Based in Westwood, Massachusetts, Dessert Works is a wedding bakery that crafts beautiful and delectable treats. Kristen Repa is the owner and head pastry chef of this innovative bakery. She 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 creates delicious masterpieces. She works with couples to design cakes that coordinate with their 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. These included people 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. 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:
173 Reviews for Dessert Works
Recommended by 98% of couples
22 User photos
Sharon T. · Getting married on 05/14/2021
We hired them for our upcoming May wedding and just had our tasting/consultation last weekend. OMG were the cakes delicious. We were so impressed with the fact they took a picture of the design I wanted and were confident they could replicate it and still add the personal details I wanted, like matching the colors of the flowers exactly to the dresses we chose just by using swatches! We are very excited to see what they come up with and we are confident it will be nothing less than perfect!Sent on 10/03/2019
Oneda · Married on 04/08/2021
We had three flavors...Red Velvet, Carrot, and Chocolate Raspberry. My husband usually does not like chocolate cake, and isn't a huge fan of carrot cake either, but he LOVED both flavors at Dessert Works. In fact, he enjoyed those two more than the Red Velvet, which is one of his favorites.Sent on 05/04/2012
We spent more than I had ever planned on spending for a wedding cake, but our cake was beautiful and worth every cent. Completely delicious.
I almost forgot to mention three funny stories: 1) My husband walked into the consultation room and the first thing he said was "this is what a cake tasting is supposed to LOOK like." 2) They were incredibly patient with me and my notorious indecisiveness and crazy OCD planning tendencies. I even brought sketches to our first meeting!! (post wedding, I am laughing at myself) 3) We went back after our initial consultation (because we're greedy, lol) and bought a pumpkin cheesecake pastry for a friend...it was so good, she hid the rest from her husband! lol
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Jen G. · Married on 11/23/2019
My husband and I got married last November, at the Lenox Hotel in Boston - who partners with Dessert Works to provide brides and grooms wedding cakes with their wedding package. We were so thrilled with how our cake turned out - absolutely beautiful! Jacqueline was so responsive, professional, and thorough. We would HIGHLY recommend working with Jacqueline and team at Dessert Works!Sent on 09/17/2020
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!