Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thanksgiving Specials 2014

Thanksgiving Menu 2014
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 pies, tarts, and cheesecakes, but we also have some Limited Edition cake flavors! Because many of you have asked for it, we've even added Lemon Meringue Pie to our Thanksgiving menu this year! 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 11/23 to guarantee they are ready for 11/26 pick up!
Special holiday hours
OPEN Sunday & Monday 11/23 & 11/24 9am to 4pm
OPEN Tuesday & Wednesday 11/25 & 11/26 9am to 6pm
OPEN Saturday 11/29 9am to 6pm & Sunday 11/30 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
Lemon Meringue $16.00
Chocolate Mousse $14.00
Double Crust Apple $15.00
Blueberry $15.00


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 accented with vanilla buttercream.

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake 6" $26,   8" $35,   10" $50
Our dark chocolate cake layered with 1 layer of white chocolate mousse and 1 layer of milk chocolate mousse, finished in an ombre vanilla to chocolate buttercream frosting with dark chocolate shavings.

Caramel Apple Cake 
6" $26,   8" $35,   10" $50
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" $15.75
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!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mother's Day

 Mother's Day, Spring, and a Special Offer
Spring is in full bloom and Mother's Day is only a week away! To celebrate, we have many delicious seasonal offerings.  It's not too late to get your orders in to help make this Mother's Day special.
As always, our full menu of delicious cake flavors is available with at least 4 days notice, and we presently have 6 flavors available in our case for any last minute orders. Right now we are offering Red Velvet, Vanilla Chocolate, Classic Chocolate Mousse, Lemon Citrus, Strawberries and Cream, and Carrot cake which are all available in 6", 8" and 10" for the next day while supplies last.
Mother's Day Specials for Next week only! Don't miss out!
 6" Flower Pot Cakes 
Our flower pot cakes are back for Mother's Day! 6" cakes are frosted in
chocolate "terracotta" buttercream frosting, and topped with your choice of the following beautiful buttercream flowers: purple pansies, pink
daisies, or yellow roses.

$40 Gourmet $38 Classic
Under 4 days notice, only certain flavors are available.

Mother’s Day Deal
Mention "PROMO MOM 14"
and get Our Flower Pot Cake @

$33 Gourmet             $30 Classic
That's almost 20% off our retail price!
(*available only if ordered in advance)

We will also be offering a Ladybug Cake for the special Lady in your life this Mother's Day. Made from our decadent Classic Chocolate Mousse cake, these adorable lady bugs will be $30 and available with 24 hours notice.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring 2014 Menu

Spring Menu 2014

Spring has officially sprung! We're celebrating the start of spring with the launch of our seasonal menu featuring specials for both Passover and Easter. 

Easter Specials

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

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

Lemon Citrus Cake-6" (serves 4-8) 8" (serves 8-12)
Vanilla chiffon cake accented with tart lemon curd and filled with creamy lemon mousse, finished in vanilla buttercream and flowers.

Fresh Strawberries and Cream- 6" (serves 4-8)  8"(serves 8-12)
Our vanilla chiffon cake layered with vanilla cream and fresh strawberries.  Finished with our vanilla buttercream, white chocolate shavings, and fresh strawberries.

Specialty Desserts

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

Traditional Ricotta Cheesecake-6" (serves 4-8)  8" (serves 8-12)
Buttery graham cracker crust lines this decadent ricotta cheesecake accented with orange and finished with whipped cream.


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

Banana Cream Pie
Our buttery graham cracker crust, layered with a velvety vanilla custard and fresh bananas, then topped with billowy whipped cream. 

Cookies & Cupcakes

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

Sugar Cookies
Buttery shortbread cookies in springtime shapes, decorated with brightly colored sugar.

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

*Passover Specials*

**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)
Rich, dense chocolate cake glazed in creamy dark chocolate ganache & decorated with festive chococlate adornments.

Lemon Almond Tart-8" (serves 8)
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)
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 or dipped in dark chocolate.

Key Lime Tart-8" (serves 6-8)
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)
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.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gluten Free Cakes!

