Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year with Tea & Champagne!

Sigh.  In this last week of the Official Holiday Season, it's time to relax and recuperate before 2012.  In that spirit, we'd like to feature a few cakes to put you at ease as well as introduce our Winter Seasonal Cake Flavor!

What better way to relax than with Tea?  Whether it's Black Tea or Herbal, a steaming pot of tea is a must-have on wintry nights -- unless it's made of chocolate and cake, then it's a must-have ANY day of the year!  Here are two teapot cakes we've made in the past for your enjoyment.  Wait, do I hear the kettle whistling?

Beautiful flower-filled teapot on Pink Tablecloth
Handmade 3-D rolled Chocolate Teapot and Doily
And finally, I'd like to welcome back our Winter Seasonal Cake Flavor: Champagne Raspberry!  Our Vanilla Chiffon cake filled with a delicious champagne mousse and fresh raspberries.  Available to order in any size, or to pick-up in our store in 6", 8", or 10".  Please call for availability and pricing, and have a Happy New Year!
Shown: 6" and 8" sizes

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ready-to-Decorate Gingerbread Houses

First: A little inspiration....
The Dessert Works 2010 Gingerbread Village
Dessert Works Gingerbread Church

What could be better than a house made with icing, to best fit your holiday mood and your pricing?
But often this task which seems like it's easy, becomes such a chore - makes you feel queasy!
With visions of peppermints and gumdrops galore you rushed out the house and quick to the store.  
But alas when your house-building time it became, the walls all fell flat and looked a bit lame!  
Depressed and annoyed, your fist raised up high, "There must be an easier way!" you did cry.
Well friends and dear patrons, this season I'll share- Dessert Works makes it easy. Away woe and care!
Our Ready-to-Decorate Gingerbread Dwellings, come all set to go - no construction, no fellings.
There's 4 types of candy to start your creation, along with some icing - a standing ovation!
So come by today for this holiday treat. Available small or large - your needs it will meet!

Large Gingerbread House (NOTE candy selection may change)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!

The temperature's dropping outside making the whole world feel like our walk-in freezer - Winter is finally here!  Although we haven't seen any serious snow yet, here's hopin'!  Perhaps these wintry Wedding Cakes will inspire the weather!
 Snowflake Wedding Cake - intricate, delicate, and perfect for a winter wedding!

 Penguins!  What better way to celebrate your wedding than with penguins!?

 Handmade Snowmen toppers!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's Holiday Menu Time!

With fall fading into a russet-colored memory and the jingle of bells all around, December has arrived and the Holidays are here!  Can't you taste it?  Chocolate, peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, rum, cream....  All the delights of the Season are upon us..

What better way to celebrate this Season with Dessert Works' Christmas Menu!


Dark Chocolate Buche Noel
A traditional holiday favorite “Yule Log”. Classic chocolate mousse cake rolled & decorated with chocolate buttercream, meringue mushrooms, candy holly berries & leaves. Dusted in sugar snow. 2 sizes available:

Lrg (serves 16-20) $39.50 OR Sm (serves 8-10) $ 22.00 which is finished in Ganache instead of buttercream, & decorated with a chocolate buttercream pinecone

Tiramisu 16”x4” “log”
serves 8-10 $25
Vanilla genoise cake brushed with espresso & rum and filled with sweetened mascarpone cream. Decorated with chocolate shavings & fresh whipped cream.

Mum’s English Trifle cake
6” serves 4-6 $22 8” serves 8-10 $30
Kids & adults alike will enjoy this festive and fruity dessert. A spin on my Mum’s traditional recipe. Light sponge cake layered with seedless raspberry preserves line the outside of a cake that is layered with peaches, strawberries and pears barely set in berry jello, topped with vanilla custard, fresh whipped cream & chocolate shavings…yum!
Gingerbread Roulade
16” ( one size only) serves 8 -16 $20
This delicious, tender gingerbread cake is filled with light & fluffy cream cheese filling, then rolled to create the roulade. Garnished with fresh whipped cream and confectioner’s sugar.
German Gingerbread Christmas Log
16” ( one size only) serves 8 -16 $25
Our delicious gingerbread roulade cake, filled with light & fluffy cream cheese filling , then rolled into a log and glazed in dark chocolate ganache .
Decorated with buttercream “holly berry” motif

Apple Strudel
12” serves 6-10 $21
Fresh golden delicious apples with plump golden raisins baked in flaky puff pastry.

Eggnog Cheesecake
6” serves 4-8 $21 8” serves 8-12 $30 10” serves 16- 20 $38
Vanilla cheesecake accented with rum, cinnamon &nutmeg, with a graham cracker crust. Decorated with a fresh whipped cream, & buttercream “holly berry” design

Rustic Apple Tart
9” (one size only serves up to 16) $18.50
A deep-dish tart brimming generously with fresh locally grown apples topped with brown sugar oatmeal streusel crumble.

Pear & Cranberry Galette
 9” (one size only serves up to 16) $18.50
A free-form tart filled with crimson cranberries & pears mellowed with a sweetened cream filling and baked inside a flaky crust.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
9” only, serves 12-16 $30
Dense chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache & decorated with white chocolate adornments.

Holiday cookie Platter
Our delicious holiday cookies are the perfect festive gift for a holiday party. Buttery and full of flavor, these beauties disappear quickly! Prices vary by variety, we can make various sized trays, and assortments.( ± $10/ lb)

Gingerbread houses
Ready to decorate, includes all the candy you need plus icing !
“Small” measures 6”x6 x6” $19
“Large” measures 9”x11”x7” $40……PLEASE ORDER EARLY, ONCE WE’RE SOLD OUT, WE”RE OUT!!!

Gingerbread men
Decorate your own gingerbread men set includes 6 large cookies plus icing $9.50

Snow men cupcakes
Your choice of vanilla or chocolate cake topped in Vanilla Buttercream with a happy snowman topper $2.50 each

Also Available: fresh fruit tarts, key lime tarts, Blueberry, Maple Pecan & Chocolate Cream pies , Strawberry or Blueberry topped Cheesecake, ….. and much more!

See our website for complete menus

Shown: Seasonal Design for any cake flavor!
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