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Cakes made in a nut-free environment?

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ScrimshawTheSecond Thu 27-Nov-14 11:10:32

Hi all

I want to take a birthday cake in to school for my soon-to-be-5-yo. I called the school and they've said only one labelled as made in a nut-free environment is acceptable. I've had a look and everything in the shops seems to say that they're made in a factory that handles nuts, even if they're labelled nut free.

Any suggestions?


Scrim x

BrunetteSmurfette Thu 27-Nov-14 12:46:38

Not very helpful but I'm sure most things have thise disclaimers on nowadays, it is a pain. I can't really offer any advice as don't know any labeled ones that are definitely nut free. Only thing I could sugguest is to perhaps look in the free from Isle in supermarkets. If you have a tesco near you they usually have a bigger section for this than other supermarkets. Good luck.

ScrimshawTheSecond Thu 27-Nov-14 13:17:22

Thanks, BrunetteSmurfette. We only have a Morrisons or a Co-op within reasonable distance, unfortunately, so a bit limited. Good idea re the free-from aisle, though, thanks.

SeagullsAreLikeThat Thu 27-Nov-14 22:53:09

Just Love Food Company's cakes are all nut free as is anything by Fabulous Bakin' Boys (though this is due to change next year )

babybarrister Sun 30-Nov-14 19:34:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Monathevampire1 Sun 30-Nov-14 19:59:09

Is home made acceptable? I have a severe nut allergy and get really frustrated with manufacturers saying 'can't guarantee nut free'

rogueelement Mon 01-Dec-14 17:44:05

Is this for your son or for someone else who has a nut allergy?

If it's for someone else, you need to know that very few cakes will have that precise information on. It's more a case of not having nuts in ingredient list/may contain warning/traces warning/unsuitable for nut allergy sufferers warning.

NB The free-from aisle is often worse than useless - tends to be focused on gluten-free. Nuts are gluten-free.

I would look for a sponge cake from a big manufacturer as being the best bet, then keep the packaging. Quite tricky.

ScrimshawTheSecond Mon 01-Dec-14 18:50:09

Hello, thanks for replying, rogueelement.

It was for a boy in my son's class with a nut allergy.

I couldn't find a cake that didn't have a label saying it was made in a nut free environment. I checked with the class teacher, who said 'nut-free' was fine, and the boy with the allergy had his own treat box. I don't know where the office had got the idea that it needed to have such a specific label, but apparently that wasn't true.

So just a standard supermarket cake with 'nut free' went in and all was fine.

Scrim x

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