I am trying to familiarize myself with some great gluten free recipes and am wondering if my normal buttercream recipe is gluten free. I checked the ingredients on everyhthing I use and don't see any wheat listed. Do I need to look for something else as well? It needs to be celiac friendly. Also, any great recipes anyone is willing to share would be appreciated
I'm not sure what else you should be looking for, but if you are making a cake for someone with celiac, be careful that all tools you use are sanitized so that there is no residue left on anything.
I have a separate set of tools that I will be using for this purpose
I would check if the person is okay with corn products. While it is considered safe for celiacs, many have problems with corn as well, meaning icing sugar is out as most of them contain corn starch.
For people with corn allergies, Trader Joe's carries organic powdered sugar made with tapioca starch instead of corn starch. You can also make your own powdered sugar with tapioca starch.
Good gluten-free cakes aren't too difficult to make, there are many recipes available online. (But if you want to make a great GF cake there is quite a bit of R&D involved.) You can even buy GF mixes now.
On the process side, in addition to sanitized surfaces and instruments you'll also want to make sure there are no airborne contaminants, so if flour has been used wait at least 24 hours before exposing GF products or ingredients to the air. Also make sure you store GF products and ingredients above anything with gluten.
Thanks Jason, I had read about the 24 hour rule on another thread...I think you were probably the one who posted it there too