Cakes and Dietary Needs

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: What would you do about dessert?
    Serve the bakery's GF/vegan cake, even if it isn't that great. : (0 votes)
    Expand the dessert station to include treats (chocolate, fruit) that are GF and/or vegan friendly. : (5 votes)
    50 %
    Nothing - as long as their dietary needs are accommodated for dinner, it's fine. : (4 votes)
    40 %
    Other (comment to explain please!) : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    PolleninLove:  As a GF person for 10 years, I am use to not having wedding cakes at wedding. I don’t think anything of it–it’s just what happens. Fortunately, I am able to eat the dessert of the evening as it’s served as one of the dinner’s courses (my whole meal is classfied as gluten-free, so the dessert is the past, I’ve had ice cream, fruits, etc.)

    Seeing as how you are overbudget, and gluten-free foods are often quite pricey, I would do one of two things:

    1. Go to a nearby health food store and purchase vegan and gluten-free cupcakes for the 4 guests. Have your venue hand deliever it to those guests, as oppose to putting it on your dessert table.

    2. Include some sweet treats like chocolate-dipped strawberries for the people with the allergies. I’m sure they will understand.

    Post # 3
    3018 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Yep I would say you could either skip the gf and vegan cake or you could get then something like truffles or strawberries.

    Post # 5
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Well as a guest, I’m used to not being able to eat dessert at weddings or any social gathering for that matter.

    So I would not be offended if there was nothing for me in there. But when there is an option that I can have, it makes me extra happy that the hosts were considerate of my dietary restrictions. It’s really sweet and makes me feel special. It doesn’t need to be a cake, especially if the GF/vegan cake doesn’t taste good.

    I understand budget restrictions though.. So it’s really your call, if you want to please your guests or your go along with you FH.

    I would probably have 4 little boxes with 3 dark chocolate truffles for your 4 specific guests, placed at their place at the table with a little note, not an entire new dessert option for everyone. That would make these guests feel happy they have dessert, and would not be overboard for the budget, it’s really just 12 truffles!

    Post # 6
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m GF and would go expecting to not be able to have any of the cake and be fine with it.  But I would be incredibly touched by the specially bought cupcakes. I think it’s a really lovely idea 🙂

    Post # 7
    20 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would say if you had the extra money, the best option would be to expand the dessert table. You may only need to buy a couple vegan/GF cupcakes from a random bakery or store and have them off to the side for you specific guests, which would only cost a few bucks. That is what we are doing for our 1 or 2 guests with restrictions. HOWEVER, if you really have gone way too far over budget, as someone who has dietary restrictions, we are used to not being able to eat certian things and we do not expect to be accommodated everywhere we go. It is likely that they will already be mentally prepared to not eat dessert and cake. Good luck and don’t stress too much!

    Post # 8
    293 posts
    Helper bee

    PolleninLove:  I had a vegan cake at my wedding and it was from Whole Foods and was sooooo good!! I agree with PPs though, it is more than enough if you just pick up a few side items like cupcakes for them. As a vegan wedding guest, I would be so greatful! But I definitely wouldn’t expect it, no one has ever done anything special for dessert for me at a wedding before.

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