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Paradox Pastry

Charlottesville , VA
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LOCATION

313 2nd St SE, Suite 103
Charlottesville, VA 22902 US (map)

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434-245-2253

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ABOUT US

Cordon Bleu, Paris trained pastry chef and owner Jenny Peterson directs this Charlottesville, Virginia based company dedicated to delighting clients with American designs and European... Read more
Cordon Bleu, Paris trained pastry chef and owner Jenny Peterson directs this Charlottesville, Virginia based company dedicated to delighting clients with American designs and European techniques. We strive to reach the “Wow!” factor through the use of great ingredients, creative vision and personal service. Whether you’re looking for a custom studio cake for that special occasion or a complete dessert menu for your party or restaurant, Paradox Pastry is your number one choice. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free
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?
Tastings and design consultations are done by appointment only. There is a $35 fee for this service. Consultations can be scheduled by calling 434-245-2253 during regular business hours or by emailing paradoxpastryinfo@gmail.com.
What are your tasting hours?
Monday-Thursday 10-5:30, Friday 10-4 and Saturdays 10-2
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Cakes are priced based on design intricacy, cake tier size, number of flavors requested, and amount of special components necessary to execute the design (fondant, gumpaste, modeling chocolate, sugar sculptures, etc).
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
The price includes a complimentary anniversary cake boxed and ready for freezing.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
We offer custom cakes which are very specific and individualized as well as basic buttercream type cakes.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
The further out the better. We book cakes on a "space available/first come, first served" basis. However, last minute and "panic attack" cakes are also possible. Never hurts to ask - we'd love to help if and when we can!
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
This depends mostly on the intricacy of the cakes scheduled for the week. We do not overbook our capacity. If a cake is very involved, we are careful to only book other cakes that we can accommodate from both time and skill perspectives.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Absolutely!
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
We do not rent any catering equipment. All of our cakes come ready to present on fondant covered and ribbon-edged boards which blend beautifully with the cake.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
We do delivery. Fees depend on distance traveled and type of roads involved (if we have to go up a bumpy, dirt and mud farm road that will require us to drive 2 mph, the fee is adjusted accordingly).

