As soon as Big Brother passed the egg challenge-meaning he successfully ate 16 bite-sized pieces of french toast- in our allergist's office-we started picturing cheesecakes, custards and all things eggy as delicious instead of downright scary. At the same time, we started to discuss what kind of cake he wanted for his upcoming Birthday. Tres Leches had quickly become his favorite so we went to Whole Foods to order a giant one to share with his friends. He picked out what he wanted on the cake: "Happy Birthday Simon" with train tracks where he could place Thomas and his passenger cars.
Now, fast-forward a few weeks to dairy allergy diagnoses for Baby Brother. What to do now? This lovely Tres Leches seemed too dangerous so a conversation about a different cake was in order. I couldn't imagine 20 children and their parents covered in three kinds of milk with allergic baby in the mix. What would you have done? I spoke with some friends in order to come up with a solution. I then decided to take a Sunday morning trip together to look at vegan options. Whole Foods carries a vegan chocolate cookie cake (contains wheat!), but Big Brother wanted nothing to do with it at first. I thought that it would be a good idea to take home a piece to see if he liked it. The planned worked and he was actually excited to have a chocolate cookie cake for his party. Phew!