Gigi’s Cupcakes, America’s largest cupcake franchise, is introducing gluten-free versions of its award-winning gourmet cupcakes, and I was invited to try them out!
In the Twin Cities, Gigi’s Cupcakes is located at 7722 Olson Memorial Highway in Golden Valley. I stopped by there with my family to try out some cupcakes – both regular and gluten-free varieties.
Every day Gigi’s Cupcakes offers a dozen varieties of cupcakes, plus 3 gluten-free varieties, so you can have gluten-free any day!
When we visited we found all kinds of yummy choices including Wedding Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, White Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip, and more. (Their weekly menu can be viewed here.)
You can also find mini cupcakes, which can be purchased in 4-packs.
The 3 gluten-free varieties offered when we went were Wedding Cake, Strawberry Shortcake & Peanut Butter Cup (there are many others during the week including Birthday Surprise and Miss Princess).
We picked out six cupcakes which they nicely packaged in a box (though they didn’t stay in there for long).
We got (clockwise from the top right) Wedding Cake, Scarlett’s Red Velvet, Chocolate Salted Caramel, gluten-free Wedding Cake, gluten-free Strawberry Shortcake, & White Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip.
Our kids enjoyed the Wedding Cake, Red Velvet and White Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (which we helped them with). My husband and I tried a little of each, including the gluten-free varieties.
I have to say we both LOVED the gluten-free varieties as much as the other cupcakes. The taste really wasn’t different. There seemed to be less frosting on the gluten-free varieties, but otherwise they were very similar, especially since we had both the regular Wedding Cake cupcake and the gluten-free Wedding Cake cupcake, so I could compare them together.
And in case cupcakes weren’t enough, Gigi’s Cupcakes offers an assortment of gourmet desserts, including stuffed cookies, pies, cheesecakes, mini cupcakes and custom cakes, including wedding cakes. And all cupcakes, including gluten-free ones, are freshly baked and decorated daily on-site!
One thing to note, though, for those with gluten allergies or Celiac Disease. They say, “Gigi’s Cupcakes’ new gluten-free menu only includes cupcakes baked without gluten; however, gluten-free cupcakes are prepared fresh in the same kitchen as menu items containing gluten, allowing for potential cross-contamination. Because the equipment comes in contact with products containing gluten, Gigi’s Cupcakes’ menu items cannot be certified as gluten-free products. It is not recommended for guests with severe gluten allergies or Celiac Disease.”
Stop by Gigi’s Cupcakes for a Valentine’s Day treat or gift ideas, and oh – this is so neat – Gigi’s Cupcakes will be on “Undercover Boss” on Friday, February 13th! It’s at 7:00pm on CBS!
For more info about Gigi’s Cupcakes, visit www.gigiscupcakesusa.com.
WIN GIGI’S CUPCAKES!
One lucky Twin Cities Frugal Mom reader will win $20 in Gigi’s Cupcakes gift cards! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below by Thursday, February 19th. Winner will be randomly selected on Friday, February 20th and contacted by email. Winner will have 24 hours to respond and claim prize. Good luck!
Angie W says
Chocolate salted caramel?!? YUM!
Candce Kantor says
Sounds yummy! It would be hard to choose!
Lindsey Peterson-Smiley says
I absolutely LOVE cupcakes, and it’s so nice to get more GF options!
I’ve had their cupcakes before and they are delicious!
I would love to try their cupcakes. I miss cupcakes
P. Myers says
Oh i saw this franchise on a tv show yesterday. I was wondering if there was one here. Excited to check them out!!
I had never heard of Gigi’s Cupcakes as we don’t have them around the Chicago-Wisconsin area, but I saw Undercover Boss last night which featured her haha! Glad to know a bakery chain is catering to the GF folks!
I would love to try these!
My gluten-free son would be so into these.
Oh my yum!
Peanut butter cup cupcakes sound amazing!
Megan Swinney says
I wana try! please and thank you!
Luna Equestria says
I love Gigi’s cupcakes and was excited when they started offering gluten free flavors every day.
I love Gigi’s cupcakes! I’m simple though – vanilla cake and vanilla icing! Yum!
My kids would love to try these! They look so yummy 🙂
Juliana Rezaiezadeh says
These look delicious! I want to try them all!
Marcia Goss says
Gigi’s Cupcakes are delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.
Donna Teller says
These sound so good. I watched on Undercover Boss and everything looked so delicious.
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
We have a new GiGi’s here! I’d love to win for that reason!
Danielle Jones says
We have a local GiGi’s but believe it or not I’ve never tried them out yet. I hear their wedding cake cupcakes are the best. I’m also gluten free so it’s great they have GF varieties as well.
ken ohl says
saw these on undercover boss love to try these for sure. thankyou, ken
Annemarie Z. says
Their cupcakes are wonderful!
Those cupcakes look amazing!
I don’t know how long the one in my town has been open but I recently discovered it the other day and OMG they are awesome!
Stephanie O'Day says
I LOVE Gigi’s!! They are my favorite! SO MUCH ICING!
Sherri J says
I have been there a few times and their cupcakes are great!
Love this place they have one not far from me..:)
heidi B says
Thanks for offering gluten free, I wonder if you have dairy free frosting too?
Seyma Shabbir says
I love Gigi’s cupcakes, the champagne cupcakes are amazing!
Michelle Tucker says
Their cupcakes look so good! They have a couple shops in the Denver area. We’d drive the distance just to check them out. 🙂