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Sep 7, 2013 11:34 AM

Your Ultimate Good-News-Reward/Bad-News Commiseration Dessert(s)

Alright, this question is a doozey!

I make gluten free/dairy free desserts that I sell to clients, well, really only one client.

This client has brain cancer and celiac disease. In two weeks, this person is going to find out how the last round of chemotherapy went. Meaning: the tumour is dying or the chemotherapy did not help.

Now comfort food is definitely in order and she wants to make an order for that day. I'm right now unsure exactly as to what I should make. My aha-moment last night was to make these delightful gluten-free/dairy-free S'more cupcakes that I make. (Almond cupcakes with a truffle baked inside with homemade marshmallow cream and a tiny gf store bought cookie on top. ((I know amazing. It's won contests))

My husband said that this dessert would be the best choice but I'm also thinking about a smorsgabord box of cookies.

Any ideas? What would you want to eat the day you found out you were either thriving or dying?

Also, further to that, I'm conflicted as to whether or not to charge her. I never charge her that much to begin with and it's mostly just to cover my ingredient costs. Should I charge her just for the ingredients in this case, maybe setting a precedent for price? Or, should I charge her a regular amount?

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    1. re: greygarious

      Only if with a really good Hard Sauce.

    2. Give her the dessert on that day, and state it is your treat this time. That is all you need to say. Bless you for taking care of this person in this way. If she loves the cupcakes, then don't make this overly complicated. Just do them

      What I would want for comfort under similar situations? Honestly, probably nothing amazing. Maybe a frozen custard or a homemade pie. I'd enjoy peanut butter cookies too.

      But I am not a big over the top dessert kind of person.

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      1. re: sueatmo

        I guess you are right. I am over thinking this. Thanks for the advice.

      2. If I'm thriving.maybe something light.........if I'm dying...................BRING IT ON, BABY

        and personally..either smiles or with uproarious gales of glee ( I think I have those backwards compared to up above)

        1. gluten terr/dairy free comfort food.

          chocolate pudding

          1 14-ounce can coconut milk
          3 tablespoons cocoa powder
          3 tablespoons sugar
          pinch salt
          4 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
          1 teaspoon vanilla

          stir enough of the coconut milk into the cocoa powder to make a slurry. put the remaining coconut milk in a saucepan, add the sugar and salt and heat until bubbles form. lower the heat, then whisk in the cocoa mixture. add the chopped chocolate and stir until melted. take off heat and add vanilla. refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

          the pudding will appear thin, but thickens in the fridge.

          1. Thanks for the advice, everyone!