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m&m
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I LOVE Paradox Pastry! They have been making cakes for our family's big events for years now, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Jenny and her staff are awesome from the initial contact, to the Tasting, to delivery. Our cake was not only beautiful, but tasted great...our family and friends loved it! We'll be coming back to Paradox again and again for their great service and even better products!
My husband and I LOVE Paradox Pastry! They have been making cakes for our family's big events for years now, and we Read more...
My husband and I LOVE Paradox Pastry! They have been making cakes for our family's big events for years now, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Jenny and her staff are awesome from the initial contact, to the Tasting, to delivery. Our cake was not only beautiful, but tasted great...our family and friends loved it! We'll be coming back to Paradox again and again for their great service and even better products! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We had mini pies and a small cake for our reception. Jenny at Paradox Pastry is AMAZING!! The pies were delicious as well as the cake. All of our guests complimented on how delicious the pies and cake were! Jenny is so easy to work with and gets you excited for your reception cake or dessert! I highly recommend her for any type of event where you may need yummy pies, cakes, or other desserts!
We had mini pies and a small cake for our reception. Jenny at Paradox Pastry is AMAZING!! The pies were delicious as well Read more...
We had mini pies and a small cake for our reception. Jenny at Paradox Pastry is AMAZING!! The pies were delicious as well as the cake. All of our guests complimented on how delicious the pies and cake were! Jenny is so easy to work with and gets you excited for your reception cake or dessert! I highly recommend her for any type of event where you may need yummy pies, cakes, or other desserts! Read less
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Madison
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Paradox is hands down delicious - no other word for it. We went with individual sized pies for the wedding, and they were a hit. Jenny and Mona are responsive, professional, and made it so that I really didn't have to worry about the desserts at all, which was great.
Paradox is hands down delicious - no other word for it. We went with individual sized pies for the wedding, and they were Read more...
Paradox is hands down delicious - no other word for it. We went with individual sized pies for the wedding, and they were a hit. Jenny and Mona are responsive, professional, and made it so that I really didn't have to worry about the desserts at all, which was great. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was delicious and beautiful! Everyone at Paradox Pastry was wonderful to work with and everyone couldn't stop talking about the cake! We would highly recommend them!!!
Our wedding cake was delicious and beautiful! Everyone at Paradox Pastry was wonderful to work with and everyone couldn't Read more...
Our wedding cake was delicious and beautiful! Everyone at Paradox Pastry was wonderful to work with and everyone couldn't stop talking about the cake! We would highly recommend them!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
The cake was not a big thing for my fiancee and I. I purchased one of their pre-made cakes for 35 people about a week before the ceremony. It was coconut and buttercream. It was a lovely, plain round cake. I made a topper from some of the decor we had purchased. It was perfect and the price was amazing. If you are having a small ceremony and don't much care about a fancy cake I would definitely choose these guys again. I understand they do actual wedding cakes as well and do a good job on those. They were a life saver for me though.
The cake was not a big thing for my fiancee and I. I purchased one of their pre-made cakes for 35 people about a week Read more...
The cake was not a big thing for my fiancee and I. I purchased one of their pre-made cakes for 35 people about a week before the ceremony. It was coconut and buttercream. It was a lovely, plain round cake. I made a topper from some of the decor we had purchased. It was perfect and the price was amazing. If you are having a small ceremony and don't much care about a fancy cake I would definitely choose these guys again. I understand they do actual wedding cakes as well and do a good job on those. They were a life saver for me though. Read less
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Colin
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiance is not a cake person and I was delighted when we found Paradox Pastry to supply us with an assortment of mini tarts in lieu of a groom's cake. Jenny was great to work with and she was very accommodating as our needs for the big day changed. The tarts we ordered (pumpkin, pecan, chocolate, apple-walnut, and more!) were delicious and our guests loved them. I would definitely recommend Paradox Pastry - they perfectly combine quality of service with quality baked goods!
My fiance is not a cake person and I was delighted when we found Paradox Pastry to supply us with an assortment of mini Read more...
My fiance is not a cake person and I was delighted when we found Paradox Pastry to supply us with an assortment of mini tarts in lieu of a groom's cake. Jenny was great to work with and she was very accommodating as our needs for the big day changed. The tarts we ordered (pumpkin, pecan, chocolate, apple-walnut, and more!) were delicious and our guests loved them. I would definitely recommend Paradox Pastry - they perfectly combine quality of service with quality baked goods! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The pies and mini cake made for us by Paradox Pastry were amazing! I went to pastry school so I was very particular in choosing a local pastry chef. Since we don't live in VA it was a bit more difficult since I wasn't as familiar. Our wedding planner suggested Paradox and we are so glad she did. We met the chefs at the shop and were blown away by the taste of the mini pies! They looked great and tasted delicious! As a bonus the chefs were super sweet and fun! We're so glad we chose Paradox Pastry for our wedding desserts. We highly recommend if you want a wonderfully tasty dessert, great looking presentation, and professional sweet people to work with!
The pies and mini cake made for us by Paradox Pastry were amazing! I went to pastry school so I was very particular in Read more...
The pies and mini cake made for us by Paradox Pastry were amazing! I went to pastry school so I was very particular in choosing a local pastry chef. Since we don't live in VA it was a bit more difficult since I wasn't as familiar. Our wedding planner suggested Paradox and we are so glad she did. We met the chefs at the shop and were blown away by the taste of the mini pies! They looked great and tasted delicious! As a bonus the chefs were super sweet and fun! We're so glad we chose Paradox Pastry for our wedding desserts. We highly recommend if you want a wonderfully tasty dessert, great looking presentation, and professional sweet people to work with! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Had a delicious and gorgeous wedding cake from Paradox. They operate a little differently by asking you to put down a large deposit before they will sketch cake ideas for you and that made us nervous. But the sketches were great and they were flexible with changing little things to fit my budget. The cake ended up gorgeous and delicious so don't let the deposit scare you! They are truly artists and clearly passionate about making cakes beautiful and tasty.
Had a delicious and gorgeous wedding cake from Paradox. They operate a little differently by asking you to put down a Read more...
Had a delicious and gorgeous wedding cake from Paradox. They operate a little differently by asking you to put down a large deposit before they will sketch cake ideas for you and that made us nervous. But the sketches were great and they were flexible with changing little things to fit my budget. The cake ended up gorgeous and delicious so don't let the deposit scare you! They are truly artists and clearly passionate about making cakes beautiful and tasty. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Jenny's cakes are gorgeous, and more importantly, delicious! We really wanted a cake that not only looked pretty but also actually tasted great (as so many wedding cakes don't) and Paradox Pastry fit the bill. Jenny worked with us on our wedding cake and my surprise groom's cake entirely via email and over the phone as we were planning our wedding from out of state. She did a great job, and we can't wait to eat our anniversary layer!!
Jenny's cakes are gorgeous, and more importantly, delicious! We really wanted a cake that not only looked pretty but also Read more...
Jenny's cakes are gorgeous, and more importantly, delicious! We really wanted a cake that not only looked pretty but also actually tasted great (as so many wedding cakes don't) and Paradox Pastry fit the bill. Jenny worked with us on our wedding cake and my surprise groom's cake entirely via email and over the phone as we were planning our wedding from out of state. She did a great job, and we can't wait to eat our anniversary layer!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We LOVED Jenny and Paradox Pastry! Our cake was absolutely beautiful and came out exactly as we had discussed. From the very beginning, Jenny was easy and fun to work with and was great really focusing my ideas into a few designs to choose from. We loved our tasting, we had great big pieces of cake and lots to take home, plus the store is adorable! Jenny was really accommodating with letting us pick our flavors and incorporating our favorite candy, reeces cups! Everyone raved about the cake and we were so happy we had some yummy pieces of cake waiting for us in the room after the wedding! We've had their pastries and lunch there too, food was great will definitely be going back for lunch and sweets!
We LOVED Jenny and Paradox Pastry! Our cake was absolutely beautiful and came out exactly as we had discussed. From the Read more...
We LOVED Jenny and Paradox Pastry! Our cake was absolutely beautiful and came out exactly as we had discussed. From the very beginning, Jenny was easy and fun to work with and was great really focusing my ideas into a few designs to choose from. We loved our tasting, we had great big pieces of cake and lots to take home, plus the store is adorable! Jenny was really accommodating with letting us pick our flavors and incorporating our favorite candy, reeces cups! Everyone raved about the cake and we were so happy we had some yummy pieces of cake waiting for us in the room after the wedding! We've had their pastries and lunch there too, food was great will definitely be going back for lunch and sweets! Read less
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