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Let them eat (gluten-free) cake March 23, 2009

Filed under: Cakes,Cooking Adventures,Recipes & How-Tos — haleyhoneybee @ 5:43 pm
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As a wedding present for a childhood friend of my hubby, we are making them some cakes to serve at their wedding. We could call them wedding cakes. And this has become a cake baking adventure for many weeks.

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  • The betrothed have very adventurous taste buds and are non-traditional in a fabulous way.
  • Instead of just one cake, we decided to make cakes of various sizes, each with a unique cake stand/plate (most of which are vintage).
  • The Bride has gluten intolerance so care must be taken. For the wedding day only one of the cakes will be GF but for the cake tasting I baked them all GF so she could partake. (This would be a good time to mention that my Mama is allergic to all things wheat, and buckwheat, and totally Celiac…so I have a bit of practice)

The cakes that made the cut for the tasting (recipe links in progress):

  • Black pearl layer cake with ginger vanilla fresh cream frosting
  • Cranberry snow cake with white chocolate Swiss butter cream frosting
  • Lemon Curd layer cake with lemon Swiss butter cream frosting
  • Passion fruit layer cake with passion fruit Swiss butter cream frosting
  • Honey spice cake with cardamom cream frosting
  • Honey spice cake with a thick sugar glaze (made the cake twice because I wanted to try it with garbanzo flour)
  • Molten chocolate mini-cupcakes

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*Note on the alternative flours used: The first five cakes were all made with a white rice flour blend, for one of the honey cakes I used a garbanzo flour blend, and the cupcakes only call for cornstarch.

There was also a red velvet cake with a cream cheese frosting, but that one was nixed during a previous trial – after much research on classic recipes, in the end it didn’t have enough oomph.

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7 Responses to “Let them eat (gluten-free) cake”

  1. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    Um…you served the lemon cake (my “favoritest”) on the serving platter that says “Not for food products”!

  2. haleyhoneybee Says:

    Wasn’t directly on the cake stand, it was on a cardboard round actually. But anyway, what’s a little lead between friends?

  3. meghann Says:

    omg, we’re all going to die of lead poisoning!
    i can’t wait to eat these (again) at my wedding!

  4. Katie Says:

    Hi nice blog 🙂 I can see a lot of effort has been put in.

  5. mrred Says:

    Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

  6. Impressive! That’s quite a spread!

  7. queenbeeeatsforaday Says:

    Thanks!


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