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shock.jpgIf you've been to the bakery on the weekend, you've seen how packed out it gets in here. We're so busy that every limb is in use (one hand to frost, one to mix batter, a foot to clean the floor, the other foot scratching records). Needless to say, we aren't able to take orders or set anything aside for anyone--not even Madonna.

A couple weeks ago, however, one of the counter girls took a call from a panicked boyfriend. He wanted to make his girlfriend's birthday extra special with some fresh donuts to follow dinner. Girlfriend was a celiac who had never tasted a donut in her life and he wanted to give her an experience she would never forget. I think that day we were all pissed at our boyfriends or something because we all got teary about it and I quickly waved our normal policy and had the girls pack a perfect box of donuts for him to pick up.

A couple days ago, we received this very exciting email:


I have to say a million thank-yous to the chefs/bakers who created the
Gluten-Free doughnuts, as it made my evening on Saturday, August 29th
so very special. I had heard about the doughnuts and my boyfriend had
specially pre-ordered some for me on this Saturday to make sure I
would be able to eat them for dessert. As I sat outside, drinking
coffee and devouring the chocolate glazed, and then the raspberry
filled powered doughnut, my boyfriend surprised me once more, got down
on one knee, and proposed!!

I was so completely happy and thrilled your bakery became a key
element in our engagement.

We have promised to come back each year on the anniversary of this
engagement (which also happens to be close to my birthday) to eat GF
doughnuts and remember what an amazing proposal this became.

Thank you so much for being a part of my GF life in NYC.

I'll be forever grateful.

Rachel Friedman

We are so excited for you guys!! Congratulations! Oh, and I totally expect the first child to be called BabyCakes, ok?



I am Rachel Friedman's mom and I too have celiac. I would like for you to open a gluten free bakery in South Florida, where I live so I could eat gluten free donuts and cakes.


Marlene Friedman

I have the babycakes cookbook and do not see recipe for gluten free doughnuts. Can I get that recipe?

Also I am a good cook and I have been trying to make your recipes. And have had problems making the chocolate chocolate chip cookies..came out like pralines or too soft.
Make the agave sweetened brownies..they had no taste.

Recipes with evap cane sugar seem almost too sweet and agave sweetened recipes don't seem sweet enough. When I substituted canola oil for coconut oil it tastes bland yet coconut oil products taste oily. How frequently do I have to replace my canola oil?
Any and all helpful comments would be very much appreciative bec I really want to stick with this.
And I did not have your omega coconut oil but rather spectrum at the time. I did order your recommendation.
Robin Slavit

On January we visited your NYC bakery and tried the delicious donuts; we loved them. I have your Babycakes cookbook and already made your divine cupcakes and chocolate chips cookies; I even pre-ordered your new book on Amazon. Do I really have to wait until April to get the donut recipe???!!! Please post it!!! Thanks

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