Adapted from Erin Bakes Cake
I'm guessing you know at least one person with a dietary restriction of some kind—gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, no refined sugar, tree nut allergy, egg allergy, casein allergy, and so on. It can be overwhelming—and even worse, isolating—for the person suffering from the allergy or restriction. With cake being the most important celebratory food in our culture (sorry, salad), not being able to partake in the party time can be downright depressing.
Right before I opened my bakery, my sister was diagnosed with celiac disease, my father shortly thereafter. Luckily, I dodged the genetic bullet and can still indulge in my favorite glutenous treats. After their diagnoses, I went on a cake odyssey, determined to find a way to make tasty treats my entire family could enjoy. While on this journey, and in my time baking a zillion wedding cakes for the population at large, I ran into every other allergy and food restriction under the sun. And, I dare say, I conquered most. Here are my findings.
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