21st Birthday Cake Inspiration

21st birthday cake inspiration from Cafe Pierrot in Sparta NJ

Are you struggling to come up with ideas for a 21st birthday cake (or any birthday cake?) Since we can make almost anything,  choosing can be really difficult.

A few suggestions for selection:

  • Focus on favorite activities/ hobbies
  • Inspiration from a favorite movie
  • Favorite color
  • Theme/ Vibe: Elegant, Wild, Bright

Share a few of your ideas with our cake decorators, and they’ll be able to create something perfect for your birthday.

Some clients have a hard time choosing a “manly” cake, so I hope that these simple tips help you get some ideas. The cake images below also provide some direction for the perfect birthday cake.

Not all of these cakes were 21st birthday cakes, but we they still work!

21st birthday cake inspiration from Cafe Pierrot in Sparta NJ
This seems very appropriate!

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Out and About…

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We’ve had a busy few weeks with two of our favorite events: The Taste of Talent at Perona Farms on May 1, followed by An Evening of Wine & Roses at Centenary University on May 18.

We love putting together new menus of finger foods for these two special events.

Taste of Talent

The Taste of Talent is a fundraiser supporting Project Self-Sufficiency. Many local restaurants participate, and residents attend to find out about new places to eat in town and learn about the organization.

“Since we’ve been participating in this event for over 20 years, we’ve really seen Project Self-Sufficiency grow in it’s ability to help the community,” says Catering Director Laura. “I remember when their building project was just a plan.”

This year we served our Korean BBQ in a lettuce leaf wrap with various banchan (small sides) for toppings, including carrot and daikon, and radish and cucumbers!

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Chef Rick and Kayla (baker), at Taste of Talent

We served two different types of desserts: mini chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing and raspberry chambord pipettes, and chocolate mousse cups.

Laura brought fresh lilacs from her garden to decorate the table. Not pictured: two beautiful display wedding cakes!

An Evening of Wine and Roses

Wine and Roses is another fun fundraising event around this time every year. The event takes place at Centenary University and benefits the Newton Medical Center and Hackettstown Medical Center.

Pierrot Catering at an Evening of Wine and Roses
Pork Goulash over Bow Tie Pasta in bamboo boats

“This is one of the largest wine tastings in New Jersey, and it’s really fun to meet up with our fellow restaurateurs,” Laura says. “Most of the time we don’t get to see each other, because we’re all so busy in our own kitchens!”

We had a little more room to spread out on our table for this event, so that meant lots of cakes and desserts to display!

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Check out our cool business cards! 🙂

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Chocolate mousse cups are a favorite at these events because they’re gluten free, and pretty hard to resist!

Since it’s a wine event, we served the mini chocolate cupcakes with pipettes again, but this time with a merlot wine in the pipettes.

Of course, we displayed our latest favorite wedding cakes. Maroon, blush, and gold has been a top color scheme for weddings, and we’re not complaining!

Hope to see you there….

We’re at these events every year, so maybe we’ll see you next year!

Emoji Cakes, Cookies, and Cupcakes!

Emoji themed Custom Cakes Cookies and Cupcakes from New Jersey bakery, Cafe Pierrot

The world is on an emoji craze lately, and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve received several orders for custom emoji cakes for birthday parties, and we even carry emoji cookies in store all year long!

If you’re planning the next birthday party (or any festive occasion really), check out these fun options for the party!

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Small, Beautiful Wedding

A few months ago, we worked with a local bride on her ceremony and reception in a small clubhouse. The venue looked perfect with all the fresh flowers and little details.

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The monogrammed birch tree wedding cake incorporated fresh flowers and even the wedding date “carved” on the side. The bride’s family provided the quotes for decorating the cake table.

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Cinco de Mayo Party!

Last week, we launched a brand new year-round menu for a gluten-free taco bar! We got it together just in time for Cinco de Mayo, and we hope that you’ll celebrate with us!

Here’s a link to the menu with pricing!

Many customers order a Cinco-de-Mayo-themed Sweet Sixteen cake, and we wanted to provide more desserts and food for the party. Of course, we planned our own party for the new menu!

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