Perhaps you can add GF vanilla to it to get a more vibrant taste.
GF vanilla extract?! I had to look that up as I couldn't imagine distilled alcohol and vanilla beans being off limits. It appears as though people were concerned that the Madagascar Bourbon location was actually the alcohol Bourbon and therefore not gluten free.
From Gluten-Free girl and the Chef's blog: "Since the distillation process in hard liquor and vinegars seems to kill the gluten proteins in the final product, it is safe to assume that the same is true for vanilla extract. Therefore, it should be that all vanilla extracts are gluten-free."
No worries about vanilla!
I think there will be 10 ladies there and only the mom- to- be eats GF for health reasons. Her hubby (who joins in the GF because she does) will be there as well so the two of them can take home the top tier leftovers and I guess we'll figure out what to do with the rest!
Maybe the Mexican staff where the luncheon is held would like leftover cake.
rhondascakes, I bet ANY nationality would love leftover cake, LOL! What I meant was that the luncheon is being held at a Mexican restaurant. That's how I should have phrased it. Layer cake isn't something you usually find on a Mexican menu around here. My point was I didn't want to take home the leftovers and I wasn't planning on bringing supplies to individually box up the leftovers for the guests....and the guest of honor won't eat the regular cake.
Bunny, that stinks for your friend to have to freeze bread products constantly. Wonder which ingredient is so prone to mold? Yuck. Or yuck to our gluten containing bread that can last longer for some reason, ha! I agree that eating GF would be a pain in the pocketbook.
Spooky, I did find the BC GF mix on the shelf at Walmart last night and it was close to $5.00. Kinda spendy for a little cake, but it will have to do!
Betty Crocker is the way to go for something tasty. It's by far the best. Pricey? YES! I'm in NY & have seen it as "cheap" as $3.29 in some Targets.
Beware - it doesnt rise quite like a regular box cake.
(BTW: Someone mentioned GF vanilla - McCormick is safe to use)
Any specific questions..feel free to ask!
Thanks for the info!
P.S. I have Neilsen Massey vanilla. I am assuming from the blog post I read that it's safe as well. Luckily, my friend doesn't have Celiac's, but she does have an allergy that causes congestion/sinus issues if she were to eat, for example, a couple slices of pizza.
My Walmart didn't have the chocolate BC option. Boo! I did see another GF brand that came in a bag instead of a box. Maybe a silver/grey bag? Not sure. Have you tried those? They were a touch more $$$ than BC.
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