My Wedding Cake...

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 2:21am
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Hi everyone- I just got engaged this weekend and am wondering if anyone knows a safe place to get a wedding cake made??? Our 2 yr old son is allergic to peanuts & tree nuts- and I never give him baked goods outside of my own kitchen. Has anyone else dealt with this situation and have any ideas?? Thanks!

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 2:27am
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First of all Congratulations on your engagement!
I am PA/TNA and got married about a year ago. The cake was included in the reception. I spoke with the catering manager and with the person who was making the cake. I NEVER eat desserts when I am out, so I was very concerned. The Pastry chef was very aware of PA - one of her friends is PA. I had some cake and was fine.
I guess you need to talk to whoever makes the cake. If you aren't comfortable maybe you can make a special little cake for your son.
Wish I could be more help! Good luck and have fun planning everything!
[This message has been edited by MaryM (edited February 26, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 4:23am
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I see that you are in NY, however, I know of a nut free bakery that just opened in January located in Seattle. Im not sure if they can ship a cake, but if they can, it might be worth looking into. Also, they may know of another bakery in your area that is nut free. Here is their info:
No Nuts Here Bakery
You can call them at (206) 760-4148 for questions and to order. Their fax is (206) 760-4915
Also, CONGRATULATIONS!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 5:12am
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Where in NY? There's a very safe bakery in Westport, CT. The owner's relative is PA.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 11:23pm
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My friend had a small (75 people) but beautiful wedding and made her own cake. She made the cake layers beforehand and froze them. Then the day before frosted them all ivory and layered them. She added fresh flowers and it looked wonderful.
Good Luck!

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 12:10am
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Congratulations! I see you are from my hometown- are you getting married there? If so, you may want to get in touch with the woman who made my wedding cake. She was very easy to work with and it was the best cake I've had at a wedding. Her name is Susie Lunkey (or Tunkey- can't read my own writing! lol) at 655-1407. She does fantastic work. Or, you could just make a small cake for your son. He might like his own special cake and you wouldn't have the extra worry. Good Luck, Kelly

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 12:24am
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One thing I am always sure to be on the look out for now when we attend a wedding is fondant icing. A friend of mine works for a catering business that does a lot of weddings. She said they have had cakes with fondant icing where they had to tell people as they were handing out the cake, that the icing contains peanut oil. I thought this was so wonderful that they do that!!! But now I always ask ahead of time about the icing. Even though I would never let dd eat it, I still worry about people having it all over their face and hands and then touching dd.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 3:26am
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There is also a nut free bakery in Brookline(near Boston) and not sure if they can ship. The baker is PA/TNA. It is in the peanut free businesses section, I think and I will raise it.
I see you are in Buffalo. Perhaps there may be a Canadian baker or bakery that is nut free. It is closest and the Canadian labeling and policies seem much more aware than the states. Just some ideas. Best wishes on your engagement and wedding! And welcome. becca

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 3:52am
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Emmysmomma -- can you provide info on the bakery in Westport CT? My sister is getting married in New Haven. Thanks.

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 9:14am
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Emmysmom: are you referring to "Great Cakes" in Westport? My daughter attends a pn free nursery school in Norwalk and Great Cakes and AngelaMia (in Norwalk) are the only 2 bakeries we are allowed to bring things in from. On Monday, I sent in cupcakes from Great Cakes for her birthday and they were delicious. They do use nuts there,(although I didn't see peanuts) which prompted me to ask why this was deemed an "acceptable" bakery. The answer was that the owner's daughter is pa, so he's quite aware of allergy issues.
Also, a friend of mine got her wedding cake there and said it was really good. I heard they deliver, but you'd have to contact them to confirm this.

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 10:59am
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Congratulations!
I have no recommendations for you, but wanted to send my best wishes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2003 - 11:59am
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First off, congratulations.
Second, this is going to sound crazy, but there was a brochure in our local Krispy Kreme. It showed that they make cakes. Now, I have no idea how fancy they get...so this might not work for you, but wanted to pass it along.
Regards,
Kelly

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 8:59am
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concratulation from all off us her and as your are in buffulo you can order a cake fromm just across the border the adress there is [url="http://www.tosweetcakes.com"]www.tosweetcakes.com[/url] and they deliver anywhere and therer cakes are truly amazing and 100% peanutfree there is also the phonenumber 18003316037 and they are locadet in missisauga ontario canada .The bakery is run by parents of peanutallergy children and we hat the cake many times and they are very good ,so good luck to you and all the best
Thomas

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 6:42pm
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Congratulations on your engagement!
I am the mother of a PA son. I make all our food from scratch including desserts. I have made peanut and treenut free birthday cakes for many others, too. (I actually use a wedding cake recipe) I would be happy to help you keep your son safe on your wedding day. I live in Bethesda, MD. Please let me know if you are interested.

Posted on: Fri, 02/28/2003 - 6:53pm
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Congratulations! I was lucky - my Mum makes the best fruit cakes and as our family says "twin friendly" - no peanuts. It was a traditional fruit cake with 12 (I think) eggs. A friend iced it which included the almond icing but we can eat almonds. When I go to weddings (and they have been few and far between) I never eat the cake, I don't even take a piece home. Sorry I can't help with any suggestions for bakers - I'm in a different part of the world! Good luck with your search for a safe baker.

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 12:02am
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Becca; Can you let me know of the place in the brookline area? thanks

Posted on: Mon, 04/11/2005 - 6:27am
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My birthday and college graduation are both coming up next month, and I was wondering what to do about the cakes. Last year I got my cake from the bakery in Brookline, but now it seems they have closed. I am in CT and read about the peanut-free bakery in Westport. Is it called Great Cakes? Does anyone know if they are still peanut-free?
Or does anyone have any suggestions for me? I would bake them, but I am going to be traveling back and forth to Mass. that week so won't have much time. Any bakeries in CT, MA, or NY would be great!

Posted on: Mon, 04/11/2005 - 11:41pm
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Congratulations! If you're willing, you can make your own cake. I decorate cakes, including wedding cakes (too bad you're so far away). It really is not that hard. My e-mail is in my profile if you want to discuss it further. It is MUCH cheaper!
Also, I have never heard of peanut oil in fondant, although many bakeries make there own. If you like the look of fondant, rolled buttercream icing is much better.
Rachel

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