Frequently Asked Questions

Location and Hours

Where are you located?

We are located on NE Alberta between NE 22nd and NE 23rd. Our address is 2217 NE Alberta. We are 1.5 miles east of I-5 off of exit 303.

What are your hours?

We are open everyday from 9am to 9pm from Labor Day through Memorial Day and from 9am-10pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

How many people can you fit in your shop?

We have 5 tables that can sit two people each and 5 bar stools plus one small bistro table outside as well as a 10-foot long picnic table out back with four benches for larger parties. You are also welcome to use the garden seating behind Townshend Teahouse.

Ingredients

Is everything vegan?

Yes! We do not use any animal ingredients in any of our baking and everything we serve is 100% plant-based.

What do you have that is gluten-free?

Everything we sell in our shop is gluten-free and we only work with gluten-free ingredients in our kitchen.  This includes all of our baked goods, soups, salads, ice cream, cones and optional toppings.

What do you use in your gluten-free flour mix?

We blend our own gluten-free flour mix using superfine sorghum flour, white & brown rice flour, tapioca flour and guar gum.

What do you use for sweetener?

Most of our baked goods are made with organic evaporated cane juice, some also include organic brown sugar or organic confectioners sugar. Our sugar-free treats are sweetened with either agave, maple syrup, brown rice syrup and/or dates.

What is organic?

Much of what we source is organic.  All of our sweeteners, milks, applesauce, dried fruit and all of our oils to name a few.  In addition, all of our spices for both sweet and savory are organic and fair trade and all of the produce we use is organic and local whenever possible. All other ingredients are as organic as they can be although at times we might source locally grown or sustainable choices instead. All of our ingredients are sourced with the highest quality in mind.

Do you have any sugar-free items?

Yes! We have a number of items that are sweetened with either agave, coconut sugar, brown rice syrup and/or dates. In addition, our Coconut Bliss ice cream is sweetened with agave and we have several toppings that are sugar-free.

Do you have anything raw?

Our cheesecake is raw and a customer favorite!  We also make a delicious raw chocolate fudge filled with almonds and cacao nibs.

Special Orders

How much notice do you need for special orders?

We require a minimum of 48 hours to place a special order. If your request is for less than 48 hours, call the shop and see if there is any way to accommodate your order. Please note availability is extremely limited when we have less than 48 hours notice.

Can you write on a cake?

Absolutely. Please note the number of words that will fit on a cake depends on the size of the cake. We do not offer writing on cupcakes.  At this time we do not offer decorations beyond writing.

Do you do wedding cakes?

Yes, we offer a three-tiered wedding cake with a simple yet elegant design. You are also welcome to select from a variety of cakes, cupcakes or mini cupcakes to celebrate your special day. For more information on our wedding services please contact us at weddings@backtoedenbakery.com.

Can I buy the full cake you have in your case?

We are a small batch bakery meaning we bake in small quantities in order to maintain quality and avoid waste. If you need a full cake, a dozen cupcakes or any item in large quantities, we require that a special order be placed. Some items may be limited in number so do your best to think ahead. Every so often we might be able to fulfill your request on short notice so feel free to inquire.

Do you have gift certificates?

Yes! Gift certificates are available in the shop for any amount. They are available to purchase over the phone via credit card and if you’d like we can mail it to you for a small postage fee.