(Closed) Wedding Cakes?

posted 10 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
Member
50 posts
Worker bee

I highly highly highly recommend the Pastry Garden.  The cakes there are AMAZING.  I LOVE cake and theirs is the BEST.  I have been to showers and weddings and can always tell when it’s a Pastry Garden cake.  I went there last month for my cake tasting and the woman who owns the place is SO NICE.  They have so many options and will work within your budget.

When I left I asked if she needed a deposit and she said "No…everyone always comes back."  I’m sure that’s true.  They have a few locations in Dutchess County, but they do the cake tastings at their Rt. 44 location in Poughkeepsie (next to Adams Fairacre Farms).  They also deliver.  I don’t think they take cake reservations more than a year in advance, but it doesn’t hurt to call….or order a small cake for someone’s birthday just to try it!

Post # 4
Member
484 posts
Helper bee

I don’t know if they do wedding cakes but Jean Claude’s in Warwick is an Amazing bakery! It’s definitely worth a call or better yet stopping in for a pastry and coffee.

Post # 6
Member
50 posts
Worker bee

Don’t go by the Pastry Garden’s website….it does come across as very outdated.  They have a book with tons of cake examples at the store.  When you go for your tasting you can look through the book and pick out what you want or bring your own photos.  They can do some pretty cool stuff.

Post # 7
Member
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Pastry Garden is AMAZING!!! I love them. Not only was the cake actually as delicious day of as at the tasting – really unbelievably good – it was exactly what we discussed! I went into the tasting unplanned, with zero ideas about what I wanted in the wedding cake, and we ended up with something I loved.  It was a 7 layer white cake with alternating layers of chocolate ganache and a *fresh* berry compote (not jam). People still remember how good it was – and it was our only dessert.

 I can’t wait for our one year anniversary because they offered to make us a fresh one for free!

[attachment=159400,9572]

Post # 9
Member
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Definitely make a stop at Pastry Garden, you won’t be sorry! I buy myself a birthday cake from them every year, and all of our family’s birthday cakes come from them. (and occasionally when I get a sugar craving I get their chocolate mousse brownies- OUT OF THIS WORLD) DELICIOUS! I think they’re too busy baking cakes to update their website! 🙂 Word of mouth is definitely how they do business. I’m drooling now.. mmm.. Pastry Garden.

Post # 10
Member
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

The cake actually was included in the price of my venue – but I think it was $100 more to use Pastry Garden as the vendor vs. the standard option. The owner worked with us and she created this off a picture from a magazine so I think she can do pretty much whatever you want, including more modern looks. They also do the more traditional old fashionged cakes because I assume a lot of their clientele want them.

Post # 11
Member
3 posts
Wannabee

Lulus Bakery in West Chester is incredible.  They were rated West Chesters best bakery more than 5 years in a row.  We ordered our cake from there for our summer 2009 wedding in the hudson valley

Post # 12
Member
19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow.. thank you for the picture from the Pastry Garden.  My caterer recommended them, but I wasn’t so sure after looking at their website.  I feel better about them now though.  I needed to see that b/c I live in CA, so I can’t really visit their shop.

Post # 13
Member
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I got my cake from Adams Fairacre Farms (Kingston location).  It was lovely looking, tasted delicious, and was VERY reasonable- around $250 delivered.  They said it was to serve 125 people, but we had A LOT left over.

They have a book at the counter to choose from and all the cakes were pretty lame 80s looking monstrosities.  However, their cake decorator is pretty talented and can duplicate many styles.  I don’t think they do fondant if that matters to you.  I just sent the decorator a few inspiration pictures and she did a great job coming up with a nice design (I didn’t see the final product until the wedding!).

They have locations in Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Newburgh.

Here’s a picture of my cake:

[attachment=185567,14412]

Post # 15
Member
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Adams was very easy to work with.  The cake was chocolate with white chocolate mousse and chocolate truffle filling with buttercream frosting.

Doing the tasting was really easy- they make cupcakes of the various combinations for you to just take home with you and try out.

Post # 16
Member
19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I booked Pastry Garden in January for my August wedding. Maybe you misheard and they said 6-8 months?

I found a picture I loved on flickr.com and printed it for them, and they are going to replicate it. I’m really looking forward to it.

The topic ‘Wedding Cakes?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors