Starting this month, Treat Cupcake Bar is offering four gluten-free cupcake choices everyday ! These ambrosial cupcakes are not only gluten-free but vegan as well! This cupcakery encourages you to ‘build your own’ by picking your cupcake, frosting and optional mix-ins. Or, you can always choose from one of their scrumptious and very creative signature cupcakes.
Some of the standard gluten-free flavors are Chocolate with Vanilla Frosting, Orange Chocolate with Orange Chocolate Frosting, Mint Chocolate Cake with Mint Frosting and a Vanilla Coconut Cake with Vanilla Frosting. These can vary, depending on which day you visit.
It’s best to call ahead to see what particular flavors they are offering, or, just show up like we did if you relish the element of surprise. And we were surprised! My kids were thrilled to see a cupcake stacked high with frosting loaded with cookie chunks. This was the Funky Chunky “Oreo” cupcake and was one of the four signature cupcakes offered that day. These were displayed in a segregated section of the bakery case. This particular cupcake was one of the “Gourmet Specials” of the day and is part of the Rotating Treats as seen on the menu.
Though the mix-in bar was tempting, we couldn’t resist boxing up more beautiful signature cupcakes to take home. We chose the Mint, which was a chocolate cupcake topped with mint frosting that sat atop a layer of ganache and we also picked the Plain Jane which was a chocolate cupcake with vanilla “butter”cream frosting. There was nothing plain about this however. It was absolutely beautiful with snowflake confections and edible glitter! Almost too pretty to eat. The Vanilla Coconut was also chosen and it featured a vanilla cake. The cake was incredibly moist and the crunchy, toasted coconut topping was the perfect counterbalance to the cake. Each cupcake was delightfully unique and all were delectable. A moist, tender, great tasting, non-crumbly gluten-free/vegan cupcake is a rare find!
Luckily, on the day of our visit, all of the gluten-free cupcakes just happened to be nut-free too. Nuts/peanuts are featured in some of the items. So call ahead to verify your needs, if necessary.
This cheery, kid-welcoming bakey is also the perfect spot for a child’s birthday party as well as a huge relief for us parents looking for a food allergy-friendly spot to take them!
Kudos to Treat Cupcake Bar for their efforts to better the community by donating a portion of proceeds to select local charities.
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