Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Elves in the workshop!

The Holiday season is in full swing here at Dessert Works! Our "Elves", are working around the clock to fill all of your holiday orders. Remember you have until December 19, 2012 to get your order in for guaranteed selection! Check out our seasonal specials on our website.
Check out our staff in action decorating our homemade frosted cookies.  

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Menu Items

Maple pumpkin mousse cake

Moist, tender pumpkin cake layered with maple mousse. Finished in vanilla buttercream and decorated with a buttercream hollyberry wreath design.
6" ... $22.00
8" ... $30.00
10" ... $40.00

Caramel apple cake

Vanilla chiffon cake layered with creamy caramel mousse and fresh, sliced apples, seasoned with cinnamon and ginger, decorated with a buttercream hollyberry wreath design. Our winter version of the "Fresh Strawberries and Cream" cake.
6” ... $25.00
8” ... $34.00
10” ... $48.00

Dark chocolate buche noel

Caramel apple cake
A traditional holiday favorite “Yule Log.” Classic chocolate mousse cake rolled and decorated with chocolate buttercream, meringue mushrooms, candy holly berries, and leaves. Dusted in sugar snow. Two sizes available:

Large (serves 16-20) ... $39.50
Small (serves 8-10) ... $ 22.00. Small size is finished in ganache instead of buttercream, and decorated with a chocolate buttercream pinecone.


Vanilla genoise cake brushed with espresso and rum, and filled with sweetened mascarpone cream. Decorated with chocolate shavings and fresh whipped cream.
16”x4” “log," serves 8-10 ... $25.00

Mum's English trifle cake

Kids and 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, and chocolate shavings ... yum!
6” (serves 4-6) ... $22.00
8” (serves 8-10) ... $30.00

Gingerbread roulade

This delicious, tender gingerbread cake is filled with light and fluffy cream cheese filling, then rolled to create the roulade. Garnished with fresh whipped cream and confectioner’s sugar.
16” (one size only; serves 8-16) ... $20.00

German gingerbread Christmas log

Our delicious gingerbread roulade cake, filled with light and fluffy cream cheese filling, then rolled into a log and glazed in dark chocolate ganache. Decorated with buttercream “holly berry” motif.
16” (one size only; serves 8-16 ... $25.00

Apple strudel

Fresh golden delicious apples with plump golden raisins baked in flaky puff pastry.
12” (serves 6-10) ... $21.00

Eggnog cheesecake

Vanilla cheesecake accented with rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with a graham cracker crust. Decorated with a fresh whipped cream and buttercream “holly berry” design
6” (serves 4-8) ... $21.00
8” (serves 8-12) ... $30.00
10” (serves 16-20) ... $38.00

Rustic apple tart

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

Pear and cranberry galette

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

Gingerbread roulade

Dense chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache and decorated with white chocolate adornments.
9” (one size only; serves 12-16) ... $30.00

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.
About $10.00 per pound

Gingerbread houses

Caramel apple cake
Ready to decorate: includes all the candy you need, plus icing! Please order early -- once we're sold out, we're out!

Small (measures 6"x6"x6") ... $19.00
Large (measures 9"x11"x7") ... $40.00

Gingerbread men

Decorate your own gingerbread men set: includes 6 large cookies plus icing$9.50
Also Available: fresh fruit tarts, keylime tarts ... and much more! See the complete menu.
Before placing your order, please inform your server if someone in your party has a food allergy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Thanksgiving is in two days!

Come by tomorrow to pick up your fresh handmade Pies from Dessert Works! We will have Pumpkin, Apple, Blueberry and Maple Pecan all Day! As well as a large assortment for pastries and cakes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Thanksgiving is next week! Make sure you place your holiday orders now on any of our menu items. 


Like all of our desserts, pies are made fresh, by hand, from scratch, using premium ingredients. 9” (one size only) serves 6 to 8 generously, and up to 12.
Traditional Pumpkin ... $14.00
Maple Pecan ... $14.50
Chocolate Mousse ... $14.00
Double Crust Apple ... $15.00
Blueberry ... $15.00
Special holiday hours
Sunday 11/18 and Monday 11/19: OPEN 9am to 3pm
Tuesday 11/20 and Wednesday 11/21: OPEN 9am to 6pm
Thurs 11/22 - Fri 11/23: CLOSED
Sat. 11/24: OPEN 9am to 6pm
Sun. 11/25: OPEN 9am to 2pm

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Say I do to Dessert Works..

We have been one of Bostons top Wedding & Specialty Cake shops, recognized by The Knot: best of weddings,  Boston Magazine, Elegant Wedding, Boston Globe, and Wedding Style. Guest satisfaction is our number one priority. Contact us anytime to schedule a cake tasting and consultation. Its never to early to start planning!
Be worry free with Dessert Works bakeree!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Holiday Menu

The Holidays are Coming!
This week, Dessert Works Fall Menu will be updated to contain all of our Holiday pies and desserts!We only use the freshest and highest quality ingredient's available. Our apples for our pies and rustic tarts are all hand peeled and sliced. All pie dough is produced from scrath and mixed just enough to created the flakest buttery crust! 
Our Holiday Desserts will delight any guest this holiday season, be sure Dessert Works is on the list!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Cakes!

