Post # 1
So my cake will have 4 layers plus anniversary piece. The bottom 3 will be in 3 different flavors and regular cake. The top piece and anniversary piece are going to have to be gluten free since I have a gluten allergy. My fiance is totally cool with that and we originally were going to have to try to make those two layers but its looking like too much work! The place thats make our cake wont do it and I am having a hard time finding a gluten free place close to New Orleans. Anyone know of a place that does it close to New Orleans, La?
Also, what did you do if you cannot have a regular gluten cake?
Post # 3
@RoyalPurpleBride: Not sure if they have a store front, but this bakery was listed on urbanspoon.com under gluten-free bakery: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Cake-Bakery/175159969188685
Also, check with Whole Foods. We got a cake from our elopement that was vegan (not GF), but they might be able to make something to order that’s GF.
Post # 4
We made our cake from scratch- almond/rosewater torte with homemade white chocolate buttercream. Both my mother (MOB) and my FIL are gluten free so we had to make it special.
The really cool part about doing a torte (rich, eggy german/ austrian style cake) is that most of the traditional recipes have either very little wheat flour or even none at all! Our torte was completely traditional (it’s an old family recipe from Germany) and it uses almonds ground up very fine for the ‘flour’ part of the structure. There are also typically very large numbers of eggs in a torte; it relies on the egg foam to keep it light, almost like a souffle.
I’m sure that there are plenty of bakers who know all about tortes and might be able to make a layer for you. It’s honestly the best gluten free cake that I’ve ever had (and my mother always gets them- so I’ve had a LOT of them over my life).
I have no idea if this helps, but good luck!
Post # 5
I reccomend a ” cheese cake” aka a cake made of cheese!
and have a regular cake for the others to enjoy. ( unless of course you don’t like cheese!)
I am gluten senstive and the GF replacement foods are just as bad for me ( heartburn, bloating), so I avoid grains all together!
Post # 6
my dad and FMIL are gluten free so in addition to our wedding cake we found a bakery that makes gluten free cupcakes and we are getting a dozen of those
Post # 7
I have 4 gluten free folks coming to my wedding, I bought a regular cake and am having a bridesmaid pick up some gluten free cupcakes from whole foods on her way over, I read a review of them online and they’re supposed to be really tasty. Maybe if you got a cupcake “cake” you could put a bunch of gluten free ones in there? Whole foods has an entire glutenfree bakery where their gluten free stuff is made, no risk of cross-contamination, pretty cool! 🙂
Post # 8
@Eva Peron: Me too! We did cheesecakes. We have a GF bakery here, but I am not sure if they are willing to do wedding cakes.