This review of Hippie Chick Bakery was shared with us previously by my friend Barb Nicoletti. When she first shared her experience, the cake shop was located in Amesbury, MA, but they have since relocated to Kensington, New Hampshire and all cakes must be ordered.
Hippie Chick Bakery is one of the few bakeries that creates wonderful vegan and gluten free baked goods. And now, the owner of Hippie Chick Bakery, Amy Mastronardi, has taken the pride and concern of her work even further, as all of her creations are free of peanuts and tree nuts. This opens a whole new world up for the food allergic and is nothing short of amazing. Although, Hippie Chick Bakery specializes in vegan and gluten free cakes, they also create cakes that contain dairy and gluten. These are processed on shared equipment, following strict cleaning procedures, but they cannot guarantee that cross contamination does not occur. That said, I have always been 100% satisfied with all of the products we have purchased.
The cakes are wonderful, moist and hold up well in traveling. The flavors of the cake in combination with the dairy free whipped toppings are just marvelous. Looking at your beautiful cake, you would never guess that it actually gets even better when you slice it and see all of the wonderful layers. Whipped topping, chocolate cake, vanilla cake and fresh berries between each layer. Then you take a bite, and the dreaminess continues. Wow.
You can create your own cake, flavor, filling, topping, fruit, no fruit etc, informing Amy what you would like the cake to look like, and she makes the magic comes to life. Nothing about this bakery is ordinary, and that is displayed in Amy’s work. Now you would think for the quality and taste of these cakes, that you would have to pay and arm and a leg for a sweet treat of this magnitude. Well that is not the case here. The specialty cakes from Hippie Chick Bakery are reasonably priced in my book.
As mentioned, Hippie Chick Bakery does run a peanut- and tree nut-free facility. They focus on local and organic ingredients, and though they are well known for dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free and vegan cakes, it’s important to read the special diet information on their website for those who have highly sensitive allergies or Celiac disease.
Hippie Chick Bakery is a “private cake studio”, which means they do not have a retail bakery. All cakes are by order only (they also make cupcakes and cookies), but they can be picked up at the bakery. Many people travel quite the distance as the cakes – from fun birthday to elaborate wedding – are quite spectacular.
Location: 118 South Rd, Kensington, NH 03833 (this is not a retail shop; orders & by appointment only!)
Phone: (603) 347-1487