After my first ever request for ‘gluten-free’ cakes, I sought advice from an experienced baker who specialises in Gluten Free products. I used her recipe, I sourced Gluten Free flour, baking powder and corn flour and made every effort to avoid cross-contamination. We checked each and every ingredient to make sure it was gluten-free. Thankfully, the cakes were a success and I had great feedback about them. I’ve had loads of enquiries as a result of this, so am pleased to say that I am happy to offer these alongside my ‘normal’ cakes (not literally, of course!). The Gluten Free flour etc is a similar price to the good quality normal flour I use, so there will be no price difference for these cakes. Please refer to my Pricing page for more information http://www.forestcupcakes.co.uk/faq/pricing/
However, there is new legislation which took effect as of January 2012, regarding the use of the ‘Gluten Free’ statement. Because of this legislation, I will use the term “No gluten-containing ingredients” instead of gluten-free. This is because out kitchen is certainly not a gluten-free zone – far from it! So, although I can endeavour to avoid cross-contamination, there is certainly no guarantee. I hope that makes sense. If you want to read more about the legislation, here are a couple of good links.