Post # 1
Are there any other gluten free brides here? I have been gluten free for over 2 years now. And I was wondering if there are anyone else out there planning (or planned) a wedding with this issue.
I’m planning on baking a Girlfriend small 2 tier cake for FH(who can eat gluten) and to cut and save the top layer.
Then I’m planning on doing cupcakes for everyone else. Not sure if I should do Girlfriend cupcakes that I make, or just get normal cupcakes from a local bakery.
What did you do for a cake and food?
Any issues that came up from having gluten at the wedding or was everything safe for you to eat?
Post # 3
I’m not Girlfriend, but our best man is. I was thrilled when, at the very end of a meeting with our caterer in which we designed the entire menu for our buffet dinner, I asked about Girlfriend food for the best man, and she said “Oh no problem, our sous chef is a celiac.” Apparently almost all of our food was Girlfriend simply by default. Score! The best man really appreciated being able to eat what everyone else was eating.
Our cake was not Girlfriend, but we did provide gelato in a complementary flavor alongside the cake, and he was able to eat that and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think most quality caterers these days are familiar with gluten restrictions, and should be able to provide top-notch food so delicious that people won’t even miss the gluten. Don’t settle!
[ETA] Our menu:
Post # 4
My hubby and I did gluten free for a while (don’t anymore which is pretty dumb b/c I felt so much better then!) We had a buffet so it was easy to pick some gluten free items on there, like the meat, rice, mashed potatoes, and veggies. I was planning on making our own seperate cake and letting everyone else eat gluten, just b/c it tastes better. But when we talked to our chef he sold me on a croquembouche and there was no way I was missing that!
Post # 5
I know this is an old topic, but I figured there might be more GF/celiac brides out there.
I am strictly 100% Girlfriend for medical reasons, but FH is not – actually, I’m the only one at the wedding who will be Girlfriend. We thought about doing the whole thing Girlfriend but the extra cost was prohibitive. However, the co-ordinator told us they have Girlfriend guests/etc all the time, so to make me a Girlfriend meal was easy.
We are looking for a Girlfriend cake (prepped in a totally Girlfriend kitchen) because there’s no way I’m not eating my own wedding cake! I’ve had minor luck but haven’t actually booked anyone.
Any other Girlfriend brides out there?
Post # 6
@chercee: I’m a GF/DF/YF bride. I found one bakery in the city to do a GF/DF cake for me, and regular stuff for everyone else. The reception site is fully able to accomidate allergies, sensitivites, glucose, vegetarian and vegan options
Post # 7
@HappySky7: So the cake is a little cake for you, or a full-on wedding cake?
Post # 8
@chercee: It’s a “brides cake” or a mini wedding cake. Enough that my fiance and I can cut it together. No one in the city would do a full Girlfriend cake for 100 people or more, and honestly it would be far to expensive ad impractical to do a massive cake like that. My guests would likely not enjoy a Girlfriend cake. I’m fairly sure we’re doing regular cupcakes for everyone else. They were insanely popular at the last few wedding I was at… choices of flavour and all.
Post # 9
@HappySky7: Interesting choice! I found a place on Avenue Road that will do a Girlfriend cake for $9 a person…definitely a bit expensive, PLUS they will charge extra to deliver to our Stouffville venue.
Post # 10
I have the most killer recipe for a delicious cake that happens to be gluten free. It’s a chocolate yule log cake with homemade chocolate whipped cream. I can’t post the recipe bc I am on a Nook and can’t copy and paste. It is on the joyofbaking.com website. It is flourless. I made it for X-mas and everyone was crazy about it and said it was the best dessert they’ve ever had.