(Closed) Baking your own cake and cupcakes…overly ambitious?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 33
370 posts
Helper bee

lu1990:  Maybe you can make your own gluten free ones and then buy the regular ones from a grocery store or costco to save on stress?

Post # 34
2318 posts
Buzzing bee

Bake a nice cake for you to cut and for the few with allergies and buy the cupcakes.  I think it is nice that you want to bake all cake but it is very stressful.  Scaling it down to a evening of baking and decorating raher than days will be nice enough and you still get that personal touch of making your own cake. 

Post # 35
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Thank you for the tips!

Post # 36
2019 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it might just be difficult because if something goes funky with the cake, everyone is going to turn to you to fix it. If the icing gets too melted and the cake starts tipping over, everyone will be like “grab the bride, she made it!!” I think with bakery cakes, you can A) call the bakery or B) if they have a pastry chef at your venue, they might be able to help with some of their materials. Since you are the only one who will know whats in it, how to fix it, etc, it might add more stress to your day. 

Honestly, at my wedding I didn’t even eat desert. We cut the cake, but I never got any because I was so busy! So, not saying you shouldn’t get any dessert on your special day, but I would just hate for you to go through all that work and then not enjoy it.

It seems to me like it would just be easier to have a bakery handle it. If your guests with allergies can eat the potentially cross-contaminated, but Girlfriend, goods, then great! If not, thats ok, too. I am someone with a lot of severe food allergies. A lot of times at weddings I don’t eat much, but only because its hard to nail down if I have any allergens in the food. I don’t take it personally with the bride and groom don’t make super special accomodations for me, because it truthfully can be really difficult! 

Even though its your wedding day, I think the last thing you want to be stressing out about is the desserts turning out perfectly, etc. If your Girlfriend cakes were stored with the regular treats, would that present an issue for you? 

Post # 37
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

lu1990:  Doesn’t hurt to try the xantham, that’s how they use it commercially.  And if you try rice flour use white rice flour not brown.  Brown can leave a bitter taste, normally you mix it with tapioca flour, and potato starch to get rid of it. 

And yeah it’s crazy for celiac’s we can’t guarantee anything at my work is, because of trace amounts but we try really hard to have everything wiped down and clean before starting. 

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