Friday, July 30, 2010


Since we shared a beach themed wedding cake on Wednesday, we thought we'd share a nautical themed shower cake for Featured Friday today.

This cake was frosted in a deep ocean blue buttercream, and accented with handmade chocolate rope, anchors and life preservers, along with a few white chocolate seashells.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


If you're having a beach wedding or a beach themed wedding, you don't have to have a bright blue wedding cake like the one we showed you here. If you want a traditional white wedding cake, you can still have a beautiful beach inspired cake with white chocolate seashells!

This cake was frosted in vanilla buttercream frosting and decorated with our swiss dot design, along with white chocolate seashells and coral.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Raspberry Brulee Napoleon

We have another delicious new pastry for sale in our retail store - Raspberry Brulee Napoleon!

Our fresh raspberry mousse is layered between two pieces of pastry, and the top is bruleed for a light caramel flavor. Stop by the store today to try out one of these or any of our other delicious pastries!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Roulette Wheel

If you like to gamble or if you liked this cake, then you'll really love today's Featured Friday cake!

This Roulette Wheel birthday cake features our decadent chocolate ganache, coins and cards made out of rolled chocolate, and hand-painted silver and gold accents.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Purple is said to be the color of royalty and magic. When Jenetta & Romand wed in June, I'm sure Jenetta felt like a princess and that their wedding day was simply magical. We hope their lavender wedding cake added to that magic.

This cake featured our wallace scroll design in lavender, lavender and white buttercream flowers, and white rolled chocolate streaming ribbons.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Battle of the Cakes

This past Sunday, Dessert Works competed in the Battle of the Cakes at the Simply Elegant Platinum Wedding Expo! Head Chef and Owner, Kristen Repa, along with Assistant Pastry Chef, Amy Ward-Bailey, created this beautiful masterpiece for the competition!

Photo by Dan Doke

Very similar chair linens seen in an advertisement were the inspiration for this magnificent cake design, so we were very excited to see this display by Simply Elegant Linens at the expo and just had to have our cake photographed with the display!

To see more photos from the Battle of the Cakes competition, please visit our Facebook page!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Now through August 1st, stop by for our Special Summer Bake Sale! Get our fresh 3 Berry Galettes, Strawberry Roulades and Key Lime Tarts at discounted prices!

Make sure to also check out our newest addition...WHOOPIE PIES!! Purchase a cake from our retail case or place and pay in full for a cake order TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY and receive a FREE WHOOPIE PIE! Whoopie pies are also for sale for $1.25 each.

Skip the baking and beat the summer heat by stopping by Dessert Works to pick up something for your picnic, party, BBQ or just because!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Under the Sea

Olivia celebrated her 3rd birthday with a really fun under the sea themed cake!

Frosted in blue buttercream, this cake was decorated with hand-made chocolate fish, coral and shells, creating a vibrant, fun, underwater scene for Olivia!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


In June, Julie & Kevin tied the knot in Plymouth! Their wedding cake was our interpretation of a wedding cake in a magazine that they loved.

Frosted in custom colored buttercream, the cake was decorated with custom designwork and flowers, and accented with pearls.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Everyone has a summer graduation party or picnic that they want to bring something to, but they don't want to heat up their kitchen by baking something themselves. That's where our new Brownie Bites and Brownie Trays come in!

We now sell our delicious, made-from-scratch Fudge Brownies in a covered tray that yields 16 brownies for only $9!

We are also selling a covered tray of 12 brownie bites, topped with our chocolate buttercream for only $5.50!

So instead of pre-heating your oven (and your house) stop by our retail store on the way to your party or picnic and pick up a tray of Fudge Brownies made from scratch, in our kitchen!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Shoes & Bags

Any girl who loves shoes and handbags would love today's featured cake for their birthday!

The base of this custom cake is a shoe box, featuring stripes and a pearlized blue cover. Sitting on top of the box is a hand-sculpted stiletto, with zebra print interior, and a matching zebra print bag. The shoe was hand-sculpted out of rolled chocolate, and the bag is cake inside, finished with rolled chocolate details.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Erin and Thomas got married at the home of a family friend in the beginning of June. Their wedding cake was perfect for a late spring, early summer wedding.

Our simple, elegant wallace scroll design and a variety of types of buttercream flowers in vibrant colors made this cake summery and beautiful!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Facebook & Twitter

Did you know that Dessert Works is also on Facebook & Twitter? Come find us!

We'd love for you to tag us in your photos of your Dessert Works cake!

Find out what happening behind the scenes, and day to day here at Dessert Works!

Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wakefield/Varitek Poker Tournament

On May 31st, for the second year, Tim Wakefield & Jason Varitek hosted a Poker Tournament Benefit, as a pre-party to their 2010 Celebrity Golf Classic, sponsored by The Captial Grille & Pitching in for Kids on June 14th.

At the tournament, card sharks had a chance to play Texas Hold 'Em with Wakefield and Varitek, along with other local celebrities, to raise money for Pitching in for Kids. Here at Dessert Works, we had the opportunity to create and donate a custom cake for this great event!

Our hand-sculpted "Tim Wakefield" made out of chocolate.

Our hand-sculpted "Jason Varitek" made out of chocolate.

The poker table, as the cake was about to be assembled.

Amy and Head Chef, Kristen Repa, adding Wakefield to the cake.

Now they're adding Varitek.

Look how tiny the cards and poker chips are that were made and added by hand!

The final result!

The stools, rug, cards, chips, and beer bottles were all handmade out of chocolate!

The real Tim Wakefield & Jason Varitek posing near their chocolate replicas!
(This photo courtesy of the Pitching in for Kids website.)
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