More GF Options in Norfolk: Carolina Cupcakery
Another place I checked out while in Norfolk was Carolina Cupcakery. This delicious sweet spot, on Colley Avenue, makes a variety of cupcakes to accommodate special diets (vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, etc.) For their gluten-free cupcakes they use a rice and tapioca flour blend. The woman I talked to was extremely knowledgeable about gluten-free and told me that they make their GF cupcakes at their Chesapeake location and they have a designated area of the bakery and equipment to use for these items. They arrive at the Norfolk store already packaged individually so no cross contamination to worry about. Good work, Carolina!
After a day of unpacking boxes, everyone deserves a treat, right? I tried the variety with vanilla cake, chocolate chips and chocolate icing. So yummy! I love icing but it was a lot of icing, even for me. My brother will love this place once he arrives. I really liked the texture of the cake and the taste of icing and cake…it wasn’t a fondant type of icing. (I’m not a big fan of fancy cake…I want something that tastes freshly made, for a high school bake fair, not an “over the top” wedding reception, if you know what I mean.) They have multiple varieties so it’s nice to have choices!
I really enjoyed this sweet treat and I’ll absolutely be returning to Carolina Cupcakery when I head back to Norfolk for a visit.
Carolina’s Cupcakery – 2019 Colley Ave. #102 – Norfolk, VA – 757.531.1548