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Operating out of Westwood, MA, Dessert Works specializes in custom-made wedding cakes. Delectable delights are made with love here by a team of talented professionals who are passionate about what they do. Their goal is to curate a show-stopping dessert table that is sure to be the centerpiece of your big event.

Dessert Works is committed to baking sweet treats with care and creativity. For these experts, each item is going to represent the unique style and personality of you, your spouse-to-be, and your wedding aesthetic. The team here are known to become so invested in their projects that they are bound to see you as part of their family.

Each and every confectionery delight from the wedding cakes to the assorted desserts are baked fresh, from scratch, and to order. Dessert Works also offers items made with dietary restrictions in mind including dairy and gluten-free options. The business can deliver to destinations all over Boston to the convenience of local weddings.

Services Offered

Dessert Works provides custom-layer cakes in a variety of flavors, as well as a wide selection of other wedding desserts. These include cake pops, cookies, croquembouche, cupcakes, mini pastries, grooms' cakes, tarts, cheesecakes, bars, and dessert buffets. Cake stands are available, as are gluten-free, nut-free, lactose-free, and vegan bakery products. Kristen and her team offer couples the following services:

  • Consultations
  • Custom design
  • Private tastings
  • Delivery
  • Setup
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?

$5

What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?

$6

Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Anniversary Cake

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?

$3.50

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Custom Cake Design
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cookies
Croquembouche
Cupcakes
Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake
Pastries

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Custom Design
Delivery
Setup
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Vegan

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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98% Recommended by couples

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Dessert Works is a highly recommended bakery for wedding cakes. Customers praised the delicious flavors, beautiful designs, and helpfulness of the staff. The cake exceeded expectations and received compliments from guests. The inclusion of a mini anniversary cake was also appreciated. The bakery was flexible and accommodating during COVID-19. Overall, customers had a positive experience with Dessert Works and would recommend it for future events.

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Dessert Works is a highly recommended bakery for wedding cakes. Customers praised the delicious flavors, beautiful designs, and helpfulness of the staff. The cake exceeded expectations and received compliments from guests. The inclusion of a mini anniversary cake was also appreciated. The bakery was flexible and accommodating during COVID-19. Overall, customers had a positive experience with Dessert Works and would recommend it for future events.

Pahola
Pahola N. Sent on 10/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Amazing

All the staff was very helpful
Olivia
Olivia K. Sent on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dessert Works Blew Us Away

We had such a wonderful experience with Dessert Works for our wedding! The cake tasting was so much fun and we loved getting to try so many flavors- we actually thought it was much harder than expected to choose because every flavor was so great. We ended up going with carrot cake and raspberry/chocolate and both were amazing! It was so easy to get our vision finalized for what we wanted the cake to look like. The look and taste were both perfect and all our guests raved about how delicious it was!
David
David C. Sent on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

They pour love into their work

We are grateful to Dessert Works for their loving care of our wedding cake. Honestly the cake was an afterthought to us when we started planning our wedding, to the point that we had decided not to have one.

We chose the Lenox Hotel as our wedding venue (also gets top marks, btw). The Lenox partners with Dessert Works for wedding cakes, which is an early indicator of the quality product and service you're getting from the latter. But even so, we initially opted to exclude the cake from our wedding package. Wrong idea. We finally got around to looking at Dessert Works' website and when we saw their enticing list of flavors, our mouths started watering. We followed up with the Lenox and said hey, we DO want the cake.

We got to work with Ashley at Dessert Works. Her warmth and kindness over emails and calls did not go unnoticed. She made it clear that our big day was special for Dessert Works too. And she made the process easy as could be, from intake to the final call to confirm the guest count.

We were super excited for the cake tasting. Dessert Works gives you their 6 most popular flavors to sample, with the option to add flavors for a small fee. We got 8 flavors which proved more than we needed! We couldn't do the tasting at the bakery, because we were coming from out of town and were on a tight schedule, but Dessert Works made it easy to do our tasting to-go. They packaged all the cake slices into a neat box, each slice wrapped in plastic, with a container of their American and Italian buttercreams on the side. And because neither of us had time to pick it up ourselves, Dessert Works kindly let my mother-in-law pick it up for us. She reported back that the service was great.

We chose a combination of their Chocolate Mousse and Vanilla Chocolate. Both have chocolate mousse, of which I am a huge fan. The mousse is delicious, but not too rich. The cake is moist, and not overly sweet. The lightness of the vanilla cake and the density of the chocolate cake provide nice balance. We had an extravaganza doing a self-led cake tasting with the matron of honor - herself a chocolate lover who affirmed that the mousse was the right choice.

From there, Dessert Works kept things moving without ever stressing us out. For the cake design, they sent us a photo gallery of past designs as inspiration. We quickly latched on to an elegant yet simple design of lotus branches with pretty red and pink flowers. We had a video call with Ashley and filled out a comprehensive questionnaire that further improved the experience. And that was all we needed to do for cake planning.

On the day of, our 3-tier cake exceeded our expectations. Delivery and setup were so seamless, we had no idea it was happening. We didn't think about the cake until we walked in for our reception, and there it was, sitting majestically atop a table. It was DEFINITELY more beautiful in person than in photos. We wish we had more time to admire it.

And how did the cake taste that day? Delicious. I had a slice of the Chocolate Mousse to end the night, and it was the best piece of chocolate cake I've had in a long time.

Oh, and that tradition of saving a slice of the cake for your anniversary? Dessert Works takes that to the next level with their "honeymoon cake," a beautifully packaged mini version of the wedding cake. It was the cherry on top.

We are thrilled with what Dessert Works gave us: A terrific cake created by terrific people. It's funny, we never got to meet any of them in person, so we'll just have to stop by the bakery in Westwood on our next trip to Beantown.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Papers by Kathi Papers by Kathi Wedding Invitations

Eating one piece of cake is not enough! The cakes are beautiful, delicious!!!! and they are delighful to work with.

14 Stories 14 Stories Wedding Planners

My favorite wedding cake in all of Massachusetts! Always fresh, great buttercream and lovely service!

Stone Event Planning Stone Event Planning Wedding Planners

DessertWorks is a fabulous bakery for special occasion and wedding cakes. Kristen Repa and her staff are extremely talented; the cakes are always delicious and beautiful. I hear rave reviews from all of my clients who have worked with DessertWorks!

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