Something to think about – Cake Angels

While most of the time we know we should eat well, healthy, low sugar, real food, especially our children. We also know, there is a time for cake! Especially when your a kid, and being diagnosed with a serious illness should never get in the way of cake eating on your birthday!!

Enter – Australian Cake Angels! A non-for-profit group who make amazing cakes for sick kids, on their birthdays and other special days.

Cake Angels Network - join the angels to brighten a sick kids birthday!

Cake Angels Network – join the Angels to brighten a sick kids birthday!

The Cake Angel originally started up almost by accident in Melbourne donating the cakes to Ronald McDonald House, by April 2012 they were in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and they now work with many charities all over Australia.

“Cake Angels is run completely by volunteers, some are hobbyists and some run their own cake decorating business. All have not only a love of baking cakes, but also the desire to support a deserving cause and to make a difference, by bringing a smile to a seriously ill child when we can.”

If you can bake, decorate or (wo)man a cake stall, Have a think about becoming a Cake Angel, surely the best kind of Angel! Check out their Facebook page or Instagram for more information.

HEALTHIER LOLLIES AFTER SOME PRACTICE

So I’ve had a few goes at the gummy lollies now – afterall, I have a whole container of gelatin!

Here are my finding:

Maple syrup has the most sweetness and flavour for the quantity, and it’s paleo for those who prefer.
Coconut sugar is also great but turns lighter coloured gummies caramel coloured.
Frozen berries make great lollies
If I put in vanilla I only put a couple of drops, we don’t need it.
The gelatin must go into cold liquid…
Lime lollies are like sour gummies and awesome!!
It’s all about the presentation, if they look good, they will be more likely to be eaten. Try some natural food colouring from the health food store.
Put them in a container you cannot see into if you don’t want them eaten all at once!!
Green Lime and yellow lychee lollies

My recipe is very basic now, using ratios of:

  • 1/3 cup fruit/juice
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of gelatin
  • about 1 tablespoon of sweet stuff
Mix it all together while cold, let sit for 5 minutes, it should go thick. Simmer for 5 minutes then let cool a bit again before pouring into jelly moulds.
They take about 15 minutes in the freezer. Store in the fridge, covered.

Enjoy!
Lime, Lychee and Raspberry Sugar Free Lollies

reposted from http://vickitucklee.blogspot.com.au/