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Gluten Free Cake or Cupcakes?

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Obessed Oct 9, 2009 02:56 PM

I have been put in charge of getting a birthday cake or cupcakes for a friend's birthday party. He is Gluten intolerant. Any suggestions on where I can get yummy gluten free ake or cupcakes? I am in West Hollywood, but willing to travel if it's worth it. Thanks in advance!

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    emilymm RE: Obessed Oct 9, 2009 08:46 PM

    The Sensitive Baker in Culver City-On Washington, I think.

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      Emme RE: emilymm Oct 9, 2009 09:33 PM

      Second The Sensitive Baker
      http://thesensitivebaker.com/blog/bak...

      There's also Sweet Debbie's Organic
      http://www.sweetdebbiesorganiccupcake...

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      Rimetra RE: Obessed Oct 9, 2009 08:50 PM

      Whole Foods has fantastic ones someone in my office brings in (I think you may find them in the refrigerated or frozen section but they are fantastic)

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        cls RE: Obessed Oct 10, 2009 06:39 AM

        A bit further is Flore.

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        Flore Vegan Cuisine
        3818 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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          Obessed RE: Obessed Oct 10, 2009 10:50 AM

          Thank you so much for all the suggestions! I will check them out.

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            coffeebrownies RE: Obessed Oct 10, 2009 10:18 PM

            Urth on Melrose has individual flourless chocolate cakes that are to die for. Last weekend they were 50% off at $3.25 each. Although they are individual, they are really rich--and are easily 2 portions each. My husband, who is gluten intolerant--and very sensitive to even the tiniest spec of gluten--loves these, and we do too. So many gluten-free baked goods with replacement flours taste odd to everyone except the gluten intolerant.

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              Food Good RE: Obessed Oct 10, 2009 10:46 PM

              Mani's on Fairfax.

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                SIMIHOUND RE: Food Good Oct 11, 2009 08:28 PM

                I know this is sort of off topic.

                I noticed that they sell gluten free cake mix at my local Albertsons. It's made by either Betty Crocken or Duncan Heinz.

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                  coffeebrownies RE: Food Good Oct 12, 2009 10:12 PM

                  Last time I checked they didn't ahve gluten-free--are you sure that they do now?

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                    SIMIHOUND RE: coffeebrownies Oct 13, 2009 08:30 AM

                    I saw it last week at the Simi Valley store at about 5000 LA Ave. at Stearns. Now that I think of it, maybe they stocked it because of a weekly ad special on the regular cake mix. I dont get there a lot because I shop elsewhere mostly.

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                  Andrea G RE: Obessed Oct 13, 2009 05:34 PM

                  This won't help you right now, but Babycakes Bakery of NYC is opening a shop downtown in November. Their cookies, cupcakes, and brownies are amazing, and they carry both gluten-free and vegan varieties. I can't wait until they're open!

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                    SIMIHOUND RE: Andrea G Oct 13, 2009 08:44 PM

                    FYI-again pardon this being off topic but many are interested in gluten free products.
                    For anyone interested in a gluten free store. I posted this a while back,

                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/600645

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