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hello all yonder...<br><br><br><br>
i am a lucky chickadee as i'm getting married in september! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
the only challenge now is finding a vegan wedding cake... (besides guest lists, the dress, the ORGANISING EVERYTHING!)<br><br><br><br>
anyone out there had a good vegan wedding cake or any hints where i may find a good recipe...<br><br><br><br>
it doesn't have to be fruit cake... i'd probably rather something along the chocolate lines actually, but any suggestions would be great!<br><br><br><br>
ta!
 

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i know its in melb but its well worth the trip. Vegetarian orgasm have the best cakes in the world and yes they do wedding cakes my friend had three different ones and no body believed they were vegan.<br><br><br><br>
Lots of chocolate covered ones, with lots of vegan creme<br><br><br><br>
yummmyyyy<br><br><br><br>
Go here: <a href="http://www.vegetarianorgasm.com.au/" target="_blank">http://www.vegetarianorgasm.com.au/</a><br><br><br><br>
Let us know how you go.
 

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thanks! i've contacted them for more info... i don't know how a cake would travel that far but it's worth checking out! cheers my dear!<br><br><br><br>
i'm still open for other ideas/recipes, people!
 

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Here are 2 recipes that you could use for a wedding cake. One is a chocolate cake which would hold up well in layers and the other is an apple sauce cake with fruit with the addition of cocoa.<br><br><br><br>
Holiday Cake (Apple sauce cake)<br><br>
2 cups flour<br><br>
1 cup sugar<br><br>
1 teaspoon cinnamon<br><br>
1/2 teaspoon cloves<br><br>
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg<br><br>
2 teaspoons baking soda<br><br>
1 teaspoon cornstarch (corn flour)<br><br>
3 teaspoons cocoa<br><br>
1/4 teaspoon salt<br><br><br><br>
Sift all dry ingredients together, then add:<br><br>
1 1/2 cups apple sauce<br><br>
1/2 cup oil or shortening<br><br>
1 cup raisins<br><br>
1 cup walnuts, optional<br><br><br><br>
Mix together and bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Easy Chocolate Cake<br><br>
3 cups flour<br><br>
2 cups sugar<br><br>
1/2 cup cocoa<br><br>
2 teaspoons baking soda<br><br>
1/2 teaspoon salt<br><br>
1 tablespoon vinegar<br><br>
2 cups water<br><br>
2 teaspoons vanilla<br><br>
2/3 cup oil<br><br><br><br>
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Add oil, vanilla, vinegar, and cold water and beat together until smooth. Pour into lightly greased 9x13 pan and bake 40 to 45 minutes.<br><br>
Frost with your favorite frosting.
 

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Hi-<br><br><br><br>
Not sure if this is too late, but Time Out NY recently did a feature on wedding cakes, and mentioned a vegan supplier whose cakes sound truly spectacular. They're called Vegan Treats, and I think they're located in Pennsylvania somewhere, though they supply some desserts to Moby's place (Teany) on the lower east side.<br><br><br><br>
You can see the Time Out article here:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.timeoutny.com/eatout/392/392.eat.feat.html" target="_blank">www.timeoutny.com/eatout/392/392.eat.feat.html</a><br><br><br><br>
And they have their own website at:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vegantreats.com" target="_blank">www.vegantreats.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps!
 

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I'm going to be making a weddign cake to so this thread will help me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i'm getting married on june 21 and our parents are dismayed at the thought of a vegan wedding cake. honestly i am concerned too because i want it to be pretty!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> and i'm afraid we're not going to be able to bake up something truly beautiful. but i live in alabama so i don't have access to those wonderful vegan bakeries. anyone have any ideas? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Kat, I don't know if you've decided yet, but some wedding cake makers will cater to special requirements, if you state no dairy, no eggs, no honey then they'll accomodate you. Some won't of course but I think you'll find many will as there are so many intolerances and allergies out there now. Call around your local bakeries and see if they do it... you may find a winner in your local area... there's no way I'm making my own wedding cake, I would be too stressed about it turning out perfectly! And same with a relative doing it (in fact I'd trust a professional to keep it vegan over a relative).
 

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My 18-year-old sister is a cake decorator, and she would like to start her own cake-decorating business some day soon. I've told her that if she offers vegan cakes as a regular item, she will have a niche market ready for her. However, since she doesn't live in Australia, she can't help out Kat New.
 

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I just came across this page the other day, and since I was rummaging through old threads looking for something else it seems like a good idea to put the link here for extra wedding planning ideas.<br><br><a href="http://www.differentdaisy.com/vegan_wedding.html" target="_blank">http://www.differentdaisy.com/vegan_wedding.html</a>
 

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hey kittay...<br><br><br><br>
i'd almost forgotten about this thread but i'm glad i revisited it because that website will be helpful, thanks!<br><br><br><br>
i've just been podering whether 2 make my own wedding cake, but i don;t think i will... i've got too many other things to worry about!<br><br><br><br>
lots of ideas here for further action so cheers dears!
 

