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Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers

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

PHONE

845-626-2762

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ABOUT US

I am Maxine Stein of Maxine’s Catering/Bittersweet Bakers. I have been providing the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas with beautiful, custom designed cakes and delicious desserts for... Read more
I am Maxine Stein of Maxine’s Catering/Bittersweet Bakers. I have been providing the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas with beautiful, custom designed cakes and delicious desserts for over 20 years for weddings, birthdays, and many other special occasions. I have years of professional experience as a pastry chef in the food industry at local restaurants in the Hudson Valley. I've provided catering companies, restaurants and wedding venues with wedding cakes, desserts and specialty cakes for all occasions.

Designing a wedding cake is an important part of a catered event. I work intimately with each couple to create a custom cake to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Using high quality ingredients including, butter, imported chocolates, fresh fruits and preserves I can create a cake that not only looks beautiful but tastes delicious too. My wedding cakes, the last thing your guests eat, will leave them asking, ”Who made the cake?” Read less
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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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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
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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
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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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Dani
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Maxine was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She took our ideas for cake and icing flavors and worked with them for our tasting. But it was clear right away that chocolate was the way to go. Maxine makes the second BEST chocolate cake I have even tasted (my grandmother's wins but mostly for sentimental reasons).

She made us a gorgeous 3-tiered chocolate cake with dark chocolate grenache filling with pink strawberry icing and flowers on the outside.

All of our guests agreed it was the most beautiful and most delicious wedding cake they'd ever seen.

If you are having a wedding anywhere in the Hudson Valley, Sullivan or Ulster County or even down in NYC and want to work with someone who is more talent and less attitude...call Maxine!

We can't wait to have an excuse to order another cake from her!
Maxine was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She took our ideas for cake and icing flavors and worked with Read more...
Maxine was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She took our ideas for cake and icing flavors and worked with them for our tasting. But it was clear right away that chocolate was the way to go. Maxine makes the second BEST chocolate cake I have even tasted (my grandmother's wins but mostly for sentimental reasons).

She made us a gorgeous 3-tiered chocolate cake with dark chocolate grenache filling with pink strawberry icing and flowers on the outside.

All of our guests agreed it was the most beautiful and most delicious wedding cake they'd ever seen.

If you are having a wedding anywhere in the Hudson Valley, Sullivan or Ulster County or even down in NYC and want to work with someone who is more talent and less attitude...call Maxine!

We can't wait to have an excuse to order another cake from her! Read less
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Corinne
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Our guests loved our cakes and cupcakes from Maxine as much as we did. She was kind, helpful and flexible. We can't say enough how happy we were with the end result!
Our guests loved our cakes and cupcakes from Maxine as much as we did. She was kind, helpful and flexible. We can't say Read more...
Our guests loved our cakes and cupcakes from Maxine as much as we did. She was kind, helpful and flexible. We can't say enough how happy we were with the end result! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Maxine baked amazing mini pies for our wedding favors- she was so reliable, flexible and easy to work with! Maxine was open to different ideas in packaging- she even let me send custom packaging to her and packaged up everything herself, exactly as I wanted. To say that I am neurotic and picky is an understatement- and Maxine went above and beyond AND the favors looked and tasted perfect! I received so so many compliments on the mini pecan and apple pies. I highly recommend using Maxine for baked goods- her wedding cakes look amazing as well! :)
Maxine baked amazing mini pies for our wedding favors- she was so reliable, flexible and easy to work with! Maxine was Read more...
Maxine baked amazing mini pies for our wedding favors- she was so reliable, flexible and easy to work with! Maxine was open to different ideas in packaging- she even let me send custom packaging to her and packaged up everything herself, exactly as I wanted. To say that I am neurotic and picky is an understatement- and Maxine went above and beyond AND the favors looked and tasted perfect! I received so so many compliments on the mini pecan and apple pies. I highly recommend using Maxine for baked goods- her wedding cakes look amazing as well! :) Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Maxine from start to finish. I found her to be very flexible and willing to meet our needs, always with patience and professionalism. She provided us with an amazing carrot cake and a wide variety of desserts, all of which were fantastic. She delivered the cake and desserts right on time, and we could not have been happier with the whole experience. I would highly recommend Maxine to anyone looking for a special-occasion baker.
It was a pleasure to work with Maxine from start to finish. I found her to be very flexible and willing to meet our needs, Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Maxine from start to finish. I found her to be very flexible and willing to meet our needs, always with patience and professionalism. She provided us with an amazing carrot cake and a wide variety of desserts, all of which were fantastic. She delivered the cake and desserts right on time, and we could not have been happier with the whole experience. I would highly recommend Maxine to anyone looking for a special-occasion baker. Read less
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