Opening on St Mary Street, Griffithstown, Desert Queen will open on October 24.
Owner Claire Evans, who specializes in baking gluten-free treats, has converted her garage into a catering kitchen to cook up her handmade delicacies.
Selection of mouth-watering cakes from Claire Evans. Photo: Claire Evans
Ms Evans said: ‘My dad was diagnosed with celiac disease about 10 years ago and was so upset trying products from supermarkets which then weren’t a massive range. The range they had had no moisture and was dry.
Claire Evans and her cooking nephew. Photo: Claire Evans
“Over the past 10 years I have developed a good range of good quality desserts and cakes that are as close to the real taste as possible to give more options to people with celiac disease.
Profiterole chocolate and caramel cake. Photo: Claire Evans
“It is important to me that celiacs can get good products that taste good and have a choice.
“Cream puffs that I haven’t seen in any supermarket in my area, and that’s the type of product I can supply.”
Mrs. Evans has expressed her love for baking and has acquired qualifications in the kitchen.
Festive Paris-Brest. Photo: Claire Evans
“All of my products, gluten-free or not, are all handmade. I’ve used quality ingredients and the recipes I use are all my own which I’ve worked hard to develop for years,” she said.
Dessert Queen is sourcing on a pickup-and-delivery basis – pre-orders and daily produce are also available.