So it’s birthday time in the Bentson house, and the question on everyone’s mind is how to make fun party treats without all of the typical ingredients. YouAnewers are always asking me what to bake, make and serve for special occasions. Here a few fabulously delicious dessert ideas that you will love! 

For those of you who are not culinarily inclined, I found a few awesome bakeries that use almost all YouAnew ingredients (no refined sugar, no preservatives, no processed ingredients). I am totally in love with Babycakes NYC which has adorable and quirky bakeries in New York, Los Angeles, and  Downtown Disney Orlando (we have even special ordered cakes to be sent to our favorite restaurants in  Walt Disney World!!). Almost all of their products are gluten, dairy, refined sugar (some do have evaporated cane juice), soy free and vegan. The breads and cupcakes are divine! Don’t live close enough to go? They ship all of their baked goods right to your door. Plus, you can buy the cake mix and frosting online.

Gluten Free Cake Mix and Frosting | YouAnew Nutrition Lifestyle

I created mini cupcakes using cake mix (garbanzo-fava bean flour, rice flour, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum) and adding Agave, Applesauce, Canola Oil and Vanilla.  I then used Babycakes Frosting to adorn my cupcakes. It was a little tricky to work with (it required a lot of tender care, working and stirring), but it tasted amazing.  I then topped the morsels with raspberries and blackberries.

Fabulous Gluten Free Recipe | YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition

Gluten Free Cupcakes with Berries | YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition

If you live in the Philadelphia area, you might also like Sweet Freedom Bakery. Everything at this treatery is designed to suit those with the most common food allergies. They are a totally gluten, dairy, sugar, peanut, corn and egg free establishment! They too will ship their goods nationwide.

Party Table | YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition

My mom is a buy it in a bakery kind of gal, but I really love to make my own. So, if you are feeling adventurous and channeling your inner Cake Boss, it’s time to get baking. For our birthday bash, I decided on cookies, cake, and banana bread. Stay Tuned…tomorrow we bake YouAnew Chocolate Coconut Sugar Cookies!!

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