Every day, people find reasons to celebrate life and its variety of special events. Everyone has been to multiple parties and receptions and has experienced the overwhelming proliferations of cake that seem to characterize these gatherings. Cake is lovely and delicious, and it’s a great way to show a person how much you care with colorful frosting and personalized decorations, but not everyone can eat it. Specifically, gluten-free dieters tend to be confronted by the issue of cake in all of its wheat-and-barley glory. How do you celebrate a gluten-free birthday? Wedding? Graduation?
Let’s not write off cake just yet. Obviously, there are many options when it comes to gluten-free celebration: an alternative dessert like ice cream, a cake made from a gluten-free baking mix, a made-from-scratch cake using a gluten-free recipe, or a fancy number from a gluten-free baker. The first option is pretty self-explanatory, as most ice cream is naturally gluten-free. Just make sure you don’t buy a variation of Cookies ‘n’ Cream. There are several boxed baking mix options from Betty Crocker and other purveyors of fine cake powders. The current gluten-free flavors available at your local grocery store include Yellow and Devil’s Food cake, along with brownie and chocolate chip cookie mixes.
If you’re looking for a little more variety and a little less cardboard, you might consider baking your own gluten-free cake. The Internet offers a wealth of delicious recipes with an almost infinite scope of flavors and variations. One particularly well-organized source can be found in Karina, known on her blog as the Gluten-Free Goddess, and her wealth of innovative cake recipes. In addition to offering flavors that range from peanut butter banana to peach, Karina gives bakers who are new to gluten-free recipes some helpful tips on achieving good consistency and texture.
The last option, finding a gluten-free baker and ordering a special cake, can also be achieved in the Greensboro area. Maxie B’s is a local business that can be found at 2403-7 Battleground Avenue. Licensed by the state health department, Maxie B’s can accommodate specific dietary needs that range from gluten intolerance to the vegan lifestyle. You can schedule a consultation and tasting, or just drop by on any day of the week to chat with Maxie B’s staff members and check out their current variety of gluten-free options. On-site set-up, delivery, and pick-up are all wonderful and effective ways to enjoy Maxie B’s gluten-free cakes.
No matter what you choose, Greensboro has plenty of ways to contribute to the joy of any gluten-free celebration in your life. Simply decide which option best fits your needs and take the next step toward throwing a delicious party that accommodates your loved ones’ dietary needs.