This Sept. will be my family's third trip to Disney World and we will be there on my daughter's 9th birthday. We are trying to get a cake for her birthday. The only option that we have is a cake made from a Namaste mix, which has no wheat or dairy. Jessica's allergies are to peanuts, other legumes and tree nuts. I applaud all that Disney does to keep children with allergies safe and appreciate the difficulty of catering to a large number of people with multiple food allergies. However, my daughter is used to traditionally prepared cakes. A Namaste cake would be a waste of money since no one would eat it and --my daughter being the emotional and sensitive kid that she is-- would ruin her birthday. She has tried all sorts of snacks (Enjoy Life etc.) that are wheat free and she does not like them.
I have spoken to the "cake hotline" and they have been no help. I am in contact with the special dietary person, but so far they are not much help either.
Anyone have suggestions? As a last resort, I can bring something into the park but it cannot need refrigeration and it must be something that I can either carry on the plane or have delivered and that does not require refrigeration.
By tnelson on May 10, 2010
Do you have a particular place in mind for the birthday meal? Each restaurant in Disney has their own access to nut-free cakes. Call the chef of the restaurant you are going to directly. Our experience with Disney has always been great.
As an aside, the namaste cakes are fantastic. I serve them all the time and my family does not know they are eating gluten-free.
By diannekrupa on May 10, 2010
Hi Ellen, I live in Orlando. You might want to contact Shelly with Libertybakeryonline. They are wheat/gluten/egg free also. They are local here. If they can't accomodate only peanut free, they may be able to give you some other contacts who can. Should I come across someone who may be able to help, I will post an update.