Cupcakes for your gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and organic needs!

Good morning everyone!  I just have some exciting news to share with you.  Lolo’s Cakes & Sweets now offers gluten-free, dairy-freesugar-free, and organic varieties of cakes and cupcakes!

I have several friends with gluten allergies that are following a Paleo lifestyle.  One friend in particular, Ms. Heather Green, was especially bummed that she could no longer enjoy any of Lolo’s delicious cupcakes.  😦  Being the people-pleaser that I am, I set off on a quest to make a delicious gluten-free cupcake!  And I succeeded!  So we now offer gluten-free options in chocolate and vanilla.  The really good news is that pretty much all of my frostings are gluten-free, so no change was necessary there!  😀

So if you have a dietary restrictions, and still want a yummy cake or cupcake, just let me know and I will do everything I can to make it happen for you!

Cupcake Comparison Chart

Cupcake Cost per cupcake Taste Texture Health Benefit
Gluten Free $2.50 Available in Vanilla or Chocolate Light and fluffy though very slightly spongier than standard cupcake. A Gluten free diet may help relieve the symptoms of a variety medical conditions including celiac disease, gluten intolerance, Autism and many others.
Dairy Free $2.50 Available in vanilla or chocolate Light and fluffy with a crunchy top Dairy free diet can help relieve the symptoms of dairy allergies or lactose intolerance.  It can also help relieve some sinus issues connected to dairy.
Sugar Free $3.00 Available in vanilla, chocolate, and lemon *The cupcakes are sweetened with Splenda. Light but spongier than standard cupcakes. Sugar free foods can help relieve the symptoms of diabetes and hypoglycemia.
Organic $6.00 Available in a variety of flavors. Pretty much the same as a standard cupcake. Organic foods are higher in cancer fighting chemicals and antioxidant levels.

Here is a quick idea of the unique ingredients used in these specialty cupcakes/cakes:

Gluten free ingredients: rice flour, tapioca flour, & xanthum gum

Dairy Free: Soy margarine and rice milk

Sugar free: Splenda replaces sugar

Organic: All ingredients are certified organic. The main reason the cost is so much higher is that the ingredients must be bought in small quantities to insure freshness.

gluten free cupcakes

Now you can have a special diet and your cupcakes too!! Gluten free cupcakes pictured

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9/11….A mini tribute in cake :)

Ten years ago today, I was sitting in a classroom at the University of West Florida’s FWB campus with a class full of military spouses, trying to grasp what exactly had just happened.  I wasn’t connected to the military in any way except that I live next to Eglin AFB.  I didn’t know anyone in NYC; I didn’t know anyone in the Pentagon, but I still felt lost and confused and heartbroken over the loss of hundreds of strangers that felt like family.  Over the following hours, days, weeks and months, I mourned the loss of so many precious lives lost on 9/11 along with the rest of our country.  Today, I’m still saddened by the memory.  In fact, tears are flowing down my cheeks as I type this.  But today so many brilliant people have reminded us to remember the fallen, but to rejoice in the life and joy that still fills our lives.  So when I finish this, I’m going to dry my cheeks and go hug my children, and say a little prayer thanking my God for so many blessing in my life and for brave men and women who still rush into the Frey in the hope to save even one life.  I only have one cake for this post, but I think it’s a very appropriate one.  Thank you to all those who, 10 years ago,faced fire, falling buildings and hidden dangers to try to save as many as they could.  You are the heart and soul of our country, and you will never be forgotten.

Firefighter cross birthday cake

To all the firefighters, police officers, rescue workers and everyone else who worked so hard to find life in the wreckage--Thank you!

New Custom Cake Business in Crestview, FL!

It’s finally happened! For over a year now, people have been telling me that I need to open my own bakery. Well, guess what, people? I AM!!! Lolo’s Cakes & Sweets is officially a registered business for real! Now lets go back a few months so I can share the miraculous story of how this all came to be 🙂

First I have to tell you about my friend. Her name is Sheena, and she is crazy! After my husband, she is my biggest supporter and cheerleader. If you’ve ever mentioned the word cake around Sheena, you know what I’m talking about! Now Sheena herself is a talented artist, but her master pieces come from the lens of camera. She owns Lens Flare Photography (wedding, maternity, newborn, & family photography) and for many, MANY months, maybe a year even, she has been talking about finding a studio space in Crestview, FL. But she was always looking for a space that also had a kitchen, why does a photographer need a studio? Because she wanted me to have a bakery that badly 🙂

Well, I just thought she was being sweet and well….crazy. But a few months ago the desire to have a space for my cakes outside of my home was getting really strong, and I began to entertain the idea of sharing a space with Sheena, and I found that idea to be very exciting. So I asked my husband to ask a realtor friend of his to look for a place that would work for us. And this is where God stepped in, and started me on the ride of a lifetime. Because come on, what are the odds that there would be a place in Crestview, preferably on the north end of town, that had a commercial kitchen, a large room suitable for a studio, and an extra room for meeting with clients, for RENT? Oh and I was praying for a specific price range too! Two hours, that’s right HOURS, later David got an email of a listing for a small 5 room house that had been used for a catering business a couple of years ago, and it had been sitting on the market for 6 months. When we saw that house, it was perfect! And from there God just began to answer every prayer we sent up with a resounding YES!

Last week we signed our lease and picked up our keys! And our lease officially begins June 1st! We will have our 2 separate businesses residing in our cute little “cake studio” at 327 Hickory Ave. Here in good, old Crestview, FL. It’s not an eat in bakery. It’s custom cake orders by appointment only (cupcakes, wedding cakes, bridal shower cakes, baby showers, birthday cakes, special occasion cakes)  and I’m hoping that we will be opening officially by the end of the month! Yay!

Now many of you may be wondering why all the secrecy and cryptic messages over the last couple of weeks. Well, first because of the “cake shed” incident! And second because my crazy creative friend Sheena couldn’t see why we would want to just blab our big surprise. Oh no! She likes to do things with style! So to commemorate our future together and friends and business roomies we did a photo shoot, and well….I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves!

Friends :)

We are in this together!

Cupcake war

But things begin to get a little out of hand!

Cake in my eye!

Sheena said she was aiming for my cheek.... well her aim SUCKS! Because that is cupcake in my EYE! So I had to retaliate 🙂

After the war

We kiss and make up after our epic battle!

New Custom Cake studio Crestview FL

Our new home!

These new businesses will be serving the communities of Baker, Crestview, Defuniak Springs, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Laurel Hill, Mary Esther, Milton, Navarre, Niceville, Pace, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, Shalimar, Valparaiso & surrounding areas.