Mike and Lis Evans started the Northshore Cupcakes this fall out of a love of baking and specifically, cupcakes. Lis was diagnosed with celiac about 10 years ago. Northshore Cupcakes offers both regular and gluten free cupcakes because Lis wanted to share delicious, gourmet cupcakes she could eat and she wanted to share them with others. Northshore Cupcakes is the fulfillment of their dream to bring the best cupcakes possible to the North Shore.
Since Northshore Cupcakes does not have a storefront, Lis and Mike bake at Mamie’s after they are closed. When baking gluten free cupcakes there is nothing else being baked at the same time. Although Mamie’s is not a dedicated gluten free space, Lis says, “I am super careful and always concerned about cross contamination. Being gluten free myself helps I think- I eat all my own cupcakes. Luckily with cupcakes there isn’t too much risk of contamination.”
Currently the cupcakes are available to order online. This summer Lis and Mike are planning to sell them at local farmers markets. So for the time being head over the their website to order your cupcakes. They will also deliver or can arrange for pick up at Mamie’s.
Jeremy and I couldn’t resist and dug into the cupcakes right away. Jeremy said, “this is one of the better gluten free cupcakes we’ve tried; you can’t really tell that it’s gluten free.” I like getting his opinion because he can compare them to the “regular” cupcakes I can’t eat.
The cupcakes had a real, distinct vanilla bean flavor. Not only could I taste the vanilla bean, but I also could actually see the little black specs of real vanilla bean in the cupcakes! The frosting was rich and very sweet.
Northshore Cupcakes uses only the finest and freshest ingredients in every batch of cupcakes. Influenced and inspired by the seasons, flavors and history of the Northshore of Boston, Lis and Mike work hard to bring these to you in a cupcake!