Cakes + Desserts
Had an awful experience here with the owner. Unfortunately for me this was the only bakery my wedding venue worked with. I was so excited about going for our "tasting" as I'm sure most brides are, I even asked my sister in law (a bridesmaid) to come with us thinking it would be a nice wedding prep activity to do together. To start there was no tasting. He didn't have a crumb of cake or a drop of buttercream for us to taste. I made this appointment weeks in advance. How could he not have made us something to taste?? So fine, I was willing to let that go and continue to make the best of it. He introduced himself, asked us a few basic questions (date of wedding, how many guests), and then told us for the amount of people we were having we would get a three tier cake and drew three rectangles on a piece of paper. Then I started trying to talk to him about what I wanted and this is when things started going down hill. His response to the first picture of the style of cake I showed him was "I'll tell you right now I'm not making that cake." As a baker if you think it's your duty to advise me against a particular style of cake (he followed up with it would be hard due to exposed areas of cake with no frosting) that's fine but as a business man you should be mindful of the way you speak to people and how you come off. So I steered away from that particular style and we agreed upon a different type of cake. I then asked him if I could send him the picture we were referring to for inspiration (since he would be making this cake 6 wks after this meeting) and he then again in his rude abrupt manner told me that he wasn't going to be making the exact cake in the picture that he would be making HIS cake. I explained I understand there is always going to be a certain degree of variation but I had a florist that made me a sample 4 weeks after our meeting and it was nothing like what we talked about and I felt maybe if she had a picture to refer to it might have helped. He then proceeded (again being rude) to tell me that she's a professional and if she can't put certain flowers a certain way she has to make it work. So now he's defending a florist he doesn't even know and making like I'm a micromanager? I explained it wasn't about certain flowers being in certain places but she had completely wrong colors in the arrangement. He than assured me that "Well, red velvet is red velvet and white icing is white icing." At this point I'm sure he could read my face and then said that if I wanted to send him the picture I could. I told him there was no point because I didn't even think he would look at it. It was very clear he cared very little about what I wanted and he absolutely was not gonna be looking at a picture to try and make me the cake I wanted. After all, he was making HIS cake. I'm just the bride. I ended up finding out he charges $3 pp which is very low and I'm sure it reflects in the quality of his cake. If your venue uses him, I would have them credit you whatever they would pay him and use that money to go somewhere else. If you want to but yourself through the unpleasant experiencing of dealing with this man, don't drive there for him to draw rectangles on a sheet of paper. He's not providing a tasting or looking at your pictures so you might as well just have a phone conversation.
Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. Frank worked with us to design our perfect, custom cake and we couldn't be happier.
Pastry fusion was one of the preferred bakery's for my venue. Frank was so easy to work with, I brought him a picture of what I was looking for and he made such a beautiful cake. I wanted strawberry shortcake so he did fresh strawberries with whipped cream and buttercream frosting. The cake was delicious and everyone LOVED it! He also matched my colors perfectly, it was beyond my expectations. You will not be disappointed if you go with pastry fusions!!
Frank is amazing. I asked for an ombre cake that matched our watercolor invites and let me tell you he delivered!!! This beautiful cake was also our gender reveal cake, and he was the ONLY ONE who knew the gender! He made the entire process so fun and easy and the cake was super delicious to boot! Video of our amazing cake here: https://www.facebook.com/egilphoto/videos/1337597223018092/
Our wedding cake was amazing! He really listened to what we wanted and delivered. Not only was it delicious, but it was beautiful! Not a single detail was overlooked, and the flavor was amazing. Also, he fitted us in last minute, which was greatly appreciated! We ordered the carrot cake. I was very impressed by the depth of flavor and that for our three layer cake, he did not need to use fondant. I had ordered a similar cake from a different bakery several years ago, and they had told us they had to use fondant.
Our cake was beautiful and delicious!!!! Everything we asked for!!!!
They did such an amazing job with our wedding cake. Originally we wanted a naked cake, but were pushed toward a more traditional cake to preserve the flavor of the cake itself. I'm glad we listened to their professional advice. Not only was the cake beautiful, but it was delicious, too. We had a fall wedding and had a white cake with merlot colored ribbon and gold leaves and it could not have turned out more stunning. It fit in perfectly with the theme of our big day and I ended up eating three pieces on my wedding night!! Would highly recommend.
We used Pastry Fusions since it was part of a package at our venue and we were so very happy that we did. Delicious! We had a vague idea of what we wanted to fit our baseball theme wedding and it came out perfect!! The cannoli crime filling was perfect as just how I images. Our guests were in love too!
I got married at Old Saybrook Point Inn and Pastry Fusions was one of the bakeries that they worked with. After reading the reviews, we decided to go with them, and are very glad we did! I told Frank about my love of cannolis and he suggested doing a marble cake with a chocolate chip cannoli filling. I brought in some pictures of wedding cakes that I liked from online and we came to a conclusion of what we were going to do. He took detailed notes and he was very personable/friendly. I couldn't believe how beautiful the cake was when I saw it - it was exactly what I was hoping for and not only was it beautiful, it was really delicious! I ate the whole piece of cake, it was that good! Our guests enjoyed the cake as well!
