(Closed) Cake Help!

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I’ve seen some really cute wedding cakes that actually lack frosting or fondont altogether — and are just covered in fruit and powdered sugar.  Is that an option you’d be interested in? 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would suggest talking with your baker or caterer (If you are going that route) and see what alternatives they offer. If it comes down to using DuncanHines I’m sure they wouldn’t turn down your business with that adaptation. Be sure to let them know EXACTLY what you are allergic to.

If you are doing the cake yourself, then do whatever you want!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Hmmm…are you referring to my post, or GaBGal’s?  I’ll peruse the internet briefly and pop back with links to any pics that might help you out!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Your baker should have plenty of other options, and definately be very specific as to what you’re allergies are. And if you’re really worried about the guests, you could always do a variety of small cakes and have one specifically for you made with your specifications.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2697281039_e1798d1005.jpg

Boo, I can’t find the one I’m mainly thinking about.  I think it was in one of the older wedding magazines, and I’ve tossed all mine in favor of wedding blogs!  

It was tiered, like a regular wedding cake, with powder sugar lightly dusting PARTS of the cake, and fruit as the decoration (the way icing would normally be).  The cake showed through, but it looked great!  And it was all because the bride and groom just didn’t LIKE the taste of icing.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Have you tried making a true butTercream at home and seeing if you could eat that. If you can eat dairy, I would think you could do it if it had real sugar. I hate icing, so I’m a big fan of the cake Miss Bruschetta posted. Or you could do pies? Cupcakes have very little icing and you could wipe yours off.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

i don’t mean this to sound snarky, but are you sure you’re allergic to buttercream?  I only say this because buttercream is made of four things: butter, sugar, salt, and eggs.  You said above that you eat all those things.  Where have you had buttercream before?  If it was a large chain store bakery, chances are there were some chemicals and preservatives in there.  I doubt that the FIL making your cake will be using any of that stuff.  I’d suggest trying to make an American buttercream on your own- it’s very simple.  Provided you like the way it tastes, you may not have anything to worry about.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Does she put flavoring in her icing? Like almond extract? Nut allergies are fairly common.

I would do cupcakes, because honestly the icing that comes in a can is sooo bad for the most part. Maybe you could do a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing and it could be homemade since it’s not buttercream. 

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