Sunday, December 29, 2013

Meet the Treats: Mango Roulade

Meet the Treats!
Mango Roulade

We're mad about mango! Just in time for New Years Eve, we've come up with a new mango roulade. This tropical treat, which features our tender vanilla sponge cake layered with a delicious fresh mango mousse and real mango pieces, is then rolled up into a roulade and finished with fresh whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar! Available through the month of January, every bite tastes like a little slice of the tropics. (Just don't look outside!)
Large: $22
Small: $15

Friday, December 27, 2013

Champagne Raspberry Cake

We made it through the Christmas craziness, now it's time to ring in the New Year! What better way to celebrate than with our Champagne Raspberry Torte, which is back for a limited time! This New Year's themed cake flavor features our moist vanilla chiffon cake layered with delicious champagne mousse and fresh red raspberries. It is frosted in vanilla buttercream and finished with a raspberry mirror glaze, chocolate adornments, rolled chocolate stars, and more fresh raspberries. With advance notice, we can customize the decor for this flavor to satisfy any special occasion!

Stay tuned for an upcoming post about another new Dessert Works creation that will be coming to the cases this weekend! Here's a hint to get you guessing: we're trying to beat the cold weather by thinking TROPICAL!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

We've extended our order deadline for the holidays!

It's a Christmas miracle! We've extended our deadline to place orders for Christmas eve. Come in today to place any last minute holiday orders. We also have additional holiday items in the case, such as these snowmen cupcakes available in vanilla and chocolate with a vanilla buttercream snowman on them. Hurry in before they melt away!

Reminder: Special holiday hours start tomorrow!

Sunday  12/22 OPEN 9-4
Monday 12/23 OPEN 9-6
Tuesday     12/24 OPEN 8-4
CLOSED 12/25 & 12/26
Friday 12/27 & Saturday 12/28   OPEN 9-6
Sunday 12/29 OPEN 9-2
Monday 12/30 CLOSED
Tuesday     12/31 OPEN 9-6
CLOSED Wednesday 1/1/14
Thursday 1/2  OPEN 12-6
Friday 1/3 & Saturday 1/4   OPEN 9-6
Sunday 1/5 OPEN 9-2

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Order Reminder

Santa Claus is coming to town
...which means it's time to get your orders in for Christmas!

The Dessert Works elves are hard at work cranking out Holiday orders, but it's not too late to place your orders for Christmas! We request that all orders be placed by tomorrow (12-20-13) to guarantee full selection, however, we will continue to make several of our Christmas menu items up until Christmas eve for all the last minute shoppers! We ask for as much advanced notice as possible so that we can do our best to accommodate everyone!
Holiday Store Hours

Sunday  12/22 OPEN 9-4
Monday 12/23 OPEN 9-6
Tuesday     12/24 OPEN 8-4
CLOSED 12/25 & 12/26
Friday 12/27 & Saturday 12/28   OPEN 9-6
Sunday 12/29 OPEN 9-2
Monday 12/30 CLOSED
Tuesday     12/31 OPEN 9-6
CLOSED Wednesday 1/1/14
Thursday 1/2  OPEN 12-6
Friday 1/3 & Saturday 1/4   OPEN 9-6
Sunday 1/5 OPEN 9-2

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Why we ask for payment in advance...

Dessert Works prides itself on being a from scratch, to order bakery. All of our items are made on site using only fresh, natural, premium ingredients. This means we keep a very limited inventory, so when you order a cake it is made custom start to finish, specifically for your order. 
Despite that every cake is made to order, in the past we've been quite flexible with payment and haven't required deposits to be made at the time of orders. We ask for a credit card number to hold the order, and allow for payment in full at the time of pick up or prior to delivery. 

Unfortunately, we recently received an order for a beautiful custom birthday cake, totaling $145 that was never picked up. The cake, shown below, was covered entirely in rolled chocolate, with a hand decorated quilting design, a pearl border, and a hand crafted white chocolate bow propped on the edge of the cake. 

We were told that someone would be coming by to pick up the cake before 6pm, but no one showed up.  After attempting to reach out to the customer for several days, we made a final call to let the customer know that we would be processing their given credit card number. It turned out to be a false card number. We never received payment for the cake and never heard back from anyone.

Going forward, we will be requiring a partial deposit at the time of the order for any custom specialty cakes. 

We understand that there are situations and circumstances that may arise which would result in a need to cancel an already placed order, so we do offer a 48 hour change or cancellation policy. If you call and speak directly with a retail associate at least 48 hours from the scheduled date and time of pick up, we will be able to work to make changes to your cake or to cancel your order. After the 48 hour window, we assume that an order will be picked up and paid in full at the scheduled time. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Specials!

'Tis the season...for our Christmas menu!

The shop has been converted to a winter wonderland and we're all geared up for the holiday season. It doesn't quite feel like a true winter yet, but it's never too early to place your Christmas orders.

Our beautifully decorated Buche Noel (traditional Yule Log) will make a statement on the Christmas dinner table while our holiday cookie platters are bound to be a hit at any party. With a complete menu of holiday desserts, we're sure to have just what you need this season. We even have ready-to-decorate gingerbread houses for the young and the young at heart! Our full menu with sizes, prices, and holiday hours is listed below.

Orders should be placed by Friday 12/20 to guarantee selection for 12/24 pick up!
 ***As always, please notify us before placing your order if anyone in your party has food allergies***

Christmas Store Hours

Sunday 12/22 OPEN 9am-4pm      Monday 12/23 OPEN 9am-4pm   Tuesday 12/24 OPEN 9am-4pm
CLOSED 12/25 and 12/26

Christmas Specials
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.

