Help! --Agar-Agar /guar Gum/ Carrageen / Arrowroot-- Help!

Decorating By carmenid Updated 31 Mar 2008 , 1:39pm by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

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carmenid Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 12:37pm
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I was asked to do a wedding cake for a vegetarian couple. They want a strawberry cake or a white cake with strawberry filling on it and then the CATCH, they asked me not to use gelatine it is made out of animal tissue and bones. All recipes I have found contain gelatine.

Well, I did an Internet search and found out that these:

Agar-Agar /Guar gum/ Carrageen / Arrowroot

are vegetarian substitutes for gelatine.

Guess my question is if any of you ever worked with any of these? if so, any words of advise??

or perhaps any strawberry cake recipe that doesn't call for gelatine?

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carmenid Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 12:55pm
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It's gelatin not gelatinE!
sorry about that.

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FromScratch Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 1:10pm
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MichelleM77 Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 1:16pm
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Can you use strawberry jam instead of whatever you are using for a filling? I don't know what you would use gelatin for in a strawberry cake, but I've never made one. icon_smile.gif

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 31 Mar 2008 , 1:39pm
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agar agar is quite popular here where I live. it's cheap, that's why it's popular. we just soak it in water, put coconut milk in a sauce pan, add sugar, and when it starts to boil put the soaked agar agar in and stir until it dissolves. pour them in little plastic cups and viola! delicious gelatine snacks icon_biggrin.gif

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