Allergic to gluten? Having trouble finding a bakery with gluten free cakes? Well, look no further! Dessert Works would like to introduce our ready to purchase Gluten Free cakes now available for any special occasion. Each cake is layered with our delicious almond cake, your choice of vanilla mousse frosted with whip cream or chocolate mousse frosted with chocolate whip cream. We will be carrying 6" cakes on a daily basis, however larger sizes and additional decor are available for order with two weeks notice. All of our ready to purchase cakes will be kept frozen until purchase, so we suggest to let your cake thaw at room temperature for 4-5 hours before serving.

                                Call today or stop in to get your gluten free cake for your special occasion!
                                        Almond Cake with vanilla mousse and whip cream      $18
                              Almond Cake with chocolate mousse and chocolate whip cream     $19
                                                                                *additional decor assessed on case by case basis

Friday, March 14, 2014

Meet Jacqueline

Welcome Jacqueline
In wrapping up the weekly profiles for our newest staff, this week we're featuring Jacqueline. Jacqueline has a passion for baking, blogging, and all things wedding related! She can be found working in the wedding office or updating the blog and social media.

Education: Jacqueline has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sustainability. She has past bakery experience and became interested in the events industry from a young age while her mother was a wedding coordinator.

Favorite Dessert Works item: "My all time favorite item is our Caramel Apple cake, but since it's only a seasonal flavor I tide myself over year round with our Frosted Brownies and Caramel Pecan bars."

Favorite part of the job: "I love working with brides-to-be to design their dream cake for the big day. It's always an exciting time for our couples and their families, and I'm grateful to be able to be a part of it!"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Meet Kristina

Welcome Kristina!
As our new staff profiles continue, this week we would like to showcase Kristina!

Education: Bachelor's degree in Journalism. After completing her bachelor's degree, Kristina found herself working in a bakery and loving it. In fact, she loved it so much she's decided to pursue a career in the industry and is in the process of earning her Associates Degree in Pastry Arts!

Favorite Dessert Works item: the Tuxedo cupcake

Favorite part of the job:  "Always learning something new, whether I am helping our customers design the perfect cake, or when I get the chance to help in the kitchen.   I love that I always go home having learned something for the day."

Kristina is busy helping anywhere she can. If you don't see her in the retail store, chances are she's in the kitchen helping to prepare delicious desserts for us!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Meet Satchel

Welcome Satchel
A Very Special Announcement!

We are marching on with our new staff profiles and this week we are thrilled to announce our BRAND NEW "staff member" at Dessert Works! Please welcome Satchel Leon Repa Savona, who joins us as a very junior associate. He already plays a vital role in the Dessert Works family, and we look forward to learning from his hours of experience. His "staff photo" is attached below! 

Favorite Dessert Works Item: To be determined...

In all seriousness, congratulations to Kristen and Leonardo on welcoming their second beautiful baby into their family! Mother and son are both healthy and doing well.

More about Satchel:
Born: February 23rd, two thousand and fourteen at 11:34 pm
Weight: 7lbs 5oz
Length: 19 ¾"

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Meet Emilee

Welcome Emilee

This week, as part of our continuing staff profiles, we would like to introduce Emilee! Emilee is our resident expert on everything gluten free. If you need a recommendation for the best gluten free dessert, she's your girl!

Education: After completing her Bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Emilee earned relevant work experience working in a bridal boutique, hotels, and country clubs in Florida before moving here 4 months ago and joining our team.

Favorite Dessert Works item: Opera Torte! It's gluten free, of course!

Favorite Part of the Job: "Seeing the transformation of the cakes from a design on paper to the real finished product!"
While Emilee is our most recent hire, there's no shortage of talent for creating beautiful cakes! Here's an example of a cake Emilee worked with a customer on recently: 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Our New Staff!/Meet Andrea

New Staff Profiles!

Here at Dessert Works, we take great pride in our hardworking staff. You can tell just by looking at some of our creations that we have an incredibly talented team in the kitchen who work hard to make your cakes possible! However, the staff that works in the front of the store also plays an important role in making your dessert dreams a reality, and in the last few months we've welcomed a new set of counter staff eager to work with you on your next order! As we enter the new year, we thought we would take some time to introduce you to our new retail staff. Stay tuned weekly for new staff profiles!

First up,

Welcome (Back) Andrea!
Our first "new" staff member technically isn't new at all. She's a returning member! Andrea worked for us last year before she moved out of state. We were sad to see her go, but now that she is in town again, we're thrilled to have her back!

