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I don’t generally write much about myself or a client,  but this cake and it’s story is unique and very dear to my heart.

Recently a couple came to my bakery to inquire about a wedding cake.  Such a lovely couple.  They requested a rustic cake with burlap ribbon and flowers.  I knew right away it was going to be a country wedding.  Then we discussed the groom’s cake, a beaver.  I noticed a slight smile cross the bride’s face,  indicating a story was behind the cake.  So…I asked. The bride proceeded to tell me that they “lived close to town,  but out of the way”.  That description felt familiar to me. Then she said they had lakes and a beaver terrorized them,  building dams and clogging the drain.  That also felt familiar. I instinctively said,  “you live in my old house! You live on (road name removed for privacy)!” Shocked,  the bride asked how I knew that. I told her my grandpa had built the lakes and the beautiful two story log cabin.  My grandparents raised me and my brother there. My grandpa had since passed and my grandma moved away.  I immediately teared up.  My grandpa had been on my mind a lot. I had been missing “home”.
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Throughout the conversation,  we exchanged some stories of what we loved so much about the property.   one story being that I, myself was married on the property in 2001. I was also fortunate to live there for 2yrs with my boys, watching over the property,  while my grandparents lived in Brat, Fl. They got to experience some of the same things I did in my childhood.

I was invited to visit anytime,  which is so appreciated.  I’m reminded that God answers,  even when we don’t know we asked for something.

The couple said,  “I do!” on Saturday,  October 21st, 2017, just a few days before the 5th anniversary of my grandfather passing. I know I was meant to make this cake.  Just one more memory left for me to cherish.

 

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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.

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