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GF Bakeries DC: Buzz and Hello Cupcake

July 21st, 2008 by Mandy

We have some more details for you on the GF offerings at Buzz bakery in Alexandria and Hello Cupcake, soon to arrive in Dupont Circle

Buzz’s Gluten Free Options

  • Chocolate Gluten Free Brownie: This classic is made with a combination of almond and rice flour and topped with slivered almonds $2.50. Available daily.
  • Gluten Free Bird Brownie: Our Executive Pastry Chef Josh Short’s gluten free version of our most popular brownie, The Farmhouse Brownie. Its a decadent chocolate brownie, made with Illy espresso and walnuts, almond and rice flour. $3. Available daily.
  • Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich: A gluten free chocolate brownie surrounding homemade vanilla bean ice cream. $5.95 Available daily.
  • Gluten Free Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes, frosted with Chocolate or Vanilla Buttercream and topped with slivered almonds. $3. Available daily (while they last) or by 48 hour advance order.
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Cakes: available in chocolate or vanilla with your choice of chocolate or vanilla buttercream. Available by 48 hours advance notice, in 6′ for $28,’ 8′ for $35, 10′ for $55, 12″ for $69 or 1/2 sheet size for $90.
  • Creme Brulee: Offered in Vanilla Bean and other flavors such as Cherry, Espresso and Nutella. $2.95.
  • We also offer a variety of homemade ice creams and sorbets. $2.25 per scoop

Hello Cupcake: Flavors

We emailed Penny, the owner and chef of Hello Cupcake, and she filled us in on the flavors. You can see a list of all of the flavors they will offer here, and Penny tells us her plans for the GF flavors.

I am trying to create a gluten-free version of most “regular” flavors. So, for the most part, all the flavors you see on the regular menu will rotate through the gluten-free menu as well. The only difference is that the gluten-free selection is limited to one flavor per day. Maybe more later

In my opinion, so far my BEST gluten-free flavors are a couple of the more exotic ones – the carrot cake and the triple coconut. You probably already know this if you are on a gluten-free diet, but I am finding that the flavors with lots of other goodies in them besides flour make the best gluten-free versions. The gluten-free carrot cake has carrots, pineapple, coconut and walnuts, so you don’t even notice the flour substitution!

The coconut is similar – lots of coconut, coconut cream, and coconut cream-cheese frosting make it taste like the “real thing”!

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