Just because your kiddo has food allergies or is on an alternative diet doesn’t mean he can’t have a decadent birthday cake… and eat it too. We’ve found the best local bakeries that have mastered the art of whipping up gorgeous cakes, cupcakes and cake pops that are a real free-for-all: gluten-free, nut-free, corn-free, soy-free, vegan and totally safe to devour. Find out where to order-up a showstopping dessert––revelers will never know what’s missing from these sweet masterpieces.

Susie Cakes

Like the idea of a neighborhood baker? Then this shop's your spot. Customized and made from scratch, you won’t find artificial or trans-fat in this baked birthday wonder. You can order a moist, rich gluten-free flourless chocolate cake for little revelers and add the frosting and décor of your choice. The recipe is from Susie’s grandmother’s 3×5 recipe card. You’ll taste the good, old-fashioned difference.

La Costa Towne Square
7610 Via Campanile
Ste. 144
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: susiecakes.com

Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Photo: Susie Cakes

*Note: The only gluten-free cake Susie Cakes makes is the flourless chocolate cake, which is not depicted in the image above.

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–– Nikki Walsh