boiling and stir to dissolve gelatin.
    4. Beat the gelatin mixture into the cream cheese mixture until well blended. Refrigerate just until the frosting begins to set, about 30-60 mins. Frost the cake.
    Last edited by rani; 01-16-2004 at 01:48 PM.
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    birthdays

    My little one got her cake in the end (from the receipe above - thank you!) and thoroughly enjoyed it!! see pics!
    She got to eat a piece at home with the family then we took the number "1" to class where we shared it with the other 10 kids she plays with. (we also had a FAB time at the zoo - bonus of being stuff in Singapore)
    all in all a GREAT day ;-)
    miss you all
    Gong Xie Fa Choi!

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    Nikki,

    Glad the birthday went well. Where are the pics?

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    Thumbs up

    To Seb's Dad:

    LOVE those cakes!! Ever thought of taking your baking skills into a side business? ...

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    To be honest, yes, the thought has crossed my mind! Maybe I can semi-retire one of these days and become a baker!

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