Finally, a cake everyone can eat.
That was my impression upon hearing about Sensitive Sweets, a new bakery in Fountain Valley that's set to have its grand opening July 13. The tiny shop at 17431 Brookhurst St. offers confections without gluten, nuts, soy, eggs and dairy — just about everything but sugar-free, and the staff is working on that too.
Owner Melanie Hohman started the enterprise after puzzling over how to feed her now-3-year-old son Bradley, who was born with severe food allergies. For his first birthday, she resorted to decorating a cantaloupe to look like a cake, knowing that it would give him only a mild reaction that medication could fix.
Needless to say, Bradley isn't alone. Over the years, I've known people who were allergic to just about everything on Sensitive Sweets' no-no list. And I may stop by there at a later date myself — not because I have allergies, but because I'm vegan, which some people view as a kind of hippie extremism, masochism, or both.