Peanut Free Cakes Question.

Decorating By amycake Updated 24 Mar 2009 , 3:52pm by amycake

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amycake Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 2:40pm
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Hi all,

I was wondering about peanut free cakes. Someone asked me if I did them and I said no. Do any of you do nut free cakes, and if so is it a ton of work to make sure it is so that someone does not have a problem.

I just feel I don't want to be liable for guarantee of no nuts. Does that sound silly?

Let me know what you think.

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PinkZiab Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 3:07pm
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Unless the facility where you are baking (your home or whatever) is 100% nut-free (or whatever that allergen is), you cannot guarantee that your cake will be allergen free. The MOST you could do is offer to bake them a nut-free cake with the warning that your facility is not nut-free, and there is some risk of cross-contamination.

Frankly, it's not worth the risk. There is a local nut-free bakery I refer clients to for these types of things. It's not worth risking my business (as well as possibly risking someone's life) just to get an order.

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amycake Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 3:23pm
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Thanks for the advise. I said no as that is what I thought. My home is for sure not a peanut free zone and I would never want to be responsible for hurting anyone. That would be horrible. Thanks again.
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cakes22 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 3:42pm
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If you can't garuntee it, then don't do it.
I have a disclaimer on my orders & cake info, that I can offer dairy/egg free cakes, but I am not a "nut-free environment" (except me, I'm a little nutty icon_lol.gif ). I have done orders for friends who have children with nut-allergies and haven't had a problem. Usually if I do a cake for them, everything is run thru the dishwasher on sanatize, & all my ingredients are kept seperate, not any where near peanut butter or any other nut. You also have to watch out for sesame seeds, as a few kids with a nut allergy also have a severe sesame seed allergy.

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amycake Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 3:52pm
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There is so much to know with this that I just would not want an issue. This person is a friend that wants the cupcakes, but not for me. This is more of just a hobby for me, I do cakes for friends and family out of my house and there is for sure peanuts and peanut butter as I love them. Thank you for your advise and comment.

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