Mermaids Bakery

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 14 ratings

1543 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202 Directions

(303) 534-0956
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    3 ratingSeptember 08, 2017

    Yes, they do have a limited selection of GF cupcakes. definitely not a gluten-free facility as you can see from the huge workspace and blenders in the front window when you come in the door. I did mention to them that the gluten-free cupcakes were on the bottom underneath the regular cupcakes so there is definitely the potential for some uncontaminated cupcakes to become contaminated once they are in the display case. The girl at the counter was so new she just didn't get it and when I mentioned it to a person who seemed to be in charge there she didn't seem to care. As she told me, " it's not a gluten-free facility and there's always a chance of cross contamination. That's mentioned on our website. it only matters if you're Celiac". Mmmm, OK..... That just tells me you don't understand the full depth of gluten sensitivity. therefore I would not be able to tell a Celiac they would feel safe in this place but those of us who are Gluten Sensitive may or may not notice anything from a Mermsid cupcake. I have Hashimoto's so I don't get any intestinal symptoms. So, I ate the cupcake. The texture wasn't very dense and a little bit firm but not dry. The frosting was very light and fluffy and not overly sweet which I thought was good. So all in all, I'd say it was a solid grade B /B+ GF cupcake. Not as good as my favorite (2Good2be) but definitely better than a lot of others I have tried. The main reason the Mermaids didn't get four stars from me was due to the attitude of the woman running the kitchen. even though she is making GF cupcakes she seems to have little knowledge as to the depth of food sensitivities.

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    3 ratingApril 25, 2017

    Tasted great but not feeling so great. I suspect cross contamination

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    1 ratingNovember 06, 2016

    cross contamination! Everything is made in same kitchen as wheat cupcakes.

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    Salty caramel cupcake was good and moist. A little spongy but awesome to have a safe gf cupcake. I'll be back!

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    5 ratingNovember 29, 2015

    Best gf cupcakes in town, hands down

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    5 ratingOctober 01, 2014

    Amazing amazing amazing!! Delicious cupcakes - fresh and they offer variety! It is not a dedicated facility but they have an impressive cross contamination process (you can read about it on their site). Seriously one of the best cupcakes I've ever had - including those before I was diagnosed celiac. Go - it's awesome!!!

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2014

    Deliciously not too sweet cupcake!!! I'm From New York and have had some of the best! This is excellent!!

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    3 ratingJanuary 22, 2014

    I loved the cupcake, but I didn't really like the frosting. I had the chocolate carmel cupcake which was very sweet and tasty.

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    3 ratingFebruary 09, 2013

    I've ordered from Mermaids 3 or 4 times. While I'm thrilled that they have GF cupcake options I've always found their cupcakes to be a little dry.

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    5 ratingOctober 15, 2012

    I have died and gone to gluten free heaven!!! Seriously delicious!!

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2012

    Top notch gluten free cupcakes with tons of different flavor combinations.

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2012

    This place is amazing. So amazing, in fact, that we are having them do our wedding cakes, all gluten free. This will be the third time we've had them bake gluten free for parties, and we've never been happier with the results.

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2012

    Hands down the best chocolate cupcake I have had in years! It was just like my moms chocolate cake that I have been unable to eat since I was a kid! Thank you Mermaids thank you !! The coconut macaroons were incredible too!

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2011

    They have a large selection of gluten free cupcakes. Most of them have buttercream frosting. If you call ahead they will put your order in a box for you. They sell out fast. they also make custom orders for cakes and other items!


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