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#1 FarmBaby

Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:04 AM

We are egg, dairy & gluten free. I am looking for a substitute for nuttelex particularly for icing cakes as I find the taste too strong. Maybe coconut butter? But that's only if I want a coconut flavour.

#2 _Alana_

Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

We use a marg from Coles and woolies in a blue tub called dairy free. No one has ever been able to taste the difference. I have to say I haven't checked it for gluten though

#3 Lalliana

Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

Have you tried Nuttelex Lite? I find it doesn't have quite as strong a flavour and might work better for icing. I think there is also a soy based margarine, Melrose I think it's called but I haven't tried that one so I don't know if it has a strong flavour or not.

#4 kirstyannb

Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Do you add flavouring, even vanilla?
You could try shortening, some cake decorating stores sell it

#5 Feralmummacat

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE (_Alana_ @ 18/11/2012, 07:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We use a marg from Coles and woolies in a blue tub called dairy free. No one has ever been able to taste the difference. I have to say I haven't checked it for gluten though


It is called Tablelands Dairy Free

It is gluten free. I have used it in my cooking for a number of years and I have not had any problems.

#6 Riotproof

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

You can make a ganache with dairy free chocolate and coconut cream. If you use pure coconut cream, it will harden on setting in the fridge and you can whip it up with beaters before using. That does rely on the  coconut flavour being desirable though.

Are commercial marshmallows gluten free? I'm sure I've seen recipes that call for melting them and adding something to make a marshmallow icing.

I do find when I use nuttelex in icing that you need to add quite a lot of essence or some other flavouring. I have found adding a very ripe banana to the icing is pretty good.

#7 Feralmummacat

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

Most commercial marshmallows are not gluten free (eg pascall and the like). I have found plain gluten free marshmallows at chemists (sugar free lolly section).

#8 Froger

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (Riotproof @ 18/11/2012, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are commercial marshmallows gluten free? I'm sure I've seen recipes that call for melting them and adding something to make a marshmallow icing.

Big W sell a brand of gluten free marshmallows. They are also halal, and thus often sold in other shops where halal products are sold or in shops in areas with alot of Muslims (if you live in or near such an area you may very easily find them) - sorry can't remember the name, but they are in a pink coloured bag.

ETA: I have found them. Beacon is the brand.


To make frosting using marshmallows maybe try this recipe: Is dairy, egg and gluten free.

Edited by SarahM72, 18 November 2012 - 09:12 AM.

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