where to buy a dairy free (not vegan, though) birthday cake
I have my challenges with dairy and love birthday cake. My favorite is a fluffy yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I've been making birthday cakes for myself and my family for years, but I would like to have a professional, tasty, not full of ingredients I can't pronounce, birthday cake without the fuss. Does anyone know where I can get a dairy free birthday cake in the Boston area or burbs? I've tried some kosher establishments, but their cakes taste artificial. I'd be willing to order something on line if I knew where to go, but I would prefer something local that isn't frozen for travel. Thanks for your help!
Most Chinese bakeries make cake that is dairy free. However, if you don't like the kosher cakes, you may not like these cakes. I would recommend Eldo Bakery, or perhaps Bao Bab Bakery in Chinatown for your cake. They have fluffy yellow cakes with vanilla frosting usually, but I think you could get a chocolate frosting version also.
Party Favors in Coolidge Corner will do a dairy-free cake that tastes just like their regular cake. Their cakes are very frosting-heavy.
Blacker's Bakery, which is a kosher bakery in Newton, also makes custom cakes that are dairy-free (since they're kosher). My husband ordered one for my birthday this year and it was delicious. It was sort of a regular, straight-forward, very fresh cake and people couldn't believe it was dairy-free.
1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA