Inside Kyra's Bake Shop's New and Improved Gluten-Free Bakery

Lauded Lake Oswego baker and Cupcake Wars champion Kyra Bussanich opens the doors to her bigger, brighter bakery and cafe.

By Allison Jones November 18, 2014

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or, if you’re Kyra Bussanich, make cupcakes. Bussanich, founder of Kyra’s Bake Shop and author of Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder at the age of 20 that left her unable to eat many of her favorite foods. Disappointed with her gluten-free pastry options, Bussanich took matters into her own hands: she attended Le Cordon Bleu's patisserie program and opened her own gluten-free bakery.

Now, Kyra’s Bake Shop is a three-time winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” and the Lake Oswego-based bakery was the only gluten-free operation in each competition, winning with flavors like Spicy Peach Bellini and Key Lime Pie. 

Fans of Bussanich's cupcakes and other treats now have a 3200-square-foot destination to appease their sweet cravings. A major upgrade from the previous location's 750 square feet, the bright new spot features a fresh look—with a rebranded gold logo, boysenberry-hued walls, and windows peeking into the bakery's kitchen and cake decorating station (perfect for curious kids of all ages). Outside, a full patio is in the works to offer even more seating. 

Another upgrade? A full menu of sandwiches, panini, savory tarts and quiches, antipasto platters, soups, and salads in addition to her usual line-up of cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, crumble bars, ice cream sandwiches, mini-pies, and Paleo chocolate chip cookies. On the liquid side of things, those lingering guests can settle in with full espresso service (with housemade syrups), kombucha, hot autumn cocktails, mimosas, gluten-free beer from Ground Breaker, Two Towns cider, and local wine. 

Click through to the slide show above to check out the new space!

Kyra's Bake Shop
599 A Avenue in Lake Oswego

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