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If anyone can help, that would be great!!

My sister is getting married to her live in boyfriend in a very casual picnic at the park setting on July 1st. I just found out today.

She and my mom are gluten-free. I'm Gluten-free Casein-free. She's asked me to make the cake, and of course I'm honored. She wants a traditional shaped white cake (probably three small tiers) with white icing.

I need a really spot-on Gluten-free Casein-free recipe that "normals" would enjoy. How in the world do you make traditional wedding cake Gluten-free Casein-free? I know I can do great things with gluten-free ingredients but how do you make frosting CF? I might just make it gluten-free and bring myself a Gluten-free Casein-free cupcake or something.

Thanks in advance!

-Shannon


gluten-free May 17, 2007; casein-light since June 2007

Dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant by Enterolab. Family doc dx'ed "gluten sensitive" after dietary response. DQ 6 & DQ 7

8 year old daughter dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant & malabsorption by Enterolab and has been GFCL since June 12, 2007. Excellent response to diet, including growth! Tummyaches & irritability are gone! DQ 5 & DQ 6

Husband has DQ 5 (elementary, my dear Watson!). Self-diagnosed gluten-intolerant by diet response and challenge.

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If anyone can help, that would be great!!

My sister is getting married to her live in boyfriend in a very casual picnic at the park setting on July 1st. I just found out today.

She and my mom are gluten-free. I'm Gluten-free Casein-free. She's asked me to make the cake, and of course I'm honored. She wants a traditional shaped white cake (probably three small tiers) with white icing.

I need a really spot-on Gluten-free Casein-free recipe that "normals" would enjoy. How in the world do you make traditional wedding cake Gluten-free Casein-free? I know I can do great things with gluten-free ingredients but how do you make frosting CF? I might just make it gluten-free and bring myself a Gluten-free Casein-free cupcake or something.

Thanks in advance!

-Shannon

i don't know about the cake but the frosting is easy, you can just use shortening and sugar, just use water or soy milk to add little bit of water. you don't need much.


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Gluten free 3/27/07

Intolerant:

Gluten

MSG

Allergies:

Ragweed

Honeydew

Cantalope

Nickel (jewelry)

Dx'd Lymphocytic Colitis 6/16/08

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Martha Stewart had on a baker from New York (Babycakes bakery) who has a gluten free bakery. They demo'ed brownies. I'm sure I remember her adding the choclate chips saying Gluten-free Casein-free and how wonderful they are. She is said to make the best frosting with aguava (SP?) nectar. Check the Martha Stewart site because they did post the recipe for the brownie and I think cupcakes or sweet bread.

L.

You could try seven minute frosting, as long as eggs aren't a problem. It is a beautiful white, and tastes a bit like marshmallow.


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Thanks for all the ideas everyone! I actually think this is going to be fun....

I think I'm going to bake a few test recipes for her this week and see which one she likes best.


gluten-free May 17, 2007; casein-light since June 2007

Dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant by Enterolab. Family doc dx'ed "gluten sensitive" after dietary response. DQ 6 & DQ 7

8 year old daughter dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant & malabsorption by Enterolab and has been GFCL since June 12, 2007. Excellent response to diet, including growth! Tummyaches & irritability are gone! DQ 5 & DQ 6

Husband has DQ 5 (elementary, my dear Watson!). Self-diagnosed gluten-intolerant by diet response and challenge.

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Cherry Brooke Kitchen makes the most amazing chocolate cake mix. It is easy and great. No one knows it is a gluten-free cake. I think they have a vanilla cake mix too. The cakes are gluten-free, egg free, dairy free, and nut free. (Even my picky child who is not a celiac devours these cakes!)

The frosting is easy. Use Crisco shortening (I use the pre-measured bars). Other brands contain more water and are harder to get consistent frosting. I think it is 1cup (1 bar) criso and 4 c powdered sugar, beat until creamy. Add 1 t CLEAR Vanilla (do not use the brown vanilla or you will not get a true white cake). You will add 1 - 3 T of water depending on the icing consitency you need. Hard for flowers (1T water) or soft for writing (3T water).

If you have a Michael's craft store near you, they offer Wilton cake decorating classes. The class is really helpful, but I would not call any Wilton products gluten-free or allergy safe - IMO. Call them and find out.

Otherwise look for the real flower wedding cake designs. I would think they would be easier to make than a cake full of intricate frosting flowers.

Good luck!

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Otherwise look for the real flower wedding cake designs. I would think they would be easier to make than a cake full of intricate frosting flowers.

I like this idea. My sister's favorite color is orange and the wedding won't have "colors" per se. I could probably decorate the cake with orange gerberas or orange astromeria. Maybe even an orange or apricot filling in the cake. Ohhhhhhhhh now I'm getting excited.


gluten-free May 17, 2007; casein-light since June 2007

Dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant by Enterolab. Family doc dx'ed "gluten sensitive" after dietary response. DQ 6 & DQ 7

8 year old daughter dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant & malabsorption by Enterolab and has been GFCL since June 12, 2007. Excellent response to diet, including growth! Tummyaches & irritability are gone! DQ 5 & DQ 6

Husband has DQ 5 (elementary, my dear Watson!). Self-diagnosed gluten-intolerant by diet response and challenge.

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Many rice milks have barley malt in them. You could use almond mild it has a slightly sweet taste and I would use the original. Now as cakes go both Kinnickinick and el Peto have fantabulous gluten-free cake mixes. So fake them out and do it from the cake mixes.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

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