Education: Andrea has a Bachelors degree in Marketing and an Associates in Culinary Arts. She also has roughly 17 years of experience in the Hospitality industry.

Favorite Dessert Works item: Mini Eclairs! YUM!

Favorite part of the job: "I love the team I get to work with every day and being able to utilize my creativity to design the perfect cake for our customers' special occasions." 

In addition to her love for cooking and baking, Andrea also has a great knack for visualizing concepts for cakes, even if we've never done anything like it before! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

WeddingWire Couple's Choice 2014!

Weddings, Wedding VenuesDessert Works, Best Wedding Cakes in Boston - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

Hooray! We've won the prestigious 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award™ for Wedding Cakes in Greater Boston! We couldn't have done it without you, so thank you, thank you, thank you. Your kind words and positive reviews are greatly appreciated. See the press release below for more information:
            The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
            While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Dessert Works. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
            "There's no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Dessert Works for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry."
            As a Couples' Choice Awards™ winner, Dessert Works is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.
            We are proud to be one of the top Wedding Cake vendors in the Boston area in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014.
            For more information about us, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront here.
            To learn more about the Couple's Choice Awards™, please visit
            About WeddingWire, Inc.
            WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 Menu

Valentine's Day Menu 2014
Love is in the air at Dessert Works. We're already gearing up for Valentine's Day with the release of our special holiday menu.

Valentine's Cake for Two $13.50
A generous single layer of our rich chocolate cake covered with chocolate ganache & topped with a heart-shaped layer of your choice, either: chocolate mousse covered in dark chocolate OR raspberry mousse covered in white chocolate. Each heart-shaped dessert is decorated with a buttercream flower, and inscribed with a "sweetheart"or custom message of your choice.

Tiny Temptations
Heart shaped shortbread cookies-colorfully hand-decorated 

                                                                                                                    $2.50 each or $27 dz

Mini Red Velvet Lollipops-the classic cake flavor is scarlet in color & filled with our rich cream cheese frosting, dipped in chocolate ganache to make it irresistible!      

                                                                                                                  $1.85 each or $20.50 dz

Mini cheesecake pops-our creamy vanilla cheesecake dipped in chocolate ganache       

                                                                                                                  $2.25 each or $24.30 dz

Mini Pastries-popular varieties available like fresh cannolis made to order, milky way tarts, opera tortes, eclairs & fruit tarts                                              $1.60 each or $18 dz

Full-size cupcakes-available in your choice of vanilla or chocolate cake topped with mini heart shaped confetti and your choice of vanilla or chocolate buttercream     

                                                                                                                $2.25 each or $24.30 dz

Red Velvet cupcakes-our classic Red Velvet cake is scarlet in color, accented with chocolate ganache, and topped with our melt-in-your-mouth vanilla buttercream frosting

$2.50 each or $27 dz

Red Velvet Individual-this heart shaped, scarlet tinted, moist cake is layered with cream cheese frosting. It sits atop a thin chocolate cookie and is glazed in chocolate ganache.    $4.25
Champagne & Raspberry Individual Dessert-(see description below)                     $4.00
Apple Heart Tart Individual-(see description below)                                                      $3.85 each
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries-Please order in advance Fresh and juicy strawberries dipped in Callebault chocolate & drizzled with white chocolate. (Strawberries are not long stemmed.)                                                                                                    $1.75 each or $21 dz

Cakes                          6" serves 4-8    $25      8" serves 8-12    $34    10" serves 15-20    $48
Champagne Raspberry Torte-light vanilla chiffon cake layered with fresh raspberries and champagne mousse, finished in vanilla meringue buttercream with a raspberry mirror glaze & festive white chocolate adornments
Red Velvet cake-our classic Red Velvet cake flavor filled with our rich cream cheese & chocolate ganache

Also Available
Apple Heart Tart-a flaky-buttery pie filled with hand-peeled, sweet apples and finished with a heart motif top crust    8" only $17  serves 8
Mango Roulard-"small" serves 6-8 $15; "large" serves 10-14 $22; also available by the slice. Our tender vanilla cake baked thin, rolled with mango mousse & fresh mango pieces, finished in powdered sugar & fresh whipped cream
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