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Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers

Accord , NY
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1258 Rock Hill Rd
Accord, NY 12404 US (map)

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845-626-2762

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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.

Using high quality ingredients including butter, imported chocolates, seasonal fresh fruits and preserves we create cakes that not only look beautiful but taste delicious too. Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers' wedding cakes, the last thing your guests eat, will leave them asking, "Who made the cake?" Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
I offer private tastings
What are your tasting hours?
Hours are by appointment only
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
My cakes are priced on a per person charge.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Yes
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
I offer custom cake design.I would be happy to work with any photo or idea a bride may have.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
I use fresh seasonal fruits, imported chocolates and preserves
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Cakes are prepared the week of the event
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
1-2
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Yes
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
A stand for Cupcakes
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Yes. The average delivery fee is approximately $50.00. It also depends on how far the cake has to travel.

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Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Maxine is a true artist! As an amateur baker, I honestly felt bad for whomever we chose to bake our wedding cake. I am always hyper critical of cakes and was trying to have low expectations since a wedding cake is a very difficult feat. My husband and I found this delicious Lemon Mascarpone cake at a restaurant. We fell in love with the flavor profile and knew that it was perfect for our wedding. Many bakers wanted us to bring in a slice in order to replicate it. This was difficult for us seeing that we live in NJ but were having our wedding in Hudson Valley, NY which was over 2 hours away. Really a long drive to deliver a piece of cake. Maxine however was different. She asked me about the flavor and recognizing that I was a baker, we discussed the way the restaurant included all of the flavors. Right away I could tell she knew what she was doing, and I was in love! We didn't even interview another baker (which is not my style). We went to meet her at her home, and I almost lost it. Maxine lives in a very rural area....I was panicking about how she was going to manage getting my 5 tiered cake over 2 hours away on dirt roads!!! However, tasting the sample she made put me at ease, I didn't care how it got there! It tasted EXACTLY like the restaurant cake, without her ever trying it!!! I was blown away!!! I found a beautiful and very intricate cake on Pinterest. She reassured me it would be fine. We opted for 2 false tiers and 2 lemon, the top being a chocolate tier for our 1 year anniversary. THE CAKE CAME OUT PERFECT!!!!!!!! I am still in shock at how beautiful it was, I couldn't find a mistake (and trust me I looked) It wasn't crooked, no cracks in the buttercream and the flavor was outstanding. Some of my guests had 3 slices! Thank you Maxine for a stunning and delicious cake!
Maxine is a true artist! As an amateur baker, I honestly felt bad for whomever we chose to bake our wedding cake. I am Read more...
Maxine is a true artist! As an amateur baker, I honestly felt bad for whomever we chose to bake our wedding cake. I am always hyper critical of cakes and was trying to have low expectations since a wedding cake is a very difficult feat. My husband and I found this delicious Lemon Mascarpone cake at a restaurant. We fell in love with the flavor profile and knew that it was perfect for our wedding. Many bakers wanted us to bring in a slice in order to replicate it. This was difficult for us seeing that we live in NJ but were having our wedding in Hudson Valley, NY which was over 2 hours away. Really a long drive to deliver a piece of cake. Maxine however was different. She asked me about the flavor and recognizing that I was a baker, we discussed the way the restaurant included all of the flavors. Right away I could tell she knew what she was doing, and I was in love! We didn't even interview another baker (which is not my style). We went to meet her at her home, and I almost lost it. Maxine lives in a very rural area....I was panicking about how she was going to manage getting my 5 tiered cake over 2 hours away on dirt roads!!! However, tasting the sample she made put me at ease, I didn't care how it got there! It tasted EXACTLY like the restaurant cake, without her ever trying it!!! I was blown away!!! I found a beautiful and very intricate cake on Pinterest. She reassured me it would be fine. We opted for 2 false tiers and 2 lemon, the top being a chocolate tier for our 1 year anniversary. THE CAKE CAME OUT PERFECT!!!!!!!! I am still in shock at how beautiful it was, I couldn't find a mistake (and trust me I looked) It wasn't crooked, no cracks in the buttercream and the flavor was outstanding. Some of my guests had 3 slices! Thank you Maxine for a stunning and delicious cake! Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Maxine is a master of her craft, its as simple as that. My wife and I got married up at Plattekill Mountain on 5/3/2015, and we found Maxine about a month and a half earlier when we realized all of a sudden "HOLLY S**T! WE NEVER FOUND A WEDDING CAKE!". Maxine was extremely friendly and extremely reassuring when she heard our timetable. My wife had a couple pictures of cakes on her phone that she had found on Pinterest(?) and asked Maxine if it would be possible to put the pieces together to make one cake. Her answer was, "Of Course!", followed by "When can you guys come up to taste/discuss?".

