Sunday, August 30, 2009

Serving Suggestions

Welcome back to Sundays with the Chef! If you've ever ordered one of our cakes, you know that when you come into the store to pick it up, you'll first be greeted with a smile and then you'll be told how to serve your cake. We will tell you to keep your cake refrigerated, to take it out 1-2 hours before it will be served to allow it to come to room temperature, and to then refrigerate the leftovers (if there are any!).

Have you ever wondered why we go into so much detail? Well, today we are going to explain it to you!

Our cakes are made with all natural ingredients. They need to be refrigerated because the mousse inside will spoil if you leave it out for too long. On the other hand, the cake itself and the buttercream frosting are made with real butter. When refrigerated, butter is hard. By letting the cake sit out at room temperature to temper, you allow the cake and buttercream to soften, creating a much more pleasing flavor.

So what would happen if I ate one of your cakes cold, you're wondering? The butter in the cake would harden and the cake that we baked fresh for you would then taste stale, when in fact it is not. In addition, you would not get the creamy, light taste of our handmade buttercream frosting. It will instead be very hard.

So, there you have it! Now you know why we explain this every single time you order a cake from us. We do not want your cake to spoil and we want it to taste its absolute best when you serve it to your guests!

Friday, August 28, 2009


Welcome back to Featured Friday! If we had started this blog just a few months earlier, this next cake would have went off with a BANG! for the Fourth of July weekend Featured Friday.

Decorated with colorful rolled chocolate covers and firecrackers, as well as buttercream design work, this fireworks cake was festive and fun!

As always, for a closer look, please click on the photos to enlarge!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Beach Theme

Welcome back to Weddings Wednesday! Summer weather is finally in full swing here in New England, so we thought we'd share this fantastic, beach wedding cake with you today!

This cake features rolled chocolate seaweed, flowers and wave design, white chocolate sea shells, chocolate butterflies and Adirondack chairs as a topper. Perfect for a summer beach wedding!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Triple Berry Galette

Welcome back to Tasty Tuesday, where we share tasty treats available in our retail store!

Today's featured dessert is our Triple Berry Galette!
This "open faced" free form tart is brimming with seasonal blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and is baked to perfection using a buttery, flakey crust, garnished with pastry stars.
Individual versions of this scrumptious galette (pictured above) can be purchased in our retail store. In addition, a larger version can be ordered.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A little about us!

Welcome back to Sundays with the Chef! Today, we are going to share with you a little bit about how our products are made and the standards we have set for ourselves here at Dessert Works.

All of our cakes and desserts are made with all natural ingredients and are trans fat free. We use real butter - never shortening - fresh premium fruit and real vanilla. All of the ingredients that go into our creations are the freshest, highest quality ingredients we can find.

In addition, our cakes, mousses, buttercream frosting, cookies, desserts etc. are all hand-made, right here in our kitchen. Our kitchen staff are a highly trained and extremely talented group of individuals. They take great pride in their creations, and with every single cake, they set out to create something that is not only beautiful but also a delicious dessert that you and your guests will love!

Our retail staff also pride themselves on their customer service skills. Whether you come into our retail store or call us, you will always be greeted with a smile or a friendly voice. They are more than happy to help you decide on your cake design or flavor, to make sure you know how to properly travel with and serve your cake, or to help you make that tough decision between the Classic Chocolate Mousse cake and the Strawberries & Cream cake!

Our staff in the Wedding Sales Department will also go above and beyond to help you create your dream wedding cake! All you have to do is call us to set up a complimentary tasting and design consultation. We'll schedule an appointment, sit down with you in our Bridal Suite and help you figure out every detail of your wedding cake. Our goal is to create a cake that looks spectacular but is also a delicious dessert to serve your guests on your very special day!

For more information on Dessert Works Bakery, please visit our website or sign up for our newsletter!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Featured Friday - Cruise Ship

Welcome to Featured Friday! As the title suggests, every Friday we're going to feature some of our Custom Cakes. These cakes were created based on customer specials requests. Size and price for these cakes are based on the number of people the cake needs to serve and the number of hours it will take to create the cake.

Our talented cake artists can create just about anything out of cake! I really mean anything too - check out this cruise ship!

This masterpiece was carved out of cake and then hand decorated to look like a specific cruise ship for Cory's Bar Mitzvah!

If you are interested in having Dessert Works create a custom cake for you, please contact us at:
781-769-1133 x 208

And please stop back next Friday to see another one of our fabulous, custom creations!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Weddings Wednesday - Garden Delight

oday, we'll start the series that we will call Weddings Wednesday! Each week this series will showcase one of our beautiful, intricate, and delicious wedding cakes!

This week? A garden delight!

This whimsical garden delight features our handmade rolled chocolate roses and tulips, as well as our signature chocolate butterflies. This cake is perfect for the spring or garden wedding that you may be planning at this very moment!

If you are interested in having Dessert Works create your wedding cake for you, please call or email us and a design consultant would be happy to help you create your dream wedding cake!
781-769-1133 x 208

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cappuccino Buzz Bombe

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday! Every Tuesday, we will feature a tasty treat that we have for sale in our retail store. We are known for our cakes, but we have so many delicious, beautiful desserts and pastries that it's a shame not to share them as well!

Today's tasty feature is the Cappuccino Buzz Bombe!

The Cappuccino Buzz Bombe comes in individual serving sizes and in a 6 inch size that feeds 6-8. This dense chocolate cake is soaked in coffee and is layered with both cappuccino and vanilla mousses. This delicious, dome-shaped dessert is then covered in chocolate ganache and decorated with a buttercream design and chocolate nibs. The larger version is also decorated with chocolate cigarettes.

Trust us, this decadent dessert is even more delicious than it is beautiful! Stop by the store to purchase one of our individual sized desserts, or order the larger version for your favorite chocolate lover's birthday or a special event!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

In Store Demonstration

Every Sunday, we plan to feature a series that we like to call Sundays with the Chef! We will share photos of events that Chef & Owner, Kristen Repa, participates in, as well as posts about her background in the industry, what kinds of cakes she loves to create, what she finds most challenging, and lots more!

So to kick off Sundays with the Chef today, we're going to share some photos of the free in-store cake decorating demonstration Kristen gave today!

Making penguins out of rolled chocolate!

Decorating a cake with snowflakes.

Demonstrating spinning the cake while frosting.

Hand piping buttercream sunflowers.

Adding a rolled chocolate bow to the top of a cake!

Explaining to the girls how important it is to pay attention in
math class if they want to be cake decorators!

Adding the rolled chocolate band.

Adding some buttercream daisies.

Some of the finished creations!

For more information on upcoming demonstrations and classes, please visit our website or sign up for our newsletter!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about us?

Please visit our website at:

Have any questions or interested in having us create a cake for you?

Please call us at: 781-769-1133 ext. 208

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Dessert Works Bakery is located just outside of Boston, in Norwood, Massachusetts. All of our items are handmade on-site and are trans fat free using only fresh, natural ingredients. This means your cake is custom made, start to finish, specifically for you! Not only will your cake look amazing, but it will also taste delicious! We also have an assortment of cakes, individual desserts, cookies and pastries available daily in our retail store.

If you have visited our website, you know that we already share several photos of our cakes there. However, we have started a Dessert Works blog so that we can share even more of our intricate, custom creations with all of you!
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