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December 13, 2005

School Parties with Food Allergies

As parents of children with food allergies, we know how frustrating it is sending one cupcake to a school party or birthday party so our child feels like part of the celebration. How often does the cupcake get smashed or the frosting stick to the container? I found a PERFECT SOLUTION!!! This website offers a unique container that "will hold a frosted cupcake in place with protrusions positioned in such a way that the cupcake will not move within the container if bounced, jiggled, or turned upside down." It's a container designed especially to transport one cupcake!

We have tested this product in our family over and over again. AND IT WORKS! I placed a beautifully frosted egg and wheat free cupcake in the container and carefully closed it. Then, just for fun, my husband and I played football with the container around our kitchen! After some great passes and occasionally a fumble, we surveyed the results. When I opened the container, the cupcake looked as beautiful as it did when I first put it in. I have since sent many a cupcake to school with my food allergic children in their lunchboxes. When the birthday child passes out cupcakes to the rest of the class, my child retrieves the allergy free cupcake from home, perfectly frosted and in tact. I feel so happy to have solved the dilemma "how do you get the frosting to stay on the cupcake instead of all over the Rubbermaid container or Saran Wrap?"

The plastic containers come in different colors and you can easily write your child's name on it with a Sharpie. They are also dishwasher safe. What more could you ask for? If your child isn't yet in elementary school and toting allergy free cupcakes hasn't become an issue, I still encourage you to check out the website. They fit great in diaper bags and can even be stuck on the bottom underneath wipes, bottles and clothes. When it comes cake time, there will be no more "where's the rest of the frosting?" tears. : )

Happy cake eating!

Posted by Ann Marie at December 13, 2005 5:33 PM


Hello, It is nice to hear other parents talk about how they take care of their food allergic children. I have a 5 year old daughter with a severe tree nut allergy (we have an epi pen) and she is also allergic to soy and peanuts. I am having so much trouble getting my own family to understand the seriousness of this. She was diagnosed 2 years ago and yet, even this past weekend, they brought a "nut-infested" cake to a family function. We have previously told them we need to know when they are planning to serve nuts, and we will politely excuse ourselves. This is at least the 3rd time this has occurred. And, to top it all off, this same individual has a food allergic child to peanuts, shrimp and other foods and refuses to get an epi pen. Even though her child looked like Will Smith in "Hitch" after being exposed to peanuts at Halloween. How are you getting your family and friends on board with how serious this is?? Thanks for any advice.

Posted by: Beth Butler at January 5, 2006 6:52 PM