The Little Monkey and I baked Little Disney a birthday cake on Saturday (his birthday was last Wednesday, but he was sick and didn’t stop vomiting until Saturday). Because my son is allergic to eggs and dairy, we used Duncan Hines cake mix and frosting. Unlike Betty Crocker, some of the Duncan Hines cake mixes and frosting do not contain milk. In place of eggs, we used Ener-G Egg Replacer (free of gluten, wheat, casein, dairy, egg, yeast, soy, nut, low protein, rice). I bought the Ener-G Egg Replacer at Whole Foods, but you also order it from Amazon if you can’t find it. BTW, everyone carry Betty Crocker cake mixes and frosting, but only a handful of stores carry Duncan Hines cake mixes and frosting. And when the stores do stock them, they only carry a few flavors (why do they stock lemon cake mix, but not lemon frosting?).
After baking the cake and enduring my wife’s laughter, Little Disney showed his appreciation by dumping his slice of cake on the table. He didn’t even try take a bite. Turned out to be a good move on his part because we just found out he’s also allergic to soy and wheat (the Duncan Hines cake mix and frosting contain wheat and soybean oil). More bad news, but it could be worst. At least Little Disney is not allergic to water like Elphaba (anyone read Wicked?).