Beau Chocolat is a locally-sourced wedding bakery in Portland, Oregon, run by chef/owner Bo Snyder. His hand-crafted cakes range from whimsical to exquisite, with a skill that’s able to match the palate and vision of the couple.
Bo has been making cakes for over 30 years. His career began when a clogging student of his requested a substitute baker, volunteering to make desserts for the Lovejoy Cafe while she was travelling. Soon thereafter, he and a partner opened the Last Act Bakery, a wholesale and catering partnership. After four years with Last Act, he moved on to create Bo’s Desserts (renamed Beau Chocolat in 1994).
With each cake, Beau Chocolat includes the anniversary cake, the top tier of the cake, and cake stands. Cupcakes come with consultations, custom designs, set-up, and a private tasting. Bo also offers cookies, dessert buffets, fruit, and groom’s cakes, along with additional services for the couple to choose from for any dessert type:
Beau Chocolat is also able to offer couples a selection to suit their dietary needs, including gluten-free, lactose-free, and nut-free, as well as fresh fruit and organic ingredients.
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Dan · Married on 07/30/2017
Making preparations for a wedding is and always will be an incredibly crazy and time consuming task. When we came to addressing the wedding cake needs Bo brought about a presence that caused us to slow down, kick back and enjoy the cake deciding moment. He brought with him several of his favorites but I was already in hopes that he'd be bringing the favorite from my childhood: A medium light chocolate with the lightest of frosting with just a hint of mint. He nailed it! It was even better than I remember it ever being.Sent on 07/30/2017
His cake was a big hit and drew the interest of many attending the celebration. We were fortunate that with everything so hectic and with all the relatives in town he was able to drop the cake off at our reception and save us all kinds of time. The cake was beautiful and beyond delicious. And, although the price wasn't bad compared to others, it was worth every penny. On top of that Bo helped lighten the mood in an otherwise hectic moment. The cake was a huge success and many were asking for Bo's number afterwards.
I can't say enough positive things to really reflect our happiness with Bo's 'product'. It was both beautiful and delicious!
Dan and Karen Olberding
Doug · Married on 07/01/2017
Amazing!!!!! Bo's deserts are truly delicious! Our daughter chose a lemon poppy seed cake for her wedding of 70 people.Sent on 07/28/2017
The presentation was beautiful -- a tiered layer cake with white chocolate-cream-cheese frosting decorated with a beautiful (and yummy) strip of candied lemon peel. The cake was set on a round of oak and the surrounded by fresh cut flowers and ferns. Many of our guests remarked that it was one of the most beautiful and best tasting wedding cakes they had ever had. Additionally, to accommodate the gluten-free folks, we ordered 5 dozen coconut macaroons (which magically disappeared before the cake was cut -- oh well! ) There was plenty of cake for the day of the wedding and happily we got to enjoy it for several days after that. I have to say, Bo exceeded our expectations. Without hesitation, we know who will be making the cake for our next daughter's wedding!
Thea · Married on 07/01/2017
Beau created the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding, and was able to accommodate our needs perfectly. We chose a lemon-poppy seed cake, and it is by far the best cake I have ever tasted. The frosting was creamy, not overly sweet, yet delicately complex with the warmth of white chocolate. The cake itself was perfectly moist and layered with an amazing fresh lemon curd. The entire cake was decorated in candied lemon and flowers-- it was almost too gorgeous to eat! Beau's passion for his craft in apparent in every bite, and you could not have a sweeter, kinder, gentler human bringing a cake to your special day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.Sent on 07/28/2017