We ended up going with a Lemon/Poppy Seed cake that had a Strawberry filling, and buttercream icing. IT WAS AMAZING!!!! And the finished product (which we didn't see until the day of the wedding) was enough to bring my bride-to-be to tears of joy when I sent her a picture of it!

Our day would not have been what is was if we hadn't found Maxine, and hadn't had the beautiful cake I am posting pictures of. Our guests ate the whole thing, we had no left overs, and one of our guests ate so many slices of cake that the servers knew his name by the end of the night!!!

Maxine,

THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!! Erica and I could not be more happy! You are the best at what you do, and have nothing but 5-star ratings for a reason, KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!

With Love,
Mr. & Mrs. William Reines
Maxine is a master of her craft, its as simple as that. My wife and I got married up at Plattekill Mountain on 5/3/2015, Read more...
Maxine is a master of her craft, its as simple as that. My wife and I got married up at Plattekill Mountain on 5/3/2015, and we found Maxine about a month and a half earlier when we realized all of a sudden "HOLLY S**T! WE NEVER FOUND A WEDDING CAKE!". Maxine was extremely friendly and extremely reassuring when she heard our timetable. My wife had a couple pictures of cakes on her phone that she had found on Pinterest(?) and asked Maxine if it would be possible to put the pieces together to make one cake. Her answer was, "Of Course!", followed by "When can you guys come up to taste/discuss?".

We ended up going with a Lemon/Poppy Seed cake that had a Strawberry filling, and buttercream icing. IT WAS AMAZING!!!! And the finished product (which we didn't see until the day of the wedding) was enough to bring my bride-to-be to tears of joy when I sent her a picture of it!

Our day would not have been what is was if we hadn't found Maxine, and hadn't had the beautiful cake I am posting pictures of. Our guests ate the whole thing, we had no left overs, and one of our guests ate so many slices of cake that the servers knew his name by the end of the night!!!

Maxine,

THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!! Erica and I could not be more happy! You are the best at what you do, and have nothing but 5-star ratings for a reason, KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!

With Love,
Mr. & Mrs. William Reines Read less
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Lexi
Wedding:
4/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Bittersweet Bakers was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. We went into this as total novices, and Maxine took exceptional care of us. She was extremely patient and helpful as we narrowed down the flavor, filling and icing for our cake. Bittersweet Bakers offers unique flavors and combos that we hadn't seen elsewhere. She made several samples for us to try and helped us come to a decision by offering feedback but not in an overbearing way. She brought the cake to our venue, liaised with the staff there and set it up completely on her own--let me tell you, having this totally handled and one less thing to think about on your wedding day is a dream come true. The cake was stunning and delicious--we got rave reviews from everyone. One of my friends had three pieces!

