Gluten-free wedding cake photo submitted by a reader, using Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
I’ve had a full weekend of pumpkin-ing with my kids, and I can’t wait to post some of those pumpkin recipes, but first I just have to take a moment and share a special posting from a fan on Facebook tonight.
I am so blessed to get lots of wonderful Facebook postings that give me pause, get me all choked up and humble me. Reading these messages keeps me going on late nights, reassuring me that I am truly helping people living the life I’ve led — struggling to find normalcy in a gluten-free world.
Some of these special postings even include photos readers have taken of my recipes, and of amazing recipes folks have made using my flour. Which brings me to the wedding cake.
I have received many requests for gluten-free wedding cake recipes (yes, even before Chelsea Clinton’s wedding!), and nearly as many emails detailing how thrilled people have been with the results! Many of these emails and postings have actually been from non-gluten-free wedding cake bakers who were skeptical, at first, about how well a gluten-free wedding cake could really turn out. I smile, knowingly, fully understanding that preconceived notions about gluten free still pervade, but also fully expecting amazing results that will turn heads and forever change expectations.
Today I read a posting on my Facebook Fan page that so succinctly embodied all these experiences and so completely moved me, that I thought I must share. MaryEllen wrote,
I got married last Saturday and had a friend who makes wedding cakes make the cake for me. She did the top of the cake gluten-free using your flour. I wish I had done the whole cake this way because it was SO delicious!! Isn’t it just the most gorgeous you’ve ever seen?
“Yes. Yes it is,” I thought, choking back several wet-eyed, heart-swelling emotions.
My wish is that everyone reading this posting could share in her pride, her satisfaction and yes, likely even a bit of her relief, when she realized that her gluten-free wedding cake was everything she dreamed it would be … and more. If not, then you should risk it for yourself sometime soon, and see how fantastic gluten-free can (and should) be!
Congratulations, MaryEllen, and thanks so much for taking the time to share your joy with us all!
PS- Although I have loads of great cake recipes, here is my go-to cake recipe, perfect for any really, really, really special occasion, or for an anyday cake-craving emergency. Hey, it happens to all of us sometimes! : )