One year on and Sugar Daddy’s bakery in Rodney Street, is now a firm fixture on the itinerary of any gluten free eater in Edinburgh in search of cake.
A gentle upgrade of the cake counter and a year of baking all gluten and sometimes vegan cakes, has really made this a place worth a detour. While it is off the beaten track, it’s in a good area with plenty of gluten free friendly places nearby: Earthy; stockists of GF beer, the Beerhive; The Water of Leith Cafe Bistro; the lovely Di Giorgio; and old favourite – The Roamin’ Nose. So your gluten free cake shopping can be part of a total GF experience in this part of town.
To my mind the bakery, like this website, has settled into itself. It is still super-friendly and they still make fantastic occasion cakes with some amazing decorations, but it is also now producing really good quality, tasty GF baking. Take it home in a little cardboard box and enjoy, or sit in the window and enjoy a cup of coffee with your cake.
We tasted a particularly delicious carrot cake, which was moist and light and highly recommended. Another delight was the lemon cupcake which, while firmer, had a really zesty tang to it. The doughnut was a revelation to a doughnut-starved coeliac of 18 months, and the S’mores slice went down a treat with my gluten-eating colleagues. I didn’t try it, but I loved the look of the “Och Aye” stamped shortbread!
So seek it out, make a detour and visit Sugar Daddy’s. You are guaranteed non-contamination and full-on taste!