This is all a long way of saying we'd choose Bittersweet Bakers 10 times out of 10--our experience was phenomenal!
Our experience with Bittersweet Bakers was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. We went into this as total novices, Read more...
Our experience with Bittersweet Bakers was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. We went into this as total novices, and Maxine took exceptional care of us. She was extremely patient and helpful as we narrowed down the flavor, filling and icing for our cake. Bittersweet Bakers offers unique flavors and combos that we hadn't seen elsewhere. She made several samples for us to try and helped us come to a decision by offering feedback but not in an overbearing way. She brought the cake to our venue, liaised with the staff there and set it up completely on her own--let me tell you, having this totally handled and one less thing to think about on your wedding day is a dream come true. The cake was stunning and delicious--we got rave reviews from everyone. One of my friends had three pieces!

This is all a long way of saying we'd choose Bittersweet Bakers 10 times out of 10--our experience was phenomenal! Read less
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Katharine
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Maxine was recommended to us by our caterer and she did not disappoint! We asked for a unique wedding cake (a 6-layer rainbow cake) which Maxine had never made previously. She did a small sample for us and we knew she would be able to pull it off. And pull it off she did! The cake was beautiful and elegant on the outside - and a brilliant and perfect rainbow on the inside! Everyone loved the element of surprise and of course it tasted fantastic. I originally thought I wanted a more unique flavor for the cake, but Maxine smartly suggested that we keep the flavors simple, as the rainbow colors might confuse people's taste buds. She was completely right and the vanilla was simple but very flavorful. It was exactly what we wanted! She also made some pies and gluten free cupcakes for us, which were all a hit. She was very professional the whole way through the process and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a baker in the Hudson Valley. She's fantastic and a pleasure to work with!
Maxine was recommended to us by our caterer and she did not disappoint! We asked for a unique wedding cake (a 6-layer Read more...
Maxine was recommended to us by our caterer and she did not disappoint! We asked for a unique wedding cake (a 6-layer rainbow cake) which Maxine had never made previously. She did a small sample for us and we knew she would be able to pull it off. And pull it off she did! The cake was beautiful and elegant on the outside - and a brilliant and perfect rainbow on the inside! Everyone loved the element of surprise and of course it tasted fantastic. I originally thought I wanted a more unique flavor for the cake, but Maxine smartly suggested that we keep the flavors simple, as the rainbow colors might confuse people's taste buds. She was completely right and the vanilla was simple but very flavorful. It was exactly what we wanted! She also made some pies and gluten free cupcakes for us, which were all a hit. She was very professional the whole way through the process and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a baker in the Hudson Valley. She's fantastic and a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Our cake was a huge hit! Above and beyond all our expectations!! I highly recommend Maxine. We worked together on the idea for months and she was very responsive to all our needs. Prices are reasonable and she gave us exactly what we asked for. Great vendor!
Our cake was a huge hit! Above and beyond all our expectations!! I highly recommend Maxine. We worked together on the idea Read more...
Our cake was a huge hit! Above and beyond all our expectations!! I highly recommend Maxine. We worked together on the idea for months and she was very responsive to all our needs. Prices are reasonable and she gave us exactly what we asked for. Great vendor! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a clear idea of the cake flavor I wanted for my wedding (rosemary honey). However, I had problems finding someone to execute my vision. I emailed Maxine and she was happy to test out the flavor and make the cake I wanted. After some tinkering and research she made an amazing cake! She made it exactly like I wanted it, used real ivy, and my guests raved about it! She was amazingly flexible and helpful in the whole process, I highly reccomend to all couples, especially those who are looking for something custom.
I had a clear idea of the cake flavor I wanted for my wedding (rosemary honey). However, I had problems finding someone to Read more...
