Cakes

Ask about our custom cakes, handcrafted with homemade almond marzipan and fresh buttercream.

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Take home a cake they’ll love

Ask about our custom cakes, handcrafted with homemade almond marzipan and fresh buttercream.

Whether you’re celebrating a special day or simply indulging in a sweet treat, our signature cakes are sure to leave a lasting impression. Have something unique in mind? We can work with you to bring your vision to life.

Cake FAQs

Acceptable forms of payment?

We take all major credit cards including Amex, as well as cash. Sorry, no personal checks.

Do you ship?

It depends! Certain items, like kringle, morning pastries, and even kransekage ship well. Unfortunately we cannot ship refrigerated desserts or cakes. Give us a call to get a shipping quote.

What about special dietary needs?

While we have certain items that do not contain gluten, nuts, or animal products in the recipe, we do not have dedicated space to produce these items separately. All of our baked goods are made on shared equipment and surfaces, so unfortunately we can’t guarantee there are no trace elements of any allergens. If you have a deadly allergy to nuts especially, please take care when ordering or serving our items – we use a lot of almonds here!

Do you make donations?

We get this question a lot, so we decided to focus our donation resources to benefit the homeless and hungry in our immediate community. Currently our end-of-day items are committed to two local organizations who have scheduled pickups everyday.
So while our pastry donations are spoken for, sometimes we have gift cards available for raffles. Send us an email to hello@danishpastryhouse.com to inquire.

Payment policy for custom designs?

To reserve your date in advance, a $50 non-refundable deposit is collected via credit card, which goes towards the final cost of your cake. The balance is due two weeks before the event, and at that point, all design/flavor/size details are final and cannot be modified.

Do you do marble cake?

Unfortunately not, sorry about that!

The best way to serve my cake?

Glad you asked! We recommend keeping your cake refrigerated until 30-45 minutes before serving. This allows any buttercream in the finish to soften up and become silky smooth.
If the cake is still pretty chilly on the inside, try dipping your knife in hot water for 10 seconds and wiping it off before slicing. Dip and wipe the blade between cuts to clean it, so each slice of cake has clean, pretty edges!

Can I place a pre-order?

Yes – we love pre-orders! For morning pastries like croissants and muffins, you can call by 3:00 PM the day before. For signature cakes, we ask for 48 hours notice. If you’re looking for a custom cake, we typically need 1 week notice, but it’s subject to availability. Please give us a call at 617-926-2747 to check our schedule.

Do you deliver?

Yes! We charge a flat delivery rate of $20 within 15 miles of our Watertown facility, and bill by travel time after that. Let us know where it’s going and we can generate a quote for you.

How should I store baked goods?

Morning items such as croissants and muffins, as well as cookies and bars, can be covered in an air-tight container and stored at room temperature. Items containing cheese or meat should be wrapped and refrigerated, and can be popped in the toaster oven to restore to warm, flaky goodness.
Desserts with cream, such as eclairs, cupcakes, and cakes, should be refrigerated. Cakes can be taken out 30-45 minutes before serving so that the buttercream is smooth and soft.

When should I order my cake?

For our signature cakes, we ask for 48 hours notice. If you’re looking for a customized flavor, please allow 36 hours. We typically have 6 inch signature cakes available in store for same day pick up, so call us to see what flavors we have left.
If you’re in need of a custom designed cake, we typically need 5 days notice – but bear in mind this is subject to availability in our schedule. Often people call weeks (or even months!) ahead of time to book cakes, so it may be that your desired date is already full. Please give us a call at 617-926-2747 to check availability.

Do you do wedding cake tastings?

We do – in a unique way. While we are still converting our store to accommodate sit-down tastings, we are offering individual sized cake samples for you to try at home. For a $30 non-refundable deposit (which is applied toward your wedding cake of $150 or more), our pastry chef will prepare up to three mini cakes finished with our Italian meringue buttercream, which is the basis of our wedding cake finishes. This will give you an idea of the overall flavor of your cake.

What is marzipan anyway?

Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of almond meal and sugar. We make ours in-house to use in our specialty Danish baked goods, as well as the finish to certain Signature cakes.
For custom cake designs, we use marzipan instead of fondant to cover cakes, create shapes, and model 3D figures. While marzipan is not as ultra-smooth or ultra-white as fondant, we find our customers prefer its sweet, nutty flavor.
Since marzipan is made from almonds, we definitely do not recommend serving it to someone with a nut allergy, so please make sure your party guests are aware!

How can I transport my cake safely?

If you don’t have someone riding with you to hold the cake box, we recommend place it on the floor in front of the passenger seat. This is a level surface and ensures the cake has no chance to slide or tip during the trip. Of course, be easy on the brakes and take turns gently! If you have a long drive, make sure the interior of the car is relatively cool. You can turn on the AC and direct it through the floor vents if it’s particularly hot.

SIGNATURE CAKE FLAVORS


OTHELLO CAKE

Our vanilla cake spread with raspberry jam and filled with Bavarian cream and crumbled almond macaroons. Covered in chocolate ganache and bordered with rolled marzipan.


SACHER TORTE

A European classic: layers of dark chocolate cake, fine apricot preserves, and creamy chocolate mousse – cloaked in marzipan and ganache.


PASSIONFRUIT CAKE

Our signature light vanilla layer cake with passionfruit white chocolate mousse, apricot jam, topped in vanilla buttercream and decorated with passionfruit puree.


LUSCIOUS LEMON CAKE

Our signature light vanilla layer cake with lemon mousse and fresh raspberries, topped in lemon buttercream and decorated with fresh fruit.


PRINCESS TORTE (Prinsesstårta)

A dome-shaped cake of vanilla sponge spread with raspberry jam and layered with Bavarian cream and crumbled almond macaroons. Finished with light green marzipan, pink marzipan rose, and white chocolate swirls. (+$10)


CHOCOLATE PECAN CAKE

A nutty chocolate brownie layer cake with pecan pieces, filled with chocolate mousse, topped in ganache and surrounded in crumbled pecans.


RED VELVET CAKE

A red layer cake filled with cream cheese icing, frosted with vanilla buttercream and decorated with marzipan flowers.


BLACK FOREST CAKE

Chocolate layer cake with kirsch whipped cream and cherries, topped with buttercream, chocolate shavings and cherries.


CARROT CAKE

The carrot cake is made with fresh carrots, walnuts, raisins and spices, filled with cream cheese icing and topped with buttercream frosting and toasted almonds.


CHOCOLATE DECADENCE CAKE

Our rich flourless cake with raspberry jam is a perfect fit for the chocolate lover. Shorter than our layer cakes, but just as satisfying! Single Layer, 6” and 10” only.


6” (Serves 6-8) – $25
8” (Serves 8-12) – $45
10” (Serves 16-24) – $55
12” (Serves 28-34) – $65
Half Sheet (Serves up to 50)- $75
Full Sheet (Feeds up to 100) – $150
Custom Designs – $60/hour

Please note that all products are prepared on equipment shared with tree nuts, peanuts, milk, gluten, wheat, eggs, and soy and may contain trace elements.

Testimonials

Our happy customers.

Maria Havn

I just wanted to say thank you for some awesome Danish cake. I’m a Dane but have been living in Boston for more than 4 years now and only just learned about your amazing bakery. I have been wanting a hindbærsnitte aka. Poptart for some time now and it was delicious.

Brigid Pigott

“I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for the wonderful cake for our wedding! Everyone absolutely loved it! My 9 year old cousin said that “wedding cake is better than any other cake.” The decoration, the flowers and the topper were perfect and I can’t thank you and the Danish Pastry House enough for giving us such a great cake! I will gladly recommend the Danish Pastry House to anyone who is looking for a wedding cake or any kind of cake for that matter.”

Armando

“I wanted to follow-up with you to tell you that were extremely happy with the cake. The cake itself was delicious — everyone loved it. The artwork was perfect. The dog looked exactly like my daughter’s stuff animal, and she got a real kick out of being able to eat him.

Thank you very much for squeezing us in at the last minute and doing a great job! We will be returning to you in the future.”

Customer Service

617-231-0665 Fax

hello@danishpastryhouse.com

Monday - Saturday

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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