I had the opportunity to bake for a wedding a few weeks ago. The couple, a friend of ours from church, wanted a gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free 6″ chocolate cake (for cutting) and 3 dozen chocolate cupcakes, both with chocolate frosting. The cakes and ceremony turned out beautifully!
I think the funniest part was the announcement our pastor made. He went up on stage (with a mic) and said the couple was getting ready to do the cake-cutting ceremony. There were sheet cakes for everyone and some gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and “taste-free” cupcakes for everyone who has allergies. Mind you, he did not know that I was the maker of the “taste-less” cupcakes. About 5 minutes later – after he had tried a cupcake – he went back up on stage and made another announcement … an apology!! He said, “I was wrong – these cupcakes aren’t tasteless – they are so moist!! They are delicious!!” I went up to him afterwards and told him I accepted his apology. He was so embarrassed that it was my cupcakes he “insulted.”
So many positive comments and compliments came from doing the wedding. People still approach me at church raving about the cupcakes. I’m just glad I was able to be apart of a special day. My favorite part about owning and operating my own bakery is watching people try the food and fall in love all over again … even with allergies!