We may have discovered the most awesome wedding dessert. One that fills the mind with visions of a Swedish Christmas scene depicted in a Carl Larsson painting. Or a night in the Kasbah on a bed of spices and citrus fruits. Aromatic, nutty, moist inside, in a shell of creamy white chocolate dusted with pistachios. And you can find it too at The Hudson Valley Dessert Company where sweet things are always cooking in Saugerties, NY.
“The Pistachio-Cardamon Bite is a pastry that’s really unique to us,” says owner Connie Bailey as she watches her chef, Gabrielle Fusco, finish off a tray of the little snowball-shaped treats destined for another great Hudson Valley wedding.
Connie cuts one in half to show us the orange, nutty, cardmon‑y goodness inside. The cross-section looks very simple, so it’s surprising when you pop one of these babies in your mouth and you experience all the levels of flavor. “We put them out at a tasting and they sell themselves,” says Connie.
In addition to their cardamon balls, the Hudson Valley Dessert Company has been serving up a host of baked goods in Saugerties for over 18 years. Originally located in a back alley shop on Partition Street, the bakery sold just biscotti. But in 2009, Connie moved her operation to the site of the former Lachmann’s Bakery on Main Street.
The bakery now produces much more than biscotti — everything from breakfast food and lunchtime sandwiches to cookies, cakes, and pies. Many of these items show up on dessert tables at weddings throughout the Hudson Valley alongside the bakery’s signature cardamon bites and wedding cakes.
“Couples like to have an assortment of pies,” Connie tells us. “We do pumpkin, key lime, apple, blueberry, and our most popular pie which is the Cherry-Berry Pie. It’s a blend of blueberries, cranberries, cherries, and strawberries.”
For chocolate lovers, there is also the bakery’s Deconstructed Chocolate Cake, made from a hollowed out chocolate cake which is filled with chocolate pastry cream. The cake carvings are then cut into neat cubes and placed on top.
Custom designed cookies are also popular items on wedding dessert tables from Hudson Valley Dessert Company. Dragonflies and sunflowers like the ones seen below, or any other shape that Connie and her team can cut out and decorate in colors matching your wedding theme. Fox cookies, deer cookies, and little bears have been popular for weddings and baby showers too. “We even did a New York City themed wedding with cookies shaped like taxi cabs, the Statue Liberty, and a T‑shirt that said ‘I heart New York’,” says Connie.
The Hudson Valley Dessert Company delivers in a radius that includes points south as far as Newburgh, north into Greene County, and west of Kingston into the Catskills. The Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, the Copper Tree at Hunter Mountain, and numerous barn venues are places where Connie and her team find themselves supplying wedding desserts time and again. “We really get around,” she says.
Planning your desserts with the Hudson Valley Dessert Company.
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