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Small Pies or Tarts in Boston Area

Elyssa Nov 29, 2012 08:36 AM

Hi Everyone,

I am currently planning my wedding which will take place in Boston in October. The wonderful caterer we are using does not have a pastry chef so we need to outsource our dessert selection. We do not want to do a wedding cake, but we thought it might be fun to do small (single serving size) pies or tarts in a variety of flavors. The problem is we are having trouble finding a bakery that will provide this.

Does anyone have any ideas??

Other ideas would be other miniature/small/individual pastries/desserts---like whoopie pies, cannolis, etc. Any ideas you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Also the bakery doesn't need to be located in Boston proper, just in the Boston area for delivery purposes.

Thank you!

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    nicjp Dec 3, 2012 12:53 PM

    This is what I did for my wedding. We went to www.konditormeister.com/ for mini tarts (fruit, chocolate, lemon), eclairs, cannoli. They were all good quality two bite treats.

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    1. re: nicjp
      MartyF1112 Dec 4, 2012 08:27 AM

      I second Konditormeister...everything tastes as good as it looks, which isn't always the case! And DessertWorks in Norwood does nice small pastries as well.

    2. Pia Dec 3, 2012 06:30 AM

      Flour does little two-bite tartlets... may be smaller than what you're looking for, but they are delicious.

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      1. re: Pia
        Elyssa Dec 3, 2012 10:35 AM

        I thought my Mom (who is Boston-based) reached out to Flour (because this was my first recommendation) and they didn't actually do this sort of thing. But maybe I'm wrong and we should circle back.

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        CookieLee Dec 2, 2012 03:05 PM

        Elyssa! I remember you being very helpful when I was in DC. Congratulations! What about the Clear Flour Bread bakery in Brookline? They always have small fruit tarts, and other pastries. I should think they could make the tarts single serving size. The question is, do they do that sort of thing.

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        1. re: CookieLee
          teezeetoo Dec 2, 2012 05:55 PM

          In addition to Petsi's, I'd try Country Desserts in Newton, MA on Lexington

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          bear Dec 2, 2012 01:51 PM

          Both Petsi and Sofra are good suggestions.

          I attended a 60th birthday a couple of years ago and Dessert Works from Norwood did the cakes. They weren't mini, but they were absolutely gorgeous and delicious. I wouldn't hesitate to contact them if I were doing an event of some sort. It sounds like they do some individual desserts.


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            tweetie Dec 2, 2012 01:13 PM

            did you try Petsie's in Somerville?

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              cherrytomato Nov 29, 2012 09:41 AM

              Why not do wedding cake looking cupcakes and have a cupcake bakery do them. You could have one of those stands that each cake fit in and have them decorated with pretty colors and maybe some gold leaf or something weddingish. A wedding is such an important occasion that I think it's nice to make some kind of statement and not just a bunch of little pick up pastries. I recently went to a wedding where they had three different cakes. One was a vegan carrot, the other a lemon and the other was chocolate. Something for everyone and they made it look very interesting.

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              1. re: cherrytomato
                Elyssa Dec 2, 2012 12:52 PM

                We are likely going to have cupcakes at the rehearsal dinner. Plus I think the cupcake wedding cake is a little worn out---we were hoping for something a little more fun and different.

                1. re: Elyssa
                  Bob Dobalina Dec 3, 2012 04:36 AM

                  Two words: cookie bar.

                  1. re: Bob Dobalina
                    Elyssa Dec 3, 2012 10:32 AM

                    That's actually a cute idea. And we could serve milk! Thanks.

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                Madrid Nov 29, 2012 09:38 AM

                see if the menu at Sofra appeals to you.

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                  thedryer Nov 29, 2012 09:09 AM

                  I know this is quite a bit further than Boston but this bakery's mini-tarts are soooo good. Assuming you order enough, I can't see why they wouldn't deliver to your hall or caterer. Good luck planning your wedding, the time will fly after the 1st of the year.


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                    gracenote Nov 29, 2012 08:46 AM

                    Maybe your caterer could work with: http://www.sweetcreationsdesserts.com/

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                    1. re: gracenote
                      Elyssa Dec 2, 2012 01:00 PM

                      This looks exactly what we are looking for. Their options sound great! Have you tried any of their desserts before?

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                        gracenote Dec 2, 2012 04:16 PM

                        Actually, I worked there several years ago, under a different owner. At the time the quality was excellent, we made everything from scratch (except the smallest tart shells). I would hope that continues to be the case. When I've looked at the current website it looks like they have a lot of variety. Maybe you could arrange a tasting session and check it out.
                        Good Luck, and let us know-

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                          Elyssa Dec 3, 2012 10:33 AM

                          Great! Thank you.

                      2. re: gracenote
                        Elyssa Dec 4, 2012 05:31 AM

                        For those that might be interested, you should know that Sweet Creations is 100% wholesalers bakery, so they have to work directly with my cater, as opposed to us. It might still work out, but it's not a traditional bakery.

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