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Well, I don't know much about wedding cakes, but, where exactly is this Vegan Treats? Does anyone know? I live in PA and I definitely make the trip down or up to wherever it is if in need of a special cake or a gourmet dessert fix...<br><br><br><br>
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One idea my roomie ( who is getting married next august ) is just to have the top tier be vegan, and the rest of the cake normal. It might save on the cost of a vegan cake, depending on how many guests.
 

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ive made vegan wedding cakes before... 2 of 'em to be exact<br><br><br><br>
i used a recipe similiar to this one only i made it a lemon cake instead of chocolate<br><br><a href="http://www.vegweb.com/food/sweets/629.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.vegweb.com/food/sweets/629.shtml</a><br><br><br><br>
i made it three layers and used a lemon-coconut frosting on it<br><br><br><br>
after it was all frosted i patted more coconut on into the frosting and then decorated with tons of fresh edible flowers<br><br><br><br>
for the topper i made a 'nest' out of fondant candy and placed 2 fake doves inside<br><br><br><br>
the cake was easy to make and the most expensive part was the pans<br><br><br><br>
heh i think i used either 8 or 10 recipes of the batter for it<br><br>
it ended up being enough for 100 people<br><br><br><br>
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no cocoa, more vanilla, lots of lemon, and a bit more flour<br><br><br><br>
comes out moist and yummy<br><br>
and delicious with the coconut frosting<br><br><br><br>
Caroline
 

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have you asked a baker yet? most of the bakers in our area offered Vegan cakes or would happily amke a cake vegan for us. Everyone is so used to dealing with food allergies now, that it is not uncommon for them to hae to alter their recipes.<br><br><br><br>
we had a carrot cake and a spice cake for our wedding, both of which were vegan (we were married in october). actually, the whole wedding was vegan--down to the caramel for the granny smith apples. it was excellent from beginning to end. We got a good caterer and they did *everything.* The food was excellent.<br><br><br><br>
So, it may be easier just to talk to your local people. Also, ask people at your HFS if they know of any bakers in the area who definately make vegan cakes. For instance, FResh Fields (now Whole Foods) has a great bakery and makes vegan cakes, wheat free cakes, and a number of other special cakes. They don't ahve a lot of versatility (i could have a chocolate or banana vegan cake), but they did have options and experience.<br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps!
 

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I dunno if I'm the same as you guys, but my philosophy on my veganism is that it is my choice, but not necessarily something I want to push on anyone...therefore.....<br><br><br><br>
If it were me, I'd have vegan options and non-vegan options. Chances are you'll have some vegan and some non-vegans. So why not have a regular wedding cake, and a vegan pie?<br><br><br><br>
My husband and I had a regular wedding cake, and he wanted pie for the groom's pie. So thats how we did it. You could just as easily feed eachother from the pie. Then your parents have a regular cake AND you don't have to fuss about finding a vegan one. And you can have pie!<br><br><br><br>
I was vegetarian at my wedding (became vegan shortly after), but we served meat at the reception also for non-veg guests.<br><br><br><br>
You have enough planning to do, girl! And I wouldn't worry myself with trying to MAKE a cake. Jeez. Thats too hard when we are talking wedding cake. If you lived somewhere that you could easily order one, thats different. But you don't so I would just go with a regular cake.<br><br>
XOXO<br><br>
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i don't consider feeding people a nutritious, vegan meal to be "forcing my diet" on others. it is really me "sharing my diet" with others.<br><br><br><br>
if people were to come to my house for dinner, i would serve a vegan meal. most of the times that i do, they're excellent dinners and everybody LOVES them--they rave about the meal for weeks. No one is unsatisfied, so it's not a problem.<br><br><br><br>
vegan cakes taste no different from non-vegan cakes, so i don't think that people would notice if it was vegan or not. But, *i* would know, and that's what's important.<br><br><br><br>
I considered my wedding to be something that *i* was hosting for friends and family. If it had been a small gathering at my own home, it would have been vegan. So i don't see much difference if i expand that to a larger group at a wedding site (we had about 50 people there).<br><br><br><br>
i consider constantly berating people about what they eat, why, and how often to be forcing a diet down their throats. I consider offering the food that i eat at gatherings that i plan to be sharing how i live with friends and family.<br><br><br><br>
And besides, the wedding meal is only one meal of the day. Yes, some people complained when they found out--but i told them that they could eat meat at breakfast and lunch, if they needed too. People often eat vegetarian and vegan meals without even knowing it! And, when they had it, they were happy with it. (there were a few flaws in the recipes, but they weren't major--like the soup was too lumpy and so on).
 
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