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Gluten-free cake? (That doesn't taste horrible...)

bgbc Apr 8, 2013 06:01 PM

Any recommendations for an Oakland/Berkeley area bakery that can make a tasty gluten-free cake that isn't heavy on chocolate? Doesn't have to be made in a gluten-free facility and nuts, dairy, etc. are all fine.


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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: bgbc Apr 8, 2013 06:11 PM



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      abstractpoet RE: bgbc Apr 8, 2013 08:16 PM

      Sweet Bar makes some good gluten-free stuff.


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        milklady RE: bgbc Apr 9, 2013 09:43 AM

        Masse's Pastries always has a couple of gluten free items that are delicious.

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          jsaimd RE: bgbc Apr 9, 2013 04:52 PM

          Mariposa sells Capcakes cakes. They are typical GF cakes with American buttercream. They also sometimes sell Miglets cupcakes, which I think is better but also typical cake.

          There is a farmer's market based bakery called Flourchyld that does a bunch of nut based cakes. they are widely liked by non-GF folks. However, they aren't at the east bay markets. In SF Tout Sweet has some non-chocolate GF cakes. Masse's had a whole line of GF cakes for passover, but not sure they are still around. Crixa does a flourless almond cake.

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            elenamarcia RE: bgbc Apr 15, 2013 08:50 PM

            Braxton's Boxes does great custom gluten free cakes: http://www.braxtonsboxes.com/. They don't have a storefront but they deliver or can arrange for a dropoff in Oakland/Berkeley (and perhaps beyond?). Their GF coconut cake is a family favorite.

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              bgbc RE: bgbc Apr 16, 2013 06:19 PM

              Oops. Forgot I posted this after the birthday party concerned was pushed back and cake was far from my mind. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!

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