Friday, May 13, 2011

Cake Decorating Class Pictures and Video

Last night I taught a cake decorating class for anyone interested in our group in honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week. The techniques I demonstrated ranged from how to get a smoothly frosted cake, how to correctly hold a decorating bag, how to use many different types of decorating tips, how to decorate a shaped cake with the star tip, and how to create a frozen buttercream transfer. I had lots more tips, tricks, and techniques that I would have liked to share, but just didn't have enough time to do it all. Be on the lookout for possibly several more cake decorating classes to be held over this summer with each class focusing on a different decorating style!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FAAW Coloring Contest

Calling all Wisconsin Kids! Are you one of the 3 million U.S. children living with food allergies? Do you have a friend, classmate, or sibling who is? Whether you have a food allergy or not, this contest is for you! It's not too late to help the Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin (FAAW) promote education and awareness during national Food Allergy Awareness Week taking place May 8 to May 14. Join the millions of people all across the country who are participating in activities inspired by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and other organizations that share the same mission.

FAAW’s coloring contest is easy and fun. Simply draw a picture on the form provided of yourself and/or someone you know who is impacted by food allergies. It can be your best friend, your baseball team, your grandparents or anyone special! Knowing how to safely manage food allergies is always important, but remember, there are many other (more exciting) things to know and learn about too! Your artwork should show what other things are important in your life that help make you and your pals unique! Do you like horseback riding, swimming, or going to the park? Whatever it is, show us how you and your friends and family stay safe and have fun in spite of food allergies.

Win great prizes including movie passes, gift cards and more! All contest participants will be entered to win a random drawing of fun and exciting giveaway items.

Send your entries marked FAAW Color Contest to the Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin, 2722 Union Street, Madison, WI 53704 by MAY 15, 2011. Color scans can also be emailed to Don’t forget to write your name, address and phone number on the back of your entry! We’ll call you if you are one of our lucky winners. (All winners will be posted on FAAW’s Facebook Fan page.)

Monday, May 9, 2011

EpiPen and Inhaler Carriers

Here is an updated list of EpiPen and/or inhaler carriers I have found on the web. My son's favorite EpiPen carrier at the moment is the Spibelt. He is very active and we have found that this belt not only stays in place while he is running without bouncing around much, but it is also made of extremely stretchy material and can expand to hold 2 EpiPens or an EpiPen and inhaler plus a few Benadryl FastMelts. You can also order an extra "pocket" to attach to the Spibelt to hold an inhaler, cell phone, or other items.

EpiPen Carriers


Adorn handbag and messenger bag

Allergy Haven





Epinephrine Mate


FRIO wallets (keep medications cool)

KozyEpi EpiPen and Puffer Pouches


Omaxcare Leg Buddy & Asthma Pal

Safety Sack

Peace of Mind Allergy Solutions (Custom made EpiPen carriers)

Take In Case


Concealed EpiPen (Waist Pal, Waist Buddy, Leg Buddy)


Allergy Essentials


Allergy Apparel (epipen & inhaler carriers)

Felted EpiPen Carrier/Case

Autoinjector Duo Pouch w/ badge

Epi-Access Teacher Case

Icy Diamond Totes


One Spot Allergy

Protectube (waterproof case)

Waterproof bags

Inhaler Carriers




Inhaler Wallet

Inhaler Mate

The Doser



Med-Ready Puffer Tote

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cake Decorating Class

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week we will be offering a free cake decorating class for our members!

What: Cake Decorating Class

Where: Holy Cross Lutheran School
2670 Milwaukee st

When: May 12th at 6:30 PM

Are you interested in learning how to decorate amazing cakes for your loved ones with food allergies? Come join us for a fun hands-on class where you will learn tips and techniques to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies just like the pros! Bring your own cake (made specifically for your allergen set) to decorate and take home to share with your family or just practice some frosting techniques on the sugar cookies we will provide.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions you may contact Vicki Horton at Please RSVP!

*provided sugar cookies and frosting will be dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut free.*