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The shop itself is tastefully designed with a welcoming yester-year kitchen feel. With colorful aprons and charming books for sale in addition to the bundt cakes, it was very appealing.
I learned just yesterday that the Bundt Shoppe, a gourmet cake shop off Castle Pine Parkway, was offering gluten free bundt cakes from a Twitter connection with GlutenFreeBee. I was so excited that I made it by there on my way home today.
I hadn’t called ahead, so was absolutely delighted when I could purchase “buntdies” (3 inch mini bundt cakes) in each of the two gluten free flavors they offer – pumpkin spice and chocolate chocolate chip.
The cakes were so beautiful with their swirly white icing that I had to show them to my daughter when I got her from school. She thought we should taste at least one right then — so we sampled the pumpkin spice one. Her three year old assessment “Yummy to my Tummy!” When she had some of the chocolate chocolate chip for dessert after dinner, she thought that was her favorite. I am still partial to the pumpkin spice but found both to be well worth the reasonable $4.50 price.
The owner at the store indicated they keep the gluten free bundties on hand but other sizes require pre-ordering. She also told me that they are working on a third gluten free “white cake” but haven’t gotten it to be quite the way they like.
My only feedback would be that it would be helpful to have a list of the ingredients used in the cakes on the packaging in addition to the great gluten free label that the Shoppe already has. This is not typically done at regular bakeries but many of the gluten free speciality stores label everything (like Deby’s). I think this is perhaps because celiacs (and celiac parents in particular) can be compulsive about being able to review ingredient lists.
However, whether they list the ingredients or not, I think I have found another great place to make me a happy gluten free along the Colorado Front Range. For more information about ordering and pricing go to www.thebundtshoppe.com