DaisyCakes: Durham, NC [CLOSED]

DaisyCakes in downtown Durham
DaisyCakes in downtown Durham

This little bakery was such a lucky find. After a leisurely Saturday morning walk through the Durham farmer’s market failed to turn up any gluten-free sweets, aside from the plentiful fruits and veggies, we wandered up Foster street and happened upon DaisyCakes.

His and hers raspberry almond bars (gluten-free on the right)
His and hers raspberry almond bars (gluten-free on the right)

Lo and behold, the bakery was offering gluten-free raspberry almond bars alongside regular ones. This bar was absolutely divine: sweet, buttery, and crumby (and reportedly tastier than the regular version).

Enthusiastic gluten-free signage!
Enthusiastic gluten-free signage!

During this first visit, DaisyCakes wasn’t overtly advertising their gluten-free sweets, but by our second visit, they had expanded both advertising and offerings.

What to eat first: a win-win situation
What to eat first: a win-win situation

On second visit, it was nearly impossible to choose. Chocolate cupcakes? Berry tarts? I opted for the treats I was least likely to find elsewhere: the berry pop’t art and the blueberry bread pudding.

Gluten-free berry pop't art
Gluten-free berry pop’t art

The pop’t art looked so delicious, it almost didn’t make it through the photoshoot unscathed. Not only were those raspberries perfectly juicy and covered in sweet berry goodness, but the pastry itself was also amazingly soft and buttery. An ideal combination.

Gluten-free blueberry bread pudding
Gluten-free blueberry bread pudding

The blueberry bread pudding was such a novelty, I held off from devouring it for as long as I could (so, for about twenty minutes). This was by far the most decadent, richest, creamiest, to-die-for gluten-free sweet I’ve had. I can’t wait to go back for more. Run, don’t walk, to DaisyCakes.

Where? DaisyCakes is located in downtown Durham: 401 Foster Street, Durham, NC (919-389-4307).

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