I had a clear idea of the cake flavor I wanted for my wedding (rosemary honey). However, I had problems finding someone to execute my vision. I emailed Maxine and she was happy to test out the flavor and make the cake I wanted. After some tinkering and research she made an amazing cake! She made it exactly like I wanted it, used real ivy, and my guests raved about it! She was amazingly flexible and helpful in the whole process, I highly reccomend to all couples, especially those who are looking for something custom. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Maxine was amazing! I highly recommend using her/Bittersweet bakers for your wedding or event.Our cake was delicious and beautiful, plus Maxine made several other side desserts that were incredible, including dairy and gluten free brownies. All our guests raved about the desserts. Maxine was also a joy to work with and gave us many options to choose from. She is great! Also, compared with other vendors, Bittersweet is very affordable.
Maxine was amazing! I highly recommend using her/Bittersweet bakers for your wedding or event.Our cake was delicious and Read more...
Maxine was amazing! I highly recommend using her/Bittersweet bakers for your wedding or event.Our cake was delicious and beautiful, plus Maxine made several other side desserts that were incredible, including dairy and gluten free brownies. All our guests raved about the desserts. Maxine was also a joy to work with and gave us many options to choose from. She is great! Also, compared with other vendors, Bittersweet is very affordable. Read less
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Charis
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Short, but certainly sweet: Maxine was extremely responsive and professional, a true pleasure to work with. Our wedding cake was insanely good, from the few bites I got to have of it! It was moist, so chocolaty and amazing, and people were absolutely raving about it all night. We had a pool party the next day, and the leftover cake was gone within about ten minutes of us setting it out. We chose a very simple buttercream decor for the cake, and it was exactly what we wanted. The buttercream was not very sweet at all, which we loved, but opt for a different option if you like a sweeter frosting. Highly recommended!
Short, but certainly sweet: Maxine was extremely responsive and professional, a true pleasure to work with. Our wedding Read more...
Short, but certainly sweet: Maxine was extremely responsive and professional, a true pleasure to work with. Our wedding cake was insanely good, from the few bites I got to have of it! It was moist, so chocolaty and amazing, and people were absolutely raving about it all night. We had a pool party the next day, and the leftover cake was gone within about ten minutes of us setting it out. We chose a very simple buttercream decor for the cake, and it was exactly what we wanted. The buttercream was not very sweet at all, which we loved, but opt for a different option if you like a sweeter frosting. Highly recommended! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Maxine's wedding cake was absolutely delicious! We did not want the standard sugary wedding cake. We asked Maxine to make us a strawberry shortcake that wasn't too sweet and that's exactly what she gave us! The fresh strawberries and custard filling was perfect. Everyone said how good the cake was. I would highly recommend Maxine, she was very easy to work with and makes a delicious cake!!
Maxine's wedding cake was absolutely delicious! We did not want the standard sugary wedding cake. We asked Maxine to make Read more...
Maxine's wedding cake was absolutely delicious! We did not want the standard sugary wedding cake. We asked Maxine to make us a strawberry shortcake that wasn't too sweet and that's exactly what she gave us! The fresh strawberries and custard filling was perfect. Everyone said how good the cake was. I would highly recommend Maxine, she was very easy to work with and makes a delicious cake!! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Maxine. She was so accommodating and open to our ideas - some of which strayed from the traditional. Extremely easy to work with - you will feel like you've known her for awhile after just sitting with her for your tasting (in her awesome kitchen, by the way!) Aside from her professionalism and easygoing nature she is one heck of a baker. We had a wedding cake, pies and chocolate hazelnut tarts. If our caterer hadn't saved us some there would have been nothing left. Our guests were raving about how delicious the desserts were in the weeks following our wedding. Since there was no wedding cake to freeze we will definitely be calling Maxine for an anniversary cake in a year!!!
We absolutely loved working with Maxine. She was so accommodating and open to our ideas - some of which strayed from the Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Maxine. She was so accommodating and open to our ideas - some of which strayed from the traditional. Extremely easy to work with - you will feel like you've known her for awhile after just sitting with her for your tasting (in her awesome kitchen, by the way!) Aside from her professionalism and easygoing nature she is one heck of a baker. We had a wedding cake, pies and chocolate hazelnut tarts. If our caterer hadn't saved us some there would have been nothing left. Our guests were raving about how delicious the desserts were in the weeks following our wedding. Since there was no wedding cake to freeze we will definitely be calling Maxine for an anniversary cake in a year!!! Read less
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