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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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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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Bridal Expos

We’ve been to two bridal expos over the past few weekends, one at the Raritan Inn and one hosted by the Windlass Restaurant.

Most brides attending these expos are brand new and just learning about the wedding planning process. In case you’re a new bride and weren’t able to meet us at the expo (or m\aybe you did meet us and can’t remember), here’s a little peak at what we shared!

Cafe Pierrot is typically known for our beautiful custom wedding cakes and desserts. Each bride received an example of our macaron favors in boxes wrapped with ribbon. These are a really elegant option for favors that also happen to be gluten free!

These macarons are great options for Bridal Showers, as well!

We demonstrated our custom cake skills by displaying two fake wedding cakes with all the custom details available. Our buttercream custom cakes begin at $5/person, and the fondant covered custom cakes begin at $8/slice.

We also gave cake samples to the brides and arranged cake tastings. The brides told us that very few bakeries provide cake tastings, but we think this experience is so important. The bride should be happy, not only with the design on the cake, but with how it tastes.  When you schedule a cake tasting with Cafe Pierrot, you will try our common flavor combinations and be able to choose one of those or create a custom combo.

Another new favorite dessert option is our mousse shooter. We can make these in any flavor mousse your request, but we highly recommend the chocolate mousse! In the past, we’ve made strawberry mousse shooters for Valentine’s Day and mint mousse shooters for Saint Patrick’s Day.


But we’re not limited to desserts. Pierrot Catering also provides full-service wedding catering. If you choose a full-service catering option, we will partner with you to plan the perfect reception! Because of our experience in the industry, we already own the equipment that many caterers charge extra to rent. 

For this bridal expo, we made a Korean BBQ that was served in a lettuce leaf with make your own toppings! This was so different from the other caterers, and the brides really seemed to enjoy the experience

toppings for the Korean BBQ

These Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls were also a popular and different menu item. We love working with our brides to create a unique and delicious menu.

Because Cafe Pierrot stands for gourmet, quality ingredients, we extend that to our service. When a reception includes our catering and desserts, the experience will be professional and delicious.

If you feel that full-service catering is not in your budget, we can give several options that do not include any planning. The DIY wedding is a drop-off options, where we deliver our delicious food to the event, and you arrange for all the decorations, tables, servers, etc.

We’ve also catered several summer barbecue weddings (one example on the blog here). We bring our own grills, and full-service option includes our planner overseeing all the rentals and deliveries.

However, these two services are separate. You can choose to only order catering from CP or a wedding cake. You can just order cookie favors or macaron favors. We’re very flexible and want you to have the perfect day.

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