Beautiful and Delicious!Reviewed on 9/09/2015 Sara M
Pastry Fusions made my wedding cake in June 2015 and they were the chosen baker for our venue – and we are happy that they were! We had our tasting three months in advance and the cakes are delicious. The bakery has a great deal of experience, so the albums are full of samples, photos, and ideas for weddings. We chose a Boston cream cake with a textured buttercream frosting, ribbon, and fresh flowers. It looked great! We delivered the flowers the day before the wedding, the cake arrived with no problems; in fact, it was delicious (this was the consensus from all of our guests).
Beautiful & Delicious Display!Reviewed on 10/23/2014 Alicia G
We worked with Pastry Fusion for our wedding cake which was primarily cupcakes and small cake on top. There were so many varieties for us to chose from and everything made a beautiful display (delicious too!). Pastry Fusion was one of the options at Country House (East Haven) and I couldn't be happier. We've used Pastry Fusion for other cakes and treats in the past too!
So easy to work with!Reviewed on 6/05/2014 Melissa D
Pastry Fusions made the cake selection process fun, easy and stress free! The cake looked beautiful the day of the wedding, and it was delicious too!
Delish! Beautiful and Great Service!Reviewed on 11/18/2013 Jenelle R
A great little bakery that really delivered in a big way for our special day! Our cake was perfect and delicious! There are many choices for customizing without spending a fortune. They also did an awesome job on a star wars grooms cake! I will note that our cake was included in our package with Amarantes Sea Cliff, but with a choice of bakery, we chose Pastry Fusions as the reviews were awesome and I think we chose wisely!
Sherrill RaucciReviewed on 7/29/2013 sherrill g
GORGEGOUS!! We wanted a traditional wedding cake with a water fountain, Frank did an awesome job with the cake, it was so beautiful!! He even put coloring in the water to match to colors of the wedding party. We have received so many compliments on the cake and it just melted in our mouths as we ate it. I would recommend them to anyone.
Delicious cakeReviewed on 7/14/2013 Ronnie Y
Choosing a cake for us was fairly easy as our venue worked with 2 bakers & Pastry fusion seemed to have better cake design. The tasting was so so, couple of the cakes were a bit stale, but since it included in our package I just went around picking the better tasting stuff. To my surprise the actual cake on our wedding day was delicious!
Pastry FusionsReviewed on 9/01/2012 Laureen M
Cake was exactly what we asked for. Our cake was included in the price of our wedding package.
beautifully sweetReviewed on 8/28/2012 jennafer a
My baker at Pastry Fusion was amazing. I found and unusual cake and I had to have it for my wedding I went to other bakers who refused my design. When I brought my design to the bakery frank the owner was more than excited to do our cake. He was thrilled for the challenge. I was more than pleased when I saw the cake, Amazing designs and amazing cake. I will be going to him for life.
Beautiful and DeliciousReviewed on 8/28/2012 Meaghan D
The folks at Pastry Fusions created a beautifully simple wedding cake that fit my husband and I's style perfectly. They are professional, prompt and reliable. As well as delicious- what else is there!
A Sweet Treat!Reviewed on 7/17/2012 Melissa P
We met Frank at our wedding tasting at Saybrook Point Inn, as Pastry Fusions was one of the three vendors we could choose from for our wedding cake. Frank was very friendly and listened to what we had in mind and was very accommodating. He created our "chocolate dipped banana" wedding cake for us and... it was a hit! Not only was the cake delicious, it looked absolutely beautiful, as it was very elegant. We can't wait to cut into our top tier on our First Wedding Anniversary!!!
Great cakeReviewed on 6/08/2012 Jennifer S
Be sure to try their fruit fillings. Very tasty. Cake looked great and tasted great.
DeliciousReviewed on 5/15/2012 Heather B
My cake was to die for!! They did an amazing job on my cake for my wedding! We saw a cake that we wanted and asked if we can make some changes to it and it was not a problem! Amazing!!
Beyond deliciousReviewed on 5/02/2012 Brittany T
My cake was was included in Amarantes per person price and I initially thought I would have to pay extra to get what I wanted. Not the case, pastry fusions was beyond accommodating and my cake not only looked beautiful it tasted absolutely delicious ! It was so moist, fresh and yummy! I could not have asked for more! Great place to get not just cakes but pastries as well! We picked up cup cakes for a friend of mines wedding reception and those were so great I think I ate two or three! They also went out of their way to explain how set them up with flowers so we could make them look nice for the bride that day.
Wedding 8/1/2011Reviewed on 10/01/2011 Sasha F
Delicious, Delicious, Delicious!!! Excellent! Our wedding cake was beyond our expectations!!!! Beautiful!
Wedding CakeReviewed on 6/07/2011 Katelyn S
Our cake looked and tasted amazing! We had the option to pick between three different vendors and chose Pastry Fusion not only because their cakes looked/tasted good, but because Frank was easy to work with. He took our vision and made it come to life. Our cake was quite intricate- it sat on a piece of glass with votives holding the glass. There was a lot that went into this cake and Frank made it look amazing. It was exactly what we asked for!
beautiful and delicious!!Reviewed on 11/17/2010 Cherie C
My cake was beautiful, and one of the best tasting wedding cake I have ever had!! They have amazing flavor combinations and a really nice, welcoming staff. Highly recommended!