A few days ago, I mentioned to Jonathan's teacher that his birthday was coming up, because (as per the usual birthday custom in our household) I was planning to make some baked treats to send to school with him to celebrate with his class.
His teacher had informed me that there's no nuts allowed, and that there's two children in the class with egg allergies.
My next go-to baked treat is shortbread biscuits; but I use egg white to make royal icing, and fondant would have been too fiddly; so I seeked my favourite internet sites for what other Hulk inspired things I could make that are:
- Nut, egg, soy, gluten, dairy, alcohol, and cocaine free.
I'd found various jellies and custard-like desserts that had Hulk faces drawn onto the plastic cups, which I thought were pretty cool and do-able! So I showed Jonathan, but he didn't seem too impressed.
Through much pleading and bribery, he eventually came around to the jelly idea once I'd suggested it could be a different colour, and he demanded I make them red so they could be Red Hulk jellies.
Yes! A thousand times yes, I can definitely make them red!
At last, all Red Hulk jellies were completed and lined up in foil trays for ease of transport (something I don't often think of until it's too late).
With some spoons, of course. Because eating jelly with your hands is just messy!*
And finally, a photo of the birthday boy with one of his birthday treats ready to take to school :)