September is winding down, which means Halloween will soon be upon us. For your ghoulish gatherings Dessert Works has designed three spooktacular cakes!

With 4 days notice from 10/19 - 10/31 you can have any of our delicious cakes decorated with a Graveyard Scene or Pumpkin Jack O' Lantern at no additional charge!
Jack O' Lantern
Graveyard Scene

 We also have a Monster Face cake in green or purple (available in 6",8",or 10") for an additional $10 and 4 days notice.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Back by popular demand 2 days before the release of all of our fall menu items, the White Chocolate Cheese cake is a staple of the fall season here at Dessert Works. It is a creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a ginger molasses crust, finished with white chocolate cream topping and fresh whipped cream in 6, 8, or 10 inches. We also have individual sized pumpkin cheese cakes in the store for sale.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall Menu 2012

Our fall menu has been posted to our website at! This menu will be available from September 14 until October 31st! More seasonal pies and desserts will be available after Halloween for Thanksgiving so keep checking in for updates. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sneak Peek!

Fall is nearly here which means that it is time to update our menus to provide fresh seasonal favorites. As an online follower you get a preview to our fall lineup:
  • Pumpkin Spice Roulade
  • Rustic Apple Tart
  • Maple Pecan Pie
And our Seasonal Cake Flavor is:
Caramel Apple Cake in 6, 8, or 10 inches

Vanilla chiffon cake layered with creamy caramel mousse and fresh, sliced apples, seasoned with cinnamon & ginger. Decorated with Vanilla buttercream frosting & our autumn leaf design.

These items and more will be avalible from September 14th until October 31!

PS keep checking the blog as more items will be revealed later in the week

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Office Party Ideas!

The end of summer is near and labor day is fast approaching. For many this means a small office get together to mark the occasion. But what constitutes an office appropriate cake? Any of our standard cake designs, featured below, are perfect for the professional enviroment for a myriad of occasions: birthdays, engagements, holidays, retirements ect. They include our standard decor: buttercreme flowers, chocolate adornments, fresh, or chocolate dipped strawberries at no additional cost. So consider Dessert Works standard cakes in any of our 19 flavors for your next office event!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School!

Going back to school can be hard after a beautiful summer like we've had, so make it a little sweeter for your scholar by surprising them with a back to school treat. Through the end of the summer special football and school bus cookies are available at our Westwood shop.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

White Chocolate Sea Shells

Need to add a summery touch to your next cake? Why not add white chocolate seashells? These delicious adornments are made in our kitchen with only the finest white chocolate, and are an inexpensive addition to any of our standard or specialty cakes. Below are an assortment of cakes featuring white chocolate seashells, enjoy!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Creative ways to personalize your cake

It is a few days before your loved ones birthday or anniversary, and you want to give them a beautiful cake that is as unique as they are, without breaking the bank. Dessert Works has the answer: wedding design work. Our decorators create these exquisite patterns that adorn the sides of our cakes. Not only do they add a custom look to your cake, they are a cost effective way to create the perfect cake for your event. Additionally many of our designs can be added to next day cakes. We encourage you to take a peek through our galleries and see how wedding design work can add a custom touch to your next cake.

Duck Design Work

Rolled Chocolate Dancing Hearts Wedding Design Work
Florentine Scroll Wedding Design Work
Lily of the Valley Wedding Design Work
Vienna Waltz Wedding Design Work
Interlocking Scroll Design Work

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Groom's Cakes Ideas and Inspiration

The grooms cake is a tradition of the American South with roots in Victorian England. This unique tradition begins with the bride selecting a cake that showcases the grooms interests or hobbies. The cake is then presented alongside the wedding cake at the reception or served at the rehearsal dinner. Here are some examples of Dessert Works Groom's Cakes:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Birthday Fun

Birthday parties allow the wild side of our imaginations to come out:fun themes, creative gifts, and extraordinary edibles. Here are a few examples of wild tiered and fun scene cakes to help inspire your next celebration. 

Friday, July 20, 2012


"I may look the same but I am so much richer!"
Here at Dessert Works we take customer feedback very seriously, we listened to your comments and revamped our chocolate cupcake recipe. Our cupcakes are more decadent and richer than before, with the same delicious butter cream frosting. So come on in and fall in love with a new classic!

Even the Bakers are excited about the new recipe!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Fun

There is nothing like a fresh sea breeze and a cool dip in the ocean to beat a warm summers day. At Dessert Works we captured these two simple pleasures in unique and unexpected ways.

Surfing into retirement

Blissful best wishes



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Garden of Scrumptious Resplendent Delights!

What is better than a delicious cupcake? 
How about a beautifully decorated savory confection from Dessert Works? 
In celebration of our picture perfect New England summer, here is our home grown garden of aesthetically wondrous cupcakes.

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