The Sweet Stuff: Holiday Dessert Favorites


There’s still time to get your orders in for exquisite holiday desserts from our favorite sweet shops on the Shoreline. From Kransekake to Buches De Nöel, we’ve gathered up a handful.

Clockwise from left:

Pursuit of Pastry, 719 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, 860-391-8687: Choose from a list of cakes and pies and don’t miss their stunning Buche De Nöel – a chocolate sponge roulade filled with vanilla buttercream & raspberry preserves; iced in chocolate buttercream – $60. See the Menu. 

Hen + Heifer, 23 Water Street, Guilford, 203-689-5651: Whang Su’s elegant cakes are not to be missed. This year’s unique bûche (pictured) takes the form of a wreath adorned with ornaments…a decadent tribute to chocolate, hazelnut, and caramel – $150. Order online here. 

Sift Bake Shop, 5 Water Street, Mystic, 860-245-0541 & 185 Main Street, Niantic: Carrot Cake Roulade, Chocolate Hazelnut Panettone and a slew of other gorgeous confections are on the menu at this bakeshop, owned and operated by Pastry Chef Adam Young. (Pictured): Chocolate Cherry Buche de Nöel made with brandied cherries, dark chocolate mousse, dark chocolate sponge cake. Serves up to 10 – $54. Order here. 

Zest, 22 Bayview Ave 1A, Stonington, 860-381-0771: Spiked Egg-nog Yule Log, Dark Chocolate Babka and so much more. The stunning Cocoa Basque Cake (pictured) is a rich, buttery French-style chocolate cake filled with a creamy almond frangipane, sliced almonds, and chocolate ganache (8″ serves 10 to 12) – $50. See menu for details. 

Cocotte, 323 Main Street, Old Saybrook, 860-917-1251: Chocolate, Chestnut, Red Velvet, Praline or Gluten Free Vanilla (pictured) Bûches de Noel (6 to 8 people). Order by 12/15. Details here. 

Dagmar’s Desserts, 75 Main St., Old Saybrook, 860-661-4661: Offers holiday favorite Stollen $24/$42 and (pictured) Kransekake (18 rings $115) plus a wide array of pies, cakes, and cookies for your guests. See the menu here. 

Savour Bakery & Café, 90 Main Street, Centerbrook, 860-662-4438: Gateaux St. Honore, Holiday Cookie Boxes and so much more. We can’t resist the (pictured) Gingerbread Cake! Check menu for prices & sizes. Call to order.