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sourcing a great non-dairy birthday cake (eggs fine!)

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My son is allergic to milk but fine with eggs. I'd love to get him a really good non-dairy birthday cake and find the texture of many totally vegan cakes to odd. Does anyone know of a bakery that does cakes with eggs but without the dairy. I only knew about Bleeding Heart and they are gone. I am thinking maybe kosher bakeries but a lot of them don't seem to feature cake?

Our attempts at non-dairy muffins at home lately have been acceptable for family but not good enough for company so I'd rather go professional than DIY on this one since we'll be having a bunch of folks over to celebrate.

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  1. Breadsmith in Skokie is Kosher and has good non-dairy brownies/pies. The Jewel store on Howard in Evanston has a Kosher bakery and does pretty good non-dairy cakes.

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    1. re: ferret

      Thanks!

    2. You could also try Tel Aviv Bakery on Devon.

      1. As the others have pointed you to some excellent kosher bakeries - two things to keep in mind

        1) You will want to ask for a Pareve cake which means no dairy

        2) a \word of warning breadsmith will close early on friday because the sabbath starts Friday at sundown - Jewel will be open but no one will be working in the kosher bakery to direct you to the pareve offerings -

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        1. re: weinstein5

          >> 1) You will want to ask for a Pareve cake which means no dairy

          Note for ordering, the word is spelled Pareve but is often pronounced as though it were spelled "parve", rhymes with "carve". And just in case you're curious, Pareve actually means not containing dairy products OR meat products. A Pareve item can thus be eaten with either a dairy meal or a meat meal. (Kosher laws prohibit mixing meat and dairy in the same meal.)

          >> 2) a \word of warning breadsmith will close early on friday because the sabbath starts Friday at sundown - Jewel will be open but no one will be working in the kosher bakery to direct you to the pareve offerings -

          Like those other two places, Tel Aviv Bakery closes before sundown on Fridays and is closed all day Saturdays.