I almost always self cater any celebration event. Even though I am the only one requiring gluten free food, it means I can have anything and don’t have to worry about cross contamination.
We had family over for my birthday at the end of the year. It was a simple afternoon tea and cake.
On the menu:
- Mango Chutney Dip
- Mexican Layered Dip
- Other Dips – bought macro one and Kraft ones
- Rice crackers – a party food staple, we had plain Sakatas
- Variety of cheeses
- Chips – plain Smith’s Chips
- Cheezels – macro brand
- Corn Chips – plain Doritos
- Air popped popcorn
- Sundried Tomatoes, Pickled Onions and Olives
- Gluten Free Chocolate Balls
- Gluten Free Cupcakes
- Freddos – the milky top ones
- Lollies – used the ones left over from Christmas but check here for my list of gluten free ones
- Fruit Platter
and birthday cake, I made an ice cream one this year.
Make your Own Ice Cream Cake – this one is Gluten Free!
- 4 litres of ice cream – I use 2 litres of Cadbury Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and 2 litres of Cadbury Vanilla Ice Cream
- Variety of mix in’s according to taste, I had
- gluten free chocolate beanies
- chocolate syrup – I used Hershey’s – got this from Costco but other chocolate topping will work – check it’s gluten free
- caramel top ‘n’ fill – found with the condensed milk at the supermarket
- marshmallows - I used left over Christmas ones but you can get gluten free ones in Big W
- Ice Magic – this is pourable chocolate that hardens when put on ice cream. I used the Woolworths Select one
- Chocolate Letters and Numbers to decorate
- How cool are theses? Already made white chocolate Letters, Numbers and Symbols to add to cake decorating. Found them in both Coles and Woolies and they were $4 or $5, yes pricey but worth the it for people like me that don’t do very well in the cake decorating department. They also come in milk chocolate, in the baking aisle.
- To prepare the pan – I used a springform pan and lined it with glad go-betweens. This is a product that is specifically for the freezer and is much easier to handle than cling wrap.
- Leave ice cream out for 15 or so minutes to soften.
- Scoop into a large mixing bowl, stir a bit to chop it up, then add your mix in and stir. When you are satisfied with the amount of mix in’s mixed in, the scoop into the spring form pan, place glad go between on top and make sure it’s covered, place into freezer.
- When you are ready for cake, take it out about 15 minutes before, add any decorations you like on top, I used the Ice Magic type stuff on top, but it was hard to cut after. Next time I would just drizzle it over.
- Cut, serve and enjoy!
I probably got 20 serves out of this, it was quite rich for ice cream and no one needed heaps. No one passed it up either, it went like hot cakes and every one enjoyed it.