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” X 8” ( LARGE )  serves 6-10     $22     OR    (SMALL)   15” X 4”  serves 4-6  $17
Fresh golden delicious apples with plump golden raisins baked in flaky puff pastry.
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.

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

White Chocolate Raspberry Torte  ……… 8” size only  $32
Moist, tender chocolate cake layered with white chocolate  mousse & fresh raspberries. Surrounded by chocolate cookies and finished with  butter cream rosettes, and a festive ribbon . A beautiful addition to your holiday table!

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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Order Reminder!

Thanksgiving is only 5 days away!

This is just a reminder that we request orders for Thanksgiving be placed by tomorrow, Sunday 11/24 to ensure they are available for pick up by Wednesday 11/27. Pies and tarts are flying from the cases as we approach the holiday, so stop in or give us a call if you still need to guarantee a dessert for Thanksgiving. Happy Turkey Day from Dessert Works!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meet the Treats: Lemon Sunshine Cupcake

Meet the Treats!
Lemon Sunshine Cupcake

As promised in our last blog post, the Lemon Sunshine cupcake is here. Citrus lovers rejoice! This vanilla cupcake is filled with a tart lemon curd, domed with a creamy lemon mousse, and finished in a sweet white chocolate glaze. As the days get colder and shorter, be sure to stop in for an extra dose of "Sunshine."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Meet the Treats: "Mounds" of Coconut Cupcake

Meet the Treats!
"Mounds" of Coconut Cupcake

The newest addition to the cases here at Dessert Works is a "Mounds" of Coconut cupcake. It's a delicious vanilla cupcake baked with shredded coconut, filled and domed with our Dolce caramel mousse, and finished in chocolate ganache and toasted coconut. It's the perfect blend of chocolate and caramel with just the right amount of coconut. Decadent yet light, it's already a huge hit here in the shop, so be sure to check them out next time you stop by!

Stay tuned for our next up and coming menu addition the Lemon Sunshine Cupcake! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Specials

Thanksgiving Menu 2013
Holiday season is fast approaching, and here at Dessert Works we've got a full menu of your fall favorites just in time for Thanksgiving! Not only do we have some fabulous seasonal desserts like a Rustic Apple Tart and a Pear & Cranberry Galette, but our fall cake flavor, Caramel Apple, is back by popular demand. Our Thanksgiving specials include a variety of seasonal pies including Traditional Pumpkin, Maple Pecan, Double Crust Apple and many more. If you're looking for something new and different this Thanksgiving, try our delicious Maple Pumpkin Mousse Torte! While we try to keep our items stocked and ready to go, it always a good idea to order in advance to ensure availability.

Place Thanksgiving orders by Sunday 11/24 to guarantee they are ready for 11/27 pick up!
Special holiday hours
OPEN Sunday & Monday 11/24 & 11/25 9am to 4pm
OPEN Tuesday & Wednesday 11/26 & 11/27 9am to 6pm
OPEN Saturday 11/30 9am to 6pm & Sunday 12/1 9am to 2pm

Thanksgiving Specials

9" only. Serves 6 to 8 generously, up to 12. Like all of our desserts, our pies are made fresh, by hand, from scratch, using premium ingredients. 
Traditional Pumpkin   $14.00
Maple Pecan   $14.50
Sugar Free Apple Cranberry Oatmeal streusel $15.00
Chocolate Mousse $14.00
Double Crust Apple $15.00
Blueberry $15.00


*NEW! Maple Pumpkin Mousse Torte (A dessert style cake) 8" only $28
Moist, tender pumpkin cake layered with maple mousse. Surrounded by our ever popular ginger molasses cookies and finished with maple buttercream rosettes. A beautiful
addition to your holiday table!

Caramel Apple Cake
6" $25,   8" $34,   10" $48
Vanilla chiffon cake layered with creamy caramel mousse and fresh sliced apples, seasoned with cinnamon & ginger, decorated with a buttercream autumn leaf design...Our autumn version of the Fresh Strawberries & Cream cake.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake 6" $19,   8" $28,   10" $36
Creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a ginger molasses crust, finished with white chocolate cream topping & fresh whipped cream.

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tart 8" $18
Pecans and caramel in a shortbread crust, finished with chocolate mousse & festive chocolate adornments.

Rustic Apple Tart 9"  $18.50
A deep-dish tart brimming generously with fresh locally grown apples topped with brown sugar oatmeal streusel crumble.

Pear & Cranberry Galette 9"  $18.50
A free-form tart filled with crimson cranberries & pears mellowed with a sweetened cream filling and baked inside a flaky crust.

Pumpkin Spice Roulade 16" $18
This delicious, tender spice cake is filled with light & fluffy pumpkin mousse, then rolled to create the roulade. Garnished with fresh whipped cream and confectioner's sugar.

Also available fresh fruit tarts, key lime tarts, flourless chocolate cake, mini pastries, cookie platters...and much more! Check out our website or stop by the shop to see more of what we have to spruce up any holiday party!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sneak peak!

Hello Dessert Works fans!  Today on the blog, we wanted to give you a sneak peak of a cake we are designing for a photo shoot for a wedding magazine.  We can't give out all of the details, but we can tell you that a beautiful cake is in the works.  Check out the sneak peaks below and be sure to be on the look out for the finished product!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Its never to early to start planning your 2013 Wedding!!

Desserts Works Tastings and Consultations

Getting Marrried in 2013? Call today to schedule a complimentory tasting and consultation for events serving 75people or more. Tastings are by appointment only, and are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during store hours. Appointments are an hour long, you will meet with Chef/ Owner Kristen Repa, and she will help create the prefect cake for your special day. Three slices of cake are included, flavor choices can be found on our menu both gourmet and classic.

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