Post # 1
I am just recently engaged and one of the areas of planning that I have been dreading is figuring out the food. There are so many food allergies in our two families that it has made it quite a challenge to decide upon a menu; MOH is vegetarian and allergic to tomatoes, MOB is has a latex allergy as well as being allergic to preservatives, some have gluten allergies as well as others who are lactose intolerant, the list goes on and on. We have finally decided upon a brinner reception (breakfast for dinner) and we are so excited about the prospect of it. We will have spiral cut ham, little quiches, pancakes, crepes, pastries, etc. Something for everyone!
So now I turn to the bee since I am at a loss for what flavor of cake you think would work best with this menu.
Post # 3
Since there are so many food allergies, are you able to just do a dessert bar/table with a small cake for photo ops? Honestly, between the lactose and the gluten and general allergies (and the degrees to which people are allergic – e.g. needs to be consumed vs cannot come into contact at all), it would be better to just have all the ingredients listed on little cards with the names of the desserts and let people choose. I would avoid nuts altogether since those allergies tend to be quite severe and make sure gluten products are done away from the gluten free.
We have quite a few food allergies/intolerances as well so we are offering everything from fresh fruit to candy (no animal products) to chocolate desserts to chocolate-free desserts. We don’t have any gluten-free people, but the fruit would work for them.
Post # 5
Carrot, lemon, coffeecake, tiramisu, cinnamon, french toast, cafe mocha