Seriously, Can You Have More Allergies?!?!

Baking By cmariepastries Updated 18 Jan 2011 , 1:39am by auzzi

cmariepastries Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:41am
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I have to do a cake tasting on Monday and the bride cannot have gluten or corn. The groom's only request is that the cake is custard filled. They want to have a black forest inspired cake (chocolate & cherry). corn starch gluten


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playingwithsugar Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:53am
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Are you talking about custard or pastry cream? I normally do not make custard with cornstarch, it's usually either cooked on the stove or baked.

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cmariepastries Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 1:05am
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I guess when she said "custard" my head just jumped to pastry cream. Do you have a recipe recommendation for chocolate custard?

cmariepastries Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 1:11am
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My next question is going to be - how do I make a large custard filled cake without it oozing all over?

I use Swiss meringue buttercream. If I just do a damn around the edge will that really keep it all in?

BlueMoon73 Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 2:54am
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I've made several gluten free cakes, carrot cake and white cake, no chocolate yet. My boss can not have gluten so I try to include her when making treats!! I am sure you can find a gluten free recipe on CC or Google it. I always use Bob Redmill's products when going gluten free! It will taste different but she is probably used to that.

-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 3:26am
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flourless chocolate cake

Jennifer353 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:52am
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Are you ok with making a scratch cake? If so:

If that wont work for you might give you other ideas.


Oh and ps there are people with a LOT more allergies!

auzzi Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 1:39am
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Things to know: gluten free and corn free

1. you cannot use Betty Crocker GF cake mixes: they contain xanthan gum which is grown on a corn medium

2. you can make confectioner's custard [filling] from stratch using potato starch. Packaged custard powders are either wheat- or corn-starch based ..

3. a basic 3 cups Gluten free flour mix is
# 2 cups rice flour
# 2/3 cup potato starch (NOT potato flour)
# 1/3 cup tapioca flour

4. use guar gum in the place of xanthan gum

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