With so many people suffering from gluten intolerance or Celiac disease today (myself included), it was necessary for me to come up with a recipe as good as our regular one for gluten free wedding cakes. It took a while, morphing in to a better and better recipe slowly over 2 years, but the end result is good enough to fool anyone in to thinking it’s not gluten free! Brides and grooms regularly get a panicked expression with their first bite at the tasting thinking they’re eating regular wedding cake. I, of course, reassure them that it is indeed gluten free and not to worry. The buttercream adorned smiles of relief always crack me up. Often couples come in thinking they’ll just order one of their wedding cake tiers gluten free but end up ordering an entire gluten free wedding cake from me with the intention of not telling anyone what it is. No one ever suspects because it’s that good. We can make any flavor that we offer (and there are A LOT! Check out our flavors page – http://citysweets.com/wedding-cake-flavors.html) gluten free which makes everyone really happy. It reminds me of when I go to one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants Senza Gluten in Soho http://senzaglutennyc.com/. I can order absolutely anything that I want from the menu without a second thought. I love that and the food is absolutely delicious.
Gluten Free Wedding Cakes
Recently, we’ve had several couples requesting gluten free/dairy free. Sometimes dairy causes the same symptoms, discomfort and illness that wheat does in the body if a person is Celiac or highly gluten intolerant. It was back to the kitchen to experiment but it didn’t take long to get an excellent result using a mixture of organic non dairy milks. Unfortunately, our much loved Vanilla Bean Mascarpone filling can’t be converted in to dairy free but we think we’ve come up with a worthy replacement using all non dairy ingredients. Here’s to everyone having their cake and eating it too!
Here are a few of our recent Gluten Free Wedding cakes. You can’t tell from the outside or better yet, even when you eat it!