Ok, originally this was posted on some Utah based Gluten Free site but I can’t find it anywhere. I have just seen different versions of this blend. This is the one I have used and liked so far. A big reason I love so much is that you can pick up almost all the materials (not brown rice flour) at the Asian market for cheap, relative to other gluten free things;).
3 cups white rice flour
3 cups brown rice flour
2 cups potato starch (not flour)
1 cup tapioca starch
I get the white rice flour for 99 cents a pound, potato starch, and tapioca starch for $1.49 a pound (I think) all at the R&N Market at Cedar and Herndon but any local Asian market where you are at should the best prices. Then I got the Bob’s Red Mill Rice Flour Brown, 48-Ounce (Pack of 4) for $21.68 (which is a lot of brown rice flour).
I mixed it together and leave it in a bin!
I saw this picture of Danielle Jost’s work over on her husband’s Facebook and loved it! Since she doesn’t have a blog, I got permission to share all this fun with you guys! I am inspired, how about you?
The Nerdster wanted a Batman cake for his 5th birthday this last week. And as you see, he got one;). But it was a bit of a process to get there. Now, as usually, I started with a box cake mix. But, I had planned on using homemade butter cream. Genius me forgot to get powdered sugar (which I thought I had) but I had 2 tubs of chocolate icing with chocolate chips and 1 tub of white cream cheese frosting.
So I started by frosting in between the layers and the edges of the cake with the chocolate chip frosting. Then I took a bat image that NerdDad found online. I cut it out.
Then I buttered the edges lightly with chocolate frosting so it would stick to my cake top. Then I mixed yellow gel food coloring into my white cream cheese. I frosted the top of the cake with yellow frosting but was careful to stay off the Batman image.
Then I used 2 strips of duct tape to remove the Bat symbol. Then I filled in the image with more of the chocolate frosting!
So there you have how I made fully custom cake using totally non-custom ingredients! Just a box mix, canned frosting and picture of a bat!
As many of you may know, June is a huge birthday month here in the NerdFamily! The challenge is that I have to keep coming up with cakes;). NerdBug turned 9 on the 30th and he loves all things super heroes or Star Wars. Since we had just given him a Thor comic book, NerdDad had the idea for me to make Thor’s Hammer!
What was the most challenging thing is that I thought I had black color but I didn’t. All you have to do is make a cake in a loaf pan. I added a touch of blue color into my white butter frosting. Then I inserted a rolled brown bag with a handle loop into the bottom. To make the knob on the top I just frosted an Oreo and stuck a toothpick in the bottom of it. Then I shoved the toothpick into the top!
Pretty easy and he guessed right off what it was!
So this is what we made for the NerdPud’s birthday. These are just cupcakes that were frosted and then cut in half then turned backwards. The middle is a piece of sour licorice. Then the kids decorated them with chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
They loved decorating them and want to do it again!
So I made the NerdPie a butterfly cake for her 7th birthday. It didn’t turn out as smooth as I hoped. Doesn’t it look nice from a distance (just ignore the messy counter;). But seriously, here is a close up picture.
My frosting was a little goupier than I wanted. I have to quit making them chocolate cakes! It would make my life easier, who cares what they like to taste;). It is a round cake that was cut in half. Then I put it round sides together and then cute a triangle out of each straight side. I used some tubed red and pink icing that I got on 75% off clearance at Valentine’s Day. The yellow triangles are sugared grapefruit with sour fruit tape in the middle of the grapefruit and as antennae. Then I used cotton candy jelly bellies in the middle. I guess it wasn’t a failure because she knew what it was on the first guess;).
The Nerdling wanted a Spiderman cake for his birthday so this is what I came up. I really liked this graphic but I wasn’t real keen on using black icing (can be staining) so I used blue. The eyes are just cut out of the graphic. So what do you think?
This is the cake I made for NerdBug’s 8th birthday. Not my best work but he was quite happy. I will post some cake how-to’s soon!
Here is the NerdPie’s Cake from last week. Because this is Wordless Wednesday I will save the instructions for the next post;).
Here is the fort birthday cake for the Nerdling’s 3rd birthday Tuesday! I will post instructions later (but it was really easy).