Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Divine Religious Cakes

Although it may seem like months away, it is never to early to order a cake for your upcoming religious occasions. Dessert Works can provide a sweet treat to bring a heavenly end to a Baptism, a Communion or a Confirmation day.  Whether you are having a large get together or an intimate family gathering we have just the cake for you!  If you do not see what you are looking for we can always create a custom cake just for your special someone!

Below are a few of our most popular religious designs.
Standard Cross Design

Rolled Chocolate Bow Cross
Vienna Waltz Cross
Cross Cutout
Praying Silhouette
Ornate Cross

Custom Two Tiered
Rolled Chocolate Cross Topper
Cross Frosted Cookie

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Spring Menu has arrived!!

Just like the crocuses and budding green leaves, Spring has brought something special to Dessert Works as well!  Our Spring Menu has arrived, and it's time to start thinking about something sweet for the season.  We are offering a wide variety of gluten-free treats just for Passover - how about a Chocolate Almond cake, or sweet, springy Lemon Almond Tart?  And for Easter we've brought back some favorites like our Raspberry Bunny cake, as well as some new faces like a Casata Rum torte.  Give us a call if you'd like to place an order, or come on by to try a free sample! 

place Passover orders by SUNDAY APRIL 1st!!
place Easter orders by TUESDAY APRIL 3rd!!

**All of these desserts are also available for Easter**
Dessert Works uses old world recipes to create flourless items for the Passover season. Although not traditional Passover desserts, they are perfect for your celebration, as they contain no wheat.

*Flourless Chocolate Cake* - 9” only (serves 12-16)                     $30
Rich, dense chocolate cake glazed in creamy dark chocolate ganache & decorated with festive chocolate adornments.

*Lemon Almond Tart * - 8” (serves 8)                                              $21
Light and tart chiffon-style lemon cream fills a tender toasted almond crust, accented with lemon curd and fresh whipped cream.

*Chocolate Almond Cake*   6” square only (serves 6-8)                                $21
Almond cake layered with creamy dark chocolate mousse & chocolate ganache, accented with just a hint of apricot.

*Coconut Macaroons *
A traditional American favorite! Either plain                      $6.25/dozen
Or Dipped in dark chocolate                                              $10.50/dozen

*Key Lime Tart* - 8” (serves 6-8)   $21                   10” (serves 10-12) $27
Classic key lime filling in a macadamia nut, coconut & candied ginger crust. Decorated with fresh whipped cream.

*Walnut Crusted Ricotta Cheesecake* - 6” only (serves 4-8) $19
From a classic family recipe, ricotta cheese is used in this decadent cheesecake with a walnut brown sugar crust. Accented with orange, a layer of Medjool date puree, and whipped cream to finish.

Chocolate Easter Egg Cake - 8” only (serves 10-15)      $36
Our classic chocolate mousse cake glazed in dark chocolate
Ganache, decorated with flowers & white chocolate filigree.

Raspberry Bunny Cake - 8”only (serves 10-15)                $32
Vanilla chiffon cake filled with fresh raspberry mousse & finished in  the shape of a bunny with light vanilla meringue buttercream & white chocolate shavings.

Lemon Layer cake - 6” (serves 4-8)   $22  8” (serves 8-12)  $30
Vanilla chiffon cake accented with tart lemon curd and filled with creamy lemon mousse, finished in vanilla buttercream and flowers.

Carrot Cake - 6” (serves 4-8)  $25      8” (serves 8-12)  $34
Traditional carrot cake layered with a sweetened cream cheese filling, and finished with our light vanilla meringue buttercream.

Casata Rum Torte - 6” (serves 4-8)   $25  8” (serves 8-12)  $34
An Italian favorite! Three layers of rum-soaked vanilla cake filled with one layer of dark chocolate mousse & one layer of vanilla cream and strawberries.  Finished with our vanilla meringue buttercream, chocolate shavings, and fresh sweet berries.

Strawberry Mousse Roulade – 16” long (serves 8-10)               $18
Vanilla chiffon cake and strawberry mousse rolled up to form a log.  Finished with strawberries & fresh whipped cream. 

Traditional Ricotta Cheesecake - 6” only(serves 4-8)               $17
Buttery graham cracker crust lines this decadent ricotta cheesecake accented with orange and finished with whipped cream. Also available with a date topping for $19


Our pies are made fresh by hand, from scratch, and using only premium ingredients      
9” size only (serves up to 12).

Double Crust Apple Pie     $15

Coconut Cream Pie    $16
Our buttery graham cracker crust, layered with a velvety vanilla-coconut  cream and fresh coconut, then topped with billowy whipped cream and toasted coconut shavings.
(this is NOT a baked custard, but a mousse filled pie)

Decorated Holiday Cookies                                                                  $2.50 each 
Buttery shortbread cookies decorated with royal Icing frosting. Available in seasonal shapes such as butterflies, flowers, bunnies, eggs, and more….

Sugar Cookies                                                              $6.75 per dozen
Buttery shortbread cookies in springtime shapes, decorated with brightly colored sugar.

Individual Bunny Cupcakes                                                                  $3.25 each
Chocolate or vanilla cupcake decorated like a white Easter bunny.
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