A Gluten Free 21st

My 21st birthday has come and gone by in a flash! This was my very first birthday living gluten free, and while it was my 21st, I was perfectly content with a nice day in. Unfortunately, I ended up super sick and spent most of my day in bed, with the days following as well. Luckily, I had baked a cake earlier in the week, just to make sure that the mix was good. 

The cake mix that I used was AMAZING! I chose to use Pillsbury brand funfetti white cake mix, as well as the vanilla funfetti icing (also gluten free!). Being fairly new to gluten free baking, I was nervous that it wouldn’t turn out, be too dense, or that I just wouldn’t like it. Gluten free baking tends to be a little trickier to me, and I was just concerned it wouldn’t be good!

I chose to add some pink and purple food coloring to the cake batter just to add a little extra pizazz. I’m pretty much obsessed with anything pink, so I wanted my cake to have some pink color too! It didn’t effect how the cake baked (my father was over concerned about that!) and helped to make it a little bit more special. 

It turned out AMAZING! I would totally recommend this mix to anyone who’s needing to bake a cake, it was delicious, moist, and really similar to a normal cake mix in just about every way. I loved the sprinkles in the mix, and the icing (just as always) was super yummy and sweet. This cake was a total treat for my 21st!

I’m really looking forward to learning more gluten free recipes and I’m excited to share them with you all! I’m starting to see (and believe!) that gluten free baking and cooking can be just as yummy as standard baking, if you take the care to make it so. I am so looking forward to perfecting macarons and might be doing a step by step guide once I get there! Yay!

Have an amazing sunday! 

Love, Em 

23 thoughts on “A Gluten Free 21st

  1. Maria says:

    Happy Birthday to you! So sorry to hear you were sick, but I bet that funfetti Birthday cake made you smile a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Emily M says:

      It did! Thanks Maria!

  2. Shell says:

    This looks amazingly delicious! Itโ€™s so awesome that it is gluten free! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Emily M says:

      Thanks Shell!

  3. Justin says:

    The cake looks delicious. I hope you had a great 21st birthday.

    1. Emily M says:

      Thanks Justin!

  4. magen says:

    I recently discovered me and gluten aren’t friends anymore. I have been trying all kinds of new stuff that I didn’t know I could still have. The cake here looks so good.

    1. Emily M says:

      There is tons of stuff you can have, and for the things you cant, you can always find recipes to make at home. It doesn’t have to be boring!

  5. Christie says:

    This sound so yummy! will have to try it out! Happy Birthday!!!

    xoxo Christie

    1. Emily M says:

      Thanks Christie!

  6. Happy 21st – your cake looks fantastic! It’s totally inspired me to make a vegan version as your photos look yummy! Thanks for the idea ๐Ÿ’š

    1. Emily M says:

      Totally could be veganized!

  7. Brittany says:

    Oh Iโ€™m sorry that you were sick!! I hope youโ€™re feeling better. I love gluten free cake recipes! Mug cakes are my favorite ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Emily M says:

      I’ll need to try some out!

  8. Luci says:

    Funfetti is one of my favorite cakes. It makes me happy in every bite of the cake.

    1. Emily M says:

      I love all the extra color from the sprinkles <3

  9. Emily says:

    I think the funfetti cake mix is one of the bests! Sorry you were sick on your birthday.

    1. Emily M says:

      It always adds a little punch! Thanks for commenting Emily <3

  10. Cathy says:

    Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ That totally stinks that you were sick, but that cake could make anyone feel better! Funfetti has always been hands-down my favorite.

  11. Oh I’d love to try this! I love that there is a gluten-free option you can buy now.

  12. Evelyn Foreman says:

    Don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering! Gluten free products have come along way. We’ve been working on cutting out gluten in our family for a while and now, have found ease with it. Will add cake to the list too <3

  13. Dani says:

    Yum! I’ve been gluten free for 13 years now and I also just celebrated my 21st birthday.. gluten free style! Happy belated birthday!

  14. Emily says:

    That cake looks so yummy! Iโ€™m sorry you ended up sick on your birthday.

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