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I am newly gluten free. My second daughter (My daughter's Bestie from 6th grade) is getting married in september. Before diagnosis we decided to hold the wedding in my back yard. Since then, being the amazing daughter that she is, she has said well my wedding will be gluten-free. She wants A. for me to feel comfortable at her wedding. B. she doesn't want anything coming into my house that could harm me. C. Part of the fun was the three of us making the cake together. 

 

Now, I am desperate to not ruin her wedding by not having a good cake. Does anyone have a really good yellow or white cake recipe that we can try. I just cant afford to keep making awful cakes. 

 

Please Help.

 

 

Mother of the bride stress!

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Many gluten-free  bakeries  will do a gluten-free wedding  cake....Annalise  Roberts  has a cook book called  Baking  Classics... I  think  she  could have  been the first baker  to do a gluten-free  whte wedding  cake. I make  it  for ourselves & gluten eaters...they love  it......

For  mixes  I  like  King Arthur Flour  gluten-free  cake mix....the best...I'm not  crazy about  the  cheaper  cake mixes......

congrats  on  the  wedding.

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Thank you! This is one reason the gluten-free is so hard for me. I bake and make cakes. Both girls have always wanted me to make their wedding cakes. I just have to figure it out.

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America's Test Kitchen. How it can be Gluten Free. The yellow cake is awesome, and the chocolate is heavenly. I have made both several times. The people in my house that are not gluten-free love it. The whole book is great. It explains how and why the recipes work. Best investment I have made for gluten-free.recipes

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My friend's daughter has a gluten intolerance and had someone make her a croquembouche  for her wedding, which I understand is often used as a wedding cake in France.  I have never tried cooking choux pastry with gluten-free flour but found it easy with normal flour.  Maybe something to try!

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I hear you!! I am also getting married in September and am having an outdoor tented reception where I have to bring in each thing separately... meaning the cake is not provided by a venue. I also cook and bake a ton so I'm very sad about this whole gluten thing. I originally wanted a really specific flavor that i was dictating to a friend who was going to make but at this point i'm realizing it's too risky for me to ask a novice baker to bake a gluten free cake in a gluten kitchen. Now I'm just going to a dedicated gluten-free bakery who probably won't listen to my specific flavor requests haha. For you though, you are going to have a gluten-free kitchen so you can totally do this!! If there's anyone I trust for flour, it's King Arthur. Do some experimenting and if it doesn't turn out how you like they have a baker's hotline where you can call and troubleshoot with them.

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Oh wow Sweetzucchini thanks I didn't know about the hotline! Yes I am a gluten-free kitchen (household), I only thought about a shared kitchen for maybe 10 minutes. I am going to learnt o gluten-free bake. It is just a thing I adore. I see this as a major challenge to learn to bake great things gluten-free. 

 

I already made my first rice flour and almond meal. Holy cow that is a whole new flavor!  I am experimenting, but I need tried and true for a wedding CAKE!

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Oh wow Sweetzucchini thanks I didn't know about the hotline! Yes I am a gluten-free kitchen (household), I only thought about a shared kitchen for maybe 10 minutes. I am going to learnt o gluten-free bake. It is just a thing I adore. I see this as a major challenge to learn to bake great things gluten-free.

I already made my first rice flour and almond meal. Holy cow that is a whole new flavor! I am experimenting, but I need tried and true for a wedding CAKE!

Just a thought - rice flour tends to give you a sandy texture. Maybe skip that. Try some sorghum In your flour mix.

Another thought is to get the cake from a gluten-free bakery but you decorate it.

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When hubs and I married in 2006, I made multiple recipes of the most delicious gluten-free carrot cake and baked them in 3 pans of graduating sizes... 3 tiers. I think the bottom tier (the biggest) took like 3 times the recipe, the middle 2 times and the top one recipe. Cream cheese frosting and flowers decorated it and it was delicious! One thing I'll say is that we had to put straws thru the layers to keep them stable... it was a dense and amazing cake. Wish I had a photo!!

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Mamaw,

I wish I could take a picture of the amazing yellow cake I made from annalise Roberts cook book! Thank you so much. She loves it and I don't feel like her wedding is ruined!

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oh, in the  prior  post  you said  she loved  it. sorry. the  white  cake  is  really  good... King  Arthur  we think  is  very good  too...... I can say  if  she  is looking  for an exact  wheat  clone  that  will never  happen! gluten-free  comes  very  close  but not  exact..... good luck

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mamaw -- She told me she liked it, but then came clean a bit later to my daughter. She did not want to hurt my feelings. I am going to try a bit more sorghum and less rice flour and see what happens. 

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America's Test Kitchen. How it can be Gluten Free. The yellow cake is awesome, and the chocolate is heavenly. I have made both several times. The people in my house that are not gluten-free love it. The whole book is great. It explains how and why the recipes work. Best investment I have made for gluten-free.recipes

I have to say I totally agree 1000%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you make their cake recipes you will NOT know the difference from a gluten cake. There is ZERO grittiness, ZERO odd flavors, FABULOUS textures & crumb. 

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