Originally Posted by karateka
Extracts are NOT usually imitation, although there are imitation ones out there. My niece is allergic to nuts, and can't have extracts of nuts.
If the client did not request it be nut free, you don't have to make it nut free. It is the responsibility of the parent to make sure that whatever their kid is eating is safe for them. If they are concerned they need to inquire ahead of time, or plan to bring food their kid can eat.
Disclose your ingredients, not your recipe, so the information is there for those who need to make use of it.
I absolutely agree with these last two posts.
My issue these days is that it seems like everyone is putting CYA (cover your a**) labels on things. There isn't one product from CK brand that doesn't have a possible cross contamination warning on it. I always use candy melts to attach decorations on my cakes, and I struggle to find any that don't have that warning. I think it's almost literally impossible to100% guarantee an allergen free cake to someone unless you have a dedicated house and kitchen, whether it be nuts, or gluten etc.