Cupcake!

19 Sep

I thought most schools had done away with celebrating birthdays at school because so many children have food allergies.  I was surprised when my daughter’s Pre-K teacher asked if I wanted to bring cupcakes for snack time to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.  Her first day of school was on her fourth birthday, the best celebration ever because she LOVES school and couldn’t wait to start at the “big school” .  Since the first day was short, we celebrated a week later with her class.  It was a great way end the first full week of school and a very special day for her. Since my daughter has a peanut allergy, I made sure to ask about allergies.

Tips when bringing cupcakes to school to celebrate a birthday:

  • Make sure to get a list of the allergies prior.
  • Keep everything simple: we decided on vanilla with a few rainbow sprinkles
  • Read labels if buying boxed mix and icing.  Whole Foods carries allergy-friendly mixes in their baking section.
  • If purchasing from a bakery, be sure to ask whether they have been in contact with any food on the class allergy list.

As part of her special day at school, I was asked to read a book to the class.  My daughter chose to share Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper, an adorable story about a “plain vanilla cupcake”  who doesn’t feel so great around all the fancy cupcakes. His candle friend tries to make him feel better by suggesting different toppings.  It was a hit with her class.  The kids giggled though out.  My daughter received it as a gift and would highly recommend it as a gift or to read when making cupcakes or celebrating a birthday.

Image from BarnesandNoble.com

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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