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Gluten Free in the Upper Midwest

Nadia Cakes: Update September 9, 2014

I’ve tried many, many treats from Nadia Cakes now, so I wanted to write a quick update. they now have about 4-5 daily kinds, not just chocolate or white, but triple chocolate and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes too. but I usually go on weekends, because they have ever-changing offerings on Saturdays and Sundays, check their menu online to make sure you hit a day with something great, but sometimes there are surprise ones that show up there unexpectedly, in addition to what’s published online. there are often 7-8 gluten free cupcakes to choose from on the weekends. the GF cupcakes are displayed in a little dome-top cake platter, on top of the regular cupcake shelves, first thing when you get to the display cases. they keep the inventory below and will change gloves to grab your cupcakes and give you separate containers (I ask, just to be sure). if you know that you’ll want a lot of a given type, it’s nice to call ahead of time, even a day or two in advance, so they know if they should make more. (if you arrive later in the day, your first choice may be sold out already). and at any time, with I think 48 hours notice, they can make almost any flavor of cupcake gluten free, as long as you order at least a dozen cupcakes.

here are some of my very favorite cupcake flavors: Salted Caramel, which not only has a great caramel frosting, but caramel melted in the center of the cupcake. Dalmations are gluten free Oreo-like sandwich cookies blended into the batter and the cream cheese topping, with half a cookie sticking out the top. the Inner Goddess is a red velvet/chocolate cupcake. with I believe a chocolatey filling inside (but I’m not positive, it could just be super moist!) and then a whipped topping frosting mound that’s got toffee bits covering the frosting. the Grasshopper is a chocolate cupcake with a fudgey filling and a mint cream cheese frosting, even the Birthday cupcake is amazing, though it’s just vanilla cake and chocolate frosting, because the frosting is a chocolate cream cheese frosting. yum! they have tons and tons of original flavors, and it’s hard to choose which days NOT to go!

and besides gluten free cupcakes, they have several other items. there’s a cookie case, where they’re all gluten free. there are usually monster cookies and some type of cookie sandwich (and they’ll make any cookies in there INTO a cookie sandwich, if you ask). these are probably my biggest weakness! thankfully they’re too rich for me to eat a whole one in one sitting!

and then in the larger case, towards the register, they have some other gluten free items sprinkled throughout. they have a gluten free cookie dough square, that has layers of chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate, and frosting. they also have “trifles”, which are chunks of goodies (cookies and frosting and such) piled into a cup. there’s also a non-GF version of this, so be sure it says gluten free. but just make sure to check out all of the cases to be sure you’ve found all the treats to choose from 🙂  I highly recommend this bakery!


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