About Maxine's Catering & Bittersweet Bakers

Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers, located in the Hudson Valley, specializes in wedding cakes, specialty cakes, cupcakes, desserts. pastries and cookies always made custom for your special event. For over 25 years our team has worked closely with every client offering a personal approach and meticulous attention to detail to create a unique, beautiful and delicious cake or dessert for any celebration. 


Media

See Maxine's Catering & Bittersweet Bakers' featured reviews and media coverage.

WeddingWire - Reviews from past events

Yelp - See reviews and info

White Aisle Blog - Debbie + Cara

Westchester Magazine - Most amazing cupcakes

WellWed Magazine - Hudson Valley wedding inspiration 

Style Me Pretty - New York wedding blog

Hudson Valley Magazine - See local reviews and area information

Rustic Wedding Guide - Your guide to the best rustic themed weddings

Cake Feature - Heather Birchen & Kenneth Clausman

Elizabeth Ann Designs - Rustic + elegant Fall wedding

Cappy Hotchkiss (1,2) - Featured in the Winter Wedding Sneak Peek and other events

Sweet Violet - Woodland wedding cake inspiration

Happiness and Hydrangeas - Featured ideas and inspiration 

100 Layer Cake - A sweet Hudson Valley wedding

Thumbtack - A website dedicated to finding professional services of all types in your area


Frequently Asked Questions

 

HOW ARE WEDDING CAKES PRICED?

Prices depend on the type of ingredients and complication of design.  There is an additional charge for delivery. Other types of of special occasion cakes and desserts, birthday cakes or a cookie platter, are individually priced based on ingredients, design and size.

WHEN SHOULD WE RESERVE THE DATE FOR OUR CAKE?

It's never too early to plan your wedding cake. The earlier you plan the more likely your date will be available. Cakes can be booked 1 year in advance or as close as 3 - 6 months. A last minute booking is always a possibility, simply get in touch here.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CONSULTATION? 

The Cake Design Team will make you a 6" tasting cake with a choice of 2 cakes, 2 fillings and 2 icings that you have chosen. You will have a chance to discuss your ideas for flavors and design. A portfolio of Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers' wedding cakes will be available for additional inspiration. The charge for the tasting is $25.00 for each 6″ cake ordered.

CAN I BRING ALONG PICTURES OF WEDDING CAKES I LIKE?

Yes, of course. Bring pictures of cakes you found or of anything else you might want to incorporate into the design of your cake: color swatches, flowers, ribbons or your personal cake topper.

IF I DECORATE MY CAKE WITH FRESH FLOWERS DO YOU PROVIDE THEM?

If you would like to decorate your cake with fresh flowers, ask your florist to provide some for the cake. The flowers can be picked up if the florist is nearby, or the team can purchase them from a local florist. If they are purchased from a local florist there will be an additional charge.

DO YOU ACCOMMODATE FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?

Absolutely. Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers specializes in delicious tasting Gluten-free, Dairy-free, vegan cakes and desserts.  

CAN YOU MAKE A VARIETY OF STYLES OF WEDDING CAKES?

Yes, cakes can be made in many different sizes and shapes for any number of people including cupcake wedding cakes.

DOES MAXINE'S CATERING/BITTERSWEET BAKERS PROVIDE OTHER TYPES OF CATERING SERVICES?

 Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers is strictly a wedding cake and dessert caterer.


Featured Vendors

Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers partners with many great companies in the Hudson Valley.  Consider them for your next event.  

Elmrock Inn -  A beautiful wedding venue locate in Stone Ridge N.Y. including Harvest Real Food Catering.

Style des Rêves - Award winning Style des Rêves (Style of Dreams) in the Mid-Hudson Valley is a high quality fashion design studio offering custom dressmaking. 

Steven Bruce Design - Steven Bruce Design (SBD) is a floral design company that believes in moving the floral standard forward by creating unique, elegant and one-of-a-kind designs.

Reverend Diane Epstein - Interfaith Minister serving the Hudson Valley. 

Silas Cutler - Graphics, advertising, social media and web consulting.