My daughters just turned 13. One has been GF since age 4 because of celiac disease and the other since age 7 because of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
I came across a bunch of photos of their birthday cakes over the years (I’ll add more if I can find them) and thought I might post some, starting with the most recent. Early on I started out making cookie cakes and brownies. Most years I’ve made double layer cakes, using Wegmans GF mixes, Betty Crocker GF mixes and a few other brands (2 boxes of each flavor makes two 9″ round cakes that I stack and frost between) plus Duncan Hines frosting (2 cans per cake). They have always turned out great and have gotten many compliments on taste.
As for decorations, I am notorious for not thinking ahead, so I have usually made do with whatever candy I had in the house like M&Ms, Sixlets, (usually sprinkles) and have made cardstock templates for their initials. Here they are…
I hope everyone realizes that g-free kids can still have very happy birthdays — even with GF cakes! 🙂