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Frequently asked questions

  • What is "Gluten"?
    • Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. Gluten gives the elasticity to the cake, helping it to rise and keep its shape and often gives the final moist, non-crumbly texture.
    • At Gluten Free Cake Nation we have overcome the lack of gluten to keep the cakes elastic and moist without the need for gluten.
  • Why choose to bake gluten free products only?
    • All our cakes are delicious, so people with a tolerance to gluten can easily eat and enjoy the cakes.  However those in the community who cannot tolerate gluten or are coeliac often find that they miss out on the delicious cakes that are served in social situations.  At Gluten Free Cake Nation we feel everyone deserves scrumptious cakes, which is why we have developed the gluten free /lactose free cake range.
  • What do you use instead of wheat flour in your cakes?
    • Every cake is different, but all contain some combination of rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch and maize starch.
  • Does Gluten Free Cakes taste any different?
    • When I originally started gluten free baking 9 years ago, there was quite a difference between cakes with gluten and cakes without, however over time the combination of flours have improved, and the gluten free cakes taste just as delicious and moist as gluten filled cakes.
  • Do you cater for people who suffer from other allergies?
    • Yes all our products are also lactose free.  We are easily able to modify our recipes to cater for dairy free allergies.  None of our cakes contain nuts, however as we are not a dedicated nut free kitchen we can only state that there may be traces of nuts.
    • Please let us know your requirements and we will do what we can to fulfil your requests.
  • What is the shelf life of your products?
    • This will vary but we recommend eating our cakes within 3 days.  An instruction pamphlet on 'how to care for your cake' is provided in your cake box. We recommend any left over cake (if there is any), to be cut into slices placed into an airtight plastic container and frozen, then taken out and microwaved as needed, to keep the cake as fresh as possible.
  • Can I place a special order on your website?
    • Yes. At the moment you can order via our online shop, or enter your enquiry via the contact page or email at glutenfreecakenation@gmail.com or phone on: 02 93494597.
  • Can you make a wider variety of cakes than are on your website?
    • At Gluten Free Cake Nation we thrive on trying to create imaginative, original creations.  Just ask, anything is possible.