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Passover & Easter Specials

Passover Specials 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” serves 12-16 $30 Dense …

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Posted on: April 7, 2011


As strangle as it may seem, we’ve created 2 different pig birthday cakes recently that distinguish the different parts of the pig for butchering.  On this cake, the pig was created out of rolled chocolate applique. Whereas this cake was …

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Posted on: March 11, 2011

Polka Dot Cupcakes

Karina and Christopher had wedding cupcakes instead of a traditional cake, but they didn’t have the standard buttercream flower on top of each cupcake. Instead, they had rolled chocolate polka dots in eggplant on top of their cupcakes. They also …

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Posted on: March 9, 2011


If you have been following our blog for awhile, you may have seen this Lego cake that we created last year. Today, we have another Lego cake to share with you. It’s not as over-the-top as the first because different …

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Posted on: March 4, 2011

Individual Cakes

Not everyone has a traditional wedding cake or cupcakes at their wedding. Some couples have individual cake centerpieces, or even a display of individual cakes like Jane and Ravi had:  Photo by Priya Patel

Posted on: March 2, 2011

Fireman’s Helmet

This custom fireman’s helmet cake looks like the real thing, but trust us, it’s cake! The cake was hand sculpted in the shape of the helmet and decorated in rolled chocolate to look like the Deputy Chief’s helmet!

Posted on: February 25, 2011


Today’s wedding cake features two different kinds of snowflakes: buttercream and pastillage. The cake was frosted in our buttercream frosting, and our snowflake design was hand-piped onto the sides of the cake in buttercream. The cake was then finished with …

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Posted on: February 23, 2011

Christening Cake

Madison’s Christening cake was extra special, so it is our Featured Friday cake today! This cake was frosted in pink buttercream frosting and decorated with rolled chocolate applique of ducks, bottles, onesies and crosses. It was then topped with hand …

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Posted on: February 18, 2011


Cupcakes can make for a beautiful display at a wedding! Michelle and Bob’s wedding cupcakes are a perfect example of that! Photo by Dave Donato Photo by Dave Donato They had a mixture of chocolate, vanilla and red velvet cupcakes, …

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Posted on: February 16, 2011


We often create birthday cakes with Boston sports logos, since Boston sports are so popular here. But today’s Featured Friday cake came out especially awesome! This cake was frosted in vanilla buttercream and decorated with a rolled chocolate applique Celtics …

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Posted on: February 11, 2011

Pink Ruffle Cascade

This display cake was inspired by an actual wedding cake that our chef created. With the pretty pink cascade, we thought it was appropriate with Valentine’s Day coming up. The tiers are square and slightly off-set. The cake features our …

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Posted on: February 9, 2011

Rue (of Winnie the Pooh!)

Deklan celebrated his 1st birthday with a Dessert Works custom Rue birthday cake! The scene on the cake was created out of buttercream and Rue was hand sculpted out of rolled chocolate. The cake was then finished with shooting birthday …

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Posted on: February 4, 2011

Unraveling Ribbons

Ken & Andy were married recently and we were able to create their wedding cake for them! Their cake was simply frosted in vanilla buttercream. The focus of the cake was the beautiful cascade of rolled chocolate roses, calla lilies …

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Posted on: February 2, 2011

The Fake Cake Myth

It is a popular misconception with wedding cakes, that having a fake cake made of styrofoam (also known as a dummy cake) and *sheet cakes to feed your guests will save you money. (*As a side note, here at Dessert …

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Posted on: January 30, 2011

Bass Groom’s Cake

Today’s Featured Friday cake is the perfect groom’s cake or birthday cake for the bass fisherman in your life! This cake was cut by hand into the shape of the bass, then decorated with rolled chocolate and hand painted accents.

Posted on: January 28, 2011

Afterglow Photos

We love when photographers share their photos of our wedding cakes with us! Afterglow Photos was kind enough to share these photos of Karen & Rich’s wedding cake at the Milton Hoosic Club. Credit: Afterglow Photos  Credit: Afterglow Photos  Credit: …

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Posted on: January 26, 2011

Tiered Princess Cake

Princess cakes are a popular birthday cake for little girls. So today’s Featured Friday cake is a tiered Princess and the Frog cake. The princess’ dress is an unfilled cake that can either be vanilla, chocolate or marble cake. The …

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Posted on: January 21, 2011

Swiss Dot

Amy and Scott were married in September and had their wedding reception at The Warren Center. Their wedding cake was frosted in vanilla buttercream frosting, had a fabric ribbon around the bottom of the tiers, and our swiss dot design …

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Posted on: January 19, 2011

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