Where To Find The Best Nut-Free Cakes In Ottawa and Kanata

Looking for nut-free cakes in Ottawa?

If you or a family member has a nut allergy, you should never (nor do you have to) go without incredible, high-quality desserts.

Ottawa has many bakeries who are completely nut-free, and others that do so upon request, making nut-free cakes, nut-free cupcakes, nut-free pies, and other nut-free desserts so delicious that you could never tell the difference.

Here are 3 bakeries in Ottawa that are the best at going nut free, and who specialize in nut free cakes in Ottawa, Gatineau, and Kanata.

While this list is updated regularly, please always check with you bakery to confirm your order is 100% nut free and meets all of your dietary requirements.

Strawberry Blonde Bakery

The team at Strawberry Blonde Bakery in Kanata/ Ottawa’s West End are incredibly creative and passionate about delivering deliciousness to those with dietary restrictions. At the heart of their business is the mandate that no one should have to compromise on taste and quality because of an allergy or food sensitivity – and they are living proof that this can be true. They are Ottawa’s 100% gluten-free, vegan, nut free, kosher bakery in Ottawa.

Ottawa’s Strawberry Blonde Bakery offers custom cakes, cupcakes, pies, and other desserts, all available in a nut free form that is just as delicious as its nutty counterpart.

Strawberry Blonde works with every client to inspire and bring to life the creative custom cake they desire. They can accommodate speedy orders, too – and only require about three day’s notice for rush orders.

Strawberry Blonde Bakery has 2 locations – one in Westboro and one in Kanata. You can view their store hours on their website, and a gallery of their work on their instagram page.


An industry expert, ThimbleCakes specializes in gorgeous custom cakes for birthdays, weddings, and more.

If you’re looking for a show-stopping piece for your big day, ThimbleCakes is a perfect choice. Not only do they do delivery and set-up, they can provide large pedestals and tiers as needed for that incredible nut-free cake display of your dreams.

ThimbleCakes doesn’t do in house consultations. Instead, they send you a box of mini cupcakes of all different flavours to let you sample and discuss as you choose. What a great way to turn an evening in into a cake-planning party with your hubby-to-be or bridesmaids.

ThimbleCakes offers an incredible selection nut-free (and many gluten-free) flavours, which can be mixed & matched from layer to layer.

Nut-free cake flavour choices are vanilla bean, rich chocolate, marbled vanilla and chocolate, chocolate chip or lemon. Filling choices are housemade fudge, housemade lemon curd, raspberry puree, cookie dough or simply vanilla bean frosting.

They specialize in gorgeous nut-free custom cakes.

More info and photos of their creations can be found on their website.

The Joy of Gluten Free

This list would not be complete without a mention of Westboro’s The Joy of Gluten Free, a dreamy bakery/ cake shop on Greenbank Road. This is a one-stop-shop for gluten free, peanut-free baking in Ottawa; the bakery creates over 90+ products from scratch every single day.

The shop works with over 22 different types of flours to curate the best in gluten-free and peanut-free desserts.

Their custom peanut-free cakes are made with heavenly flavours, including Confetti, Buttermilk, Chocolate Cherry, Red Velvet, Guilt-Free Brownie, and more. Like this Cloud Cake:

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Dulce de leche in the middle with meringue icing on top drizzled with out homemade chocolate sauce.Add: a cookie dipped in chocolate glaze with writing on it.

Again, all peanut-free.

More info can be found on their website.

Custom Nut Free Cake Costs

How much should you expect to pay for a custom nut-free cake in Ottawa? It depends on how big and elaborate you want it to be. You should expect to pay anywhere from $30 (for a one-layer, one colour cake with regular icing) to $300 (for a multi-tier, elaborate cake with fondant and details). Extravagant multi-tiered cakes can cost up to $1,000!

Things To Decide

Before ordering your cake, here’s some things you should know:

  • How many people you’re looking to serve. This will determine the size of the cake.
  • The Shape Of The Cake You Want. Typically, bakeries offer square or round tiers, and wedding cakes are usually round. You can create custom shapes upon request.
  • Any other allergies or dietary requirements from your guest list.
  • Cake flavour and colour. The bakery will have a list of nut-free flavours for inside the cake, for the cake filling, and the cake icing. They can do most colours, but many custom cake designers don’t work with dark colours or jewel tones, so check with your designer beforehand if you’re looking for a unique colour.
  • Icing Flavour. Do you know if you want a nut free fondant icing or regular icing on the outside? Some cake designers in Ottawa don’t work with fondant. Before selecting your decorator, make sure to decide if you’d like a cake with fondant or icing.
  • Photos Help. There are a plethora of photos on the internet to get inspiration from for your custom wedding cake, and this can help bakeries to understand what you’re looking for and exceed your expectations. If you can have photos of cakes you like when ordering, this will make the process that much easier (and the cake that much better).

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