I am totally useless on the milk and weaning questions BUT
Jess- Hannah's Cake looks FANTASTIC!! Well done!
In the Toddler book I'm reading (Toddler Tactics - Pinky McKay)- it says not to make an issue of foods. Offer small portions, as they have short attention spans, and lots of variety. Feed them when they're hungry. As they get older, their growth slows a little, and as does their appetite)
Wining foods according to Pinky McKay are cool steamed vegies, cut into fingers, home made pizzas, different cheeses, different breads, and anything they can dip - like Hommus, or Yoghurt.
If you've got a choice, offer fresh fruit and veg. And basically what the family's eating.
of course, that is life according to Pinky. In our house, Connor eats some of his dinner most nights - some of his lunch, which is sandwhiches and fruit. And Alllllll of his breakfast (Porridge, with purreed fruit to sweeten). With about 3 BF's in between throughout the day.
WTF is with Vanilla formula is it real vanilla? or some hideous artificial flavour?