Modern pastry was one of four cake vendors we could choose from as part of our wedding package at an area hotel and we honestly expected the least since they run such a successful business outside of weddings. However, despite being the most famous of the four choices, they were also the most attentive and welcoming - we met with Leah the coordinator as well as the chef who spent an hour with us talking about his philosophy, history, and helping us narrow our decision. The cakes we chose (limoncello and bacio) were unique and delicious, and we are so glad we used modern. Highly recommend!!!
Our cake was gorgeous and delicious!! So many people told me it was the best wedding cake they had ever had. We wanted to keep all the leftovers - not just the top teir!!
We didn't want a wedding cake, so we did a pastry table from Modern. The mini-pastries are HUGE and very well priced. They were so helpful in deciding what types to order & how much! We went for a tasting, figuring we'd have lunch in the North End afterwards, but were too full! It was a great option and our guests loved it! We ordered enough to put out to-go boxes at the end of the night so guests could take some home too. Still was 1/3rd of the cost of a cake!
We supplemented our wedding cupcakes with a variety of sweets from Modern: an assorted cookie tray and assorted torrone. The cookie tray was gorgeous. There were so many cookies on there, and such a variety. The presentation was really, really pretty. I know this because I saw the tray the day before my wedding. I know, also, that the torrone were delicious because I tried a small morsel the day before my wedding. And that's the last I saw of either of those delicious offerings because, by the time I'd finished digesting our meal, the entire platter was GONE. That's how good they were.
You have to take service at Modern in stride. They are very busy and, well, it's Boston (I'm from Maine), so they're a little more abrupt down there. They don't appreciate dilly dallying and they certainly don't like to waste time bantering about what substitutions could be made, etc. Regardless, they do an outstanding job with what they do and you can trust that, if not necessarily courteous, they'll provide you with a wonderful treat.