Welcome to Kyra’s Bake Shop

Founder Kyra Bussanich was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder when she was 20 years old. Part of staying healthy meant switching to a gluten-free diet. After being disappointed in the gluten-free products that were available on the market, Kyra thought she’d have to live without birthday cakes, scones, and doughnuts. Kyra attended the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu patisserie program, which gave her a solid foundation of knowledge about classical French baking techniques, which she was able to apply toward baking gluten-free. By craving, and by necessity, Kyra began experimenting with alternative flours and developed a handful of cake recipes that taste as good, if not better, than traditional wheat-filled cakes. Our commitment to high-quality treats at Kyra’s Bake Shop means that you can indulge and still feel good, since you know you’re getting your treats from a 100% gluten-free facility. All the satisfaction, without the worry! Kyra and her incredible team of bakers continue to expand their offerings, not just with gluten-free, but with grain free options as well!


What is gluten?

Gluten is a grouping of proteins that exist in the endosperm of certain seeds and flowering plants. Grass seed gluten, such as in wheat, spelt, rye, and barley, tends to be the primary source of food sensitivities. While only 8% of the population is suspected of having the worst form of immune reaction to gluten, known as Celiac Disease, many more feel they benefit from limiting their exposure.

Gluten has little effect on flavor, but a big effect on texture. When breads rise, gluten (“glue” in Latin) allows the bread to stretch and rise, so crafting gluten-free pastries can be a challenge! At Kyra’s Bake Shop, we’ve worked hard to create a product so amazing you’ll be left wondering if it’s actually gluten-free. We do not sell anything unless it could easily pass a taste test next to products with gluten and win on both flavor and texture.

What flours do you use?

We create our own blends of flours for each product we make. These blends include millet, tapioca, potato, white rice, sweet white rice, sorghum, xanthan gum and cornstarch. We do not use any bean flours– We want our pastries to taste divine and not like hummus!

Are you Vegan?

While we are not a vegan facility, we do offer a small handful of vegan options, such as a daily vegan cupcake flavor and New Cascadia bagels, as well as rotating vegan treats on the weekends. We also offer many products that are EITHER dairy free OR egg free in the shop regularly for those looking to avoid certain ingredients.

Do you have any dairy free options?

Yes, we always have at least two dairy-free options available in the shop, and usually more. Some of these items include our very popular Hot Chocolate cupcake, Truffle Fudge Brownies, Ring Dings, and Skinny Minty cookies. Any dairy-free item is denoted “DF” on the product label in the shop so they’re easy for you to spot. Many of our cakes can be adapted to be dairy free as well - just ask!

Are you a nut-free Facility?

We are not a nut-free facility - we do use tree nuts and peanuts on occasion in our products and on our equipment. We do our very best to sanitize all surfaces and avoid cross-contamination, but please be aware if you have severe nut allergies.

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