What if you could walk into a grocery store and buy a delicious, beautifully decorated cupcake for your child with severe peanut and tree nut allergies? Nutphree's, my hometown nut-free bakery and a longtime supporter of this site, wants this to be a reality for many more of us, but they need our our help! A growing number of grocery stores want Nutphree's safe, tasty treats but they don't have the equipment and manpower to satisfy this demand.
Please click on the video above to learn how you can help through Nutphree's Kickstarter campaign. The campaign expires September 17th, so the time to help is now.
Brian and Sonia Walker, the founders of Nutphree's and fellow parents of a child with life-threatening nut allergies, tell their inspiring story so much better than I can in the short video above. You'll also get to see an array of the fabulous treats created at their storefront bakery, as well as the cupcakes they now sell to many Mariano's grocery stores in the Chicago area.
|My daughter's whimsical birthday cake (with a makeup theme) from Nutphree's.|
When we first received my daughter's diagnosis of life-threatening peanut and tree nut allergies, we had no idea what that would mean to social occasions like birthday parties or family celebrations. Blog readers were in the same position, and I received numerous e-mails asking to find safe, nut-free baked goods. My answer then: your own kitchen. Get baking! There was simply no alternative.
All of that changed in 2011 when Nutphree's started baking to fill this growing need. I've sent so many readers, friends and neighbors to Nutphree's over the years and I've been thrilled with the cakes I've ordered from them myself, not to mention the cupcakes making their way in my door via Mariano's grocery stores. Due to the growing demand for this product, those of us in the Chicago area can now go into Mariano's supermarkets and pick up Nutphree's yummy cupcakes.
|One of the gorgeous cast party cakes from when my daughter performed in Guys and Dolls!|
Several in the cast had nut allergies, so they were thrilled.