Jun 17

Ob La Da – Gluten Free Cupcakes in Pembroke

My friends Molly and Scott just got married in April. Instead of having a cake they decided on cupcakes from Ob La Da. Scott’s family has known the owner, Kevin, for years and thus decided to use him for their wedding.

These are not gf, the gf cupcakes were kept separately

 

While not an exclusively gluten-free bakery, almost all of their products can be made gluten-free or vegan! All items are made to order and natural, local, organic ingredients are used when available. The products can be ordered online and at local farmer’s markets (Plymouth Plantation and Marshfield) or by calling. When I called, on a Sunday afternoon, Kevin was on Cape Cod with his wife, but was still super friendly and happy to talk to me about a cake for my graduation party.
At the wedding Molly had gotten 12 gluten free cupcakes, and being the only gluten free guest, I was given all 12 to take home. Lucky me! I was able to try three different flavors:

 

Chocolate cake topped with vanilla frosting

 

Vanilla cake topped with vanilla frosting

 

Salted Caramel: Caramel cake, Caramel buttercream with a swirl of fleur de sel caramel sauce on top.

My favorite was the Salted Caramel. It was delicious!!! I also enjoyed the vanilla and found the chocolate cupcakes to be a bit dry.

For my graduation party last weekend I was having a hard time deciding between a Coconut Cake and the Bananas Foster: banana cake, rum caramel filling and vanilla frosting. I know, my mouth is watering too. As delicious as the Bananas Fosters sounds, I knew coconut would probably be best for a group of 65 people. So I chose a half sheet cake ($80) of the coconut cake with vanilla butter cream frosting instead of the cream cheese frosting.

They will deliver (included in price) to Duxbury, Marshfield and other areas close to their home (not sure the exact radius). He brought the cake over Saturday morning, along with 6 cupcakes he made with the extra batter.

Other delicious sounding cupcake flavors include:

Red Velvet Underground:  Rich red velvet cake with a sweet cream cheese frosting and topped with red velvet cake crumbs, as it should be.
Wavy Gravy:  Rainbow tie dye vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and rainbow jimmies.
Carrot Fever: Spiced carrot cake made with local carrots topped with fresh cream cheese frosting.
Banana Boat:  Dense banana rum cake filled with  sticky caramel and topped with signature caramel buttercream.

Margaritaville: Fresh vanilla and lime cake stuffed with a tequila cream filling and topped off with a light and fluffy lime frosting and, of course, a wedge of lime.

Cake Flavors

Vanilla                                                                                 Chocolate
Red Velvet                                                                                Carrot
Cookies and Cream (not sure if available gf)               Banana
Coconut                                                                               Margarita
Pound Cake                                                                            Lemon

Fillings

Chocolate Ganache                                    White Chocolate Ganache
Raspberry Jam                                                              Strawberry Jam
Blueberry Jam                                                                     Apricot Jam
Grape Jam                                                                             Lemon Curd
Key Lime Filling                                                               Peanut Butter
Nutella                                                                                Caramel Sauce
French Cream                                                    Fresh Fruit (in season)

Frostings

Vanilla Buttercream                                         Chocolate Buttercream
Mocha Buttercream                                                        Whipped Cream
Cream Cheese                                                             Chocolate Ganache
Swiss Meringue Buttercream                                                  Key Lime

Kevin is very friendly; exceptional customer service. The cake was delicious and moist  and a hit at the party. Everyone kept asking “is this gluten free?!”

Many cake and cupcake flavors can be made gluten free. They also offer gluten free cookies, brownies, pies and other desserts.

Location: for now cooking out of their home, hoping to open a store front soon in Marshfield. Also available at local farmers markets.

Website: http://www.oblada.net/home/

 

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