Dessert Works is a wedding bakery located in Westwood, Massachusetts. Kristen Repa, the owner and head pastry chef, uses natural, high-quality ingredients with no artificial flavoring to craft personalized cakes for a couple's celebration. Specializing in European torte-style cakes finished in vanilla meringue buttercream frosting, Kristen works with couples to design cakes that coordinate with a couple's colors, theme, and wedding look. Kristen and her team are also skilled in frosting and design, offering buttercream flowers, fresh flowers, rolled chocolate, and their signature handmade chocolate butterflies.
Kristen Repa worked at Konditor Meister Bakery and Ritz Carlton Boston before traveling to Vienna, Austria to receive additional culinary arts training. She also worked as the pastry chef at The Catered Affair in Hingham, Massachusetts, where she created cakes and desserts for some notable celebrities, such as President Bill Clinton, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, and the Kennedy family. Kristen founded Dessert Works in 2001 with her husband and business partner, Leonardo Savona.
Dessert Works provides custom layer cakes in a variety of flavors, as well as a wide selection of other wedding desserts, including cake pops, cookies, croquembouche, cupcakes, mini pastries, grooms' cakes, tarts, cheesecakes, bars, and dessert buffets. Cake stands are available, as well as gluten-free, nut-free, lactose-free, and vegan bakery products. Kristen and her team offer couples the following services:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Melinda · Married on 09/01/2018
Best of the best
Dessert works is the best. I had another bakery booked and one of my bridesmaids knew about them and had a red velvet cake for my bridal shower and it was so delicious that I cancelled my current bakery and booked with them. If that’s not enough - I threw a birthday party for my mom a month later so I could have the cake again. It’s an addiction. So the cake is definitely delicious but on top of that I sent a Pinterest picture of a cake with all kinds of rope embellishment which they had not done before. They spent what seems like a lot of time figuring out the perfect way to master the rope look and reassured me that they could do it.... and wow were they right is all I can say. It looked better than the picture. Book dessert works before they run out of cake because I can’t stop eating it.Sent on 11/11/2018
Nicole Debenedetto · Married on 06/15/2019
Great Wedding Cake!
We used Dessert Works for our wedding on 6.15.19 and they were so helpful and courteous! The tasting was so much fun, they have a wide variety of cakes and flavors to select. We also needed some allergy friendly treats and selected the gluten free/dairy free cupcakes which were a hit. Great price for fantastic service and as a keepsake you'll receive a miniature version of your cake! Such a cute idea. I would use Dessert Works again for future functions.Sent on 07/08/2019
Elizabeth · Married on 05/25/2019
Sweet but not too sweet
Dessert Works in Westwood is the best!!!! I have ordered many cakes from them especially the most recent for my daughter's wedding. They are sweet enough but not too sweet. They do beautiful, creative work and are very helpful offering suggestions and ideas. I recommend Dessert Works for your next party or event. They are the best!Sent on 06/08/2019
Eating one piece of cake is not enough! The cakes are beautiful, delicious!!!! and they are delighful to work with.
My favorite wedding cake in all of Massachusetts! Always fresh, great buttercream and lovely service!
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!