Gluten-free bees? (and other food allergies)

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d recommend not self catering your wedding.  I just don’t think it’s a good idea. And I’m sure your friend will be fine with not having cake…she has to be used to it with so many food allergies!

Most caterers are used to accomodating ppl wth food allergies nowadays so it shouldn’t be a problem.  Our wedding caterer worked with us to modify their dishes to fit our needs. 

We had one vegn, dairy free, gluten free guest who couldn’t have dessert (we offered cheesecake and a gluten free chocolate cake) but she was totally fine with it.  She said that she’s used to being flexible since she has so many food allergies and she was able to eat all of the other courses so it wasn’t like she went hungry.

 

Post # 5
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2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Talk to the caterers. Ask for menu samples before hand, and references.

 

I’m doing a GF wedding. I cant eat soy protein, high ammounts of corn protein, kiwi, and I’m lowfat/low sugar high protein. Disney is amazing with GF though so we arent worried.

Post # 7
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40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m also allergic to egg yolks, but baking them changes the structure of the protein that causes the allergy, so things like cakes, cookies, bread, quiches are fine. You might want to check with her because I’m assuming it’s the same for her!

Post # 9
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Orion:  I must also eat gluten-free due to having celiac disease. So far, I haven’t had issues with the hall or my cake lady accomodating my dietary restrictions (my cake lady is also doing the cake nut free and lactose which is great for the other guests too!). I am going to have 2 out of the 4 tiers be gluten-free–the whole cake (delivery, tax etc.) will be costing $500.

Post # 11
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2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@Orion:  Where are you located? Search locally for a gluten free bakery.

We have one here that is just amazing. If all else fails you may want to contact them and have them ship the rounds to be decorated by a family member. Before chosing disney this was the bakery we were going to use and they we’re ready to ship our cake or deliver it. Their flavors are rediculous we feed their stuff to lots of people and they dont know its gluten free.

 

http://www.thehappytart.com

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@Orion:  $6 a slice for GF is actually very good. GF cake is more delicate than regular cake, it also costs more to produce due to the ingredients and using different pans/timing etc to ensure it safe if made at a regular bakery. We anticipate about $12 a slice for our cake but I want a pretty fancy cake and I dont want my guests to go ACK GF!

Post # 14
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Orion:  when they’re quoting you $6/slice is that just for gluten-free or your whole cake? try doing one tier of gluten-free if possible, or make your own gluten-free tier and just add that somehow to the cake/cake table.

 

For my friend’s bridal shower, she had gluten-free cupcakes made for me..that could be an option for your MOH

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Orion I’ve heard of self catering but I don’t know how anyone would have time to get ready for their wedding/reception and cook and serve meal for 65ppl all in one day.  But if your brother is a chef and he’s cooking, I wouldn’t call that self catering. 

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