Let Them Eat (Gluten-Free) Cake

A guide to local bakers that offer this specialized wedding confection option

Something Sweet Without Wheat/Courtesy Photo

Something Sweet Without Wheat / Courtesy Photo

There’s no reason why diet should limit your fun. Especially on your big day. We’ve gathered a few bakers that offer gluten-free wedding cakes in Boston. Important note: Whenever it comes to sourcing gluten-free foods, remember to ask to what degree they’re gluten-free. Some are completely GF, whereas others just take precautions by using separate ovens and pans.

Jenny’s Wedding Cakes (194 Main St., Amesbury): Along with GF, this local wedding cake shop offers dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan cakes. Varieties and flavors run the gamut, from French sponge with strawberries and whipped cream to chocolate cake with chocolate truffle.

Something Sweet Without Wheat (19 Sixth Road, Woburn; 169 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington): GF and wheat-free is what this little bake shop does. All day. For wedding cakes, they offer chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, and carrot cake for flavors; frosting options of chocolate, vanilla and cream cheese; and fillings of lemon, raspberry, Bavarian cream, and chocolate Bavarian cream.

I Dream of Jeanne (30 River St., Haverhill): While carrot used to be the most popular for gluten-free, this North Shore baker now sees chocolate and red velvet as top picks. In a three-tier wedding cake, they can easy make the entire cake GF or just one tier for those guests who desire it. Although not a gluten free facility, they do keep a set of pans exclusively for GF cakes.

Cakes to Remember (248 Cypress St., Brookline): This beloved bakery often creates partially gluten-free cakes, making one of the smaller tiers gluten-free and the rest of it a regular gluten-full cake (but of course they can make the entire cake without gluten if you choose). Their GF flavor choices are top notch and the list of options is a mile long, from orange almond cake to caramel coffee toffee filling to champagne buttercream frosting.

Flour Bakery + Cafe (three locations): Joanne Chang’s bakery chain, known for its award-winning confections, offers a gluten-free hazelnut almond dacquoise. It can be finished with ganache, toasted almonds on the sides, and toasted hazelnuts placed on top. Or they can cover it in a smooth white buttercream finish and tier it like a traditional wedding cake.

 


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