Gluten-free Birthday Cake!

Gluten Free Chocolate cake

Gluten-Free Challenge

The customers daughter had never had cake baked by anyone other than her mom before.

It was her husbands 40th birthday but he insisted that he did not want a cake unless his Daughter could share it with him too!

I was so honoured by the opportunity to be a part of this family’s celebration. And did everything I could to create a cake that they all could enjoy together.

How did I do it?

My first steps were selecting the right ingredients to avoid anything she was allergic to.

This included peanuts, hazel, pecan, walnuts, and gluten (coeliac).

We used:

  • Gluten-free flour.
  • Nestle Bakers Choice chocolate – I could only use the bits as the melts contain nuts.
  • Nestle Cocoa.

Next steps – ensure all surfaces in my kitchen were thoroughly cleaned before any preparation began.

The resulting birthday cake was a chocolate and vanilla marble sponge to cater for 24.

It had milk chocolate ganache layers and Chocolate buttercream around the cake.

There was also a milk chocolate drip, plus various homemade chocolates on top of the cake.

Al of the above used the ingredients listed ensuring we delivered a gorgeous and delicious cake that everyone enjoyed!

What is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including spelt, durum and atta), rye, barley and oats.

This means gluten is found in a wide variety of foods, including flour, bread and baked goods, cereals, pasta, processed foods, takeaway foods, snacks, beer, seasonings, sauces and stock cubes.

What problems can gluten cause?

In some people, gluten can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms after it’s eaten such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating, excessive wind, tiredness, poor concentration and general aches and pains.

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If you are looking for anything similar, please get in touch. I would love to help you create the gluten-free cake of your dreams!

Kelly Lee-Bell